Most of us know that we need more magnesium, but I bet most don’t know why we need this amazing mineral. And unfortunately many of us don’t come close to receiving the daily requirement, because magnesium is typically found in whole, plant-based foods.
Do you feel hungry all the time? It’s frustrating, right? You try to eat clean, work out on a regular basis and take care of yourself, but uncomfortable and annoying hunger pangs seem to haunt you throughout the day. There are some common reasons why you might be feeling hungry all the time, and fortunately, they’re easy to fix! Let’s go over a few of these so you can stay on track, feel less hungry and reach your fitness goals:
You can get back to your southern roots (or find them) with this healthy, versatile, delicious recipe for southern jambalaya. Typically found in southern Louisiana’s Cajun Country, jambalaya has found its way into other regions because of its wonderful flavor, ease of preparation, and versatility – plus it just tastes good! This rice based dish works well with chicken and sausage, seafood, or if you are feeling particularly southern, gator and andouille sausage.
A few months ago, you embarked on a healthier eating plan. At the same time, you also started working out at the gym several times a week. So far, you’re thrilled with the results of your new, healthy lifestyle. You’ve lost some weight and feel better than you ever have felt in your life. After recently receiving an invitation to a family reunion, you were initially excited. However, your excitement quickly turned to panic when you discovered the event is scheduled to be held at a local buffet restaurant. You’re afraid you’ll be lured by the sights and smells of your old favorite, fattening foods. If you can relate to this scenario, consider the following 6 ways to limit calories consumed at a buffet.
Do you struggle with overeating? Don’t worry—you aren’t alone. There are millions of tasty options and tempting desserts, and fast-food restaurants on almost every corner. Food tastes good and has an emotional component. Eating usually makes us happy, and we tend to indulge when we’re stressed, tired or socializing. And let’s face it, we need to eat to survive.
Even if you’re aiming for a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’re going to be taking in some carbohydrates — even the strictest ketogenic dieters need a few vegetables to round out their nutritional profiles. As you increase the number of carbohydrates you allow yourself in a day, the problem of discerning quality carbohydrates from bad ones becomes increasingly important. Keeping to the healthiest vegetables as a minor side for one or two meals is fairly easy; doing so when a large portion of your caloric intake comes from carbs is not. Today, we’ll be talking about what makes a good carb good and a bad carb bad and where to look for each kind.
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, regular workouts and a nutritious diet go hand in hand. But how do you avoid fads and falsehoods when it comes to advice on what to eat? Begin with a clear understanding of how to select the healthiest foods to fuel your body. That means understanding the ingredients when reading food labels, choosing the healthiest whole foods and avoiding calorie-laden foods marketed as healthy.
Do you have a few stubborn pounds you’d like to lose? If so, you may be starting a diet in the near future. However, past diet failures may have drained your confidence. If you can relate, the following 5 tips may help you achieve lasting success this time.
Sure, it’s easy to eat healthy when you’re cooking fresh produce at home. But what about when you’re on the go? If you give up and head for fast food any time you are busy with work or life, you will wreck any progress you’re making at the gym. Today, we’ve got 7 tips for healthy eating on the go that will help you stick with your wellness resolutions no matter where life takes you.
Yes! You’re reading the title of this blog correctly. You can lose weight by eating more food. I promise. But the caveat here is eating the right foods. You can’t fill your plate with doughnuts and pizza. You need to choose foods that are low-energy-density foods. Say what? Don’t get too worried; I’m about to explain what this all means for you. Energy density is defined as kcal/g of food, or how many calories are packed into each gram of the food you’re eating.