Healthy Eating

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    How To Read Food Labels Like A Pro

    Between the enticing front-of-package claims, number-heavy nutrition panels, and wordy ingredient lists, the info on food packages can be hard to understand. It’s easy to get swayed by marketing claims or caught up in the ingredients but stick to the FACTS—the nutrition facts panel! Here’s what you need to know when it comes to the nutrition facts panel on food packages…   Serving Size This information is critical! It will tell you how much of that food or drink you can have for the stats listed on the panel. And here’s a little-known fact: The most accurate measurement is often given by weight. For a perfect portion, toss it on…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Meal Prep

    How to Meal Prep Lunches Without Getting Bored

    When you’re trying to eat healthier, prepping your lunches ahead of time can seem like a great idea. You save time, spend less, and stay on track! But eating the same foods, day after day, can get old pretty quickly. So, if you want to avoid meal prep burnout, read on to discover my tips for planning fresh and exciting meals that you can look forward to all week long… Tip 1: Plan a Cheat Meal That’s right, treat yourself! At the beginning of the week, think of something you’d love to make and set a date. A weekly cheat meal is a great way to keep yourself motivated and…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    5 Fitness Myths Busted

    There are all sorts of fitness myths floating around out there and a lot of them are enough to make many people say, “Forget it!” But I did some research on this and here is what I found, so let’s dive into fitness myth #1… Fitness Myth #1: You Need to Exercise 5 Days a Week for 30 Minutes a Day to See Benefits This one is false! Many of us just don’t have time for that. Calorie-burning is a function of time and intensity. This means that the less vigorously you are able or willing to work out, the more time you need to put in for optimal results.…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Fats,  Healthy Lifestyle

    6 Fun Facts About Peanut Butter

    Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today, January 25th is National Peanut Butter Day! Whether this spread is added to a smoothie with almond milk and banana, spread between slices of toasted bread with fruit jam, or slathered on a crisp celery stalk, peanut butter is an extremely popular food. To celebrate, I am sharing some healthy, fun and surprising facts about this lunchtime favorite… 1. Nine out of ten Americans eat peanut butter; the average American consumes 3 pounds of peanut butter a year. That’s 800 million pounds of peanut butter! On any given day, 75% percent of homes in the United States will have a peanut butter jar in the pantry…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Weight Loss

    Do Genetics Impact Weight Loss?

    It seems that some people are easily able to shed unwanted pounds, while others struggle to reduce their weight. While genetics is absolutely a factor in determining the propensity for obesity, scientific studies show that genetics are responsible for a relatively small impact on the ability to lose weight, at only 2-5%. Now, with such a low rate of weight loss attributed to genetics, what are the main factors impacting your weight loss success? Environment Where you live has a significant impact on your weight. At a macro level, consider the obesity epidemic of rich western countries such as the United States versus developing countries. Then consider the average build…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    4 Habit Changing Diet Hacks

    Making sweeping changes to your diet and exercise routine all at once can be challenging and overwhelming. While the New Year is a great time to reset and focus on your health, it’s important to set achievable goals and make incremental changes to change your habits over time but making diet changes doesn’t just mean supercharging your willpower, so here are four easy habit changing diet hacks that will help you to become a healthier, happier you! 1. Quit Drinking Sugar Stop buying sugary drinks at the grocery store. If they aren’t in your fridge, you won’t drink them. Instead, choose options like carbonated or flavored water, or try adding…

  • Health,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Six Surprising Superfoods To Add To Your Diet In 2023

    Everyone wants to live better and eat healthier, but not everyone knows how to take those first steps. So, why not add some superfoods to your everyday diet? We already know that broccoli and blueberries make the cut, but how about adding some of the six superfoods listed below? They will indeed surprise you and may even make you want to run out and buy them! Swiss Chard You may have come to know and love dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. Now try swiss chard for a boost of antioxidants, fiber, and Vitamin K. Add some Swiss chard to soups or salads for a boost of healthy nutrients.…

  • Health,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Simple Steps to Improve Your Health In 2023

    2023 is here and with the rush of the holidays behind us, we can now turn to the future, to set goals and visualize how we want the new year to look for us and the beginning of a new year is an ideal time to reset habits and make more intentional decisions about our future, including how to improve our health. Making small shifts that can lead to greater results is an easy and approachable way to start. Setting achievable daily goals that slowly change our behavior over time may lead to more sustainable outcomes, so here are a few simple steps to help you improve your health that…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Healthy Eating Tips For Holiday Parties

    ‘Tis the season to celebrate and as people return to hosting and attending parties in person this holiday season, there’s always one thing at the centerpiece of each event and that’s the menu. With cakes, cookies, and other decadent holiday foods on display, it’s easy to overindulge. Here are three easy tips to help you maintain healthy eating this holiday season: 1. Eat Before You Go Arriving at a party on an empty stomach is rarely a good idea, especially if you are unsure what’s on  the menu. Whether you have allergies, dietary restrictions, or are keeping yourself accountable this holiday season, it’s advisable to eat a light meal before…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Healthy Snacks

    5 Healthy & Easy On-The-Go Snack Ideas For The Busy Holiday Season

    holiday shopping, boarding a plane, or taking a road trip, one thing is for certain, you are eventually going to need a snack. To help you avoid the temptation of alluring not so healthy snacks in brightly colored packages, here are five healthy on the go snacks that will keep you satisfied & energized during the busy holiday season while you are away from home: 1. Fresh Veggies Carrots, cucumber, and celery sticks are quick and easy to prepare, just chop and drop them into a reusable container. For extra flavor, add some hummus to the bottom of your container, then place the veggie sticks vertically so they are pre-dipped.…