Processed meats refer to meat preserved by smoking, curing, or adding chemical preservatives (i.e.: ham, sausage links, bacon, and deli meats to name a few.) All of which have been linked to increased risk of cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. Read on for a list of ingredients you should steer clear of in the meat…

Feeling puffy or bloated after a meal is usually caused by gas or other digestive issues – something that about 30 percent of people say they experience regularly. Read on for some of the most common bloat-causing foods! Carbonated Drinks These drinks contain high amounts of a gas called carbon dioxide. This causes you to…

Nut butters are a great source of fats (and not to mention, one of the tastiest.) But with so many different kinds on the market, it’s important that you know which ones to avoid. Be sure to read the labels closely, and be on the lookout for some of the ingredients below so you know…

Sleep, nutrition, and hydration (to name a few) are hugely important in recovery – sometimes even more essential than training itself. Are you recovering properly from your workouts?   Read on for our list of MUSTS, so you can recover quicker and more efficiently with each workout!   Adequate sleep – Getting enough sleep aids…

It’s a common misconception that “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods are better for you or will help you to lose weight. However, fats are an essential macronutrient needed for optimal hormone health and overall well-being!   So how can “fat free” processed foods actually cause you to gain weight?   Even if a food is “fat…

Reading nutrition labels can be tricky and tough to understand. But knowing what nutrition information to look for will make your healthy food shopping a whole lot easier. Read on for a quick guide to understanding nutrition labels! Check the serving size Remember the importance of serving sizes! If the serving size is 1 cup…

So many people make the mistake of thinking the only way to lose weight is by doing hours upon hours of mind-numbing cardio. But the truth is, lifting weights is proven to be much more beneficial to overall weight loss and toning. Read on for a couple of the many reasons you should ditch the…

Are you on a tight budget, but still want to keep your kitchen stocked with high quality and nutritious foods? Follow these tips for ways to shop smart and stay healthy! Buy in bulk or wholesale Big name stores like BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club stock high-quality foods in bulk. You pay more up front…

If you focus only on the scale throughout your fitness journey, you’re only going to stress yourself out. But if the number on the scale isn’t changing, how do you know if you’re making progress? Here are 4 signs that you’re making progress despite what the scale says! Your clothes are fitting differently If your…

Change doesn’t happen overnight – but committing to a healthier lifestyle can. Read on for 3 tips on how to change your lifestyle for the better, starting now!   Set attainable goals Setting specific, realistic goals will help you see the progress you’re making and keep you motivated. Imagine your goals, write them down, and…

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