Eating processed-free foods has many benefits for our bodies; toxic and denatured ingredients are avoided and eating whole foods means you are getting the complete package. What do we mean by a complete package? Just like with the whole grains vs. refined flours story, nature presents us with a little gift in whole foods. For example, there are over 100 vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals PLUS oils, fibers, and enzymes in a whole wheat kernel that work together to break down and digest wheat, all while delivering the nutrients to our body. ~~The same can be said for sugars~~ It’s … [Read more...] about The Sticky Truth on Refined Sugar
Most of us are looking for ways to shed a few pounds and trim down. It may surprise you to hear this, but going on an extreme diet or trying to completely overhaul your eating habits all at once may not be the answer. Making small and reasonable changes may be the way to get the best (and most lasting) results. Here are a few ideas you could implement NOW! No shopping, no pills, no books required. Eat only when hungry. Babies have it all figured out – have you ever tried to feed a baby when they are not hungry? They know when to quit eating but somewhere along the line, we lost that! Paying … [Read more...] about Little Choices for Weight Loss
Do you need to get more organized? Do you feel like you are surrounded by messes? It is a proven fact that people who are organized feel better and are generally happier; getting organized is a little choice that matters. When you clean up your living space, your work space, your car, your purse, your junk drawers (ahem!), you are cleaning up a mess. A mess can be defined as "any disagreement between the way you desire things to be and the way they actually are." Where are your messes? Did you know that messes or disorder can actually steal your peace, create anxiety, and drain your … [Read more...] about Get Your Ducks in a Row!
If you have ever been on a fad diet, searched for the perfect fitness plan, or looked for help and direction online - only to be overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated by the contradictory information out there, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you are over extreme dieting and are searching for a healthy lifestyle with balance, then you may enjoy Little Choices Everyday. If you want to learn to incorporate movement and exercise into your existing schedule rather than join the gym and commit to 7 days a week of blood, sweat, and tears, then you may enjoy Little Choices … [Read more...] about Little Choices Everyday!!!
Having a quick bite before a meal has been proven to help fill you up so you won't want or need as much to eat to feel satisfied. If you eat a little fat 20 minutes before your meal, you will stimulate the production of a peptide in the gastrointestinal tract which will send a signal of fullness to the brain. If you have a little of the right kinds of fat right before you eat, you can "trick" your hormonal system by sending the signal to your brain that you're full. This helps you from overeating at a regular meal at home, when dining out or if you have a special event where you will know … [Read more...] about Avoid overeating at a meal!
Do you want to learn something NEAT? I mean literally…NEAT. NEAT is an acronym that stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. As fancy as it sounds, it is pretty simple and can be defined as energy spent when you are not exercising, eating, or sleeping. “Thermo” means heat and “genesis” means creation – so it literally means that you are creating heat with activity that is NOT EXERCISE! Creating heat BURNS CALORIES. Are you someone who taps their toes to music? That’s NEAT! What about the chronic fidgeters? They’re participating in NEAT, too! Not everyone has a gym membership or … [Read more...] about Trick Yourself into Motion