Archive for Weight Loss
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→
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→
Daily living exposes us to a tremendous amount of toxins on a regular basis. Although the human body is equipped with a full detoxification system, our modern world consistently overloads us with so many toxins that nearly every person on the planet could benefit from extra detox support. The good news is, you can incorporate the 15 detox foods below into your daily diet to reboot your detox pathways, naturally eliminate toxins, reduce body fat, balance hormones, improve digestion, boost nutrient intake, alkalinize the body and support overall health.
Detox Foods To Include
Excellent for digestion, lemons stimulate the release of enzymes, nourish the liver, alkalinize the body, and are rich in folate, potassium and vitamin C. Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon juice for a refreshing beverage or combine lemon juice with olive oil for a zesty dressing. Read More→
Summer is the season for swimming, salads, vacations and fun-filled days in the sun. Although it might be tempting to count calories to slim down for beach season, low-calorie fad diets are not sustainable and can actually decrease your metabolism. There’s really no need to deprive yourself in order to lose weight. Try Cate’s Nutrition Kitchen’s 5 simple tips to minimize your waistline, while maximizing your overall health. Read More→
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.
Refined sugars are toxic to the body and can sabotage any weight loss efforts. Excess refined sugar consumption from processed products such as soda, fruit juice, baked goods, candies, and desserts, result in high insulin/cortisol levels, increased body fat, increased inflammation, metabolic imbalances and chronic diseases. Sugar is extremely addictive and once you get into the sugar eating cycle, it’s hard to break. The good news is, you can follow these 7 steps to detox sugar from your daily diet to achieve your weight loss goals, while reducing sugar cravings and improving your overall health. Read More→
“Power of hydrogen” or pH is the measurement of hydrogen ion concentration in the body, which ranges from 1-14 with 7 being neutral, <7 being acidic and >7 being alkaline. Ideally, your body should maintain a slightly alkaline pH of 7.365-7.45 to function properly, maintain health and prevent disease. Unfortunately, many people follow a Standard American Diet (SAD) that is very acidic. Processed foods filled with sugars, artificial sweeteners, gluten and man-made fats wreak havoc on the body and create a pH imbalance that can result in numerous health issues including: weight problems, joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue, food allergies, acne, frequent colds, headaches, migraines, infertility, impotence, diabetes, digestive problems, cancer, and more. Listed below are 10 easy tips to start alkalinizing your body today. Read More→
Getting adequate sleep is one of the best and most enjoyable things you can do to improve your well-being. Sleep is therapeutic for the brain, transformative for the body and essential for optimal health. Sleep improves metabolism, aids weight loss, balances hormones, supports growth and healing, reduces depression, increases energy and much more. Failure to get adequate sleep on a regular basis can not only lead to embarrassing office situations, but dangerous driving circumstances and damaging health consequences. According to Health Central, “Just one week of insufficient sleep alters the activity of our genes, which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health.” Check out the infographic below to learn more about how sleep deprivation can affect your health. Read More→
Stress is one of the biggest killers today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. With endless “to-do” lists, errands to run, family events and work deadlines, it’s no wonder so many Americans are overwhelmed by exhausting amounts of stress. What is the key to reducing your daily stress without becoming a cave dweller? According to Matt Killingsworth’s Track Your Happiness project, living in the moment can greatly increase your happiness and reduce stress. It’s “mind-wandering” that creates “dis-ease,” which makes us miss out on what really matters… the precious present. Watch the TEDx talk below to learn more.