Soda… the carbonated fiend, the peskiest diet murderer on the dietary block.
As much as soda quenches thirst on a hot day, it also dumps loads of unhealthiness into the body. Just think of all the sugar they use to sweeten soda up for your taste buds.
Of course, soda in moderation isn’t much of an issue. The thing about soda, though, is that it’s addictive. Once the body gets a taste, it can ‘t stop craving it.
But hold on, hold on… there HAS to be a way to stop those soda longings. Right?
There is, well, are.
Today, we’re going to discuss a few methods for beating the “soda bug”. Not all of these methods will work for everyone, so experiment and see which ones work for you!
Time to dig into some scrumptious, hearty turkey meatloaf.
This week’s recipe is all about one of America’s favorite hunks of meat. Don’t be deceived by the size of this classic dish, though, because you can turn it into a healthy and guilt free entrée!
Not only will you get a healthy serving of protein with this meatloaf, you can make it even healthier by simply using organic turkey as your meat.
With a side of veggies, this is the perfect meal for plenty of occasions, from a quiet night in to a large family gathering. Happy eating!
It’s an age-old adage you’ve probably heard a thousand times: stretch before you work out.
Yet so many people at gyms and with personal trainers ignore this step completely. They hop right onto the treadmill or pick up weights before any of their muscles are primed to perform. Or, they’ll do the stereotypical arm-across-the-chest stretch, not to get loose but to trick themselves into thinking they’re ready to exercise.
The result? Injuries, discouragement, and a lack of weight loss.
So why are stretching and warming up the best things you can do for your body before exercise? It’s all because our muscles need to be eased into the exertion of exercise.
Whether it’s lifting a dumbbell, squatting, playing a sport, or running a marathon, working out requires blood flow and flexibility. A tight body with tight muscles that tries exercise is a recipe for disaster.
We thought warming up was so important that we decided to give it some shine in this week’s blog post. Here are a few of the many ways you can effectively prepare your body for a productive workout. Try these at the gym, on the field, at home, or wherever else you train!
Chips. Why are you so good yet so unhealthy?
I mean, chips are so addictive. You open a bag, stick your hand in, and before long, they’re gone. And unfortunately, they’re not always the healthiest choice on the shelf.
Well, we’ve got the solution to quell your chip cravings without sacrificing your precious diet!
The key is to swap the potatoes out for some veggies or dried fruits. You can still keep the regular texture of chips with some added kick or sweetness, depending on what you’re going for.
Let’s explore a few ways you can cook up some tasty chips to munch on free of guilt! You won’t want to go back to processed bags ever again.
Let’s talk about Jennifer.
Jennifer is in her mid-thirties and has three kids. She’s super frustrated with her body shape and wants to slim down. Let’s say she finally reaches her breaking point and decides to make positive, healthy changes in her life.
She’s pumped. Her excitement translates to the gym, where she works out 5 times a week. She’s on the fast track to big-time weight loss when….
…. she gets hit with a wrecking ball of anxiety.
She doesn’t know how to diet properly.
See, someone once told Jennifer that being healthy is like driving a car. Your motivation is what twists the key in the ignition and exercise is the turbo-charged engine that motors the car down the highway.
But no car can drive without gas. That’s exactly what a good diet provides: energy to power you through the day.
Jennifer is nervous because she doesn’t know how to transform her diet for the better. She listens to dieting podcasts and reads health blogs, but gets even more stressed because she doesn’t know which tips actually work.
Believe it or not, countries around the world do dieting differently. It’s awesome to know health is a universal goal, but different regions use their cultures and perspectives in unique ways to stay healthy.
So, why don’t we help out our friend Jennifer and learn how we can improve our own diets from our neighbors across the globe? Here are 8 tips you (and Jennifer) might find helpful!