Have you replaced sit-down meals with snacks? If so, you're not alone. Snacks are great -- when they help you stay slim (or even lose weight) rather than add belly…
NUTRITION AND EXERCISE go hand in hand. If you are exercising a lot, you want to make sure to get the right kind of fuel in your body for optimal performance. Hardcore athletes often have particular food rituals, like runners who load up on crabs the night before a marathon with a giant pasta dinner. But for general fitness, we just want to get enough fuel for maximum energy for the workout, but not so much food that we are weighed down or get a cramp or stomachache. So, the best thing to do is wait 2 hours after a big meal before working out, but don’t hit the gym on an empty stomach. (more…)
THE GOOD NEWS is that you don’t have to obsess over gram of fat or calorie in every bite of food in order to maintain or get to a healthy weight. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about fat or calories, it just means that healthy eating doesn’t have to involve obsessive diet restrictions.
If you are eating from all the food groups, you should be able to get all your vitamins and minerals through food without needing supplements. You should consider adding supplements to your diet if you lead a very hectic lifestyle and don’t eat right, if you are on low calorie diet, if you are vegan, or if you have dairy allergies. If none of these applies to you, the you should be able to get very thing you need by eating a variety of foods. (more…)