Cutting Calories for Weight Loss

In order to lose weight, we must consume less calories, burn more calories with exercise or do a little of both. Many people believe they need to go on a strict diet in order to lose weight but that is not the case. Small, consistent changes can make a huge difference on the scale. Try…

Grocery Shopping Tips

  Grocery shopping can be a little confusing these days with so many options to choose from. Here are some guidelines to help you make healthier choices. Try choosing less processed foods as often as possible. Examples include fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and simple dairy products. Label reading should include looking at the ingredients, sugar,…

Add Some Excitement to Your Water!

  Are you getting sick of drinking nothing but water all the time? Unfortunately, many bottled drinks are either packed with sugar or artificial sweeteners. It makes it challenging drinking anything but water these days. Here are some other ideas: Unsweetened seltzer water Fruit infused water (oranges, strawberries, etc) Unsweetened black or green iced tea…

Become A Mindful Eater

  Become a Mindful Eater!   Mindful eating is the practice of being more present during meals and snacks. A mindful eater pays attention to the taste, texture, smell and sight of their food. Believe it or not, becoming a mindful eater could even help you lose weight! Another benefit is that you actually get…

Create a Great Snack!

  Create a Great Snack! You may be hurting your energy levels and your weight loss efforts by choosing the wrong snacks. Your snacks should be viewed as nutritious mini meals. Try pairing your carbohydrate foods with a protein or healthy fat. This will make you feel fuller and also balance blood sugar levels-  …

Afternoon Pick Me Up

Coffee has a lot of antioxidants which can help protect us from different diseases including cancer. Today I added some skim milk, a little sugar and some cinnamon. The total calories are less than 100 and I love the taste! I’ll also get some health benefits from the cinnamon with is beneficial for blood sugar…