Oh, acronyms. People in the health and fitness world really seem to love them. One buzz-phrase known as BCAA--short for branched chain amino acids--is hugely popular among powerlifters, body builders, CrossFitters, and many other fitness enthusiasts. Thousands of people buy BCAA supplements every year, a considerable nod to the ever-growing market of nutritional and sports-enhancing supplementation.
An apple a day? Maybe. But some people swear by a grapefruit a day. Grapefruit has long been thought to have significant health benefits for athletes and other people alike. In addition to being packed with Vitamin C that boosts the immune system, some studies say grapefruit consumption can help lower bad cholesterol and is a good source of antioxidants. Also on the list of good stuff inside fiber rich grapefruits are lycopene, copper, Vitamin A & B1.
Cinco de Mayo is a great time to try a new spin on a melt in your mouth Mexican classic. Cook up some healthy turkey enchiladas! The popular dish can either bomb your nutrition or be a nutritious bomb. If you’ve been working to meet nutrition and fitness goals, chances are you are looking for the latter. All it takes is a little creativity to revamp a recipe.
Be it a bakery binge or one drink too many, people’s intentions to live a healthier life can get derailed. The good news is unless it was laced with arsenic, life is not going to end because you ate an extra slice (or three) of pizza (mmmm, pepperoni, triple cheese). One bindge eating session does not equal weeks, months or even a year of steady changes when it comes to weight loss or fitness IF you have the right attitude and can move on! Here’s how:
You just hit the snooze button for the fourth time and realize it’s a mad dash to make it to work on time. After you take a shower in record breaking time and throw on your Tuesday best, you realize you have just a few minutes to grab a bite to eat. Breakfast has often been labeled the most important meal of the day, yet for some reason, it is also the most neglected. While we should be nourishing our bodies with proper nutrient, most people end up reaching for the largest iced latte and crumb donut they can get their hands on. Eating a healthy breakfast on-the-go doesn’t have to be a challenge or time consuming.
When was the last time you had a craving for nutrition-less fast food? Maybe you couldn’t stop thinking about biting into a juicy cheeseburger from your favorite fast food joint, or maybe what you were craving one of those salty, greasy french fries. It can be very difficult to fight cravings when they come around— especially if you’re on a diet, and you’re trying to cut back on junk food (we always want what we can’t have!). Fortunately, by understanding what causes fast food cravings in the first place, you can learn how to overcome those cravings more easily and stick to your diet.
We all know that fruits and vegetables are important to a healthy diet. But it can be tricky to eat the recommended daily amount. Hopefully by sharing with you five reasons why you should be eating more cucumbers, I can encourage you to add this powerful food to your grocery list and increase your daily produce intake in no time at all!
For the past several months, you’ve dedicated yourself to losing weight. You visit your gym at least twice each week. Even though you don’t particularly like to cook, you’ve started preparing more meals at home. Unfortunately, you can’t seem to get the numbers on your scales moving in the right direction. If you can relate to this situation, you might be sabotaging your diet at work. The following dieting tricks to try at the office might help you rev up your weight loss results.
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t think many of us would disagree. When we skip breakfast, we set ourselves up for unhealthy eating habits later on, imbalanced blood sugar levels, and decreased energy and focus throughout the day.
As much as one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 40 do not get their recommended daily allowance of protein, U.S. Department of Agriculture research reveals. Protein is important for energy, weight loss, and muscle retention as women age. So how much protein do women need per day to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Read on to learn how much protein you really need per day as a woman to make sure you get enough of this important nutrient.