Recent Posts in Healthy eating Category

  • 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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  • How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?

    If you struggle with cellulite on your body, you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has a hard time getting rid of it. It’s been reported that about 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Cellulite actually has less to do with how much you weigh and more to do with how fat is stored in your body. If you’ve been struggling to target cellulite and get rid of it, you may benefit ...
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  • 5 Nutrients Your Diet Needs

    Losing weight takes more than working out, it also involves incorporating clean and healthy foods into your diet. Both healthy living and eating are equally important in speeding up the weight loss process. There are so many foods packed with good nutrients and maintaining a balanced diet rich in fiber, fats, and protein can do wonders for your health. Many people don’t realize how critical ...
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  • Healthy Alternatives to Sugar

    Almost all of us get cravings for savory and sweet flavors, especially foods that are high in sugar. This is totally normal; don’t feel bad when you do! Our bodies need natural sugars to live on and random cravings should be expected. However, most of us don’t realize how much and what kinds of sugar we’re actually putting into our bodies. Highly processed granulated sugar and high-fructose corn ...
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  • Eating Healthy Without Going Broke

    All too often, people say it’s too expensive to eat healthy. In fact, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health , healthier diets cost $1.50 more per day compared to unhealthy diets. Although this may not seem like a lot, expenses add up and not everyone can afford to spend their finances on healthier dietary choices when they’re already struggling. Well, we’re here to change ...
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

    Keeping your heart healthy and strong not only contributes to good health and weight loss, but it reduces your risk of disease, cancer, and infection as well. As we age, our chances of cardiovascular disease increase, so it’s important to know what we can do now to reduce the risks of complicating our health in the future. There are many things you can do to keep your heart healthy, no matter your ...
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  • Can Excess Body Fat Increase the Risks of Heart Disease?

    Cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death among men and women globally. In fact, about 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S. is the result of heart disease, and the biggest risk factors are high blood pressure, obesity, being overweight, and lack of physical activity. New research even suggests that the region of the body where fat is distributed also has a major impact on a ...
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  • Creating Healthier Habits in the New Year

    We’ve all heard the saying “new year, new me.” However, too many of us continue to struggle with diet, health, and exercise plans each year. Losing weight and getting into shape is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions people make , yet they rarely get accomplished. To make this year’s resolution into an actual solution, go beyond the classic promise of “losing weight in the new year.” ...
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  • Why Do Nutrition Guidelines Change So Often?

    With so much confusion and so many contradictions when it comes to nutritional advice, how can you be sure what’s good for you and what’s not? Americans constantly hear what’s right and what’s wrong when it comes to what we eat, yet paradoxically, two-thirds of the U.S. adult population is overweight or obese. More people than ever suffer from obesity-related chronic disease than ever before, to ...
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  • How Do I Stop Emotional Eating?

    Do you find yourself looking for a bite when you’re feeling down? It’s a familiar scenario: you feel stressed, you grab a quick snack. You feel sad, you go through the drive-thru to get some comfort food. Even if you’re just bored, you might sit in front of the TV with popcorn in hand. But why? What causes us to eat when we’re not hungry to cope with these feelings? Everyone has engaged in ...
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  • Binge Eating Disorder Series, Part 1: Is it Possible to Be Overweight and Have an Eating Disorder?

    The common misconception is that only very thin individuals can have eating disorders. The sad truth is an eating disorder can affect anyone of any weight, even the obese. Although many think of anorexia or bulimia as the most prominent eating disorders, the fact is there are actually many eating disorders. Some of the most common eating problems among the overweight include emotional eating, ...
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  • Why Weight Loss Starts in the Kitchen

    Most people are aware to achieve weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you consume. This teeter-totter of calories in versus calories out seems easy in theory, and anything but easy in practice. That’s why it helps to know the facts that you can more easily control the calories that go “in” rather than the calories that go “out.” To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you ...
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  • I’m Pregnant. How Much Weight Should I Gain?

    Pregnancy should be a joyous time in a woman’s life, but it comes with plenty of questions, from what the baby’s gender will be to whether you should have a natural birth, and many more. Women often wonder whether about how much weight they should gain during their pregnancy, but the answer varies, and is largely dependent on the mother-to-be and her pre-pregnancy weight. Most women, though, ...
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  • Teaching Children About Obesity

    The sad truth is, one-third of U.S. adults are overweight. Even more alarming, as many as 20% of children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 19 are obese, a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the habits we adopt in childhood often follow us for a lifetime, and the same can be said for overweight children, who typically grow up to be overweight adults. As a ...
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  • The Dangers of the Keto Diet for Weight Loss

    Like most fad diets, the ketogenic diet, more commonly called “keto,” promises quick weight loss results. Those who promote the diet say it works because seriously cutting back on carbohydrates (the body’s primary source of fuel) puts the body will go into a state of ketosis, in which the body must burn fat instead of carbs for energy. The body is forced into ketosis because the body must begin to ...
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  • Why Your Eating Habits Must Change After Bariatric Surgery

    While some are under the mistaken impression that bariatric surgery is a magic bullet for weight loss, it’s simply untrue. Yes, bariatric surgery can effectively alter your physique, but patients should view it as a weight loss tool and not a lifelong cure for obesity. Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is a commitment you must take seriously, as it isn’t a quick fix to effortlessly shed pounds ...
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  • Is Sugar Addictive?

    Sugar is found in many food and beverages, even in some you might not expect. From sodas to coffee drinks to pastries and dairy products, you can find sugar in almost anything. Many people don’t even realize the amount of sugar they consume on a daily basis and overindulge without knowing it. While plenty of us can readily admit to having a sweet tooth, few would say they are addicted to sugar; ...
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  • Shop the Perimeter: Navigating the Grocery Store the Healthy Way

    What does “shop the perimeter” mean? You may have heard this phrase before, and what it basically boils down to is this: The foods most conducive to helping kickstart weight loss can be found on the perimeter of the grocery store. Supermarket Psychology The psychology of grocery shopping is something you probably haven’t ever thought about, but all grocery stores basically have the same layout. ...
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  • 7 Weight Loss Tips for Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, affects 7% of women of childbearing age. This condition causes hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, and the development of many small cysts in at least one ovary. Because women with PCOS have higher levels of male hormones, they are less sensitive to insulin, causing them to become overweight or obese. Carrying excess weight has well-known health risks, ...
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