Healthy Eating - page 4
Feb 25, 2012Body
One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 4

One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 4

Wow, time flies! Can’t believe my challenge is over – or at least my blogging commitment! I have to say that while I am a bit sad, I am also relieved. It isn’t always easy to be mindful of what you are eating, especially when so many factors are conspiring against you.

Feb 18, 2012Body
One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 3

One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 3

Well, another week has come and gone – I can honestly say that I have done my best to stay away from fried foods, microwaveable meals, simple carbs and all of those things that critics claim are causing America to be fat. …And what have I discovered?

Feb 13, 2012Body
Body Blog: Not Your Mother’s Mindful Eating

Body Blog: Not Your Mother’s Mindful Eating

More and more nutritionists are suggesting a practice called mindful eating as a way break these habits. So, what is mindful eating? Although it has only become popular recently, mindful eating is by no means new. The concept is rooted in Buddhist philosophy. It’s almost like a kind of meditation involving food.

Feb 12, 2012
Intro to Cooking: Pizza Salad

Intro to Cooking: Pizza Salad

You know, the desire for pepperoni, cheese and sauce? How on earth do I shake that? Through trial and error, I found the solution. And it includes three of my favorite salad greens ever: spinach, arugula and romaine. You'll get tons of nutrients, including iron, along with some major flavor.

Feb 11, 2012Body
One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 2

One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 2

Before I began, I had a lot a questions like “What is clean eating?” and “What foods are clean?” Well to be honest, even after doing loads of reading since my first post on the subject, I am still not entirely sure, so I have decided that I am going to slowly, but smartly, build my way up to much healthier eating.

Feb 5, 2012
Intro to Cooking: Veggie Enchiladas

Intro to Cooking: Veggie Enchiladas

I'm currently lying in bed with the flu and there's nothing like spicy food to clear up the sinuses. I have a voice like a miniature frog; aches and pains like I'm about to give birth; and it feels like there is a small balloon locked up in my head that won't deflate. I made spicy enchiladas to help -- and of course to get some veggies in me.

Feb 4, 2012
One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 1

One Month Challenge: Eating Clean, Week 1

Advocates of “eating clean” tout a laundry list of benefits – more energy, better skin, weight-loss, and better muscle definition, etc… They say that one should see a different within a couple of weeks – so I thought, how about a month? Then I thought, why keep all these benefits to myself? As your kindergarten teacher would say, sharing is caring!

Jan 30, 2012Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

•Stressed? Have the best shower ever •Fire up your metabolism, here! •They exist...healthy alternatives to Girl Scout Cookies •Five fun ways to use Pinterest •The Ultimate Fitness WorkoutNew Trend: The Man Bun

Jan 23, 2012Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• Cure any hangover with these tips! • How to wake up early and go work out! • The Happiness Diet • How to get motivated Freezing? Here are some tips for working out in the cold

Jan 22, 2012
Intro to Cooking: Spicy Citrus Green Beans

Intro to Cooking: Spicy Citrus Green Beans

Green beans have the same nutrients as dark, leafy greens, despite not being as dark in color. Why is this awesome? Because greens like spinach and kale are some of the healthiest vegetables out there. One of the best nutrients? Lutein, which helps eye sight and helps prevent eye diseases. Basically, awesome.

Jan 16, 2012Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• Why you should try fitness games

• What all those organic food labels really mean

• How to beat the winter blues

• 10 songs to add to your running playlist

• The best winter diet recipes

• Are these healthy eating myths ruining your diet?

Jan 9, 2012Body
DASH Diet is Named Best Overall Diet

DASH Diet is Named Best Overall Diet

No, I'm not talking about a new diet from the Kardashian Klan (God, can you even imagine what that would entail?). This DASH Diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, was named the number one diet for the second year in a row by U.S. News.

Jan 1, 2012Lifestyle
Tips To Get You Back In Shape After The Holidays

Tips To Get You Back In Shape After The Holidays

Once the New Year has been rung in, it’s time to face the facts. The holiday season is over, and there is no excuse to keep gorging on Christmas cookies. You have a few more months to hide in your fat pants, but before you know it bikini season will be here, so don’t get left behind! I know it’s a rough transition from eating like Santa to hitting the gym, so use these tips to take it slow.

Dec 19, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Avoid the gym this January! Resolution makers will steal your favorite treadmill!

11 healthy holiday treats that help you stay slim!

• Did you try one of the biggest diet trends in 2011? Find out here!

• Don't believe the hype! 10 healthy eating myths that we all fall for.

• Is your resolution to drop a few lbs in the new year? Help yourself out and journal about it!

Dec 12, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Avoid these fast-food foot court eats

Holiday drink recipes that keep your body fit

• Recite these stay fit and positive mantras to keep your body focused this holiday season

Seven tips to try today that keep the flu away

• Women stay fit: journals are a girls best friend

• Avoid snacking during these parts of the day

• Wait? You can get fit sitting on the couch?

Dec 10, 2011Lifestyle
More Often Than Not, “Health” Foods Are Anything But

More Often Than Not, “Health” Foods Are Anything But

Processed foods are generally not good for us, regardless of how they are advertised. I’ve lived with roommates who firmly believed that they were on wholesome, perfectly nutritious diets all the while subsisting on Power bars, frozen TV dinners from the health food section of our local grocery store and Gatorade. Just because a product is advertised as a health food does not make it one!

