I know it sounds really appealing to hit the gym and then just eat whatever you want because you have burned some calories, but it generally doesn’t work like that for weight loss! My latest blog post gives you a few of the basics when it comes to fueling your body for exercise to meet your goals.
The Christmas holidays are fast approaching and you may find that your willingness to stick to a healthy diet is going to be tested. Fear not, if you have a positive, strong mind set, there is no reason why you cannot still lead a healthy lifestyle, even with a big holiday coming up soon. Here is what you can do to stick to your healthy routine.
We often rely on what we can get quickly or can make quickly. This could have a bad effect on our health if we aren’t eating the right foods. Fortunately, there are meal options that are not only quick for you to make but also can help to keep you healthy.
Here, I’ve focused on some that can be eaten cold and can be taken for lunch.
The “DASH” diet refers to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet is designed to promote heart health. The general recommendations are to consume fruit, vegetables and whole grains, select low-fat or fat-free dairy and choose lean protein, and limit saturated fat as well as added sugar. Foods selected should be rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as high in fiber and protein. They should also be limited in sodium.
More and more food companies are coming out with vegan products. But are they healthy? And, more importantly, do they taste good? We’ve looked at dozens of vegan brands on the market for bread, pasta, cereal, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Read our blog on Vegan Brands to Shop for to see what made this list!
We now know that plant-based eating can vary a lot, and can be strict or lax. We also know that if you have a meat-heavy diet, there are reasons to change your diet to reduce this. Of course, this choice depends on many factors, including cultural preferences, feasibility, affordability, and access to plant-based foods. Whether you are trying to become a strict vegan or simply reduce your overall consumption of animal products, here is a list of places to start.