Learning how to cook can seem like an overwhelming task for the non-cooks out there. The good news is, it isn't as difficult to learn as you may think. I am not the best cook but I can follow a recipe and I can prepare some decent meals when I'm inspired to do so. However, even intermediate chefs may have an issue with preparing healthy meals. This is because healthy meals are … [Read more...]
What is healthy a balanced diet? Is it bad tasting food? Is it lack of favorite dishes? Is it the lack of sweets, bread, soda, alcohol etc?
Healthy eating can be easily described as the food intake that helps your systems to work at full capacity. The word balance suggests that foods of all different types are eaten in certain amounts and
levels that keep the body operating, ideally, close to optimal level.
Referring to individuals who do not have a prescribed diet by a doctor, diet in general is nothing more than what you already have. All the food and drinks you are eating and drinking respectively are part of your diet. If your diet is a healthy one or not that is another story. Diet does not mean necessarily healthy or balanced.
The information in this category is gathered from different places and personal opinion and nothing is guaranteed.
Food can make or break your fitness goals as you may well know. Eating a poor diet of primarily processed food and you will probably feel tired, lazy, and will eventually gain weight or have difficulty losing the excess weight you already have. Anytime you eat healthier, weight tends to drop much easier and you feel healthier in general whether it is in the form of increased … [Read more...]
Several months ago, I started a full-time job and continued with a 1-2 night a week part-time job, plus freelance work in between both jobs. Anyone who has a hectic schedule can understand that time is precious. You have to make the most of every minute. Since time was not on my side, I slacked-off big time with my diet. I'd be in such a rush that getting breakfast from a … [Read more...]
When I notice people who are very lean and muscular, the first thing I wonder is how they do it? I know for sure their diet is probably really clean and they workout on a regular basis. Food really determines how ripped you can get because you simply cannot out exercise a bad diet - unless you workout like Michael Phelps. That guy can demolish a ridiculous amount of calories … [Read more...]
When it comes to doing cardio for weight loss, proper nutrition is as important as the training itself. If you’re trying to lose weight, your cardio routine is just one piece of the puzzle, you need to back your training program with the proper diet. And here is why: In order to lose weight, you need to burn off more calories than you put in. that’s it. And it’s no secret. This … [Read more...]
High blood pressure affects so many people that you probably know family or friends who deal with it or you may be dealing with it yourself. I know family members who have to take medication daily to treat their hypertension. The DASH diet is a popular diet that has been said to help lower blood pressure by 8 to 14 points. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop … [Read more...]
I'm still going strong with my healthy eating lifestyle and one of the changes I implemented was eating breakfast every day. I was never a consistent breakfast eater. I would usually skip it and when I did eat it, it was usually oatmeal or cereal. Now I eat it every morning and it is almost always egg whites, some vegetable (spinach or broccoli), and some protein (leftover … [Read more...]
photo credit: juan787 This is part three in my healthy eating tips series. If you want to read the others you can find them below: Healthy Eating Tips that Work Part 1 Healthy Eating Tips that Work Part 2 What can you do when you live with someone who does not eat the way you do? I am in this situation and in the past, I would let it effect me. I would give in and eat the … [Read more...]
If you missed part one, you can find it here: Healthy Eating Tips That Work – Part 1 Why Logging Food Works Ok, you are probably skeptical about logging everything you eat. Trust me, I was too, and keeping track of stuff like that just isn't something I find fun. However, tracking your meals gives you a better understanding of portion control, calorie counts, and other useful … [Read more...]
This is the first part in a series of posts where I will be discussing how I finally made the change to eating healthy for weight loss. You can read my first post which started it off: Eating Healthy for Weight Loss – I’m Finally Sticking To It Why I Say These Tips Will Work I say these tips will work because they work for me. Will they work for everyone? Probably not, but if … [Read more...]