Dec 5, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• Beware: some common hangover remedies may actually make it worse!

Breakfast ideas for under 300 calories

Look better in your jeans

How to avoid weekend weight gain!

• 4 foods you should never eat

Dec 5, 2011Body
Is Childhood Obesity a Form of Abuse?

Is Childhood Obesity a Form of Abuse?

Over the past few decades, obesity – especially childhood obesity – has come to be regarded as one of the biggest health problems facing America. Obesity negatively affects every organ system in the body, and can lead to major health issues. It’s also one reason why life expectancy in America is thought to lag so far behind that of other developed countries.

Dec 3, 2011Lifestyle
One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week Five

One Month Challenge: No Meat, No Dairy, No Problem, Week Five

The whole experience has made me want to continue with a vegan diet, but I’ve definitely had my doubts. Even as I hit my stride and it got easier toward the end, I still get tempted to just get a slice of pizza or chicken teriyaki for a quick dinner, but I try to remember that more often than not, this is what I want and after learning about the ethical reasons of veganism, that food just wouldn’t taste as good anyway.

Nov 28, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• This week, do a post-Thanksgiving detox

• Winter is coming: ways to avoid 5 common cold-weather health problems

Stress less every day

Get terrific thighs in 5 easy moves

• Thinking of going off your birth control pill? read this!

• Scents to de-stress, fight off menstrual cramps, put you in the mood, and more

Nov 14, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• Is your prescription drug going to kill you?

14 low-cal cocktails that won't break your diet rules

• Why women that squat a lot have the best butts

• The best hairstyle inspirations for girls to try

Yoga poses that every woman should do • 8 texting mistakes men make when it comes to the first date • 16 tasty soups to try this winter

Nov 7, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

•The best Fall foods for weight loss • The reason your McRib tastes more like a McYoga McMat • These 21 snacks keep you trim and slim • Kick that cold before bed • The best beauty buys for fall and winter

Oct 26, 2011Entertainment
Candy Dish: Such a Feminist

Candy Dish: Such a Feminist

•Ryan Gosling is very in touch with his feminine side •Inspirations to get you ready for Halloween •Wow I'd hate to be Kelly Ripa's kids after this •Your guide for getting the best meal sizes •Some very awesome and creative Halloween cupcakes •Evan Rachel Wood is a very lucky lady

Oct 24, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• How this book will you help you keep your mind clear

Giuliana Rancic speaks out about breast cancer and encourages other women to, too

• Ways to make fall inspire your fitness

• A real housewives tip to fake a toned, hot bod

Why docs recommend that every morning start with morning sex

Oct 17, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Women get naked to battle Barbie's body image

Tips for on-the-go women: how to stay connected to the internet and yourself

• Dinner solutions: healthy crock-pot recipes

• Stay slim with these smoothie delights

20 sex secrets no one ever told you about

Oct 17, 2011Body
Body Blog: Core Essentials

Body Blog: Core Essentials

One of the biggest misconceptions about getting fab abs is that you need to do 100,000 crunches a day. Although that is definitely a mid section burner, it's not the most effective way to go. There are several muscles in our core, including the rectus abdominus (hello, 6-pack), transverse abdominus (deepest side muscle), as well as the internal and external obliques (love handle central). That's why planks are known to be one of the best core stabilizing moves because it incorporates all of these muscles.

Oct 16, 2011Lifestyle
Intro to Cooking: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Intro to Cooking: Garlic Roasted Potatoes

White potatoes - such as russets and fingerling potatoes - are the most traditional, but I really love to use yellow or red potatoes, which are smaller and therefore, cheaper to buy only 2-3 of them for a single meal. I won't pretend potatoes are packed with nutrients; as far as nutrition goes, potatoes are well known for being high in carbohydrates, but very low (on their own) in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are great sources of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.

Oct 10, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

• Tasty, creamy, healthy mac & cheese • Comfort foods that compliment your waistline • On the seventh day, thou shalt rest thy hot bodRyan Gosling: guilt-free eye candy • Why doctors say women should stop stressing the first date jitters

Oct 3, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Dish

Candy Dish: Healthy Dish

• Leaner, tighter tushes, and the moves to prove it • Yolaties, pilogra, and the perfect combination workout • 15 ways to keep your heart healthy and happy • Workout moves you can do anywhere • You are what you eat... at least for your face • Do or don't? The HPV vaccine • For better or for worse: the relationship guide to a happy life • Smart cooking: what kind of oil to use in the kitchen

Oct 2, 2011
Intro to Cooking: Lemon and Parmesan Salmon

Intro to Cooking: Lemon and Parmesan Salmon

Salmon. Cooking this delicious fish is a little bit terrifying at first. What do you do with it? How do you know when it's done? Do I need a non stick pan? I will admit: it took me a long time to conquer my fear of cooking salmon. But once I did, I realized it is basically the easiest, quickest way to a healthy, tasty dinner. This recipe is one of my absolute favorites.

Sep 26, 2011Body
Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

Candy Dish: Healthy Candy

•Want to be like Lorelai Gilmore? See how Lauren Graham got fit •Ever wonder, what exactly is a calorie?Fun facts about sleeping •Let's talk about the power of positivity •Just because soda companies add antioxidants doesn't make them healthy •Are you at risk for osteoporosis?