A Healthy Lifestyle without Exercise?

Is it possible to stay healthy eating nutritious diet but without regular excercise? Eating a healthy diet goes a long way towards helping us to maintain our health. But exercise does that too. So by doing both you’re strengthening your...

Advantages to a no-starch diet?

Are there any nutritional disadvantages to following a strict no-starch diet? I would recommend choosing making better starch choices like whole grains that contain fiber and monitoring portion sizes.

Is meat fattening?

Is eating meat fattening? We can certainly make better choices among the food groups. When eating meat, choose lean cuts and limit red meat. Remove the skin of poultry and enjoy fish several times per week. Meat should take up about one-quarter of the plate. Portion size is important for everything. Overeating isn’t good. Nutritious choices are...

How to stick to eating healthy?

How do I stick to a healthy eating plan? If you’re loading up on less nutritious items because you’re hungry then one strategy might be to increase your fiber intake. Fiber fills. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber per day. We should only be eating for hunger, so if you are doing so because of something else like stress, sadness, boredom, etc. then I suggest you come up with strategies to combat these triggers. Some things we can do are take a 10 minute walk, call a friend, and get involved in a hobby among other things. It’s certainly fine to have a splurge now and then. If we don’t, we may feel deprived. If you’re finding it hard to ignore the treats in the house and are having them daily, then regardless of the other members of the house, it makes sense to not keep your trigger foods so close by. It would also be healthier for your family members to improve their diets. We are, after all, a product of what we...

Diet & Exercise Plan?

Can you recommend a diet and exercise plan? If you’re already consuming a healthy diet with adequate calories, then I would recommend taking a look at your exercise. When we hit a plateau, employing the FIT principle can help jump start things. “F” stands for frequency. If you’re walking 3 days per week, add another day or two. Or you could tackle the “I” which stands for intensity. If you’re walking 3 mph, try for 3.5 mph or walk uphill. Then there’s the “T” which stands for time. If you’re walking for 30 minutes, up it to 45 minutes or an...