Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, most of us fall off our regular, healthy eating plans and give into the temptation of sugar cookies, second helpings and eggnog! But that doesn’t mean your diet is headed for a complete meltdown!
To have a healthier holiday, you don’t have to throw all your traditional favorites out the window. Instead, you can make a few swaps to just a few of the dishes on the menu and still make a dent in your calorie intake (and guilt too)! Here are seven healthy holiday food swaps that taste just as good as the traditional offerings:
Being on a low carb diet, although very effective, can end up down-regulating the body’s metabolic responses, especially if the diet is low in calories, too! In a previous post, I discussed the “how-to” in this post, and now I’m answering four common questions about carb cycling.
Reverse Dieting was proposed to help individuals avoid substantial weight re-gain once they have reached their desired goal weight by slowing reintroducing calories. Wondering if Reverse Dieting is something you should give a try? Read below to find out the low down…
While most people only associate Insulin with sugar and weight gain, it also has an important role in building muscle. Insulin is considered one of the most anabolic, or muscle building, hormones in the body, so it is rather important when it comes to putting on any lean muscle.
Tired of microwaved broccoli? There are other ways to enjoy your vegetables that can provide flavor and are still nutrient dense. Although it might take a bit more time and effort, the prep time is worth the flavor and taste you will experience! Here are five ways to make your veggies more tasty!
It has been shown that women tend to suffer with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, particularly athletic women. These deficiencies can be the result of loss through metabolic processes, menstruation and even simply through sweat loss. Loss of vitamins can affect our ability to perform, but also prevent a proper muscle recovery. Including adequate sources of vitamin C, E and D in your diet— via proper diet and supplementation— can help maximize recovery and performance.
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