6 HEALTHY HABITS FOR LOSING WEIGHT
More than 60% of our lives are spent performing habits – the mental version of “cruise control” that allows us to do simple things without spending too much mental energy deciding if we need to or not. Things like brushing your teeth, flossing, or exercising first thing in the morning are all healthy habits that you may have gotten accustomed to doing.
It was Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, who said,
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
It is in this spirit that I outline below a few simple healthy habits that can help you build a healthier life. Once you get used to them, you’ll see a huge improvement in your daily life.
EAT LESS SUGAR USING THE 20 SECOND RULE
Sugar – it’s delicious, addictive, and has virtually no health benefits. Whether you’re addicted to the Red Robin dessert menu or love eating sweets at Olive Garden, it doesn’t really matter. The amount of sugar the average American consumes has increased from 6 tablespoons a year to more than 150 pounds per year in the past 100 years. Food companies know the addictive properties of sugar and put it in everything. Read More
TEN HEALTHY SPICES THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
Variety is the spice of life. And as it turns out, variety in your spices is the secret to a long life.
If all you ever use to spice your food is salt and pepper, you’re not only missing out on some amazing flavors, you’re also missing out on some incredibly healthy spices. Pound for pound, herbs and spices have more antioxidants, phytochemicals and other beneficial compounds than any other food group (including fruits and vegetables). Read More
5 REASONS TO CHEW GUM – WEIGHT LOSS AND 4 OTHER SURPRISING BENEFITS
From time to time everyone loves to chew bubble gum. It’s refreshing, gets rid of bad breath, and is delicious. Did you know that you can chew gum for weight loss? Read below for the science on how it can reduce cravings, along with a number of other surprising benefits. Read More
THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF WALKING DAILY
We all know that exercise is good for our health. However, most people (myself included) don’t always make exercise a priority.
It’s easy to get caught up with life – with kids getting sick, work deadlines, travel schedules, and other distractions. I get thrown off my workout schedule all the time if my kids aren’t feeling well or if they woke up at night. Read More
OVERCOMING FOOD ADDICTION AND EATING DISORDERS – THE FACTS
Food is something we’re biologically directed to enjoy. Not only do we need it, we’re programmed to love it. However, for approximately 30 million people in the USA alone, food is something completely different. It’s something that’s stressful and possibly even fatal. Read More
12 Vegetables and Herbs You Can Buy Once and Grow Forever
There is nothing that matches the taste (and nutritional value) of a vegetable picked exactly when it’s ripe and eaten soon afterwards. Read More
5 FOODS TO EAT BEFORE A TEST, BACKED BY SCIENCE
We’ve all had moments where we need to be at the top of our game. You may have a job interview, final exams, or on the cusp of a negotiation for a business deal. Either way, there are times where we need every possible advantage.
It’s been shown that certain foods can enhance our brain function, including short-term memory, attention, and cognitive performance. Below is a list of the foods to eat before a test or interview in order to perform at your best. Read More
THE FOOD THAT’S PROVEN TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
There’s a lot of negative talk about carbohydrates in our society. While I agree wholeheartedly that sugar is addictive and unhealthy, some other carbs are filled with nutrients and can be incredibly good for you. Read More
THE SCIENCE BACKED METHOD TO LOSING WEIGHT WITH ONLY YOUR MIND
A virtually endless amount of information has been written about the various types of diets, which foods are healthy and which are not, and the effect of different eating behaviors on weight loss. However, there is one strategy that can immediately help you lose weight, that has a tremendous amount of research backing it up, but is rarely discussed. Read More