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Many people enjoy a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, grab a sandwich for lunch, or indulge in pizza for dinner. Unfortunately, choosing any of those highly processed, carbohydrate-rich options can lead to numerous health problems including weight gain, increased inflammation, low energy, and hormonal imbalances.
Don’t worry though, you don’t have to feel deprived to reap the benefits of good health. You can enjoy the “good stuff” without packing on the pounds. Think about it, what’s the best part of a sandwich? If you ate the bread by itself, it probably wouldn’t be very tasty. The delicious ingredients are actually the healthy ones such as freshly carved roast beef, creamy avocados and caramelized onions. By swapping out processed products for whole foods, you can satisfying your senses without saying “sayonara” to the dishes you love. Read More→
Done properly, Summer salads can be a great source of nutrients that keep you satisfied and energized without leaving you feeling overly full or fatigued. Most salads are bland and boring with the same low-fat sugary dressings and chewy lean protein tossed with lifeless leaves of lettuce. Spruce up your salads, while benefiting your body by adding the flavorful ingredients below and making a homemade dressing. Read More→
Whether you’re playing in the pool, lounging at the lake or sunbathing on the beach, these four simple steps for making healthier Summer salads will keep you satisfied and energized so you can get the nutrients you need without feeling overly full or fatigued. Most salads are bland and boring with the same low-fat sugary dressings and chewy lean protein tossed with lifeless leaves of lettuce. The good news is, you don’t have to eat like a rabbit to lose weight and be healthy. Surprisingly, salads can be a great source of enzyme-rich raw vegetables, antioxidant-boosting fresh fruits, muscle-building quality proteins, and fat-burning natural fats. By following the suggestions below, you can shed the pounds without compromising on flavor. Read More→
As featured on GolfWRX, enjoy these healthy morning meal ideas to benefit your body and lower your score!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel your body so you can feel and play your absolute best. To prepare for a long day at the golf course, set-up for breakfast success by enjoying more protein-rich foods such as eggs, nitrate-free sausage or wild salmon. Although it might be tempting to grab a donut and coffee on the way to the course, a breakfast lacking in protein sets you up for a rough round. Typical high-carb breakfast foods, such as a pastry, bagel or bowl of cereal, give you a quick shot of sugar temporarily satisfying, but leaves you dragging by the third hole. Read More→
As delicious as it is, Mexican food can be a high-carb dietary disaster. With the tasty tortillas, endless bowls of beans, creamy cheeses and ice buckets of beer, it’s easy to pack on the pounds over the Cinco De Mayo weekend. The good news is, with these easy-to-prepare holiday delights, you can have a blast this weekend and benefit your body. Did I mention this mouthwatering menu includes a margarita?
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos
Perfect for utilizing the colorful produce this season, these simple sweet and spicy salsas are a great complement to grilled chicken, broiled salmon or pulled pork. You can even enjoy them as a snack with sliced avocado or gluten-free crackers. For extra flavor and nutritional benefits, select local ingredients that are ripe, but somewhat firm so they’ll hold their shape after cutting.
Chicken is truly a weeknight time-saver, especially this delicious one dish wonder! With 30 grams of complete protein per 3.5 ounces, this metabolism-boosting food is great for a meaty snack, a quick lunch, dinner in a dash or even a simple breakfast. Chicken is also a good source of tryptophan, niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, phosphorous and choline. For more nutritional value, particularly higher vitamin and omega-3 essential fatty acid content, select pastured chickens that feed on outside grass, shrubs and bugs. Read More→
Few things in life are as satisfying to the senses as a juicy, grass-fed steak dinner with caramelized onions. Add roasted mushrooms and red potatoes with a green vegetable such as spinach, asparagus, or kale, and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious balanced meal. Go grass-fed to maximize nutritional benefits and always select organic, hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats to reduce your risk of toxins and unhealthy fats (particularly excess omega-6s). Grass-fed meats are an excellent source of lean, metabolism-boosting protein, and are a rich in CLA that aids fat loss and supports muscle mass. Onions are a sweet addition to this savory meal. Loaded with flavor and nutrients, onions provide vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, fiber, folic acid, B1, K1 and anti-inflammatory quercetin. Read More→