Recent Posts in Healthy eating Category

  • 5 Health Benefits of Meal Planning

    Meal planning offers financial and organizational benefits, especially when you want to stick to a specific budget and schedule meal preparation at convenient times for you and your family. However, meal planning also offers a broad range of health benefits that can help everyone’s physical and mental well-being. By incorporating meal planning into your lifestyle, you can make a positive ...
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  • 6 Tips to Implement Mindful Eating

    Mindfulness focuses on being present in the moment. This improves the mind-body connection and can improve your health. Noticing our thoughts and surroundings can help us engage more actively with any situation, including our meals. Mindful eating allows us to savor each bite or sip and slow down our food consumption to involve our various senses. Mindful eating offers several health benefits such ...
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  • Pros and Cons of Protein Powder

    Protein powder is a popular dietary supplement to optimize your protein intake. People can also use it for various health and fitness goals. Protein powder can come from animal or plant sources. If you choose a high-quality protein powder, this type of supplement can improve your health and help you eat a more balanced diet. However, it is important to remember that the cornerstone of a balanced ...
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  • 4 Things to Know About Gluten

    Gluten is a family of proteins present in wheat, rye, barley, and triticale, a cross between barley and rye. Wheat products like bread, cookies, cereals, crackers, and pasta contain gluten. You can also find gluten in rye-based malt, malt vinegar, beer, or even food coloring. Gluten is a binding agent that helps preserve food shapes. Gluten ingredients can also occur in less obvious foods like ...
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  • 6 Healthy and Active Habits for the Whole Family

    Simple daily habits can have a positive impact on your health and teaching your child about the importance of health from a young age has many benefits. Modeling the behaviors and activities you want your little ones to engage in is an effective way to get them to learn and implement these habits. No matter how busy your life is, making time to get enough physical activity, quality sleep, and a ...
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  • 7 Ways to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

    Experiencing a weight loss plateau is common during your weight loss journey. This challenge is frustrating when you have been making efforts to get rid of unwanted pounds. When you begin your weight loss journey, you can see the number on the scale go down quickly thanks to the water weight you are losing first. Even consistent healthy habits can result in a stall, but the good news is that there ...
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  • 10 Foods for Constipation Relief

    Most people experience constipation from time to time. It is also common during pregnancy and the postpartum period. You may know that dehydration can be a culprit and have been drinking more water to ease the symptoms. Constipation also usually means that you need to increase your daily intake of fiber. Dietary fiber plays a significant role in your digestive health and bowel movements. ...
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  • 5 Reasons Why Vitamin B-12 Is Important

    Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a key nutrient in your food intake. It plays a strong role in the good development and functioning of many organs. Food sources for this vitamin include poultry, meat, fish, and dairy products. While vitamin B-12 deficiency isn’t common in the United States, it increases the risk of anemia, fatigue, and other conditions. If you are unsure whether your intake is enough, ...
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  • Simple Tips for Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

    Healthy eating during pregnancy means optimizing what types of food and fluids you have every day to make sure you and your baby get the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The healthier you are, the better your baby can develop. Eating from a variety of food groups and knowing what to avoid are keys for a safe and successful pregnancy, along with getting appropriate exercise and quality ...
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  • 5 Tips to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

    Eating healthy during the holidays can seem daunting as the season often disrupts our routines, for joyful and/or stressful reasons. Stress is a common culprit with lots to organize, including but not limited to travel. Social gatherings and reuniting with family are reasons to cheer but the decadent meals can bring many temptations. The good news is that practical tips can help you eat healthy ...
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  • What Is the Stabilization Phase in Weight Loss?

    After completing a weight loss plan, your results may only be short-term without the proper tools and guidance to help you build healthy, lasting habits. Your body will likely want to regain the lost weight, which is why the weight stabilization phase is important to ensure you maintain your new weight. Working with nutritionists and other health professionals can make a significant difference in ...
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  • How to Start a Mediterranean Diet

    How to Start a Mediterranean Diet The reason the Mediterranean diet became so popular is because Italian and Greek adults in the 1960s had the lowest rates of chronic disease in the world, despite have more limited access to medical services. Unlike fad diets that come and go like changes in the weather, the Mediterranean diet is a healthy staple that helps fight against heart disease, specific ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Causes Rapid Weight Fluctuation?

