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.”

Don’t like to cook or work out? 4 ways to change your diet for health and weight loss.

If you think you don’t have time to work out or hate the thought, you’re not alone. Ditto for cooking. If you still yearn for a healthier lifestyle, then good news! You can focus on changing your diet instead, which doesn’t have to be hard. The adage that “abs are made in the kitchen” is true. Diet plays a huge role in your ability to lose or maintain weight and to stay healthy. (See our article about diet versus exercise.) So, just because you don’t work out doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy.
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Do juice fasts or other types of cleanses work? 4 things to consider.

Fasts and cleanses have been around for a while. The question is “Do they work?” The answer depends on your reasons for doing the fast or cleanse. Many people think cleanses will remove “toxins” from their body, promote healing, or cause weight loss. Regardless of the type of cleanse or fast you’re considering (soup, juice, water, etc.), consider the following: Continue reading “Do juice fasts or other types of cleanses work? 4 things to consider.”

For any new diet success, you have to start with your home.

Most people treat their home as a home base, meaning outfitting it with items they need to feel comfortable and to survive. Unlike in public places, you usually have complete control over what you keep and do in your home. Naturally, if you want to change your eating habits, you have to start with your home. Continue reading “For any new diet success, you have to start with your home.”

How to get a flatter stomach. 5 tips.

How can I get a flatter stomach (or “tummy”)? Tons of people ask this question. The answer depends on what your current habits and routine are. More specifically, on your diet and activity level. Regardless of your current practices, if you aren’t seeing results, then you need to make changes.  Continue reading “How to get a flatter stomach. 5 tips.”