Need to drop a few pounds? As with any goal, it’s essential to head into the project with a strategy in hand. To increase the probability of success, figure out how to respond to any possible roadblocks and look for opportunities to make the process easier. And plan some rewards for yourself!
Efficient digestion is a cornerstone of our well-being, impacting our mood and sleep, and our ability go about our daily lives. When it’s not working, we’re miserable. Fortunately, keeping our digestion in good health doesn’t require medical interventions or drastic measures: eating a balanced diet full of gut-friendly food, and adopting healthy lifestyle habits, is usually all it takes.
We face an endless barrage of studies telling us not to eat this and not to drink that if we’re trying to lose weight. And there’s no shortage of self-proclaimed “experts” saying that dieters should avoid fruit altogether if they want to reduce the number on the scale. Science doesn’t bear that out. Fruit absolutely can be a staple of your diet without compromising your weight loss goals. What’s most important for weight loss is your gut health, and foods like fruit can help you maintain a healthy gut.
We know a healthy immune system is one of the most important functions of our bodies. And here’s some pretty great news: we can do a lot to support our immune health on a daily basis.
Today’s diets can be full of “empty calories” —foods that lack fiber, complex carbs, protein and healthy fats. These proteins, vitamins and minerals are the key factors in production of those mood-driving neurotransmitters.
Weight loss isn’t easy, but it can be done in a healthy, sustainable way with the help of a dietician, your doctor, and the right education about the proper way to eat.