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The snow is finally melting, the trees are budding, and my excitement for spring is building. This is the time of year for growth! Farmers' markets will soon be here and fresh, affordable produce will be abundant. All the smells and colors engage my senses. Now’s the time to “taste the rainbow,” figuratively speaking.
Lately, there has been quite a stir surrounding the issues of artificial additives and food processing. And, just like every other issue pertaining to nutrition, there is a battlefield of conflicting information coming at us from every direction, like lasers from an alien aircraft. But before you put on your armor and settle in for a round of dietary Space Invaders, read this blog instead!
What comes to mind when you think of fiber? For some of you, it may be an aging population stocking their shelves with Metamucil; others may think that whole grains and cereal are the main sources of fiber; while many may admit that fiber is nature's version of a human Drano.
With the abundant array of fad diets out there, you’ve most likely heard that sugar is the root of all evil. Atkins and South Beach even go as far to tell you not to consume fruits in the first stages of initiation. But wait…isn’t fruit supposed to be good for you? Was I the only one who was taught about the essential food groups as a kid? Aren’t fruits supposed to have a palate of nutrients that make us stronger, smarter, and happier? So why would we want to eliminate them from our diet?
Before you sit down to watch the Super Bowl today, grab a quick workout in the club! This is a quick 20-minute workout so you can get back home to prepare for your Super Bowl party!
The idea is to get your body moving!
If you’re an avid gym goer (or even if you’re not), it’s likely that, at some point, you have heard an earful about protein supplements. Western civilization is notorious for supplementing diet with what is quick and easy, and there are countless companies that hone in on this idea – and mean to capitalize on it.
So, with all the choices we have available to us, what the heck do we pick? What’s good? What’s not-so-good? Do we even need to supplement our diets with protein? Below is a quick guide on the basics of protein supplementation and how it pertains to you.
Nutrition labels…how the heck do you read them? I’d like to think that I’m a fairly educated person, but ask me to read the nutrition label on a box of popcorn, and my brain is reduced to the mental equivalent of garbanzo beans.
Body acceptance is a topic that is multi-faceted; it simply cannot be covered in one article. There are an overwhelming number of variables, whether environmental, psychological, sociological, cultural, etc. that come up when speaking about this issue. And one of the most controversial influences is that of media.
It’s that time of year – the kids are going back to school, the leaves are changing color, and it’s starting to get just a little chilly at night. That is why I invented what is known as Souptember! Oh, I’m sure someone, somewhere has already thought of this super-witty and ingenius holiday, but who cares? It’s the most delicious creation I know of.
What is Souptember?
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