What Is Intuitive Eating?

How To Eat Intuitively Intuitive Eating isn’t a diet at all. In fact, this program was created to be the antithesis of diets. The idea is based on the principle that we should trust our bodies and what they’re telling us instead of following a particular diet or expert. Two Kinds of Hunger To become an intuitive eater, you have …

Does Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss Work?

Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight? The experts agree: intermittent fasting for weight loss – not eating for hours-long periods of time at planned intervals – is safe and effective when it’s done correctly. How Intermittent Fasting For Weight Loss Works Here’s why intermittent fasting works, according to science: When you eat, whatever you don’t use up, you store …

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Healthy Eating on the Go

In this busy life, eating three healthy meals a day can be a challenge.  Too often, “on-the go” protein bars, yogurts, and cereals are laden with sugar, which is bad for the waistline.  Going out for lunch is tough- it’s hard to decipher how healthy a meal is. What was it cooked in unhealthy oils?  How much dressing is on …

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Foods to Add to Your Diet to Reduce Stress and Boost Energy

Daily chronic stress can be debilitating. You have a massive to do list, a demanding job and a household to manage. You feel pressure, tension, achy and endlessly tired. All you want to do is bury yourself under your bed covers and hide but you know that is not a possibility. Don’t stress about stress! One of the things you …

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How High Fructose Corn Syrup Affects Your Brain Health

It’s no secret, especially within the last 10-15 years that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not good for a healthy body. Unfortunately, the pitfall is that it is still found in so many foods. Most of us know that we will find HFCS in soda, candies and baked goods. But, many don’t realize it’s hidden in foods we might …

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Summer Season

Summer is upon us. It’s been long chilly winter and now is the time let loose and feel free. After being cooped up we want to get outside and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Warm temperatures, green trees and longer days. Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and bathing suits. It’s also wedding season, travel season and a season full …

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Why Eating Healthy Isn’t Enough

“Why do I need supplements when I am healthy?” “I eat healthy and exercise regularly; do I still need a supplement?” “With a different report or news story every week… how do we know?” These are all questions we ask ourselves. Even with the best intentions, in the United States, most American’s diets are compromised, as the majority of vegetables …

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Hunger Hormones – Controlling What Your Brain Says to your Body

Like many things in the human body, cravings and appetite control are regulated by hormones. Leptin and ghrelin are both naturally occurring hormones within the body that affect appetite. Leptin is created by fat cells and decreases appetite, while ghrelin increases appetite. The body’s sensitivity to these hormones is what creates our feelings of hunger. An increased resistance to leptin …

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The Roll of Amino Acids in Weight Loss

Amino acids are the core of all cells in the human body. Therefore, intake of amino acids during weight loss insures the maintenance of muscle mass while losing fat. Overall, amino acids perform two tasks: synthesis of proteins and various biomolecules and the oxidization of urea and carbon dioxide. There are eight essential amino acids which the body cannot create …

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Taste Perceptions

Recent studies show that taste perception may have an even greater impact on our appetite than we may think. Our sensitivity to fatty acids in food can influence how much of that food is consumed, before it is digested to make an impact on the body, physically or psychologically. Based on evolution, it is probable that the ability to perceive …