Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food for your Tummy

Its important that you get adequate nutrition even if you are trying to lose weight.
Make sure you are getting healthy fats and proteins with every meal
They take a long time to digest
Keep you feeling fuller longer
Provide you with essential nutrients
Protein is essential for proper cell development... including building muscles.
Below are 12 foods to try to add into your diet...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

live longer and healthier...

10 steps toward a longer healthier life
1. Don’t smoke.
2. Build physical and mental activities into every day.
3. Eat a healthy diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, and substitute healthier monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for unhealthy saturated fats and trans fats.
4. Take a daily multivitamin, and be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
5. Maintain a healthy weight and body shape.
6. Challenge your mind.
7. Build a strong social network.
8. Protect your sight, hearing, and general health by following preventive care guidelines.
9. Floss, brush, and see a dentist regularly. Poor oral health may have many repercussions, including poor nutrition, unnecessary pain, and possibly even a higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
10. Discuss with your doctor whether you need any medication—perhaps to control high blood pressure, treat osteoporosis, or lower cholesterol—to help you say healthy.

[source: harvard medical school]

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Im bored

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Egg-cellent news!

Its time to set the record straight.
Eggs have had a bad reputation for way too long.

Back at the beginning of the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture re-evaluated the eggs nutritional value and there was some great news!!

Here are some of the reason you should add an egg or two to your diet.

> There is 14% less cholesterol than eggs used to have, about 185-195mg...
eggs effects on blood cholesterol aren't fully understood, talk to your doctor about eggs if you are going to add them into your diet 
you can eat an egg a day without increasing your risk of heart disease
> A source of Vitamin D... the sunshine vitamin.. One egg contains 41 IU, currently it is recommended that people get 500-1000IU of vitamin D a day.  (read more about the miracle vitamin here

> 70 Calories.... that means they are relatively low on calories.. but as part of a good breakfast they provide you with energy and the protein keeps you feel full.

>6 grams of protein.... you need about 1gram of protein per kg of body every day.  An egg a day can help make a dent in that nutritional need.
> Not only is an egg a good source of protein its a Complete protein-- if you eat the whole egg (white and yolk) it contains the EXACT amino acids (protein building-blocks) in the exact proportions that your body needs

>other vitamins and minerals
Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Choline,
and many more

(about the protein and choline)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dimensions of Wellness

Physical health and nutritional health are important
but so are other aspects of your health...

ask yourself

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Zap your cravings.

Actually...  you can massage your cravings away.
There is a really simple pressure point that when massaged for 30-60 seconds it can help combat craving and snacking for a couple of hours.
Where is it?
Right infront of your ear

So next time you feel like grabbing a snack a little while before dinner
or you are craving something salty while watching your favorite show....
Give it a try.
Using the point of your index finger press on this point and massage for about a minute.
Your craving should go away or at least be reduced.

Let me know if it works for you!!

[source: vitamin G]

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Anticipating Laughter

Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine...

A new study has come out showing that even just anticipating laughter is good for you!!
Not only does anticipating laughter increase health-boosting hormones
but it also decreases the production of stress hormones... You know, the ones that causes decrease in concentration, mess up sleep patterns and cause storage of belly fat....

So what are you waiting for?
Plan to do something fun today.....
plan to watch a funny movie or tv show,
call up a friend who always makes your laugh so hard you practically cry,
watch old home movies,
pick up the comic section of the newspaper...


Monday, September 5, 2011

Ways to make dinner healthy

Making homemade meal is often way healthier than store-bought, frozen, or restaurant meals.
But sometimes figuring out how to make those meals and having the motivation to make them especially on a busy week night can be hard.
Here are some Ways to make your dinners healthier.

1. Plan a week's worth of dinners - plan ahead and post the menu up on the fridge then you wont resort to frozen dinners and take out pizza

2. Invest in a slow cooker - throw a bunch of health ingredients in the night before, turn it on in the morning and come home to tasty, healthy, homemade dinner

3. Eat an Omelet - omelet's are packed with protein, and if you load them up with vegetables they can make a healthy, quick, filling dinner

4. Turn off the TV - one study has found that if the TV is on during dinner, fruit and vegetable consumption goes down

5. Keep your kitchen clean -  nothing is going to stand in your way to a healthy home cooked meal more than a cluttered messy kitchen. Keep the kitchen for cooking at eating only.

These are just some of the great tips in an article from
Check out the rest HERE

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sleep better tip #2

Sleep Stopper #2
Lying in bed mentally planning tomorrow's to-do list 

Do a data dump after dinner

At least two hours before bedtime, write out tomorrow's to-do list and jot down a possible solution next to each item. "The only time most of us have a moment to ourselves is when we're trying to fall asleep," says Mark Mahowald, M.D., a neurologist and director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center. And we typically don't spend it calmly recalling last summer's vacation; we use it to worry about unfinished business, he says. Cycling through your thoughts earlier in the evening will desensitize you to them later on. "If you start thinking about a task on the list when you're trying to fall asleep, remind yourself that you have a plan," Arand says. 
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