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    Fasting for Weight Loss

    Intermittent Fasting: IF Intermittent fasting may sound kind of scary, the idea of going on an extended amount of time without consuming food? In reality, you’ve probably played a role in fasting without even realizing it. Benefits include: boost energy levels, increase motivation and stamina, and improve cognitive function. Let’s differentiate between the fasted state and fed state. The Fasted State VS. Fed State Many diets or workout programs suggest a frequent eating schedule, eating every few hours. This is when you body is digesting, absorbing and assimilating nutrients from you meals, you body is in a “fed state.” Most of us are in the fed state and typically accelerated…

  • Natural Living

    The Artificial Truth

    The Artificial Truth of Artificial Sweeteners This topic creates a lot of confusion for society these days, it’s the day in age where everyone wants to be fit, healthy, and look good. So where do we start? Cutting down on sugar, less soda, less, candy, less anything that says 4 grams of sugar or more; but what are we substituting? The diet coke instead of regular, the sugar free candy, and flavored waters are what we grab for to reduce our sugar in hopes of becoming healthier and looking better. Well one word for that plan, failure. Artificial sweeteners are exactly what they are called, ARTIFICAL. So I am going…

  • Natural Living

    The Salt Myth

    Everyone has heard it before, the diet fad and tips suggesting a lower sodium diet. This will make you feel better, make you lose weight, make your blood pressure better? Experts have it all wrong in their suggested low sodium diet to curb hypertension and to be a weight loss approach. Eating a low sodium diet will leave you feeling tired, weak, and irritable, and may have adverse effects on your overall body. Salt History The amount of salt that was consumed many years before us was 10 times the amount people consume today. The Japanese and Koreans lived the longest and yet they were the ones that consumed the…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    Protein Rich Foods, without Meat

    The biggest challenge with people who are either wanting to go vegetarian or looking for a new dish meat-less is getting the appropriate amount of protein. For those who are vegan or vegetarian this is a question you may be asked, where do you get your protein? Whole grains, nuts and produce can be joined together to make a complete protein for the body. Below I have compiled a list of some of the best vegetarian proteins that will aid in weight loss, keeping you full and satisfied. There are many ways to get protein, meat-less style. Check it out! Quinoa This gluten-free grains is a great source of protein,…

  • Diet & Nutrition

    Beginner Guide into Eating Healthy

    Healthy that Lasts Generally when someone says I want to start eating healthy there is a reason why. I want to lose weight, I want to tone my body, I want to feel better, and I want better looking skin, I want more energy, or I just want to be healthier. The biggest thing with eating healthy is understanding and accepting this shift as something permanent. Wanting to be healthy shouldn’t be temporary; this should be a life change, and gaining the knowledge and know how’s to do it effectively. Healthy on a Budget Most people who think about eating healthy immediately see dollar signs. This is one of the…