Chocolate, ice cream, chips and dip, oh my! Chocolate, ice cream, chips and dip, oh my! Chocolate…
That’s the sound of longing during a restrictive fast or renewed plan to make your summer bod happen this time. You’ve been working out, planning your meals and measuring your success.
We can all agree, the most unpleasant thing to do after a hard day at work is cooking a single, solitary meal for yourself and having to do the cleanup afterward. You could work around this by doing all your meal prep on one day, but then you’d have to eat the same food for a week. Not exactly enjoyable or healthy.
Whether it’s through peer pressure, social media or fad diets, we’re constantly being faced with things ruining our relationship with food. It’s totally fine to want to be healthy and eat right, but we shouldn’t be ashamed of eating a cupcake, either. Watch out for these trends so you can avoid damaging the relationship you have with food.
As a working professional, you most likely suffer from an increasingly common ailment: lunchtime dread. You want to have a healthy meal to look forward to at work, but you don’t want to spend your entire lunch break — and savings account — on eating out every day.
On the flip side, you don’t want to waste all your free time prepping extravagant meals.
Some people hear “healthy” and think bland and boring. But you know better.
So you may want to keep it to yourself this holiday season when you end up serving the healthy side dishes. There is so much flavor packed into these small but mighty side dishes that no one will know you’ve got their best health interests at heart.
As the weather cools and you spend more time inside, it can be tempting to go into full-on nesting mode. You tend to become less active as the available daylight shortens. Who wants to go for a run or drive to the gym in the dark?
Unpacking the bulky sweaters and putting away the swimsuits might just be a tempting reason to give up on a healthy eating routine, too. After all, no one is going to be able to tell if there are a few extra pounds anyway, right?
You would think that fresh fruit pureed into delicious perfection is a go-to for anyone who wants a lighter, healthier choice. Maybe you want to lose a few pounds, or maybe you keep your fabulous figure — so you drink a smoothie for breakfast, and you’re good to go.
But is your smoothie actually healthy? Here are three questions to ask yourself to make sure your smoothie gives you the benefits you seek.
Put that sandwich down and listen up! No more peanut butter and jelly, no more microwave-heated soup and no more chicken nuggets — are they chicken? — from the fast food chain down the road. This is an extreme makeover, lunch edition, and your lunchbox is the star.
Americans are notoriously meat and potatoes-type eaters. Some people don’t consider it a meal unless there is a meat, starch and buttered roll on the plate. But as more and more people heed the medical advice about heart-healthy diets and slimmed waistlines, many see high-fat red meats, or even lean meats pumped with antibiotics, as detrimental to healthy living.
Snacking seems to be a popular activity from your grade school days that slowly fell out of fashion as you got older. “It’s not good for my figure” or “I don’t have the time” are popular excuses you often make to avoid falling into the trap of easily accessible empty calories. Vending machines are the worst.