The Lord put it on my heart to talk to you about joining me for a “Get Fit For Summer” blast. That means a commitment from you (and me) to up our health and fitness goals. Here’s the plan– • … read more
Whether you eat at home or at restaurants, choosing the right portion sizes need to be a regular part of your life. Super sized portions have changed the way many view how much to eat in a meal. Did you know that for many types of food, a handful is a good measurement for a portion? But good news – one food group that is good to super size is colorful vegetables!
Get the kids involved with cooking! One night a week try making homemade pizza or something else they might enjoy. Be sure to have all their favorite ingredients and let them take turns creating their own recipes. Start with a … read more
Water dramatically affects weight loss. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to overeat simply because they need hydration. The consumption of eight cups of water per day is not only a health necessity, but it can dramatically affect weight … read more
Four Kinds of Fats This brief information about each fat and some of the foods that contain them is designed to help you make informed eating choices. Monounsaturated Fats—Best Fats Found in avocados, nuts, olives, olive oil, canola oil … read more
It is vital to eat the good/healthy kind of fats, which are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, in the right proportion to be healthy and lose weight. These fats help you feel satiated. For example, eating a salad with just lettuce, … read more
This is a reminder that not all carbohydrates are equal! While we should limit or avoid simple carbohydrates, our bodies do very well when we eat complex carbohydrates. Complex Carbohydrates Complex carbs (as listed in Genesis 1:29) are extremely beneficial. … read more
Did you know that omitting a slice of cheese (0.7 oz) from your sandwich or burger can save you 80 calories and 7 grams of fat? Did you know that using Light Ranch dressing instead of regular Ranch (2 Tbsp) can save you 80 calories and 10.2 grams of fat? Did you know that using light mayonnaise instead of real mayonnaise (1 Tbsp) can save you 55 calories and 6.5 grams of fat?
Remember to try and choose simple, whole foods more often and gradually reduce the amount of processed foods/snack you eat. Also, throughout the day, keep in mind that by eating mini-meals and healthy snacks, you are: * refueling your body so you can stay mentally sharp and energetic during the day * warding off hunger which can lead to overeating or eating unhealthy foods * boosting your metabolism which helps burn calories and fat
Last time, I shared that if our diets are lacking in an area, we will begin craving certain foods from that food group. The more consistently we eat a balanced diet, the fewer cravings we will have. Here are a … read more