I hate vegetables

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

I hate vegetables - how to eat more vegetables

“I hate vegetables.” I’ve had many clients tell me this over the years. It’s fine to dislike the taste or the texture of some foods, but if you’re a vegetable hater, I am here to show you some holes in this blanket statement. Why you hate vegetables: Taste. Many vegetables have chemical compounds that make them taste bitter to some … Read More

Vegetable Sources Of Iron

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vegetable sources of iron

Iron deficiency (commonly called anemia) is the most common nutrient deficiency on a worldwide basis. If your iron is low, it will cause fatigue and severely limit your physical capabilities. Iron deficiency in children has been shown to diminish both growth and learning. Red meat is one of the easiest sources of plentiful dietary iron. Vegetarians are more likely to … Read More

Can All-Natural Sweeteners Be Bad For You?

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  Since most people know about the dangers of artificial sweeteners, let’s look at how healthy (or not) some all-natural sweeteners actually are. Natural Sweeteners Bad For You? “Natural sweeteners” such as honey and agave may seem like healthier choices, but these natural sweeteners are loaded with fructose – and fructose overload leads to obesity, liver disease, and insulin resistance. … Read More

Simple Ways to Lose Weight

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There are endless tips and tricks to help you lose weight, but here are some of the important ones. If you implement these simple ways to lose weight, you’ll have most of the bases covered. Make these easy changes, and enjoy watching the pounds come off! 1. Eat less at night. When you do not eat often enough during the day, … Read More

Ways to Outwit Your Appetite

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You might not have to be smarter than a 5th grader in order to outwit your cravings and urges to eat junk food! Just follow these simple tips to outwit your appetite: 1. Eat protein for breakfast. You’ll be less hungry later on and you’ll end up eating fewer calories during the day. All-carb meals (or snacks) set you up … Read More

Plant Protein Power – Good sources of vegetable protein

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice

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Plant protein isn’t as efficient a protein source as animal protein because, in general, plant proteins are low in one or more essential amino acids. “Low” however, doesn’t mean “not there.” Amino acids in plants are like letters in a Scrabble bag. There are a pile of E’s and S’s, but very few X’s and Z’s. In order to get more … Read More

Gut Health

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Gut health – the balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in the digestive tract – is finally starting to become recognized as a crucial part of health, immune system function, and weight loss. Gut health is important – your gut contains more bacteria than all the other cells in your body combined! We are technically more bacterial than human. The … Read More

Why Do We Eat So Much?

Dan DeFigioBehavior and Mindfulness, Nutrition Advice

Why do I overeat?

It’s no secret that humans are getting fatter all over the world. The average American eats over 400 more calories each day than the average American in the 1980s. Why do we eat so much? Sugar and processed foods are partly to blame, but there’s also the problem of people eating too much food overall. Why Do We Eat So … Read More

5 Major Eating Mistakes

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Healthy eating can be challenging when you get busy or stressed. Stay on track by avoiding these 5 major eating mistakes: 1.  Drinking calories. Don’t drink sodas, fruit juices, sweetened coffees, or other beverages with calories. Consume alcohol sparingly. Drinking sugar packs on the pounds! Stick to water, mineral water, or tea (you can sweeten it with stevia if you … Read More

How Insulin Can Make You Fat

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If you’re having trouble losing weight, one of the important things for you to understand is how insulin can make you fat – or keep you from losing weight. The good news is that controlling your insulin is simple with proper nutrition. What Is Insulin? Here’s a quick lesson on insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the … Read More

Foods That Boost Your Mood

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What you eat can cause chemical and physiological changes in the brain. Here are some interesting findings about foods that boost your mood. Foods That Boost Your Mood Fish and Fish oil Studies by Grosso have proven that daily fish oil treatments of at least 1000 mg of DHA and EPA for mildly- to moderately-depressed individuals significantly eased symptoms of depression. … Read More

Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Dan DeFigioNutrition Advice, Sugar Addiction

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We all know sugar is terrible for your health. Eating too much sugar has been linked to metabolic syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, liver disease, and even wrinkles. So if you’re looking for ways to eat less sugar, here are some tips: Ways to eat less sugar The sugar that you have to avoid is added sugar — the high-calorie processed … Read More

Upgrading Your Family to a Low Sugar Lifestyle

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Sugar has made quite a ruckus in the news lately, and the public is starting to understand the impact that sugar overload can have on your weight, your health, and your emotional state. You can upgrade your family to a low sugar lifestyle without too much deprivation. Reducing your family’s sugar intake is a worthy goal, but it can be … Read More

Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

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Are you confused about good carbs vs bad carbs? Are carbs good or bad? What are carbs, and what role do they play in our diet and health? Carbohydrates have been blamed for causing obesity and type 2 diabetes. Many dieters swear to have effectively lost weight simply by doing away with carbs in their diet. Are carbohydrates really an … Read More