Nursing Your Sweet Tooth
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Do you have a sweet tooth? I know I do and avoiding sweets and sugary foods is always a challenge for me. But do you really know how harmful sugar is to your health or how much you're consuming? Well here are some interesting facts: Read the rest of Nursing Your Sweet Tooth
Last week I shared with you five of my favorite fitness Iphone apps. Fitness is a huge part of living a healthy lifestyle; however, so is nutrition and eating healthy. We all know how super confusing eating the right foods can be so these five nutrition iphone apps should help to keep you on track so you can better plan your meals and make healthier choices when it's time to fuel that body of yours.
Do you have chicken in your fridge, but not sure how to cook it up for dinner since you are also on a gluten free diet? Well this app will definitely help you out. Just click the ingredients you have at hand and a list of recipes will pop up instantly. Furthermore, you can even select any type of dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, or even sugar free to be sure those recipes don’t contain any ingredients that you can’t eat on your special diet or just don’t want to eat. It's a great way to have a recipe in seconds that fits your preferences.
Do you love nuts as much as I do?! Nuts really spice up food especially when adding some walnuts to a salad, pecans to my sweet potatoes, or topping green beans with some slivered almonds. And even though peanuts aren't technically a nut (it's true, I swear, see the image below!) I do love some peanut butter.
Anyhow, I thought this fun and info loaded graphic from Nuts.com was rather cool and just wanted to share it with you! Read the rest of Nuts.com is Nuts about Nuts
Do you know what's in your junk food? While you probably know junk food is not so good for you, do you really have any idea just how bad it is? I'm not just talking about extra calories, fats, or sugars that add to the waistline, but also the plethora of chemicals and food additives that are harming your health. Yeah I know it's kind of scary, but we all want to and should indulge in a treat every now and then, so why not make that treat just a little bit better for our health (trust me your body will thank you in the long run).
When I received the book Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives To Conventional Snacks from the creators Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer over at NaturallySavy.com I was rather excited. For the past few years, I've been making an effort to read labels on anything and everything I bring into my house. It's not easy to do and can get rather confusing, so that's where this book is a huge help. This book is packed full of helpful tips about cutting the junk out of your food, what exactly all that junk is, what to look out for, and gives plenty of healthier alternatives to your favorite snacks such as Doritos, Chips Ahoy, Snickers, Duncan Hines, Pop Tarts, Twizzlers, and Coke.
So what exactly is considered "junk"? Good question. The book does a great job of breaking down and describing these toxic ingredients which include: Read the rest of Unjunk Your Junk Food Review
What foods contain gluten?
I’ve been talking a lot lately about going gluten free
and you may be wondering what foods contain gluten. Wheat is the most common source of gluten in our diet today, but there are also many other grains that contain gluten. So I’ve compiled a list of some common foods that contain gluten. Yes, I’m aware that it may be many of your favorite foods, but there are still plenty of options available to eat that are healthier. So always check labels and luckily there are now many great alternatives that are gluten free!
Why be wheat free and gluten free?
Have you noticed the large collection of gluten free products at the grocery store lately? Or maybe you know someone who has celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or just a friend that has decided to go on a wheat free and gluten free diet and you’re not really sure what the big deal is. After working with clients with celiac disease in my fitness classes and reading the book Wheat Belly
by Dr William Davis I became rather intrigued with a wheat free and gluten free diet and decided to do more research. I am now even attempting the wheat belly diet
myself to see what happens. I can tell you one thing all this fuss about gluten is no mistake.
So what exactly is gluten?
Gluten is the main protein found in wheat and many grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt, bul gur, kamut, and triticale. It gives elasticity to dough and gives texture and chewiness to baked goods. Unfortunately, gluten is in a lot of our favorite foods including bread, pasta, muffins, pizza, cookies, crackers, chips, condiments, and more. Wheat is the most dominate source of gluten in our diet and is used most often in baking and creating of many boxed foods and snacks. I know giving up gluten may sound hopeless, but don’t give up yet, because it is possible and can actually be enjoyable! Read the rest of Why be wheat free and gluten free?
5 Tips To Lose Holiday Weight Gain
If you are like most people, keeping your waistline in check over the last few weeks has been a challenge. With holiday parties and erratic schedules your diet has probably not been what one would exactly call healthy. And on top of that, hectic schedules and well even just gloomy, cold weather can leave you unmotivated to workout. So now is the time to get back on track with your diet and fitness routine so you can start to lose unwanted holiday weight gain and get back into shape. Here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction:
1. Toss the crap. If sugar cookies, chocolate candy, and egg nog have been your main food source for the last few weeks it’s time to clean up your diet. If you have any of these foods left in your house it may be a good idea to toss them in the trash. There’s no need to have the temptation lying around when you are trying to eat healthy again. So toss any unhealthy leftovers, and instead hit the store for some healthy fruits, veggies, nuts, lean meats, and whole grains. Read the rest of 5 Tips To Lose Holiday Weight Gain