Over time, undetected or uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, and vision loss. A huge factor that is completely within your control is your diet--choose foods that are naturally low in sodium like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and heart healthy fats.
When we think about ways to relieve stress, most often we think of yoga poses, breathing exercises, intense workouts or maybe meditation. While all of these are great stress relievers, a healthy diet is often overlooked. Eating a healthy diet can reduce the negative effects that stress has on the body. It can combat the impact of stress by strengthening the immune system, lowering blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugars, and managing your weight.
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?
I used to think bulk items were for people who wanted to gain muscle mass--that was before a busy lifestyle with work and kids. Today, I am a huge consumer of bulk items from fit-flavors for the ease it brings my family, and how it helps our healthy lifestyle.
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.
Living a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t mean that you have to cut out the foods that you love. No sweets? Where’s the fun in that? Eating should always be enjoyable and it can be even when you’re trying to watch what you eat. All you have to do is implement some healthy ingredient swaps!
A gift is an opportunity to show a special someone that you see them, you love them, and you’re grateful for them in your life. These are a few of the things that we love as to give (and receive) to elevate the health of our loved ones. We hope they help you find the perfect gift for at least one person on your list! We’ve included our top picks for the fashionista, the foodie, the traveler, the weightlifter and HIIT enthusiast, the runner, the golfer, the outdoorsman, the yogi and the cyclist.
Before fully committing and making progress towards ditching your bad habits, it’s important to understand what stage of behavior change you’re in. Theoretically, there are 4 stages of habit change: contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance.
Eating out at a restaurant should be a fun treat, but can often be scary or frustrating if you’re worried about what to eat in unfamiliar territory. What do I order? Do I eat before so I don't eat too much? Should I just order a drink? Should I even go? No need to fear! With these helpful tips you’ll be able to dine out like a pro without the guilt or fear of sabotaging your healthy lifestyle.
An intuitive eater is defined as a person who makes food choices without experiencing guilt. This is because their focus is on listening to the body and eating foods that satisfy and nourish it. This way of thinking is used to heal the mind and move away from the mentality that you have to be “on a diet” in order to be happy with your body.
Imagine ordering a big juicy cheeseburger at the restaurant you’ve been craving just to find yourself feeling guilty for that decision the rest of the day. If you’re reading this, you probably have a love for food - but we all can admit, it’s not always the easiest relationship to manage.
Do you ever hear people say I need balance, or on the other end of the spectrum, balance is not realistic? Think to yourself: what does balance even mean or look like to you? Why would you want balance in your life?
You have to run out last minute to get that one certain pair of boots for your niece but oh, wait, you also are responsible for cooking the entire family dinner. On top of that, you’re making a LOT of decisions about food. There’s a pie lurking around every corner! Naturally, weight gain is very common this time of year, making it troublesome to stick to your healthy routine.