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Understanding Food Label Lingo: Eat Smarter Part III

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in From The Blog, Healthy Habits | 3 comments

Words to watch out for of the front of the package  “Organically grown,” “organic,” “pesticide-free,” and “no artificial ingredients”  doesn’t give any information about  the product or its safety. Look for labels that say “certified organically grown”.  “Fortified”, “enriched”, “added”, “plus”, and “extra” usually means food has been processed or altered in some way. “Made with wheat,” or...

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Food Label Lies: Eat Smarter Part II

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in From The Blog, Healthy Habits | 4 comments

Separating fact from fiction at the grocery store can be tricky sometimes. Lots of people find it useful to look at the front of the package when determining the healthiest foods to get, but in all reality all they are trying to do is sell you their products. Food companies have been setting their own standards for nutrition logos on the front of their packaging by highlighting the good aspects, like “high levels of fiber, vitamins, and...

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What to Look For When Reading Food Labels: Eat Smarter Part I

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in From The Blog, Healthy Habits | 2 comments

Many people get confused when reading food labels.. They make it difficult on purpose!! That’s why you have to be a savvy consumer and do your research so nobody can trick you. Its important to read the label before eating so here are a few tips to help you out:  The order of the ingredient list – A great rule to keep in mind is the biggest comes first, in terms of weight. Ingredients are listed by order or relevance, which means if...

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10 Smart Ways to Burn 200 Calories or More

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in From The Blog, Weight Loss Tips | 0 comments

There are tons of ways to lose calories without having to resort to an expensive gym membership or a torturing work out regime. The key is staying active and moving around. You can do that at home, at work, or any other place.. All you gotta do is find something that makes you happy and do it!! Feel free to share any other calorie burning activities you like to do Move some furniture around Go on a mini golf date Pull the weeds out in...

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6 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in From The Blog, Healthy Habits | 1 comment

  Stay away from heavy dinners – think light and healthy when planning your dinners. Suppers that include a combination of proteins and amino acids will promote a better night’s sleep. If you’re looking for a late night snack, try milk and graham crackers or yogurt and bananas. Stop caffeine early in the day – that way you give it time to wear off naturally before bed. Silence your phone – try to put it away an hour before...

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Battle of the Belly Bulge Part II – Try Relaxing

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in From The Blog | 1 comment

Do you exercise, eat right, and still have that stubborn belly fat? What if I told you that fat can come from more than just food. Stressful environments can directly contribute to weight gain. Not only do you find yourself emotionally eating when stressed, but your cortisol levels get higher as well. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the pituitary glands, which is designed to change proteins into glucose to give the body energy in times of...

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