How fun is it that there are health benefits of spaghetti squash, not just the great taste and playful way of preparing and eating it? Really fun! That’s the answer! This time of year is so great for getting lots of different kinds of bright colored foods I don’t really see at any other time.
Did you know there are actual meaningful health benefits of oatmeal? Maybe you did, and I have been living in a freaky world where I was under the impression that this was essentially filler with a bit of fiber in it. I know that I hated it growing up because I had the unsweetened kind far too much and no kid really likes the unsweetened kind. Plus, does the expression “sticks to your ribs” really make anyone want to dig in? Because that’s how that breakfast was described to me in terms of the advantages it had to offer. Gag. As it turns out, there’s a lot more to it than kid me knew! Thank goodness.
We all know that not getting enough sleep is bad for us. I’ve known it my whole life. I haven’t needed a research study to confirm it for me. After all, it feels awful while you’re lying awake at night watching the minutes and hours tick by. It feels even worse as you drag yourself around the following day. I don’t think clearly, can’t get motivated to do anything active, and am most likely to order in meals on days when I’m drained and not well rested.
So, it turns out that overeating doesn’t cause obesity. There’s been a lot of new research out there recently that has absolutely blown my mind. Holly recently blogged about how some pesticides can hold back weight loss so eating organic foods might actually give you an advantage. I recently read (and tweeted about) how aging doesn’t slow your metabolism as previously believed. Now, research is showing that it’s definitely not the amount we eat that causes us to gain weight!
A couple of weeks ago, I talked about research suggesting organic foods might help prevent weight gain, so this week seemed like a natural jump into the 2021 Dirty Dozen list. The reason is that while I’m taking organic foods far more seriously as a part of my shopping list, I wanted to know if I should just get some organics or try to eat only organics.
I’ve now being trying a CSA box for a month and thought I’ve had enough experience that I’m ready to share my initial thoughts with you. A month ago, I blogged about my reasons for doing this and whether a CSA box is worth it. If you didn’t spot that post, I encourage you to read that one before this one because it’ll let you know my motivation and expectations, since I don’t plan to repeat it all in this post.
Are organic foods better for weight loss strategies than conventionally grown ones? Should I be paying more for these fruits, veggies and even meats to get better results on my bathroom scale? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself since I’ve been going to more farmer’s markets and Marley has signed up for one of those CSA box programs.
When I was growing up, I was told that there were very few mushroom health benefits. Everything I was taught said that there was a bit of zinc in them and very little else. Still, my family ate them because they were cheap, and they tasted good. Now, I’m always reading about how they’re practically superfoods.
I just read about the scariest study that now says that drinking sugary drinks on a daily basis can actually shorten your life. The horrifying thing about it is that I have always joked that a certain giant pop or gas station slushy or other syrup-based beverage was likely cutting a day off my life.
I’ve decided to find out the answer to the question: Is a CSA box worth it? I’ve had my eye on a few of these community-supported agriculture programs for a while now.
This post is going to be my list of some of the best supplements for women that I’ve tried and that I think can be helpful for easing into a cleaner lifestyle.
In my last post, I wrote about how I was switching to the Lazy Keto diet plan, because the traditional ketogenic version – as helpful as it is – was becoming unsustainable for me.
Summer lunch ideas have been the most troublesome for me this year, for some reason. No idea why. I seem to have breakfast and dinner in order, but midday comes around, and it’s like I’ve never had to prepare my own lunches before.
I’ve decided to create a weight loss challenge for myself to really dig deep into the motivation driving me to reach my goals. I’m already focusing on an overall balanced diet, (mostly) regular exercise, and taking APEX-TX5 because my results were happening so slowly.
I hate to admit it but I’m starting Lazy Keto as a last-ditch attempt to save my diet and stick to this type of strategy. I’m pretty down right now. I’m trying not to be, but I’m discouraged because I’ve had such great progress and for a while it was pretty great keeping ketosis going…then it all seems to have changed.
My weight loss is slow right now. A lot slower than it was at the start. I know that it’s normal for things to go quickly for the first few weeks because it’s actually a lot of water loss and body composition changes going on and not necessarily fat burning.
Okay, so I’m going to tackle the topic of keto cheat days this week. I know this is a controversial topic, and I know that I am not a medical expert. Please consider this an opinion piece based on my personal experience.
Nutritional psychology is a subject I stumbled upon on social media – of all places – and that sent me into a massive online rabbit hole to better understand what it’s all about. Keeping in mind that even with all my best googling, I’m still eons from becoming an expert, I still thought this topic was fascinating enough that I wanted to share it.
Are lentils healthy? That’s what I found myself asking a few weeks ago and ended up diving deep into the rabbit hole until I’d discovered all sorts of great facts, most of which I don’t remember anymore.
I’m still in early days when it comes to recording keto diet results. Feels like I’ve been doing this for quite some time, but I’m still only several weeks in. Still, I’d like to share what my progress looks like so far.
I am sooooo ready for summer this year and have my first three low-cal dessert recipes all lined up and ready to go. If you’re ready for backyard BBQs and relaxing in the heat with something sweet and cool after dinner, I’m glad you’ve found this post!
The days of finding weight loss motivation in bikinis or skinny jeans have loooong passed. They used to drive me, but these days, I find that any help they give me is either short-lived or non-existent. In fact, over the last year, thinking about clothes that don’t fit has really only caused me stress. It hasn’t pushed me forward to do anything great for myself.