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5 Ways To Get Started On Losing Weight

If you were anything like me and fell off the wagon this summer, and now that it’s September, the kids are back in school, my daughter’s back in school, you feel like you can get back to routine.

I wanted to give you five tips basically to help you get started back on track to losing weight.

#1- Make The Decision

The first thing that you need to do is make the decision that you’re going to lose weight. It can’t be like, “Well…. it would be nice to lose weight,” or, “I’m thinking about it, it has to be a

The Real Deal About Artificial Flavours

Processed foods are the worst!

They contain too much salt, sugar, and fat. And not enough fiber, vitamins, or minerals. They’re made with crummy inexpensive ingredients that you’d never find in your pantry or fridge; ingredients like artificial flavours.

 

Here’s my post on the real deal about artificial flavours. Why food manufacturers use them, and why you should avoid them.

And, of course, a delicious recipe that uses none of them.

Mindfulness and Meditation…Do They Really Work?

Mindfulness and meditation are health buzzwords nowadays. Everyone, even those who aren’t health practitioners, tout the amazing effects of being mindful and practicing meditation.

But, just because it’s popular doesn’t mean you should do it…or does it?

As a practitioner, I recommend it. This post gives you the lowdown on why it may be something you should start (or do more of).

And I bet you can’t wait to see what kind of “recipe” I have for you on mindfulness and meditation, can you?

5 Easy Tips To Make Cooking Fun!

Do you find cooking to be fun? Or do you do it because you know it’s good for your health?

Maybe you avoid it because it’s such a chore?

If you’re in a rut and want some inspirational tips on making cooking more fun, I’ve got you covered.

 I’ve compiled my five best tips and a fabulous (and fun) recipe for you to try.

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?

Have you ever had your blood sugar levels tested or heard about eating to balance blood sugar? Have you wondered about the science behind how foods affect blood sugar? Or more importantly, which foods affect your blood sugar more than others?

If so, this post is for you.

It’s all about the glycemic index and glycemic load. And it’s not boring, promise!

Have a read because you may want to pay attention to foods that are high on the glycemic index or high glycemic load. And if you’re at risk of blood sugar issues, pancreas conditions, or even diabetes this is IMPORTANT for you to know.

The Stress Mess: How It Messes With Your Health

Ahhh, the “stress mess.”

Does stress make you feel a bit off? Do you notice negative health effects when stress is the worst? Maybe it affects your sleep, or maybe you get sick more often.

Yes, stress can definitely mess with your health.

Today I talk about some of the telltale (and not-so-obvious) signs that stress is messing with your health.

 Oh, and I have relaxing recipe for you (two ingredients – no stress!).

Reduce Inflammation With These Key Foods

INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION! INFLAMMATION!

This topic seems to be absolutely everywhere these days. Who in the health and wellness field is NOT talking about the infamous inflammation?

Some say it’s the root cause of all disease.

Everyone wants to tell you how to kick it to the curb.

Let me give you a rundown on my favourite anti-inflammatory foods. And for bonus points, I’ll even tell you which anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compounds they contain.

Not to mention the anti-inflammatory recipe I’ve included at the bottom! Delish!

Phytic Acid, The Mineral Reducer

You may have heard of phytic acid as a “mineral reducer,” and this is very true. Eating raw nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes can prevent your body from absorbing some of the minerals from your food.  

 But phytic acid has another side too.  It has some health benefits. 

 Read on to find out the real deal on phytic acid (and what exactly phytic acid is, if you have never heard of it), and how to reduce it in your diet (if you still want to). Not to mention an amazingly delicious summer latte that uses soaked almonds.

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable?

You’ve probably heard every health and wellness expert talk about blood sugar at some point, right? 

Well, this means it’s probably important for your overall health.While your body has mechanisms in place to maintain stable blood sugar, there are many nutrition and lifestyle strategies that you can implement to help it out.  Maintaining stable blood sugar will improve your overall physical and mental health.

Of course, I have some nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and a blood-sugar stabilizing DESSERT recipe just for you.

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