Ah, the salad. Perhaps the single food most associated with ‘eating healthy’ or ‘being on a diet.’ (Also known by many enthusiastic carnivores as an instrument of culinary torture.) While it’s true that salads can be healthful, there is absolutely no reason they have to be boring and tasteless. Salads can be exciting and delicious! Most salads start with a sad, bland base of … [Read more...] about Can’t Eat One More Boring Salad? Mix Things Up!
Is Unhealthy Snacking Sabotaging Your Diet?
It’s 2019 and you’re ready for better health. You’ve been putting time and effort into your diet. Grocery shopping for healthy foods, cooking more at home, and eating out less. Great job! A word of warning – if you aren’t snacking smart, your diet could be heading for disaster! Frequent snacking, especially on foods that lack any nutrition, can increase body weight. Not to … [Read more...] about Is Unhealthy Snacking Sabotaging Your Diet?
Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
Experiencing withdrawal symptoms after quitting certain foods may sound ridiculously dramatic, but it’s all too true. Research has found that after reducing intake of highly processed foods, individuals experienced mood swings, anxiety, headaches, poor quality sleep, and cravings. These symptoms are also common among people who are in withdrawal from addictive substances … [Read more...] about Junk Food Withdrawal – How Our Bodies React When We Quit Sugar
Healthier Food – Larger Portions
Science has confirmed that when humans are presented with more food, we consume more food. This phenomenon has been dubbed by some as the ‘portion size effect.’ Believe it or not, when portion sizes are doubled, individuals consume an average of 35% more food! Being aware of portion size has been viewed in the past as a necessity in order to avoid negative consequences. But … [Read more...] about Healthier Food – Larger Portions
Frozen Fish – Does It Deserve A Place On Your Plate?
Think frozen foods are second best? It is true that most freezer meals are packed with sodium and frozen desserts are off-limits for diabetics. But believe it or not, there is a frozen food that can actually help manage diabetes… fish! Did you know the majority of the fresh filets on ice at your local supermarket have been previously frozen? Most fish are frozen immediately … [Read more...] about Frozen Fish – Does It Deserve A Place On Your Plate?