Healthy Weight Loss & Nutrition Tips. Calories Matter

In order to lose weight, you MUST eat fewer calories than your body normally uses in a day. Calories are the amount of energy stored in the food you eat and the number of calories can vary from one food to another. Eating more calories than your body needs can lead to lead to weight gain. This is because extra calories are converted into fat and stored in the body [...]

Vegetarianism

Thinking about going vegetarian? Vegetarian is a blanket term that caters to different types of meat consumption habits and variations. Types of vegetarians: Vegan – Do no consume any animal product Lacto vegetarian - consumes dairy products (cheese, yoghrut) only Ovo vegetarian - consumes eggs only Lacto-ovo vegetarian - consumes both dairy and eggs no meat Pescatarian - consumes only sea food Pollotarian – consumes only poultry and fowl Vegan [...]

10 tips for surviving the holiday events

The holidays present a time for letting loose…literally.  It's also the time of year when it's super easy to pack on extra weight in the name of making merry, thanks to those huge parties with endless supply of free food and drink. Here are 10 tips that will help you not overdo it... Get your workout out in earlier in the day to get your metabolism going Avoid “fasting” before [...]

6 Superfoods and why you need them

Want to take your diet to the next level? If so, it’s a smart move to take a look at some of the top superfoods that you can be including. Superfoods are as the name suggests, foods that contain nearly ‘super’ powers. They are so loaded with nutrients and offer so many health benefits, they stand out from the rest. Let me share with you today my top six superfood [...]

Salt: What you need to know

By now you’ve probably heard that to be as healthy as possible, you should avoid having too much salt in your diet. And, this much is true. Salt overload is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure and could potentially set you up to experience an increased risk of heart disease and/or stroke. This said, not all salt is created equally. Let’s go over the different types of [...]

2017-12-05T13:36:15+00:00 By |Food, Nutrition, Other, Recipes|1 Comment

What is Cancer?

One of the most life threatening conditions out there today and one that everyone without a doubt wants to avoid is cancer. While most people realize the severity of suffering from cancer, not everyone really understands why cancer occurs. What causes it? And more importantly, what can you do to prevent and/or overcome it? Let’s go over some facts that you need to know. What Is Cancer? To answer the [...]

Kidney Beans Recipe

Also known as Red Beans, Kidney beans are super healthy, easily accessible and quite easy to make! They are rich in protein but contain almost double the amount fibrous carbs than protein. For this reason, I recommend you have beans + lentils with vegetables instead of carbohydrates. The nutritional facts are as follows for 1/2 a cup or 130 grams of cooked beans: 120 calories,  20 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams dietry [...]

4 Tips on how to stick to clean eating

Starting up on a healthy eating plan but feeling a little uncertain about your ability to stay consistent? One of the biggest reasons that most people fail to see the weight loss results they’re going for is simply because they don't stay consistent long enough or fall off the bandwagon at some point or another. If you’ve been on and off more times than you can count, before you start [...]

2017-12-05T13:38:57+00:00 By |Food, Nutrition, Recipes|3 Comments

Beans: What No One Told You

I grew up loving and enjoying rice+ beans. Everyone knew that beans, and lentils (dengu) are rich in protein...but wait... Lets take a closer look to the nutrition facts: 1 cup or red beans: 219 calories - 16.2 grams (56 calories) from protein, 39.7grams (162 calories) from carbs/starch and 1 calorie from fat. Yes - Beans have more protein than other legumes, but they have 3 times MORE carbs than [...]

Perfect and healthy breakfast in 60 seconds!

Healthy foods are contain simple, untainted ingredients. Here is the recipe for one of my favorite breakfast shakes. INGREDIENTS: 1 scoop protein powder,1/4 cup dry raw oatmeal, 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1 cup water.......BLEND...DONE! Perfect breakfast in 60 seconds!  

2017-12-05T13:39:42+00:00 By |Food, Nutrition, Recipes|7 Comments
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