If you are struggling to maintain or lose those extra pounds no matter WHAT you try, this may be helpful to you.
Did you know that, by increasing your protein intake, you may actually feel fuller for longer. This means that you will be less tempted to snack in between meals, which in turn will increase your chances of actually shedding some weight.
A health blog quotes the NCBI: “In one study, participants ate 441 less calories a day when increasing protein intake by 15% to 30%”.
We all know the basics of nutrition, excercise, sleep and stress management. The problem is that we often struggle to balance our own wellness and health with the challenges of every day life.
If you are interested in finding that balance, applying the knowledge so that you can lose weight or just live a healthier life, you need Precision Nutrition Coaching. No matter what challenges you face, PNC will help you to improve your life. Read all about them here.
Did you know that drinking water can actually help you lose weight? Yes, it’s true! And there you were in the pharmacy again, getting sold on expensive weight loss powders and nostrums, hoping against all odds that THIS one will be THE one. You never knew, did you? The secret to a slimmer you has been staring you in the face all your life.
A Health Blog says that women should consume about 91 oz. (2.7 liters) of water a day and men should consume about 125 oz. (3.7 liters), from beverages as well as food.
They continue to state that water can boost your energy, reduce your apetite and increase your metabolism.
Think I’m having you on? Read the article here and have a drink on me.
I confess: I love vegetables. My kids and husband, not so much. They prefer NOT to eat their greens, despite all my efforts to ‘disguise’ it in clever ways.
How about you? Do you like eating your vegetables? I seriously hope so.
Have a look at what healthsomeness.com has to say about your green veggies: “Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C & K, calcium, potassium and iron, to name a few……Additionally, they are an excellent source of fiber and water, which keep your digestive system in check.”
I know that, despite the obvious benefits of green vegetables, many of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to preparing it for our families. I know I am. The only greens my family may consider eating are spinach and green beans (just hubby) and green peas (just daughter). Hence, these are the ones I use in meals. I have to admit that it is becoming quite boring to have no selection to pick from.
I was thrilled when I discovered healthsomeness’s article. They discuss 28 different green vegetables and definitely inspired me to try something new. I am convinced that one of these 28 veggies will prove to be a family favorite. At last I’ll get them all to eat their greens!
Why not have a look yourself? Click here to read the full article.
A catechin in green tea called EGCG has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation. A catechin is a phytochemical compound. EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) extract is also available as a dietary supplement.
Thermogenesis is the process by which the body promotes energy expenditure….” Continue reading here.
“A nutrition-dense diet abundant in fresh, organic, antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits does more than make you feel good — it helps you look good too with healthy, glowing skin. The following smoothie recipe includes five taste-pleasing ingredients that provide plenty of skin-healing vitamins, antioxidants and other essential nutrients.” 
How will your skin benefit from the ingredients?
Cucumber – very hydrating with anti-oxidant and anti-inflamatory benefits.
Carrots – provide high amounts of vitamins and phytonutrients which will protect the skin against sunburn.
Banana – vitamins and flavonoids with anti-oxidant effects.
Coconut water – contains vitamins B and C, which are anti-oxidants and helps to repair damaged skin.
Oranges – source of vitamin C that promotes skin elasticity.
Click here for more information on the beneficial effect of the smoothie as well as the recipe.