Reading the Label of a Popular Kids’ Snack Food

Fruit/Snack, Health, Nutrition

We generally associate yogurt as a “healthy” food but not all yogurts are created equal. Let’s examine the nutrition label and ingredients from a popular kids’ yogurt. Examining the Ingredients Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount, so we can see that the yogurt contains mostly “cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk”. Notice … Read More

How To Read a Popular Food Snack Label

Health Tips, Nutrition

When you first look at a snack package,  you want to look at what’s in it and determine whether or not you want to put these ingredients in your body. Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount. The first ingredient listed is the largest amount in the product; the last ingredient is the least … Read More

Mindful Eating 101

Health Tips, Nutrition

It is important to view mindful eating as moving your diet in a healthier direction and by making incremental changes over time. Here are some tips to get you started. The 80/20 Rule For myself and my wellness clientele, I have found that the 80/20 rule works well. 80% of your diet is comprised of … Read More

Foods That Help You Relax

Nutrition

When we feel stress, our immune system is more vulnerable. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system and our body’s ability to fight off antigens is decreased. There are many ways to relieve stress – one of them is through what we eat! Foods to eat when stressed that can … Read More

What are Healthy Fats?

Nutrition

Healthy fats are pivotal to achieving optimal wellness and should be included in your daily diet. Many individuals think eating fat makes you fat, but this is an old wives’ tale. Types of Fats Monounsaturated fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts) and polyunsaturated fats (Omega-6 and Omega-3) have a positive effect on your health when eaten … Read More

Make 2020 the Year of No Excuses

Fitness, Health, Health Tips, Nutrition

One of the biggest hurdles that individuals face is what I refer to as the “excuses merry-go-round”. There will always be some reason big or small not to stick with your lifestyle routine. Maybe you’re too busy to exercise, you’re not sleeping well, your back hurts, you don’t want to get up early or you’re … Read More