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Managing your cup(s) of coffee

Here’s a news flash: Caffeine is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. If you’re like many who adore it via a delicious cup of coffee, I’m here to share with you some reasons why you may want to kick your coffee habit…

Your Metabolism and a Healthy Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief, your metabolism doesn’t have to slow as you age. It’s true that we experience a decline of between 2 and 4 percent in our resting metabolic rate with each passing decade…

3 Ways to Avoid a Snaccident

Ever roam the aisles of a drug store looking for a protein bar or healthy snack that taste good, is satisfying, or will fuel you up for a workout, and isn’t full of mystery ingredients? It’s a scary scavenger hunt…

Cheaters Never “Lose”

Cheaters never lose, at least when it comes to weight control. They don’t lose the weight of shame or win in weight loss long term because when you cheat, you’re only cheating yourself.

Home is Where Heart Healthy Cooking is at

It can be difficult to eat right when you’re eating out, ordering in, or eating processed foods. The portions are usually too large and the foods contain too much salt, sugar, and hydrogenated fats. Cooking at home will give you full control over the nutritional content of your meals and can also help you to save money and lose weight, if needed.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs

Here’s my nutritional adaptation of one of my favourite books “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” written by Steven Covey.  These seven habits are not new techniques that you’ve never heard before, but they are simple, effective, and will build a lifestyle that will last, rather than a fad diet that you will “fall off the wagon” trying to maintain.

10 Things to Start to Stop Your Cravings

There are four key hormones that drive our brain chemistry and control our appetite and metabolism. When you learn how to control and balance these four hormones, your cravings will quickly be gone and your “will power” can be used for other things in life!

How you exercise and what you eat matters

To embrace the hormonal changes that happen during menopause, women can help ease the transition by working on three areas that are within your control:

  • How much you move;
  • What you eat;
  • How you handle stress.

Going through menopause doesn’t have to mean automatic weight gain, nor does it mean your body won’t go through some changes no matter what you do.

Managing what you can and allowing your body to respond to your efforts will help you maintain a healthy, positive attitude about the changes you’re going through.

So here is the deal about menopause: Estrogen is a hormone that works against insulin and cortisol. Progesterone has little impact on insulin but does fight against cortisol.  These two hormones are the reason women have an easier time staying leaner when they are young and are more prone to weight gain and midsection fat accumulation during menopause.

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Better digestion for better nutrition

Making the most of nutrition is not just about what we eat but how we digest what we eat. It relies heavily on how well we absorb and assimilate our foods so we can maximize their nutritive value.
We want the food we consume to fuel our body!

Seven Steps to End the Energy Crisis

Are you dragging your feet? Yawning by noontime? Is your first impulse to grab some sugar or caffeine, or maybe an energy bar or energy drink to find your second wind?

If you rely daily on such ‘quick fix’ energy sources, you are going to find yourself feeling more drained and depleted than before, especially once their effects wear off.

Emotional Hunger

Emotional hunger is what fuels emotional eating. Unfortunately, part of being human is having emotional hunger. However, emotional hunger is not so much the problem as how you deal with it.

People who suffer from emotional eating deal with emotional hunger by eating. And, since life is filled with emotional stressors…

Nothing Is Free

According to the FDA regulations, food packagers can use the word ‘free’ as in ‘fat-free’ ‘sugar-free’ or ‘calorie-free’, even when that’s not the case! The amounts are small, but they’re there. The impact of misleading food labeling comes to bear when manufacturers round down nutritional facts and use portion distortion…

Say No-No to the Yo-Yo

Does this sound familiar to you: “I have tried every ‘diet’ out there and exercised, but nothing works”.

You’re not alone if it does. Thousands of people end the year with a New Year’s resolution of losing weight. Unfortunately, jumping in with New Year’s routines that are restrictive and extreme is overwhelming and ineffective

Healthy Foods for Under a Buck

Food prices are climbing heading into 2015. So being able to eat healthy without overspending is a sensible resolution for the New Year.

Here are 10 healthy bites for under a buck per serving

Dashboard Dining

The Labor Day long weekend will have lots of you packing the car for a summer’s end road trip. Chances are your route is set or you will punch your destination into your GPS to get you where you want to go, driving the most time efficient route. But have you preplanned your dashboard dining food options?

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