Category: Health FAQ

Tricks to eating the correct portion sizes

A serving size is the recommended amount of food to eat during a meal or snack. A portion size is the amount you choose to eat. Unfortunately, many times these two sizes don’t match. Paying attention to portion sizes is a great way to decrease the consumption of extra calories. An easy measuring tool for… Read more »

Healthy “On the Go” Snacks

We are all so busy with our day to day lives, that eating well can seem like a chore in itself. Preparation is the key to success and the more options you have at hand the easier eating healthy will be. Here are some healthy snacks you can take right with you for easy access…. Read more »

Learn some tips to make reading food labels less complicated!

The first place to start on the food label is the serving size. Every nutrient mentioned on the label (calories, carbs, fat, etc) is telling you how much is in that one serving size. So, if you eat more than one serving size you are actually consuming more than the label says. Below the serving… Read more »

Spring Superfoods

The first days of spring are upon us and hopefully the warm weather will be coming our way. Along with the usual spring flowers come a bounty of fresh foods sure to dismiss any winter blahs. Here are a list of 2014 Superfoods to help spring you forward and put a little hop in your… Read more »

Do you know how to feed your body as you age?

Many times older adults do not need as many calories as they used to due to a decrease in activity and lean body mass. However, it is still important to intake adequate protein, calcium, vitamin D, and B vitamins in order to stay healthy. Unfortunately, our bodies do not absorb calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin… Read more »

Best Foods for Anti-Aging!

From your brain to your bones, what you eat matters, inside and out..As we get older, the body’s machinery begins to function a little less smoothly and we become susceptible to age-related and degenerative diseases. But there are certain foods that can help counteract the negative effects aging has on the body. Foods high in… Read more »

Are you drinking enough water to help maintain or lose weight?

Drinking enough water every day is a key component to maintaining a healthy weight. Water is a natural appetite suppressor and keeps your kidneys and liver functioning at their best to metabolize fat efficiently. The average man should drink about 3 liters (13 cups) a day and women should drink about 2.2 liters (9 cups)… Read more »

Reward Yourself for a Job Well Done!

When you were a kid, and you did something well, every now and then you got a reward. Motivating, right? Weight loss is no different. Unfortunately, many of us are still in the habit of using food as a reward. Try something new and exciting and make your weight-loss journey more pleasant – and your… Read more »

The two key components to a filling breakfast

Breakfast is an important component in kick starting your day. It can improve productivity, help you maintain your weight, and increase your mental clarity. The ideal breakfast is composed of a fiber-rich carbohydrate and a protein. Great fiber rich foods include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Aim for 7 to 10 grams of fiber. Low… Read more »

What Foods Provide the Most Calcium?

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods that is necessary for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth and bones, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes. It is nutrient that is vital for our overall health and wellness. There are many foods that contain calcium and the average healthy… Read more »