Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it.
Why all the confusion?
If you want to know whether you should drink coffee or avoid it, today’s post is for you. Coffee affects different people differently. It has some health benefits, but there are people who should avoid it.
Is this you? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?
Not to mention, what’s my recommended recipe (and does it contain coffee, decaf, or tea?). Oh, the suspense!
Click on to read the full post and grab my latest recipe.
Are you a breakfast eater? Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater?
Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods. Maybe you don't have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings—who doesn't ever run short on time in the mornings?
Maybe you're ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.
Don't worry, I have you covered!
Click to read the full post with three must eat breakfast foods and a yummy recipe too!
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavour gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.
I'm talking about overeating at meals.
This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well being. Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods.
But we may still overeat. In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you've got one up on the overeating cravings.
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It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.
But you know what? There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health. That is your waist circumference.
Ahh, just a minute! It's not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it's about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.
That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.
In today's post I'll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it. And (of course) there's a super-nutritious recipe at the end.
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If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.
The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?
Well, that's a great question! Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.
In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow including: thyroid hormones, history of dieting, size and body composition, activity level, and lack of sleep. I've also included a tip that you can try for each one of these possible “metabolism busters”.
Plus I'll share one of my delicious thyroid-loving mineral-containing recipes that you can make for breakfast or dessert. Click to read the full post.
This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.
You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean?
Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.
Human bodies come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and so do yoga practices. You can start doing your asanas now regardless of how much you weigh.
Your poses might look a little different from the thin flexible models who tend to dominate the images in yoga magazines and YouTube videos. Try out these tips for adapting yoga to suit a bigger body.
More and more research is providing evidence for the health benefits of massage and it has become a well-recognized and respected form of complementary or alternative medicine. There are many good reasons for getting a massage but here are ten of the best!
“Eat healthy”, “You're not eating right.”, and ”You have to eat smart” You get these messages on a daily basis but what exactly do they mean? Why is the world more obese than ever before, fatter now than at any other time in the history of mankind? If eating healthy and smart is so easy, why is everyone overweight?
Actually, eating healthy foods is not as hard as you may think. Sure, the sugar, salt and addictive, unhealthy chemicals added to your favorite foods make it very hard to resist them. But after you detox your body for 3 or 4 weeks, you will begin to form a healthy addiction to foods that are good for you. Practice the following these 10 smart eating tips and you will quickly see and feel the amazing health benefits.
Do you feel like your life could be happier? A better tomorrow could start with something as simple as your attitude. Our perspectives have a huge effect on our overall level of happiness. They can affect our success as well.
Over time, attitudes become habitual. Because of this, they can take a bit of effort to change, but such work is well worth your time!
Try these techniques to bring greater happiness and success into your life:
Eating out with food restrictions is becoming less of a challenge now that more restaurants are adapting to the growing number of customers with special needs.
Millions of Americans have food allergies, and the CDC estimates that allergies among children have increased 50% in recent years. Plus, millions more diners are managing diabetes, avoiding animal products, or seeking other accommodations.
Whatever your preference, you can dine out without ditching your meal plan or feeling conspicuous. Take a look at these tips for eating well when you're away from home.
The stomach is one of the hardest parts to flatten in the body. Everyone wants perfect abs, but it takes works and commitment to get them. You can spend hours at the gym fighting for flatter abs, but if your diet isn’t focused, then you’ll struggle to achieve the results you desire.
Luckily, there are foods you can eat – and some to avoid – that can help you in your endeavor for flat abs.
Let’s look at some general guidelines for healthy meals that will help tone your body and stomach area, along with those foods you’ll want to add more of.
When you start a weight loss journey, one of the first things you will probably do is look to your diet and make changes. When you do this, you may think of removing foods, but you may overlook the importance of adding certain foods. There are certain fruits that can actually help you drop weight and reach the goals you have a little faster. The major benefit of adding many of these fruits is the ability to have as much of them as you would like without taking on too many unnecessary or empty calories.
Perfection is an impossible goal that can hurt your relationship. Instead of trying to reach for perfection, focus on growing and nurturing your relationship.
Your relationship will never be perfect, but it can still be happy and strong.
Try these techniques and discover greater happiness together:
Half of American adults read less than 5 books in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. When it comes to literature, consumption has fallen to a 30 year low. The National Endowment for the Arts says only 43% of adults read even a single novel, story, poem, or play in 2015.
Maybe you want to read more, but one thing or another keeps getting in the way. If you’re going to boost your record, it’s important to do more than wait around for vacations or sick days to catch up.
Try following this recipe for consuming bigger portions of the written word.
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