If you're wanting to shed some pounds in preparation for the holidays, there are lots of different diet and exercise options out there. For example, you could choose a fast fix like strict detox. Or do something longer-term such as counting macros. Macros refer to the main food groups you eat daily. Think - carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These three main substances all do different things in … [Read more...] about Counting Macros: The Pros And Cons
.Nut butter can be a great treat for kids. Hey, but it can also be pretty phenomenal for us adults too. Nut butter contains vitamins and minerals. Plus, it's packed with healthy fats. Not to mention it’s a good source of vegetarian protein. But buyer beware. All nut butters aren’t the same. So it’s important to educate yourself as a consumer. Look at the ingredients label before bringing this … [Read more...] about Which Nut Butter Brand is Healthiest?
Earlier this week, I talked about seeds and their amazing health properties. Well, I want to continue talking about healthy fats. Because fat has gotten an unfair bad reputation in recent years. The reality is that it isn’t fat that’s bad for you. The real enemy is the hydrogenated, fried, and processed fats that have become such a big part of modern diets. Healthy fats are so important. They … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy Fats That Are Amazingly Good For You!
On a new diet? Trying to get healthier? Maybe you just want to eat a little better. Here's a shocker. You might be eating the wrong foods. Be aware that much of health marketing is deceptive. Food that is marketed as healthy often isn't. Below you'll find a list of 5 health foods that are often not as good for you as they seem. Check them out. Plus, learn how to do these foods … [Read more...] about 5 Not-So-Healthy Foods You Thought Were Good for You
A healthy salad doesn’t have to mean a boring salad. Lots of people I work with love salads. But they get bummed out when taking out their “fun: ingredients. Hold the blue cheese? No crumbled bacon? Remove the candied pecans? I mean, where's the fun in that? But a healthy salad doesn’t have to mean boring. So first, let’s start with the basics. A healthy salad and a ho-hum one start in the … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Healthy Salad Not Suck
The proof is in the sauces! What’s the #1 thing that gets people when they’re trying to eat healthy? The innocent seeming sauces added to most food. And lots of my clients are worried about all that fat hidden in those sauces. But my main concern is something different. I’m concerned about the loads of sugar and salt hiding in plain site. When I have clients frustrated that the scale won't … [Read more...] about Get Saucy! Give Your Health A Huge Boost With These Sauces!
Snack can seem like a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight.And that might be true if you choose the many conventional snacks on the market. Not only are they filled with sugar and unhealthy fats that will help pack on the pounds. They are depleted of fiber, protein and the healthy fats that get you out of fat storing mode, ease inflammation and support healthy digestion. But this … [Read more...] about A Perfect Snack to Help You Melt Fat
I remember waiting for class to start back in the 90s. A pretty girl in my class was raving about her low-fat diet. My ears perked up and I listened to her every word. And I remember her saying, if a food doesn't have fat, then you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight. Yes, she said, low-fat foods are free! Low-fat diets became popular in the 70s. Fat was originally vilified for … [Read more...] about The Truth About Low-Fat Diets
I'll admit it. I can really geek-out over anything that makes both my body and soul feel nourished. My husband just rolls his eyes at me and say “yes, dear” when I really get going. But the more I think about the different ways you can use coconut oil, the more nerdy excited I get. And if you are in the middle of an eye roll directed at me too, wait until I go over exactly what I find so … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Coconut Oil Can Improve Your Life