I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget
While the headline sounds familiar and somewhat overused, I am not going to write about specific foods, rather some food and eating concepts. My purpose is to bring awareness about some of our eating habits and food choices that do not support our health and wellbeing. Making your own meals: Preparing your own meals puts… Continue reading “Eat This, Not That”
I already wrote about far reaching benefits of exercise beyond just weight-loss or maintenance in my previous post. Now I'd like to make some suggestion as to how to actually start working out - we are moving from theory to practical application. The truth about exercise Some people cringe at the idea of exercise -… Continue reading How to Start Exercising
Snacks are essential for many of us. In our high-paced environment, sometimes finding time for a sit-down full meal is a challenge. Having healthy snacks on you will alleviate hunger, deliver nutrition and prevent overeating at mealtime. First - what should be the dietary composition of your snack? Protein - shoot for 10 g of PRO… Continue reading Healthy Snacks Ideas
If you are asking this question - first off, congratulations! You are on the right track - making a decision to put on snickers and setting exercise goals is a major step towards becoming more active and healthier overall. The amount of exercise needed Per the Department of Health and Human Services current recommendation is… Continue reading How much exercise do we really need?
I got you there with the title, didn't I?!Well, don't get your hopes up, there isn't such thing! Or at least there isn't rapid FAT loss. When you lose weight, it's not all fat: depending on your weight loss strategy, some of it is fat, and the rest is water and lean mass (muscles). Often… Continue reading “Rapid Weight Loss”
So you've decided to lose some weight and are trying to figure out how to begin?! Treat it just like any other project! Below are 10 steps (or project management strategies) to get you off the right start: 1. Get some numbers - weigh and measure yourself (waist, hips, thighs and forearms), write them down… Continue reading HOW TO START A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Protein is essential for our health (and looks). We need it to make tissue (like muscles), hair, enzymes, skin, antibodies and many other things in our bodies. There's a ton of confusing information regarding how much protein to eat. Proponents of body-building and increasing lean body mass suggest to consume as much as 1-2 g… Continue reading HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD WE EAT?
If you haven't read the Part I of this post, please go back to it, as the information in here will make way more sense. Now that we know that women fluctuate in terms of their hormones, appetite, cravings, weight (not necessarily fat), it only makes sense to develop an eating strategy(ies) that reflect those… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part II
We all know well that women and men are different… dah! With that in mind, weight loss for women should be approached differently too, but is it so?! It so happens that women are not studies enough when it comes to diet and exercise - it's not easy to study women: they have hormonal changes… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part I