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Five Things You Should Cut From Your Diet

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Many of us have on-the-go lifestyles, and eating right isn’t always the first thing on our minds during meals. Although we may not eat all the right foods, we can still become healthier by cutting out a handful of the wrong foods. These five items have limited to no nutritional value for the body and aren’t worth the health woes and regrets they may bring. Cutting these five foods from your diet today will make for a healthier you! Continue reading

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Busy College Schedule!

Healthy Eating (Image Credit: Rancz Andrei)

Healthy Eating (Image Credit: Rancz Andrei)

With a non-stop schedule of classes, meetings with various organizations, studying and fun with friends, maintaining a healthy, balanced, diet in a college setting becomes difficult. Believe it or not, it’s actually not impossible to eat well; and referring to the following tips can help you improve your college diet (or the diet of anyone on the go)! Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of ‘Healthy’ Foods

Spoonful of Granola (Image Credit: Kelly Patton)

Spoonful of Granola (Image Credit: Kelly Patton)

In the world of healthy living there is much to confuse us, our article on fitness myths helped to undo some of the mystification around the message given to us about exercising. This article will hopefully go some way towards making healthy eating choices that little bit easier! The media often gives out all sorts of messages about the supposedly healthy foods, or even what are referred to as super foods, which we should all eat in order to be in good shape and be healthy. However, sometimes these foods are not as healthy as they may seem and sugar is usually the main culprit. Sugar in many ways is becoming an increasing issue in the obesity crisis in the western world and many of the healthy foods that we are sold by the media have a higher content than is healthy. Here are a few of those foods which we need to keep an eye on… Continue reading

What Terms on Food Labels Really Mean

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Checking Food Labels (Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture)

You’re trying to eat healthier, so you decide to attempt to read the labels for the foods you’re eating. There’s one problem: they’re almost written in a different language! So what are the important things to look for when you’re reading food labels? Below, in no particular order, are some items on food labels you should be examining when deciding what kinds of foods to buy or eat.

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Simple Suggestions for Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

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Thinking (Image Credit: lululemon athletica)

So you’re on a diet. Or maybe you’re not on a “diet” but you’ve made some important lifestyle changes because you want to lose some weight. But for some reason, the pounds just aren’t dropping off the way you’d hoped. It can be so frustrating when you feel as though you’re working really hard to lose weight and get into shape but it isn’t paying off. You might be trying to do all the right things – cutting down the fat and sugar you consume, watching your portion sizes, exercising more, but there are few simple mistakes you might be making. When trying to lose weight there are several errors that are easy to commit which make the changes you want difficult to come by, here are a few suggestions for what you might be doing wrong. Continue reading