Three easy ways to be less sedentary and get more active.
We all know a little something about carbohydrates, but you may wonder what are some good examples of carbohydrates, which carbs are “good” for you, and which ones are “bad” for you.
What are proteins, what foods are good sources of proteins, what foods are not good sources of proteins, and how much protein is ideal.
Healthy fats to incorporate in your healthy eating plan.
Shop at Farmer’s Markets – they’re a wonderful place to find fresh, organic, and locally grown produce. Join a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. They typically provide a basket of seasonal produce each week in exchange for a monthly or
These are often used interchangeably, although they are quite different. So, what’s the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or a wheat allergy? Celiac Disease Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease It’s hereditary, meaning you must have the gene in
Some people, when they switch to a gluten-free diet, find themselves with unwanted and unexpected extra pounds creeping on. Why is this? Isn’t a gluten-free diet supposed to be healthy? When we “go gluten free” and opt to replace our previous
Want delicious, healthy, homemade soup in less than 20 minutes? Here you go! 1 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil2-3 cups chopped veggies (Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix from Trader Joe’s works well. Found in the produce section)2 cups chicken broth1
With all of the buzz around gluten these days, you may wonder what symptoms to look for to know if gluten is a problem for you. Well, the answer could be a lot of things! Gluten intolerance or celiac disease
When my clients are just starting a gluten-free diet, they are often lamenting all the things they can no longer eat. This is true: wheat is off-limits and that’s usually the main ingredient they’re concerned about. Gluten-free product offerings have
Gluten lurks in the most unsuspecting places. And even some foods widely considered to be “healthy” are not at all healthy for someone who is intolerant to gluten. If you’re avoiding gluten because you have celiac disease or have non-celiac
Clients who are just beginning to eat a gluten-free diet usually ask the same question: what can I eat for a snack? If you’re used to munching on granola bars, cookies, or crackers when you get hungry, you may be
The Pancreas The pancreas is a glandular organ in the body’s abdominal cavity and it has very important functions. It helps the body digest foods by secreting digestive juices into the upper part of the small intestine; these juices contain
If you’re like most people, you start off the new year with intentions to change some habits, reach particular goals, or generally make positive changes in your life. And, if you’re like most people, you start off strong but those
Does this scenario sound familiar? After summer ends and the kids go back to school, you develop some better eating habits and are feeling pretty great… until Halloween comes around. Then you eat a few pieces of candy here, a
Truth About Detoxing and Cleansing – 4 Biggest Myths Debunked Thanks to so many conflicting opinions out there, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation
Struggling to fit in your exercise daily? Have no fear. Here are 5 fast exercises when you don’t have much time! Not everyone has the luxury of committing a full hour for a zumba or yoga class at the gym,
Stress has a profound effect on the body besides making us feel bad in the moment and interrupting our sleep. Here’s a peek at the other “hidden” damage stress can cause: Increased cortisol production: Associated with weight gain (especially in the
People who write down their goals are more likely to achieve successful results. What are your goals? Do you have them written down? A friend of mine suggested a great way to keep track of goals. Using her format, I created
Today’s blog post is to help you learn what mindful eating is all about and how it can help you keep your weight down. But first, why am I talking about eating mindfully anyway? Good question! In the modern world we
You may be hearing a lot about the gut lately, and the importance of good gut health. What do we mean by “gut?” The mouth is actually the first part of the gastrointestinal tract. When we eat food, it passes
How Visualization Works for Weight Loss Visualization, when it comes to weight loss, is a technique where you picture your ideal body. You imagine yourself looking many pounds lighter and feeling free from your body image crisis. Using visualization for
Become Fast Friends with Your Slow Cooker: Two Simple Reasons Why Chances are you have a slow cooker stored away beneath the shelf in your pantry and perhaps you’ve never figured out how to make the most of it. You’ve
What exactly is a plant-based diet? A plant-based diet is not a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, which may exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs.
Why is flexibility so important? There are many reasons why having a flexible body is vital to our health and well-being. Good flexibility can improve athletic performance in physical activities, and cut down the risks of injuries. Flexibility also helps