The chips are in front of you, there’s leftover casserole on the table, the ice cream’s sitting in the freezer…how can you resist? Maybe you don’t want food to go to waste, you think if you eat it now then it’ll be out of the house, or you’re depressed and the food brings you comfort. Whatever the reason you regularly stuff your face, there are ways to help you overcome this weakness.
DISCLAIMER: We at Fit Body Boot Camp generally discourage against eating at fast food locations because you can’t out train a bad diet. However, we know that sometimes mornings are tough and you suddenly find yourself with no time, so we’re here to present you with healthy options for breakfast on the go!
Fast food is convenient, fast, and cheap, making it a popular choice for meals on the go. The mornings you sleep in, are running late, and you’re stomach’s still begging to be fed, fast food is an easy choice. In years past, fast food for breakfast was a diet disaster as few healthy options were available. These days, restaurants know people are looking for low-calorie, low-sodium, nutritious ways to start their day, so menus now offer several diet-friendly breakfast options.
Do you depend on coffee to wake you up in the morning, help you focus, and boost your energy throughout the day? If so, you’re not alone. More than half of all adults over the age of 18 drink coffee each day for the same reasons.
And you’ve heard the news throughout the years. One day, coffee is considered good for you, and the next day newscasters are saying to stay away from it. But news you’ll be glad to hear is that current research shows the health benefits of a cup or two of Joe a day outweigh the possible risks.
Eat carbs or don’t eat carbs? Many popular diet plans recommend cutting out or cutting back on carbohydrates for fast weight loss. But does this mean reducing all carbs or just the bad ones?
Found in grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, carbs are macronutrients that provide your body with energy. When you eat carbs your body converts them to sugar that turns into energy. The science behind low-carb diets shows that when you restrict the number of carbs you eat, your body begins to burn fat for energy instead of sugar.
Restricting all carbs, however, can result in negative health issues. That’s because carbohydrates are a necessary for the health of your brain, nervous system, circulatory system, muscles, and digestive system. The trick is choosing the right kind of carbs. The bad kind is plentiful, tempting, and addicting, but the right kind are healthy, filling, and can even aid in weight loss.
Here’s how to choose the right kind.
Heartburn is something anyone can get, although some may suffer from it more often than others. You may not realize that what you’re eating and drinking may actually be the cause of your heartburn, and a simple change to your diet may eliminate this issue. If you suffer from heartburn, read on for some helpful tips.
You’re trying to lose weight, so you eat more salads. When prepared the right way, salads can be an effective weight-loss tool. Unfortunately, salad bar options and fast food salads aren’t always what you’d call diet-friendly. With the wrong toppings and dressings, salads can easily become so high in calories and grams of fat you might as well have eaten a pizza or hamburger.
Water quenches your thirst and cools you down on a hot day, but it does a lot more than that. Water makes up 60 percent of your body weight and is used by every tiny cell in your body to carry out bodily functions. Without water, you can’t survive more than a few days—at most a week. Your body is constantly losing water through sweating, breathing, and digestion, so you must regularly replenish lost fluids or your body will become dehydrated.
If you’ve ever wondered what the big deal is about drinking water, wonder no more. Here are a few ways water is essential to life and health.
We’ve talked about diets in the past, and it’s no secret that you can’t out-train a bad diet. Watching what you put into your body is crucial to effective weight loss, but it isn’t the only factor, you must create a lifestyle of health and fitness. And we all know that snacking is the enemy of a healthy lifestyle. You think “a few cookies won’t hurt” but you’d be wrong. Let us explain.
You know those random moments in the middle of the day when you start to feel sleepy, like if you could maybe take over that couch in the break room for a couple minutes you’d feel ready to dominate the rest of the day? Well, naps have been proven to improve productivity and awareness, but they do have some downfalls as well.
You’ve heard people talking about it, from friends to bosses to neighbors, that they’re “eating clean.” What exactly does this mean, though? Is it like a paleo diet, or no meats and dairy? There’s a lot to clean eating, and we’re going to tell you how it’s done.