Diet

Cues and Triggers

Cues and Triggers

Last week on my vlog—or video blog— we learned about the importance of a cue when it comes to having good and bad habits. Most of us are looking to break bad habits. So, in our example, we focused on eating left-over birthday cake in the refrigerator after a long stressful day at work. We learned the three parts of...

What Causes a Bad Habit?

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly. There are many benefits to choosing fall produce:...

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

In my last blog I talked about the importance of eating whole grains. I can’t leave this subject without talking about another reason you should eat more whole grains. Whole grains are high in fiber. Other high fiber foods are vegetables, fruits and beans. So what’s all the hoopla about fiber? All the newest research out there continues to promote...

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol. “Good carbs,” such as whole grains,...

What does being Healthy really mean?

What does being Healthy really mean?

I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best...

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

How To Optimize Your Metabolism

After you lose weight, your metabolism slows down, thus it is easier to regain the weight you lost. And once you gain back the weight, the harder it is to lose it.  It’s a vicious cycle.  But you can get it back under control.  By employing a few helpful nutrition and lifestyle changes, you will be on the road to...

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

How to Eat Healthy on The Go

It’s that time of year when people start thinking road trips. No, not the kind from your college days when all you needed was someone with a car that had gas, a cooler, a place to stay and a group of friends looking for adventure. I’m talking about the kind that involves staying healthy and eating right and still being...

How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Our 2018 Health Living group started last week-eight motivated women with the same goal: The desire to get healthy and stay that way primarily by losing weight and keeping it off. But it takes more than individual will power to make this happen. The key is having a qualified health coach for guidance, inspiration and motivation all combined with a...

Why Coffee is a Health Food

One of the things I look forward to each morning is a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. In fact, I enjoy it so much I often list it as one of the three things I am grateful for each week. My morning Joe helps me to ease into my routine; it is my time to be quiet and savor the beginning...

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