Nutrition

6 Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies and Actually Like It

6 Simple Ways to Eat More Veggies and Actually Like It

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I make a living telling people to eat more veggies. This is according to my wife. I do a few more things, but I understand her point. Whenever I am on the phone with a client, we are almost always discussing how to get more fruit and vegetables into his or her life.

There are a number of reasons to eat vegetables, none of them being to torture you.…

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It's the Food: Why We Gain Weight

It’s the Food: Why We Gain Weight

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Physics states that if you move more, you burn more calories, and if you burn more calories, you lose unwanted pounds. This seems logical enough, and most of us have heard this so many times through the mainstream media that it almost seems like gospel. Based on such logic, and to reverse the trends of inactivity and expanding waistlines, people have been joining fitness facilities in droves for the better part of twenty years.…

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8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You're Sick and Tired of Chicken)

8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You’re Sick and Tired of Chicken)

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Are you tired of eating the same egg scramble for breakfast, chicken for lunch, and pork chops for dinner?

You care about your nutrition, but you’re bored with the same meals day after day.

But what other choices do you have for your healthy protein sources?

Before I answer that question (and I have a bunch of answers for you), let’s take a quick look at why protein is such an important component to our diet anyway.…

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Prepare Your Kitchen

How to Prepare Your Kitchen for the Whole Life Challenge

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The only thing that sabotages a great nutrition plan faster than the twin temptations of sugar and bread: a lack of the right foods, close at hand.

Let’s prevent that.

Below, seven tasks you can perform in the next seven days to ensure you’ll always have compliant, healthy food ready to go (while facing as little temptation as possible).

Go through the steps one at a time, and by the end of the week, you’ll be ready to tackle the Whole Life Challenge’s Nutrition and Hydration Habits.…

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8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Sugar is everywhere. From break-room doughnuts to healthy-looking packaged foods, the sweet stuff is all around us, and it’s all too easy to indulge. But sugar could be wrecking your health, whether you realize it or not. Sugar contributes to the development of a number of diseases, and some researchers consider any amount of sugar toxic to human health.

Sugar is typically associated with weight gain, but the problems don’t stop there.…

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Questions You Need to Answer Before You Go Grain-Free

7 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Go Grain-Free

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It seems like everyone is adopting a gluten- or grain-free diet these days. Whether it’s to combat the ravaging effects of an autoimmune disease, shed those last stubborn pounds, train for an athletic event, or simply avoid common chemicals and pesticides, eliminating grains from the diet can offer a variety of health benefits.

But few people are fully prepared to face the challenges associated with the leap to a grain-free lifestyle.…

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How to Cook a Week of Healthy Meals in No Time

How to Cook a Week of Healthy Meals in No Time

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Imagine if you could make all your meals for an entire week in just two hours. And, on top of that, imagine all those meals were both healthy and enjoyable (and cost less than what you usually spend).

That would be pretty awesome, right?

Well, you’re in luck. I’m going to drop a series of three lessons on you that will teach you how to do just that.…

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Why No Single Healthy Habit Is the Key to Success—and Yet It Is

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No doubt, most of you want to enjoy a lifestyle that can help you maintain good health and a fit body. At the same time, you probably hope to actually enjoy that lifestyle.

In other words, you may not want to deprive yourself of all your favorite treats or make time for an Olympic-level fitness routine. As a result, some people wonder if they can make just one change at a time by either improving their eating or their exercise habits.…

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How to Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

How to Cook with Fats and Oils for the Healthy Eater

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There are so many different types of fats and different ways they affect our systems when we consume them. These differences are even more enhanced when we look at the way these fats are produced, how refined they are, and how we use them for cooking.

Most of us understand the basics of which fats to consume, but when it comes to how to cook with fats and oils, things get more complicated.…

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How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label—and Make Better Food Choices

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label—and Make Better Food Choices

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A few years ago, I picked up my favorite energy bar and looked at the nutrition facts label.

I had a suspicion about these bars. They advertise simple, natural ingredients, and they are delicious and sweet—a little too sweet. I selected my favorite flavor and looked at the sugar content: eighteen grams.

I find “grams” hard to visualize and without a lot of meaning, so to give myself some context I divided eighteen by four—this is how you convert grams to teaspoons, which is a measurement I can get my head around.…

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How to Order Healthy Food When You're at a Restaurant

How to Order Healthy Food When You’re at a Restaurant

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Life is about so much more than a lunch box with the perfect ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats. 

Life is about travel, entertainment, and birthday parties. For many of us, dining out is one of life’s biggest enjoyments — and the biggest challenge to our healthy eating habits. To maintain our healthy lifestyle and still be able to enjoy our meals out, it is important to make educated choices so we can stay on track.…

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