If you've kept up with the workings of the food industry this past week, then you're likely to have heard that Whole Foods, the most popular chain of organic grocery stores in the United States, is dropping Chobani yogurt products from its offerings.
A quick reminder to be careful of false advertising for food. While we are all trying to eat healthier and make better choices, food companies are trying to figure out how to maintain or even boost sales. They'll throw on extra ads like "X Vitamins and Minerals" or "Protein Bars" or "Only 100 calories!"...
1. Drink plenty of Water- Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is key when it comes to staying healthy. Especially here in sunny Miami. Drinking water helps to decrease appetite as well as eliminate "I'm bored/hungry cravings." The goal is to drink half of ones body weight in ounces daily. ExtraTip- If water seems boring to you, add freshly squeezed lemon or lime for flavor as well as a dose of healthy antioxidants.
2. Cook your own meals/brown bag it- Set aside a day (I usually pick Sunday) to cook and prepare your own meals for the week.
When I was 14 my mom went back to work. Since she was working in a department store, and sometimes working evenings I began to cook meals sometimes. My mom did not love to share her kitchen, so I had not done much cooking before that ( Though I think it is better to teach kids cooking early, I can understand that; she had five kids, and not a large amount of money so she worked extremely hard and kids can make a lot of mess in the kitchen.
We've all been there before: dieting and exercising hard for months, dropping 98% of that excess visceral fat, but then... WE GET STUCK?! Impossible! You've been getting 6-8 hours of sleep more often than not, have eaten well a vast majority of the time and continue pushing your threshold in the gym. What gives? Aren't those three things the keys to avoiding a plateau and continual success? The answer: Yes and No.
"I eat HEALTHY."Translation: I am mindful and intentional about what I eat. I eat well enough to get by. I eat better than some and better than I used to. I even eat some fruits and vegetables. Occasionally, I may have alcohol, processed or "white" foods, and desserts. "I eat first to get my PRIMARY nutrition."
Forgiveness. We often think of forgiveness as the act of forgiving someone else who we feel has wronged us or asking for forgiveness from someone who feels we've wronged them. But what about the act of forgiving ourselves?
It’s Sunday morning, and typically on Sundays I do all my grocery shopping for the week and plan my meals out. That way I can stay focused on my fitness goals and save a little money as well. During my grocery shopping adventure I couldn’t help but notice all the people that were walking up and down the aisles trying to figure out what healthy foods to buy while attempting to read the nutrition facts some of which I still have a hard time reading.