Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.
Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.
There are a million and more excuses for why you haven’t made your body a priority…yet. Let’s be honest with each other right now. The right time to get fit won’t ever magically appear. I’d like you to consider that the ideal time to get fit is RIGHT NOW.
A few small changes to your habits can mean big results...if you actually take the steps, and time, to make them.
Trying to lose weight by going on a crash diet is like walking into a gunfight with a sharp stick. You might make a little dent, but in the end, you'll do yourself more harm than good.
When it comes to our health, we now have a bigger problem to deal with...
According to the study’s early findings, obesity is now the top leading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S.—even higher than tobacco.
By UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Residents of one Maryland county bought fewer sugary drinks after a campaign to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages that included policy changes and public health outreach efforts, according to a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
Here’s to a Happy New Year and to getting everything that you want out of 2017!
With the New Year you have the opportunity to start with a clean slate and a brand new year spread out in front of you, filled with endless possibilities. How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?
By now you are probably aware that the term, eat clean, has nothing to do with washing your food and has everything to do with eating in a way that promotes a healthier lifestyle, and in turn, fat loss.
While it may sound simple enough, it’s pretty challenging to stick with a clean eating plan, especially when you are initially starting out. Although....I suppose if it were easy then everyone would be lean and confident about their body.
So what’s the secret to long-term, clean eating success? Here it is…
By: Arlene Semeco, MS, RD
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are always looking for ways to improve their performance and achieve their goals.
Good nutrition can help your body perform better and recover faster after each workout.
Optimal nutrient intake prior to exercise will not only help you maximize your performance but also minimize muscle damage (1).
This is a detailed guide to pre-workout nutrition. It contains everything you need to know.
We all now how important setting goals is when it comes to accomplishing a task. They are the carrots on the stick that keep us moving forward. But what if you’re not setting good goals? A GOOD GOAL? You may be asking yourself, “Isn’t any goal a good goal?” True, anything is better than nothing. But when it comes to setting goals, there is a way that will improve your chances of accomplishing them.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen to your body if you stopped eating refined carbs?
It’s not a secret...refined and processed carbs contribute to weight gain. Therefore, reducing the amount of these in your diet would logically lead to a leaner, fitter you.
But is it true, or is it hype? Here’s what really goes down when you give up refined carbs…
If you have ever tried to ignore a box of doughnuts at work, you know how hard it is to keep your hands to yourself and walk on by. And once you walk on by, the battle isn’t over. Even if you are in a different room and down the hall, you can’t stop thinking about those doughnuts.
So why is it so hard to resist something as small and seemingly innocent as a doughnut? It has to do with both habits—and mind set.
These days you can find a "hack" for everything. There are life hacks (like packing Christmas ornaments in empty egg cartons), food hacks (like placing a handful of cherry tomatoes between two plates and using a knife to halve them all in one fell swoop), and as I'll share with you today, fat loss hacks.
Fat loss hacks are ways of doing everyday things, like eating, in a way that promotes fat loss and blocks fat storage. Sounds pretty great, right?! Here are my 8 most effective Fat Burning Hacks...
Industry-funded research sought to discredit links between sugar and heart disease...more than half a century ago.
Believe it or not, fitness starts in your mind! Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his or her fitness success, and their answer will likely be about commitment.
If you google (or bing) “motivational quotes”, you will notice that most of them reference working hard, dedication, perseverance, persistency, and doing. It should be no surprise then, that one of the cornerstones to succeeding in anything, especially your healthy lifestyle, is commitment.
Barcelona's youth soccer team recently won the U-12 Junior Soccer World Challenge. However, their actions in winning have defined them as true gentleman. Perhaps as adults, we should pay attention to this kindness and learn from them.
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