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Weight Loss Plans are Enriched by Super Seeds

Weight loss meal plans should include lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and fish, as well as complex carbohydrates. But, they can be enriched by adding some of the new super seeds. Some of the most popular super seeds include chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds. They are being added

Healthy Eating Guidelines for Various Types of Milk

Healthy eating guidelines often recommend a particular type of milk.   I grew up drinking whole milk. You know—the kind that comes from cows. I have to refer to it as “regular” milk now to distinguish it from all the other offerings.   One thing people don’t know about whole

Healthy Diet Programs Require a New Focus

Research on healthy diet programs needs to be reexamined. Traditionally research on nutrition has focused on micronutrients, studying the effects of inadequate amounts of certain vitamins, or on macronutrients, such as the appropriate amounts and types of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Many overweight people who want to lose weight get

A Balanced Diet: Your Brain Can Be Trained to Prefer Healthy Foods

A balanced diet consists of complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and good fats. Many people who are trying to adopt healthy eating habits have trouble resisting high calorie snacks and fast food. Good news! Not only do your taste buds adapt over time, but research from Tufts University demonstrates that the

Healthy Eating: Making the Case for Eating Fruit

Healthy eating is on most of our minds these days, but many of us avoid eating fruit because we believe that it’s high in calories and has too much sugar. Others get their fruit solely from juicing. The Bullet is all the rage! You may be surprised to learn that

Healthy Diet Recipe: Banana and Almond Butter Toast

A healthy diet includes healthy eating habits, which include eating breakfast. This week's recipe couldn't be any easier. We're all rushing around in the morning and usually don't have time to make breakfast. Try this easy to assemble, grab-n-go breakfast. The beauty of this breakfast is that it has protein

Weight Loss Journey: Elaine’s Blog–Week #5

Take your time. Be patient. Losing weight is hard. PERIOD. But having to do it while managing all the other day-to-day tasks makes it that much more of a challenge. How do you go to work, prepare healthy home-cooked meals, entertain your family, AND exercise before bedtime -- only to

Healthy Diet Recipe: Overnight Oats with Stone Fruit

No time for breakfast? With a little advance planning you can have a nutritious grab-n-go treat that will keep you full until lunchtime. A recent healthy trend is to soak oatmeal, plus healthy add-ins, overnight in the refrigerator. Try this healthy diet recipe Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup

Weight Loss Journey: Elaine’s Blog, Week #4

Track Your Food in the MyFitnessPal App A weight loss jurney can feel long and hard. But, there are ways to make it easier. MyFitnessPal (MFP) is one of the tools I use daily to help me stay on track with my health goals.  Most dieters know about MFP, but for

Weight Loss Journey: Elaine’s Blog, Week #3

My weight loss journey was challenging this past week because I was sick with a respiratory infection.  Not only was I frequently short of breath, but the doctor had me on antibiotics and powerful steroids that made my body feel completely out of sync.  Unfortunately, steroids are an appetite stimulant