It seems that the ideal body becomes ever more elusive the harder we try to achieve it. The potential is there, we just can’t figure out the magic formula or diet. The odds are that 98% of dieters will fail at sustaining weight loss while only 2% of dieters will succeed. Even more discouraging is the post diet weight gain after the valiant effort to get the excess weight off fails.
This week’s blog comes from Helen Sanders and the team at Healthy Ambition.com.
What is the Healthiest Apple?
Most people know apples are good for you, but just how healthy are they and is there a healthiest apple in the world?
I graduated as a holistic nutritionist in 2008 feeling very enlightened and motivated to help educate others on what I had learned. Little did I know at the time that school was only a small piece of a very large puzzle. I had a good understanding of how our body responds to different types of food… or so I thought. The body is very complex, and every body is different. I’d like to share with you my “aha moment” with Holistic Nutrition.
With cool mornings, evenings and leaves beginning to change and fall, we start to think of hosting family gatherings, and start planning our menu for the big Thanksgiving weekend. Why not start by choosing the perfect turkey for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner?
If you’re not keen on foods naturally high in fiber such as legumes, oats, fruits, and vegetables, you may be tempted to choose fiber-fortified foods to help you reach your daily requirements. Manufacturers are putting isolated fibers in foods like yogurt, sugary cereals, energy bars, and even juices in order to make “high fiber” claims, but are they really the same thing?
Fall is the time of year where our brains start to make the switch from salads and fresh fruit over into the realm of comfort foods. It’s biological – our bodies want to store a little for the winter to keep us warm. And cheese is one of the best forms of culinary comfort the world can offer.
Not all fats are created equal and today we are consuming far more omega 6 fatty acids than we should be. The average North American is consuming up to thirty times the optimal amount, which is offsetting our omega 3 to omega 6 balance. An imbalance of these two essential fats can lead to inflammatory… Read more »
September brings upon us a new school year and a change of pace. Whether it’s back-to-work or back-to-school, you may be wondering what to pack that will make for a healthy, easy and quick lunch. With the carelessness of summer behind us we are usually looking to clean things up and get back to routine so let us provide some method to the madness.
Breakfast in a bowl: It’s an easy weekday morning classic, but it doesn’t always have to consist of multicolored sugary circles splashed with skim milk. We’re talking about flavor-packed, nutrient-dense, appetite-appeasing, soul-soothing starts to your day. Nutrition-packed breakfasts can have short-term and long-term health benefits. Research shows that consuming half of the day’s calories at breakfast followed by smaller lunches and dinners can help decrease hunger and help people lose weight.