Skip the fad diets and eat whole foods that taste good and naturally support your fat loss goals. [Read more…]
It’s pumpkin season and there are many reasons to celebrate this delicious, nutrient-dense winter squash.
Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and potassium, pumpkin packs some powerful health benefits. These nutrients work together to support the health of your eyes, skin and immune system. [Read more…]
Most supplements don’t work. They’re made from poor quality ingredients and are poorly absorbed. Learn how to buy and take supplements to save money, and get better health and weight loss results. [Read more…]
Plan ahead by packing snacks as needed to maintain even energy throughout your day. Although most people grab a granola bar, pretzels or something out of a vending machine, those processed products can leave you hungrier than before. Keep it simple by snacking on single-ingredient foods, such as fruit, nuts, and veggies. The less refined, the better. Make sure your snacks are balanced with quality protein, natural fats, and colorful carbs. [Read more…]
With 30 grams of complete protein per 3.5 ounces, this metabolism-boosting food is great for a protein-rich snack, easy lunch, or quick dinner. Chicken is a good source of tryptophan, niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, phosphorous and choline. Include dark meat for more B vitamins and select pasture-raised chickens for more omega-3s. Avoid anything fried or heavily processed, such as chicken nuggets or microwavable meals. [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 lettuce. Spruce up your salads, while benefiting your body with the suggestions and recipes below.
The holidays are a fun-filled time of year for delicious heart-warming meals and family festivities. Along with Mom’s famous favorites, it’s not uncommon to find yourself grabbing handfuls of cookies, chocolates, or candies. Although you might only load yourself full of these irresistible extras for a couple months, it’s overindulging on such items that can throw your body into a tailspin that lasts the rest of the year. The good news is, with a little planning you can have fun and spare your waistline and health. [Read more…]