The key to losing weight the smart and healthy way is to substitute meals, not skip them, something that’s specially true of ‘small’ meals, such as appetizers and snacks. Being hungry between meals is OK, just cut back on pastries, baked goods and sweets, and find a healthier alternative. Here is a list of foods, […]
We’re not talking about what time you have breakfast every morning, or if Friday nights are ‘pizza nights’. We’re referring to the things that you crave when you’re feeling down or anxious. Many of these habits can lead to unhealthy foods, excess eating and, ultimately, inadvertent weight gain. Bad habits are usually to blame when […]
Sometimes emotions and feelings can lead to overeating. Stressful situations and anxiety related to work (or lack-thereof), family and relationships can make us turn to (not-so-healthy) food as a source of comfort. If you don’t want emotional eating to sabotage your efforts at weight loss, and to help you regain control over your newly acquired […]
Holidays are a great time to celebrate popular traditions with our favorite meals and drinks. While you celebrate, think about the small changes you can adopt to enjoy healthier meals, and remain active. 1.- A toast to good health: quench your thirst with low-calorie alternatives. Drink water with juice or sliced lemon. Serve sparkling water […]
Eating more veggies is easy! It’s also essential since veggies contain vitamins and minerals, and very few calories. Follow these simple steps to make them part of your meals; it’s easier than you think.
Adjust to your weight loss program by imagining what you’ll gain thanks to your effort and desire to succeed. Look inside yourself to find all the motivation you need. The more clearly you understand what pushes you, the better you’ll adjust to your diet and physical exercise program. Take a moment to review the benefits […]
The proteins in our food come from animal (meat, poultry, seafood, dairy) as well as vegetable (beans, peas, soy products, nuts, grains) sources. Everybody needs protein, but most people already eat enough, and some, more than enough. How much is enough? Most people over the age of 9 should ingest between 140 and 200 grams […]
Eating healthy while being physically active, may be the best way to enjoy any party or social event. Organizing a great party can be quite easy as long as you serve healthy, delicious plates from each food group, in a fun way. Don’t forget, though, that the whole point is to enjoy the company of […]
You don’t have to completely give up that food you can’t live without but isn’t exactly healthy. Keep in mind that a healthy diet should be balanced; you can still enjoy your favorite foods even if they contain high amounts of calories, fats or added sugars… every now and then.
If you’re keeping a ‘food diary’ on your phone or a notepad you probably already recognize some of these bad eating habits. The next step is to find out the cause. Often, it’s a certain feeling or situation, for instance: