Here’s a great article on stress management by author Greg McKeown: Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she’s averaged four hours of sleep a night for the last two weeks. She wasn’t complaining; she was proud of the fact. She is not alone. The asset we’re overvaluing now is the notion of having and doing … Read More
Fed Up documentary film explores how food manufacturers, lawmakers, and medical professionals have allowed sugar to infiltrate so much of what we eat. Here are seven lessons producers Katie Couric and Laurie David hope people will remember after seeing the documentary: 1. Why there is a difference between eating an orange and drinking orange juice when it comes to the … Read More
by Dan DeFigio It amazes me how many people completely shut off any sensibility or moderation around food during holidays. When they give themselves permission to indulge in some holiday sweets, an all-or-nothing mentality takes over, and they go completely overboard, gobbling down every single sugar-filled treat they can lay their hands on — usually with the promise that at … Read More
Following the Food & Drug Administration’s recent decision that it no longer considers the man-made additive “partially hydrogenated oils,” (commonly referred to as “trans fat”) safe, consumer groups and independent doctors are now targeting the highly controversial sugar substitute High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as the most dangerous ingredient in the nation’s food supply. Jim Turner, who chairs Citizens for … Read More
With food costs rising, many people are looking for less expensive ways to feed their families. While a fast-food hamburger or a box of prepared Mystery Helper is an inexpensive way to put calories into your family’s stomach, how much actual nutrition are you delivering? Here are six of my favorite inexpensive Superfoods to help your family get the most … Read More
We all know candy is bad for your teeth, but the occasional indulgence isn’t too bad if you choose treats that are less harmful to your teeth. BEST: Powdery candy (such as sugar straws) Powdery candy is packed with pure sugar, but it dissolves quickly and doesn’t stick to their teeth. Chocolate Chocolate dissolves quickly in the mouth and can … Read More
Because healthy eating is an ongoing series of small decisions, when you make a bad decision it’s important to be able to get back to making smart decisions right away. Follow these three easy steps and you’ll be right back on the wagon after a bad meal or a bad snack — or even after a bad week: How to Get … Read More
If you fail to put exercise time on your schedule, you will not get in shape. If you think you need a gym to get in shape, and because you don’t want a gym membership you don’t exercise, you will not get in shape. If you’re waiting for “things to calm down at work” or for life to become less … Read More
Ingredients 12 ounces diced organic chicken breast, baked or boiled. 3 celery stalks, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup jicama, peeled and diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup organic Greek yogurt, unflavored or vanilla Juice from 1/2 lemon Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover … Read More
By now you probably know that a high-sugar diet contributes to weight gain by adding calories without adding nutrition (“empty calories”), by increasing appetite and desire for more sugar, and by elevating insulin levels that promote fat storage. But there are other reasons our bodies like to accumulate fat, so if it seems like the more fat you put on, … Read More
by Dan DeFigio When people low on sleep find their energy dropping, many turn to food for a pickup because a short-term rise in blood sugar levels gives a more energetic feeling. A lack of sleep changes hormone levels and promotes weight gain. A shortage of sleep has been linked to higher insulin levels – a condition known as insulin … Read More
Yikes, a new study in Nature shows that mice fed an extra 25% of sugar calories (the human equivalent of about 3 cans of soda) daily were twice as likely to die as those without the extra sugar in their diet!
by guest author Cole Millen How to Eat Healthy on Vacation Vacations help us relax, unwind and make memories that last a lifetime. You’ve worked hard to earn your vacation, so make sure it isn’t ruined by the discomfort that can come from eating irregular meals and unhealthy foods during your time away from home. Whether you fly, drive or … Read More
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Take personal responsibility for what you do and what you’re like. Things will change whether you want them to or not, so be flexible. Work smart AND work hard. Serve others well. Be nice to everyone. Be optimistic. Have goals — want something big for yourself and for others. Stay focused. Keep learning. Become excellent at what you do. Trust … Read More