Research has long suggested that diet plays an important role in overall productivity. That’s because when we consume foods that are packed with nutrition, our bodies get the energy they need to stay energized throughout the day.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be a challenging season for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With all of the hustle and bustle, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed trying to juggle last-minute shopping with cooking big family dinners - not to mention having delicious treats seemingly everywhere you turn!
Eating out can be stressful when you are trying to follow a health journey. But it doesn’t have to be! Speaking from a healthy nut/foodie/chef/nutrition guru, I have broken those chains of fear and stress, and I love eating out. I want to walk you through how I got there.
On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night? 5, maybe 6 hours on a good night? If you struggle to get your 8 hours of sleep you are not alone. In fact, 50% of Americans say that they feel sleepy throughout the day, and 35% of adults in the US report getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night.
The Fearsome Project consists of a 2,194 mile hike through the Appalachian Trail to bring awareness to Multiple Sclerosis and highlight resilience in the face of MS and other extreme challenges we face in life.
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.
Let's talk about B Vitamins! You've probably heard of Vitamin B12 as it is a popular supplement for energy. Or maybe biotin (B7) which is often used for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Did you know that there are 8 B vitamins in all?
Smart goals are put in place to make sure that your goals are not only attainable but will be achieved within a specific time frame. Making your goals SMART is essential when trying to achieve them. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Let's break those down:
Being able to cook or quickly prepare meals and snacks at home is important in building a long-term healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you will be consuming processed foods or eating out for all your meals. You might think, "How will I make room for cooking with my schedule"? Or "I have enough money to spend on going out, it’s not that big of a deal."
As you age, your body begins to need fewer calories. This can sometimes lead to a lack of important vitamins in your diet. Seniors are especially prone to deficiencies in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Calcium, and Fiber.
I love flavorful food, and sauces take any meal to the next level. I get a lot of inspiration from sauces when I go out to eat. For example, I was recently at a Mexican Cantina enjoying a piece of grilled Mahi Mahi over a bed of Spanish rice on a yellow tomato puree. There was citrus salsa and micro greens on top of the fish. Fancy! Can you picture this?!
There are plenty of reasons to eat healthy, even if you're on a budget. Eating healthy can help you maintain a healthy weight, feel more energetic, and avoid diseases. Eating healthy on a budget may seem impossible sometimes but it is totally possible and does not have to be hard.
Improper storage of fruits and vegetables is not only frustrating, but it is one of the top 3 reasons for the crazy amount of food waste in the US. Learning how to properly store your produce is a game changer because it can actually double the life of your fresh fruits and veggies.
There are probably 3 things you crave from your food… Time (to make good food) Variety Knowledge (of what tastes good) Maybe you’ve never thought about it this way, but typically the biggest hurdle keeping you from consistently eating healthy are these three things. Maybe you’re a busy mom like me or maybe cooking intimidates you and you don’t have the desire to learn how to really cook. When I’m creating a new menu for fit-flavors I’m always thinking about these 3 things (and a million others). I want to break them down a bit for you and give you that "behind...
We all remember that school started with basic math, then algebra, then geometry, then algebra 2, then calculus. We needed the foundation before we could take our basics and apply them to complex math equations. Nutrition is exactly like that.