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"
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
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Americans, with an even higher risk for American women. You can reduce your risk for developing this disease by decreasing stress, increasing exercise and eating certain foods. Bite into these delicious treats to start lowering your risk while celebrating love with your sweetie: Dark chocolate Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, antioxidant compounds that increase the flexibility of veins and arteries which improves blood flo
There is ALWAYS a new fad diet on the market. We all want to lose weight in order to look and feel great, but do diets really help with weight loss? Does it matter which diet we pick - as long as we stick to it? Or are diets just another quick fix to a more complex problem? All your questions answered here! Juice Cleanse, Gluten Free and Paleo are just 3 of the main stream popular diets out there. What are these diets? Do they help with weight loss? Do they encompass a health
Cookies, peppermint bark, toffee, Sees candies, egg nog, pumpkin pie...just a few of our favorite things for the holidays! It's no wonder we all want to cleanse, lose weight and exercise more in the New Year - we've just spent the past month eating a ton of sugar, alcohol and WAY too many calories. Whether it's temptations at work, holiday parties or your friendly neighbors bringing by that delicious tray of treats, we all face the same challenges this time of year. Fear not!
Weight loss requires both eating well AND moving often. So - what should we eat and how should we move in order to lose weight and improve overall health? 1. Eat Frequently Eating every 3-4 hours throughout the day revs up your metabolism and allows your body to BURN fat instead of STORING it. Eat protein + carbohydrate snacks for sustained energy: Roasted nuts + unsweetened dried fruit Hummus + sliced vegetables String cheese stick + small apple Plain 2% yogurt + fresh fruit