There are generally two ways to perceive moderation: if I include something notoriously ‘off-limits’ in my diet or health plan, in smaller amounts, how will I be able to stop myself once I start? Or the flip side, I can have part of anything as long as I don’t eat the WHOLE thing.
As a Chicago-area resident, I have noticed our days are definitely getting cooler and darker! Less sunlight decreases the feel-good chemical, serotonin, which influences appetite, mood, and sleep quality.
Excitotoxins, usually amino acids, are added to foods to make them taste better. Well, more like taste buds on steroids!
Is caffeine bad for you? No, (phew!). It enhances focus and metabolism, reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and reduces certain liver and pancreas conditions.
Do the words “meal planning and preparation” fill you with an overwhelming feeling? Here’s the thing: if your idea of meal planning begins about an hour before you’re going to eat, it’s too late. By then you’ve resorted to foods that you didn’t start out wanting to choose and you’ve nabbed something quick, prepared, or processed.
We all want great skin. If we have it, we want to keep it and, if we don’t, we’ll look to see how we can improve it. Often, exactly what we try to cover up is a message from the skin telling us that something is wrong. It’s these messages that need our attention.
Say yes to snacks! Whether your snack pattern is in check or has gone off the rails since the pandemic moved into full swing, I’ve got you covered!
A circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. It can also refer to any biological process that has a rhythm of about 24 hours
What exactly is an omega-3, you may ask? It’s a type of unsaturated fatty acid the body can’t make, which is why we need to understand how to get them into a daily diet. They come from both plant and animal sources, and there are eleven types. If you take a look at a fish oil supplement label, you’ll likely see two of the eleven, DHA and EPA.
Whether you want to reduce your blood pressure, improve blood sugars, lose weight, sleep better, improve your mood, or be free from food cravings and digestive issues, make sure you get your information from credible sources. Any regimen suggested to you should be doable, safe, and can be maintained so you reap benefits well into the future.
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