Like we need another excuse to sleep in... But in today's world, we are all overworked, run ragged and last on our own priority list. Times need to change and if nothing else, don't jeopardize your sleep! Here's why: The connection between sleep and weight management There’s a hormonal imbalance associated with sleep deprivation. Inadequate sleep impacts ghrelin and leptin, two hormones that regulate hunger and fullness. Ghrelin tells your brain "I'm hungry, it's time to eat"
Since we are Californians in a severe drought, we're welcoming the rain! But we know the rain can put a wrench in our workout plans - especially since we LOVE outdoor exercise. So how do we get a heart pumping, fat torching, fun workout on rainy days? Check out our 2 favorite circuit training routines, developed by Merritt Kinkade, that can be done inside (in an apartment, garage, gym or even home office) without needing any equipment! Of course, if you prefer to use free wei
Once October hits, it's pumpking everything! I refer to this recipe as "bread bars" due to their consistency. The first time around, I used a bit too many wet ingredients so it didn't quite make it as bread. These bread bars are lower in sugar and carbohydrates compared to traditional pumpkin bread. I top mine with peanut butter for an added boost of protein and healthy fats - the best on the go breakfast or snack! Ingredients: (Makes 2 loaves of bread bars) 2 1/2 cups of flo
Eating seasonally! Eating fruits and vegetables in their peak season of ripeness has many benefits. Not only does produce taste better, but produce picked and eaten at its peak generally has more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than foods harvested before they’re ripe and then shipped long distances. More vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in your fruits and vegetables can increase energy levels, boost immune system and protect against inflammation. Eating seasonally oft
We've all heard that nuts can actually be healthy for us, but how healthy? And what do we mean by healthy? A new study conducted by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that one serving of nuts per week resulted in a 4% decreased risk of mortality, specifically from heart disease and various cancers and even more exciting: one serving of nuts per day resulted in a 30% decreased risk of mortality, specifically from heart disease and various cancers! What is one ser