If you're trying to lose weight, or even just eat healthier, one of the first things you need to cut out is that big gulp at the gas station. Fountain drinks can contain up to 49g of added sugar per serving. The worst part about that is that sugar adds a lot of calories but doesn't actually make you feel full.
We're a few weeks into the new year and that new year motivation some of us had to eat healthy and live better might, must to our chagrin, already be on empty. There's nothing wrong with that, a lot of people try to go too big too quick and expect to see results two weeks in, and that (unfortunately) is just not the case.
The past couple of years, fall has brought with it everything you can think of in a pumpkin spice flavor. The most popular and frequently seen item is probably the pumpkin spice latte. While these creamy coffee drinks are delicious, they are often loaded with extra sugar, which can really drag you down in the morning.
There's always a lot of speculation on what foods are the best to eat before or after a workout. It's important to pick a pre workout food that will keep you full and helps keep your energy levels high! Whole grains are a great source of energy and are rich in soluble fiber so you feel fuller longer!
There seems to always be some type of debate going on about what food is good for our bodies and what isn't. Opinions and research vary on some food items, and on others people and nutritionists agree unanimously. Then of course there are the items where nutritionists and the average American are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
One of the hardest things for an adult on a full time work schedule is to fit in a good workout that gets the job done. That becomes even more complicated if you have kids to rush off to school every morning, and pick up every evening.
If you're like me, the sound of your alarm clock in the morning is worse than nails on a chalkboard, this blog is for you!
It’s summertime! Time to hit the trails and have fun exploring in the great outdoors. Here you will find several useful tips to help you stay safe and perform better on your hikes! Happy trails!
It's finally that time of year here in the Midwest - the warm weather is here to stay! With it comes one of my personal favorite summer activities, barbecuing!
Summer is just around the corner and there is no better time for both children and parents to unplug from the digital world and get outside. The weather is warmer and the days are longer. The grass is green and the birds are singing, it's the perfect time to engage with nature. But when the school year comes to an end and summer begins, many parents today often wonder how they can get their kids to put down the iPads, cell phones, and videogames, and get outside and play more. This should really come as no surprise, considering that a recent study found that the average American child is said to spend 7 to 10 minutes a day in unstructured play outdooors and over 7 hours in front of an electronic screen each day! Read More!