I Am Worth It – Challenge #1

If you’re in the habit of eating fast food regularly, we challenge you to go one week without it.  With a little bit of pre-planning and a trip to the grocery store at the beginning of the week, you can prepare your own “fast” meals and skip the junk food. Breakfast Get up 15 minutes …

Feed Your Brain

We normally think of food as nutrition for our bodies, without giving much thought to our brains.  The truth is that what you eat has a huge impact on your brain and …

Superfood! Chia Seeds

Tiny, but mighty, chia seeds are a nutrition powerhouse.  They’ve been used by the Aztecs and Mayans since as far back as 3500 B.C. and the word “chia” in Mayan actually means …

Food for the Eyes

We all know that when a meal looks appealing, we enjoy it that much more.  What we probably don’t think about very much, though, is how important what we eat is to …

Why the Mediterranean Diet

With the abundance of “diets” that you might read about, it can be head-spinning to figure out which one you should follow.  A number of different studies, including one by US News and World Report, along with a panel of experts, concluded that of the 41 diets they compared, the Mediterranean diet came out on …

Eat to Lose Weight

One of the basic truths about losing weight is that you need to burn more calories than you consume.  3500 calories equal approximately 1 pound of fat, so if you cut 500 to 1000 calories a day from a typical diet, you should lose 1 – 2 pounds per week.  There are many additional factors …

Vitamin D(efense)

Vitamin D affects nearly every cell in your body and its importance to your health is difficult to exaggerate.  Vitamin D plays a role in: Healthy bones, including preventing osteoporosis – it helps your body absorb calcium Lowered risk of diabetes – improving your body’s sensitivity to insulin, thereby reducing insulin resistance Reduced blood pressure …
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