Healthy Nutrition

What Are You Hungry For?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on What Are You Hungry For?

What Are You Hungry For?

Carley is a guest blogger on myfitnesspal.com. What does healthy eating look like? In the famous words of Michael Pollan, “Eat Food, Not too Much, Mostly Plants.” Knowing what to eat doesn’t need to be more complicated than that, right? So why in the US do we have a growing obesity epidemic? And why is the rate of Type 2 Diabetes continually rising? The answer is, we are not paying attention. We aren’t paying attention to when we feel hungry or full, how we feel during and after we eat certain foods (I feel really sluggish after I eat a lot of pasta) and, most importantly, we are not paying...

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Yummy Greens for Summer

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on Yummy Greens for Summer

High in Antioxidants dark greens like kale, swiss chard, and baby bok choy are perfect for a quick green addition to the lunch or dinner menu. These three delicious meals or sides are easy to prepare and add a nutty taste that is not only one to savor, but also adds some protein power. Sauteed Kale with Creamy Sesame Dressing If you are a tahini lover then this dish is for you! Ingredients: 1 bunch kale with creamy sesame dressing 1 tsp sesame seeds 1 tbsp tahini (sesame paste) 2 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp of nayonaise (I find this healthier than regular mayo and much less in saturated fat) 1 tsp...

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10 tips for Weight Loss

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on 10 tips for Weight Loss

When we decide it’s time to make a change to our bodies, we often take different routes. Some of us want to lose weight, some want to increase/or start exercising, and some just want to just get back on track with eating healthy. Goals also need to be realistic. You want to pick goals around your nutrition and exercise goals that you can meet realistically week by week.  Small changes week by week and maintenance of these goals, allow one to create lasting and meaningful lifestyle change. This will help you to be successful in your health and wellness goals. Here are some simple suggestions...

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The Five Essentials of Mindful Eating

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on The Five Essentials of Mindful Eating

The Five Essentials of Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is the act of paying full, non-judgmental attention to our moment-to-moment experience.  We can use mindfulness to free ourselves from unhealthy eating habits and improve our overall quality of life. Mindful Eating is a practice that engages all parts of us_our body, our heart, and our mind-in choosing, preparing, and eating food.  It allows us to pay attention to colors, textures, scents, tastes, and even sounds of drinking and eating. An example of mindful eating may look like this…. Ben came home from a busy day of work, he was feeling depleted and tired.  He went into...

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The Benefits of Omega 3’s

Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Healthy Nutrition | Comments Off on The Benefits of Omega 3’s

In addition, to eating lots of fruits and veggies and whole grains, getting enough Omega 3’s in your diet is vital.  Research has found that in order to prevent deficiency and to foster optimal health, EFA’s must be consumed daily. There are two families of essential fats:Omega- 3 and Omega 6.  Proper cell function is dependent on a balanced intake of these fats.  The overabundance of Omega-6 fats (from refined vegetable oils, processed foods, and meat) in the Western diet has dramatically upset this balance. Excess Omega 6 fats and a relative deficiency of Omega 3 fats, are contributing...

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