If you are counting calories it’s more than likely that you are eating less calories than what your body needs throughout the day so that it starts burning off your excess unwanted fat. Which means, it’s lighter foods and less food than what your stomach and body are use to. The first week or two … More There’s More To Calories Than A Number
Welcome back to another “Know Your Labels”. It’s important to know why certain products will label themselves in a specific way. As always, check the nutrition label and ingredients, not just what’s on the front of a package. The labeling on the front of the package might help to reduce the amount of labels we … More Know Your Labels: Calorie Terms
It started with Gatorade, then a whole list of sports drinks came out. Just because it’s a “sports” drink is it healthy? Just like anything else there is a balance. Why are they needed? Are they a healthy alternative to something else? When should I drink them? Let’s first talk about if they are healthy … More Truth About Sports Drinks
One of the main concerns that I’ve heard from people is their need to lower their cholesterol or wanting to make sure to keep their cholesterol levels in the healthy range. What are some easy things to substitute or change in your diet to help? Let’s first talk a little about what cholesterol does and … More Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol
Spring is in the air and so are billions of allergens to make your life just miserable enough to where you start to become afraid of the spring flowers instead of enjoying them. There is not much to do for seasonal allergies other than lessen the symptoms and lessen your exposure to them. Check out … More Vitamin C & Seasonal Allergies
For this “Know Your Label” post I wanted to talk about the different labels about fats and what they mean. It’s important to know because if you are trying to watch your fat intake for weight loss, heart health, or any other concern, you need to know what these labels mean and not take it … More Know Your Labels: Fat Terms
Many of you may know and have seen the new food label already taking place. The FDA extended compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label to January 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million of more in annual food sales. Those manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual sales have until … More New Food Label: What To Look For & Why Is It Important?
Since February is Heart Health month, I wanted to post something about how salt affects your health! There has been a lot of talk recently about different kinds of salt and their healthy benefits, and then you hear about how you should be staying away from it. So which is it? What is Salt? Salt … More Is Salt Really Bad for You and Your Heart?
Next on my “Know Your Ingredients” blog posts, is about the names of wheat and what products can contain wheat. There are many different reasons for avoiding wheat and needing to know the information in this post. There were some things I was not aware of. There are 3 major reasons why people avoid wheat. … More Know Your Ingredients: The Many Names of Wheat
Most people are a sugar addict and don’t realize it. And if they do see it, they don’t realize how harmful it can be. Let’s break this down and see how serious of an addiction and harmful to your health sugar can be. Sugar addiction is something that acts like a drug addiction. The body … More What is Sugar Addiction?