Blogs about Healthy Eating

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16-17 Weeks Pregnant Tomorrow Crystal

What does optimally healthy mean to you? Terms defined...

Optimal is a term I use a lot as a fitness coach. However, I have found that within in the health and fitness industry, it can mean 3 different things. 1-    It can mean everything looks normal so we’re good here (avoid deficiency/fall within normal ranges/average/survive/status quo). 2-    It can mean everything looks normal, but some known healthy behaviors would be better (additional benefits/above average/thriving/stronger living). 

MINDFUL CONSUMPTION

March is here.  Today I continue to be focused on the nutritional needs of our body.  Our food intake is not only about energy balance.  Recently a new field of study has emerged called “nutritional psychiatry”.  In an observational review of the data, Jacka (2017) notes that mood is not only effected by what we do eat especially during our emotional binges which are those times when we consume to excess (for both sad and happy occasions).  Our mood is also found to be effected by what you do NOT eat.   Once again, we are looking for a balance

A Woman’s Value (No matter her age!)

From the time we are young girls, we are taught that our looks determine our worth. If you are lucky, you learn early on that this is simply not true. Unfortunately, I have found that many of us suffer from equating our worth with our looks well into our golden years - which to me, is really, really sad.

Be careful, that cereal bowl holds more than one serving size

The first place to start is “Serving Size.”  I know many of us have heard about using your fist or your palm and that is all well and good when it comes to meat.  The serving size I want to discuss involves packaged food, any kind of packaged food.  Let us start with breakfast.  This is an easy one and it makes my point very clear.  The serving size is on the nutrition label.  And note that changes are forthcoming on these labels.

Choose Quality Over Quantity

  

Should I Eliminate ALL Carbs?

  I always find it interesting to browse the online forums of health and fitness websites. It gives me an idea of what kind of questions are on people’s minds. Typically on these forums you’ll have someone new to fitness ask a question and the forum members give their feedback. One particular discussion I saw recently peaked my interest.  The question posed to the group was “I’m having trouble meeting my daily carb recommendations.

BE HEALTHY 28-DAY PROGRAM

If talk is cheap and you're ready for a better health and weight loss program, read on. A lot of people commit to healthier living this time of year but don't think to get professional help and group support. Join us January 2017 and get both for free with my BE HEALTHY 28-DAY PROGRAM. To register email your name and specific health goal to info@fitdupage.com asap. If you're not ready just yet, that's fine too.

The Effects of Psilocybin Mushrooms and How Long They Last

Psilocybin mushrooms can have pleasant effects if ingested in the right quantities. They have been known to cause a relaxation effect in individuals and giving them brain hyper connectivity that takes them to another level of spiritual experience. On the other hand, if an individual takes in too much of psilocybin, they may experience discomfort as part of the physical effects. The question is, how long do the effects of psilocybin mushrooms last?The Common Effects of Psilocybin

Another Year. Another Diet. Another Disappointment

Another Year. Another Diet. Another Disappointment.My top 3 solutions to taking control during the holidays.The holidays are just around the corner and we celebrate them by enjoying delicious treats. We don’t want to miss out on all of the festivities. Temptation can wreck havoc on your diet and fitness plan.