One of the most important steps you can take to improve your health, boost energy levels, and prevent diseases is to add more fruit and vegetables into your diet. Plant-based eating shines brightly as a healthy lifestyle choice.
From fad diets to promising rapid weight loss to meal replacements flooding the market, it's easy to be tempted by the idea of a quick fix. However, focusing on making a lifestyle change rather than adopting a temporary diet is not only more effective for long-term health and well-being but also offers a more sustainable approach to overall wellness.
Carbohydrates are a fuel source. There are 4 calories of energy per 1 gram of carbohydrate. So if in a day you consume 100 carbs, which sounds like a lot but it’s not, that only equates to 400 calories. Think about that. Even restricted caloric intakes of 1300-1500 calories would be getting less than a ⅓ of its calories from carbs.
Did you know that you can use fit-flavors as a tool for any nutrition plan that you are following? We want to be your first resource in healthy eating no matter where you are in your journey to a healthy lifestyle.
You’ve probably heard of antioxidants and how they are healthy for you. But do you really know what they are and how they work? Antioxidants are molecules that are naturally produced in your body and found in some foods.
Kidney disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the US. While the kidneys are small, they are mighty in the role that they play in your body. Your kidneys are responsible for regulating your body’s fluid levels, filtering waste and toxins from the blood, regulating blood pressure, helping to maintain healthy bones, and balancing minerals in your blood.
Calorie counting has become beneficial for many people when it comes to weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle. While it may not be for everyone, tracking the amount of calories you take in daily can help you pinpoint eating patterns that you may need to modify to stay on track with your goals.
Healthy eating is a huge factor when managing diabetes. In some cases, with the guidance of a Doctor or Registered Dietitian, changing your diet may be enough to control the disease completely and prevent a delay in other health problems caused by diabetes. A healthy lifestyle can keep your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol in your target range.
Studies have shown that a healthy diet that includes anti-inflammatory foods can fight inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet consists of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids, lean proteins, antioxidants, and healthy fats. This diet limits the consumption of excessive sugar, red meats, processed foods, and alcohol.
Are you consuming your recommended amount of fruit daily? If so, great! We’re proud of you and keep it up! If not, what’s stopping you? Are you worried about all of the sugar in fruit? Are you trying to limit carbs? Diabetic? Whatever the reason, we’re here to make sure that you don’t fall victim to these myths and don’t let fruit intimidate you anymore.
This reward based strategy has always been pretty popular and it is gaining more and more popularity as it makes its way to mainstream diet culture. Some think that allowing yourself occasional periods of indulgence will make you more likely to stick to your diet after getting your “fix”. Others argue that getting off track of your diet for even one meal could ruin your dedication and progress. So, to cheat meal or not to cheat meal?
There are many different ways you can eat to lose weight fast. As tempting as some of these diets are, most of them are likely to leave you hungry, unsatisfied, and eventually right back where you started. In order to lose weight and keep it off you have to commit to making your efforts and the foods you eat a lifestyle.
You’ve probably heard of the term “clean eating,” but do you know what it actually means to eat clean? It can be a pretty broad term that everyone has their own personal version of. Let's discuss what clean eating means to us here at fit-flavors.
Years ago when I would go grocery shopping I fell victim to the words and promising statements on food labels. I would read them with a smile on my face, believing I was making a choice that would help me lose weight and reach my health goals. Misled by buzzwords and claims, I didn’t truly know what they meant. I used to fall for sugar free claims--that was the buzzword that got me each time.
Whether you’re trying to lose, maintain or gain weight, eating enough is one of the most important things you can do to reach your goal. When trying to achieve weight loss/maintenance goals, it’s tempting to consume less calories in an effort to speed up the process, but not eating enough can actually have negative effects on your goals and overall health.
In honor of the spookiest time of the year, let's talk about what scares us! Zombies? Vampires? Werewolves? How about carbs? Or maybe eggs? While it’s always fun to get a little spooky for Halloween, most of us know that zombies, vampires, and werewolves aren’t real.
In recent years, gluten has gained a lot of attention in popular media. From gluten-driven weight gain to celiac disease, in this article I answer everything you need to know about gluten so you can feel confident making healthy choices in your everyday life.