Vacations are tempting opportunities to cheat on your health and fitness plan. You’ll want to relax and avoid exercise, and eat and drink foods you’d otherwise avoid like the plague. No matter where you go, there will be delicious restaurants to try, enough time and distance from the office to enjoy a few drinks, and of course, the luxury of your hotel. If you’ve been trying to lose weight, build muscle, or just maintain your physical condition, vacations could crush your otherwise solid plans.
Each of us struggles with making healthy lifestyle choices on a daily basis. Too often, the road to fitness and health seems overwhelming. Work, family and life stressors steal our time and limit our ability to eat right and exercise.
The following fat burning foods I eat frequently.1. PeppersBring on the hot stuff! A compound in peppers helps increase your calorie & fat burn. I eat peppers in some form several times weekly. Chili pepper spice is great to throw in to your dishes!2. Cheese
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's now time to fall back into your fitness routine - no more excuses. Kids are back at school, vacations are over, and work schedules have gotten back to normal. Holiday engagements will be on hold until November, so we only have two months before we are immersed in the holidays.
Have you ever wondered why your GUT is hating on you? First, let’s see how your gut is feeling these days. I like to call this a GUT CHECK! Are you bloated, hurting, trouble pooping, diarrhea, indigestion, hot burps, burning in your belly, constipation? Are you popping Tums, Heartburn pills, poop pills, stool softeners?
The first food pyramid was introduced in the 1970's, and it is supported by the USDA. The food pyramid calls for a diet high in carbohydrates, such as grains, cereals, rice, etc., and a diet low in fats. With that said, why are obesity rates and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's on the rise? Society is constantly told to exercise and follow proper nutrition guidelines.
I often encounter people who do not realize how important or life changing taking the correct supplements can be for their health. Many MD's will not encourage or suggest them because they were not trained on supplements in medical school. The fact is an MD is trained in Pharmacology. Hence, they prescibe medications to treat patients. Ahhh..now that makes sense. Patients trust the Doc, they go to the Doc and the Doc gives them medicine......