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
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Don't Worry, Be Balanced! You hear it all the time, from ads promoting probiotics that balance your colon health to tennis shoes that balance your walk, a balanced life is of key importance. But how do you know the difference between just being busy or really out of balance? One alert is obvious. How do you feel? Very stressed? Exhausted at the thought of an unrewarding routine? Signs that some areas of your life are sapping your energy tend to be obvious. Especially if you're not feeling well, keep in mind facts like this from the Center for Disease Control: the annual medical costs for … [Read more...] about Enjoying a Balanced Life
The Benefits of Getting the Right Amount of Sleep Everyone knows by now that if they don’t get enough sleep, they usually feel tired and irritable the next day, and that having a good night’s sleep makes them feel better. Why then is most of the population NOT getting enough sleep? Scientists are now seeing how detrimental continued lack of sleep is currently affecting society’s health, and not just the obvious feelings of being tired and irritable that we all know too well. Besides decreasing longevity, science is proving that getting less than 6-7 hours of uninterrupted sleep each … [Read more...] about Sleep Part 1, Why It’s Important
Here at Little Choices Matter we have a strong belief that healthy food should never be bland or unappealing, because food is a vital part of the body's nutrition supply and we should be able to enjoy making healthy choices! With the weather starting to warm up it won't be long until most of use uncover the grill and start enjoying weekend barbecue get togethers with family and friends. The secret of using a packet of ranch seasoning in hamburger patty's is well known, but with most of those packets containing unhealthy ingredients we've created our own healthy mix that is just as … [Read more...] about Keep the Burger Healthy!
Cucumbers are enriched with nutrients like folic acid, vitamins A and C. They contain a high concentration of caffeic and ascorbic acids. These agents fasten the overall metabolism and prevent water retention. The skin of cucumber is a good source of molybdenum, magnesium, silica and potassium apart from trace minerals like silica so I like to leave them on. Being mainly composed of water and fiber, cucumbers offer negligible amount of calories so they are not only great as a part of a healthy diet, but also great if you want to shed a few pounds! Easy Marinated Cucumbers 1 large … [Read more...] about Marinated Cucumbers
Are you afraid those evil Halloween treats will be haunting you this holiday? Candy is everywhere this time of year. You've seen it in the stores for weeks now and you most likely have a cute halloween bowl full of it ready to dump into the trick-or-treaters' pumpkin buckets. Another scary thought is of your children coming home and proudly display their treasures ... oh, it's so tempting not to sneak a few pieces in! Here are a few tips to make it through the most "scariest" holidays and not fear the scale the next morning. So, these tips are for the non-trick-or-treaters out … [Read more...] about Don’t be afraid this Halloween!