If you are one of the many that “hate” vegetables, what can you do to start eating healthier? After all, it’s pretty hard to eat healthy and avoid vegetables. Vegetables are low in calories, high in nutrients and fiber, and most are anti-inflammatory. All huge points on the “healthy meter”. What are some things you … More What If You Hate Vegetables?
We’ve all been there. Someone brings doughnuts on a random Tuesday morning. An appreciation lunch with pizza stacked miles high. Someone just had a party that weekend and had leftover cupcakes and generously decided to bring it to work and right in front of your face. That last one, I’ve been guilty of doing to … More Managing Food at the Office
As the weather becomes cooler and the shorter the days get, the more coffee I consume. Especially on gloomy rainy days, coffee is a must. I used to think I needed to drink more water throughout the day when I had more than my usual 1 cup of coffee, but studies have shown for years … More Coffee & Hydration
Intermittent fasting has been talked about a lot recently, but is it right for you? Is it better than other weight loss methods? How can you practice it safely? Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting is a different weight loss strategy. It’s more when you eat, not necessarily what you eat. There are different ways to do … More Is Intermittent Fasting For You?
To follow up with my post last week about High Blood Pressure, I thought I’d share about what the food labels about sodium mean. Sodium is something that we now have wide access to. It is a minor mineral that is vital to our well being. It helps put water into the cells, and another … More Know Your Labels: Sodium
Hello all! One of my favorite ways to cook vegetables is roasting them in the oven. It doesn’t take much and I think the flavors come out better than any other type of method of cooking. Of course vegetables that are green and leafy might not be the best to roast, however, any root vegetable, … More Tips On How To Roast Vegetables
When we are young, minerals are incorporated into your bones. Once you reach 30 years of age, that is your peak bone mass, or your bones have reached their maximum strength and density. Meaning after 30, the only thing you can do is to maintain the bone mass you have. You might be thinking that … More Bone Mass Isn’t Just About Calcium
One of the common things I’ve noticed people wanting to know is about portion size. I’m not a stickler about portion sizes. I “eyeball” a lot of things. Especially since counting and measuring food just makes eating stressful when it should be enjoyable. I’m already stressed enough with everyday life, I don’t need to be … More Portion Control
It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week and I wanted to share how to do an elimination diet if you are trying to see if you or someone in your family has a reaction to a certain food. Food allergies are important to recognize since they can have different physical, mental, and emotional reactions. Some are severe … More How To Do An Elimination Diet
Oatmeal is a staple for me! Depending on what you are using it for and what recipe you are using, it might call for different forms of oats. What’s the difference? Why is it important to know? Is there a difference in nutrition? Forms of Oats Oats are usually found in three styles: Steel Cut … More The Difference Between Steel-Cut, Rolled, Quick and Instant Oats