FORMING AND KICKING A HABIT

Contributed by Amanda Albiar There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about how habits are formed and how long it takes. Right now, the big idea is that it takes 21 days to make a new habit. Many diets, behavioral change plans and budgeted agendas are sold as 21-day processes. There is some truth to …

Hormone Imbalance And Weight Loss

A hormonal imbalance can lead to increased weight gain, inflammation, chronic disease, and difficulty losing weight. Studies have shown that proper nutrition can improve hormone imbalances within the body; combined with a consistent exercise routine one can become even more stable. If you have been on a roller coaster ride of dieting and exercising with …

Balancing Your Macro-nutrients

It is important not to exclude any one macro-nutrient from your diet. The three main macro-nutrients include: fats, carbohydrates and protein. Each one plays a very important role in your overall health. The key is to make sure you’re getting the healthy types of each type. Your fats should consist of mono- and polyunsaturated fats …

Substituting Processed Foods for Healthier Options

What are processed foods? These foods are often found in pre-packaged items like jars, bags or boxes. They often contain high amounts of added sugar and salts. Additionally, they tend to be low in fiber, contain grains, and include a large quantity of Trans Fat and saturated fat. They contain these products in an effort …

Motivation

What people think is difficult and what is actually more difficult can be the difference between continuously accomplishing your goals or sabotaging your every effort. It is important to recognize your strengths and weaknesses throughout your path of wellness. For some it may be easy to go to the gym and difficult to remain consistent …

Sugar is Just as Addictive as Cocaine

Do you smoke or use drugs? The answer is probably no or at least you’re not willing to admit it since everyone knows drugs are bad for you! Multiple studies show that cocaine, morphine, and several other drugs are extremely addictive and harmful to the human body. But did you know that refined sugar has …

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