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One of the most frequent reasons I hear from people for not eating as healthy as they’d like to is that it’s too expensive.  It can certainly appear that way at first glance — but after a bit of evaluating you soon realize that eating healthy is absolutely possible on a budget.  In fact, once you get the hang of it, it can be quite simple! I’m going to share some tips on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.  Take these tips and make them habits in your ...
Therefore, you excitedly declared some resolutions in January. How are you doing with your goals? Are you still as enthusiastic and excited as you were at the beginning of the year? Have you forgotten what you set out to do? Are you doing what you said you would begrudgingly? If you answered the questions above and realized you are off track, lost focus of your goals. Here are some things you can do to regain your focus and enthusiasm. Take your larger goal and break it down into ...
Time for some real, honest-to-goodness straight talk about our holiday time behaviors. Not sugar on the pill, I’m going to tell it like it ‘tis: We, yes we. Okay, most of the “we” are going to eat what we want no matter how miserable we feel afterward. We’re going to drink as much nog—straight or spiked—as we want. We probably will not jog, walk, run, lift, or lunge very much for about 6-weeks. Why? Because it’s Christmastime, people! It’s New Years and party time, ...
I know that a lot of people are still eating store bought cereal and they are not great for keeping our blood sugar in check and what goes with it not keeping our hormones in balance. So here are some Healthier Alternatives to Cereal! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that despite cereal flooding the shelves at your supermarket, cereal isn’t as healthy as marketing makes it out to be? Unless you are eating good quality muesli each morning with some fruit, ...
Magnesium is super important for hormones health. Sharing a protocol for Magnesium group for you to use. I will attach it as file too. How To Restore Magnesium In 3 Steps by MORLEY ROBBINS on NOVEMBER 29, 2012 I am often asked, “So how much Magnesium do I need to take daily?” It’s a great question. And like most great questions, the answer is, “It depends.” There are actually 3 points to consider: 1) Increased S*T*R*E*S*S = Increased MBR First, please know that stress consumes ...
Five Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of "tasteless," "cardboard," and "completely unsatisfying." Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren't just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little goes a long way; foods that contain protein and/or ...
  During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn't great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause... Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight gain. Unfortunately, this weight gain may appear as increased belly fat. Reason #2 During menopause there is an increase in the hunger hormone ...
This week kicks off the busiest time of the year, the holidays. As we finish shopping for presents, finalizing travel arrangements, packing and checking our list twice, we will be thrown into a flurry of stress. In our effort to make every commitment and see every relative, we neglect our own needs and ourselves. In order to not return from our vacation in need of a vacation, here are a few tips and suggestions to help you stay balanced amidst all the festivities. To stay balanced ...
As we head into the holidays there is a never-ending list of things to be done every day. Our drive to create a special time, see family and do more, pushes us to our limits and forces us to make many sacrifices. One of the sacrifices we make and don't often think about is our sleep. This is an area where we often push our limits to dangerous levels. For optimal function mentally, emotionally and physically it is necessary to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. To be happy, ...
While the replacement of sugar with natural sweeteners is helpful, it does not make your sugar cravings disappear. Cravings are not a bad thing, however, they are simply your body’s way of talking to you, of telling you what is going on. It may be an indication that you are not eating a diet that is right for your body type or that you have stress in other areas of your life. It is usually an imbalance, by slowing down and taking the time to recognize what else may be going on in your ...
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