How do I get my kids to eat healthy?

I know people have different opinions on “healthy” eating. Thus, all the different diets out there, like raw food, vegan, and keto. I can only speak on what works for me and my family. As you may know, I have three young kids, including a toddler. The oldest is a super picky eater, while the toddler is semi-picky. Are my kids eat super healthy eaters? It depends on your standards. They definitely eat healthier than the norm for kids in the U.S. Here are some things we do to ensure they eat healthier: Continue reading “How do I get my kids to eat healthy?”

Tips for working or stay-at-home moms to lose weight and get healthy (Part 2)

Our last article discussed diet tips for busy moms. Although diet is more important for health and weight loss, physical activity is also important. Exercise benefits your body as a while (e.g. the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular systems), not just your appearance. Since moms often feel like they lack the time or opportunity to work out, here are tips to increase physical activity.  Continue reading “Tips for working or stay-at-home moms to lose weight and get healthy (Part 2)”

Tips for working or stay-at-home moms to lose weight and get healthy

All women gain weight during pregnancy and many struggle to lose it afterwards. Thus, popularizing the terms “mom bod” or “mom body.” Trying to work out can seem close to impossible while tending to a baby or toddler all day. So how can moms lose weight and get in shape? Here are some tips. We will discuss tips for diet here and then tips for working out while strapped for time in Part 2. Continue reading “Tips for working or stay-at-home moms to lose weight and get healthy”

If you’re trying to avoid sugar, remember that carbs are sugars, too!

Sugar has gotten a bad reputation in recent history. We even wrote a prior article about the ill-effects of sugar. Yet in trying to avoid sugar, people sometimes forget or fail to realize that sugar can come in indirect forms. For instance, carbohydrates are a source of sugar. So, simply focusing on reducing or eliminating added sugars from your diet neglects other forms.  Continue reading “If you’re trying to avoid sugar, remember that carbs are sugars, too!”

3 reasons why people buy packaged foods and ways to drop the habit.

Processed foods have developed a bad reputation in the health community over time, and rightfully so. Fortunately, the Internet and social media have increased general knowledge of unhealthy habits, but people still remain in the dark. If you are unfamiliar with the subject, the gist is that many packaged foods (e.g. crackers, cereals, frozen meals, pasta kits, etc.) are unhealthy. They contain harmful ingredients like preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and hydrogenated oils. We will discuss the ill-effects of certain ingredients in a later article. For now, we will focus on addressing common reasons why people buy packaged foods and proposed solutions.  Continue reading “3 reasons why people buy packaged foods and ways to drop the habit.”

Fat is not the enemy: You can stop eating low-fat and fat-free foods.

Most of us know people who buy or eat low-fat or fat-free foods. You might do the same. Most people do so, because they believe the foods are better for their health or weight. However, studies have since debunked these notions. Fat is not the enemy.  Continue reading “Fat is not the enemy: You can stop eating low-fat and fat-free foods.”

Sugar is bad for you, and you’re probably eating too much of it.

It’s no secret that sugar is bad for you. Consuming a lot of sugar regularly can lead to conditions like obesity, heart problems, and diabetes. Some studies, such as this one have even tied sugar consumption to causing or maintaining cancer. Researchers in that study found that a cell’s metabolism of sugar could contribute to the cell becoming cancerous. Conversely, reducing sugar intake could cause reversion (i.e. cancer cells resorting back to healthy cells). Some professionals or industries would disagree, but you cannot deny the multitude of studies showing the evils of sugar. Even anecdotal evidence exists of people who look and feel much better after eliminating sugar. Clearer skin, increased energy, better moods, and weight loss are just a few of their stated benefits. You don’t need science to tell you the benefits if you can see and feel it! Continue reading “Sugar is bad for you, and you’re probably eating too much of it.”