Eggs are considered a perfect food. They’re an excellent source of protein, providing 7 grams in a single egg and delivering all the essential amino acids needed to build and maintain a lean muscular body. They also deliver a rich source of energizing vitamin B-12, vitamin D, iron and vitamin A. They’re also versatile. Most of us reserve eggs for just breakfast, but there are a variety of ways to eat eggs that can be incorporated into any healthy meal prep. Here are six ways to consider eating an egg.
It’s commonly believed that consuming small, frequent meals optimizes fat loss. According to theory, go without eating for more than a few hours and your body shifts into “starvation mode.” Part of the starvation response is to slow down metabolism in an effort to conserve energy. Pretty hard to get lean when your metabolic rate isn’t cooperating. Conceivably, providing your body with a constant stream of nutrients prevents the starvation response by “stoking the metabolic furnace,” thereby enhancing the ability to burn stubborn body fat.
Every week there seems to be a new diet everyone is trying. From South Beach to the Mediterranean, diets vary from type to type. One diet (although many would refer to it as a lifestyle) has been gaining increasing amount of interest— vegan. Physicians refer to it as focusing on plant-based foods, animal rights activists encourage it as a humane way of eating, environmentalists teach to the sustaining value on the world resources. But what does it all mean to YOU?
Come lunchtime, do you know what to eat to help keep your energy levels up and your metabolism fired up until your next meal? Skip the drive-through, going out for lunch or delivery and try these quick and healthy high-protein lunch ideas for weight loss.
Whether you are eating at an Italian, Japanese or Indian restaurant, knowing what dishes to avoid and which to dig into will make eating out so much easier and stress free. Remember— it isn't about always being perfect; it is about being mindful and making the best choices possible.
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.
All too often I hear how difficult it is for people to enjoy a meal out with friends and family. Eating out does not have to be challenging. As long as you know how and what to order, eating out can be totally doable. I want to share 10 tips that will help you enjoy your time out while staying on track with your fitness goals. These tips will help you manage your goals without sacrificing your social life altogether.
Most fitness buffs love the delightful taste of peanut butter, but when it comes to restrictive dieting, peanut butter goes on the banned food list. Mounting evidence suggests that eating nuts has more benefits when it comes to weight control than previously speculated. If you’re a nut lover and need a reason to include this delicious food group in your diet, keep reading!
You can eat your way to a natural tan! Vitamin A is critical for healthy skin, nails and immune health, and for achieving that summer glow. Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment that is converted by the human body into vitamin A, so here is a list of foods that contain high amounts of beta-carotene to naturally speed up your tanning process
Vegetables are by far the best source of naturally occurring essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients that we need to live healthy. Although often they take a back seat to protein, without vegetables, it will be hard to get all the nutrients you need out of that steak you’re eating! Keep reading to find out five reasons you need more vegetables in your diet.