    Common Causes of Weight Fluctuation and When to Be Concerned The average adult’s weight fluctuates up to five or six pounds per day, so daily weight fluctuation is quite normal. Your weight fluctuation depends on a wide variety of factors, such as what you eat and drink as well as how much you exercise and sleep. Usually, daily or even weekly weight fluctuations are not a cause for concern. If you ...
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  • What Foods Are Good for Digestion Problems?

    10 Foods That Will Help Get Your Digestion on the Right Track According to a recent survey, 74% of Americans are living with digestive problems like diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Digestive problems can be caused by a variety of issues, like an unhealthy lifestyle, food sensitivity, and poor diet. A lack of fiber or probiotic-rich foods is often to blame for these issues. ...
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  • What Foods Put Your Body in Fat-Burning Mode?

    How Fat Leaves the Body Your body stores excess consumed energy in fat cells in the form of triglycerides, which appear as a type of fat found in your blood. This allows your body to preserve energy, but it can also cause fat to accumulate over time. For this reason, to experience weight loss, you will need to reach your calorie deficit. In other words, you must consume less calories than you ...
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  • Why Is Nutrition Important?

    The Life-changing Benefits of Finding the Right Diet for You The fact that it is important to be mindful of your nutrition might seem obvious. Sometimes, though, when we are given a piece of advice so many times, it can be easy to forget what the purpose of it was in the first place. On top of that, nutrition has not exactly been a priority in the public education system. The National Center for ...
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  • How to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

    Get Our Simple Healthy Lifestyle Tips What does it mean to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer will look a bit different for everyone, and it’s important to remember there is no “one-size-fits-all” prescription. When it comes down to it, being healthy is all about taking the steps that keep your body feeling strong in the long run. Some people might prefer to take a more literal approach to this, ...
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  • The Effects of Lemon Water on Your Body

    How Hydration Can Help Weight Loss Lemon water seems to be all the rage these days. More and more people are flocking to this tangy treat and swearing by daily consumption. The reason why lemon water is being associated with weight loss is two-fold. It has to do with hydration and the ingredients in the actual lemons. It is no secret that water has been tied to weight loss, so adding more water ...
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  • Holiday Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers & Healthy Eaters

    Don't Know What to Buy for Christmas This Year? With the Christmas season coming closer and closer, many people are starting to think about what to get for their family and loved ones. For those looking to shed some weight and get in shape, there are many tools and resources available today to make the perfect gift or surprise for your healthy eating and fitness-loving friends. If you are a friend ...
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  • Can You Stop Yourself From Having Sugar Cravings ?

    Say Goodbye to Sugar Cravings With Halloween just around the corner, it's natural to have those yearly candy cravings. Especially with the holiday season coming, keeping your weight in check may become difficult. Sugar cravings are one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome among US adults, with most of our average diet consisting with an abundance of sugar. While this substance can be ...
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  • What Part of the Brain Controls Hunger?

    How Understanding Your Body Can Help with Weight Management Before we begin learning about the body as it relates to hunger, it is important to understand that hunger is a normal, natural, and healthy part of our daily functioning. We feel hungry when biological changes are occurring in the body. This lets us know you need fuel to maintain your energy. Hunger is controlled by a part of the brain ...
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  • How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle at the Same Time

    Most people think they have to choose between losing fat and building muscle. While it can certainly be difficult to strike a balance between the two, it is possible. Working towards this goal over time is key to seeing results, as there is no quick fix. Combine Cardio with Strength Training In order to lose fat and build muscle, both cardio and strength training must be incorporated into your ...
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  • How to Reduce Weight During Lockdown

    The consequences of the global pandemic are still not fully understood, and neither is the impact it’s had on the lives of those in lockdown. Some changes have certainly been noted, though. A study was conducted by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI that surveyed 2,254 people -- 48% of respondents reported gaining weight during lockdown. When you combine the fact that many gyms have been closed ...
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  • The Best Sources of Protein for Weight Loss

    How Important Is Protein? Protein is imperative in a healthy diet plan, especially if it entails regular exercise that includes high interval training. The good news is, intaking a higher percentage of your daily calories from protein can make all the difference! The biggest advantages of intaking more protein include: Improvement in muscle mass Reduced inflammation in the body repair tissues, ...
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