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What is Clean Eating?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in eat smart | 0 comments

What is Clean Eating?

Eating clean or ‘clean eating’ refers to a popular diet trend characterized by a few key features. Some of these features include eating locally (and supporting sustainable practices), minimizing processed foods, nourishing yourself on whole foods, such as whole grains, fruits and veggies regularly throughout the day. Clean eating also recommends limiting unnecessary extras, such as alcohol, added sugars and sodium. Clean eating is not an ‘all or nothing’ concept. Small changes add up over time and can make a...

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3 Tips for Creating Healthy Habits

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020 in eat smart | 0 comments

3 Tips for Creating Healthy Habits

Creating healthy habits is a great way to make small, incremental lifestyle improvements for better performance and to reduce your risk of developing chronic disease. If it truly is all about the journey, make it worth your while by keeping these tips in mind: Set goals: What do you want to do? Accomplish? Goals should be clear, reasonable, specific, and, if possible, measured or quantified in some way. Instead of “I will eat healthier this year,” try “I will eat 3 servings of vegetables every day. Write your goal down and...

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Tips to avoid late-night snacking

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in eat smart, fruits and vegetables, nutrition basics, weight loss | 0 comments

Tips to avoid late-night snacking

An important weight management tip is to eat when you we feel true, physiological hunger. Eating when not truly hungry can lead to excess calories and weight gain. Excessive snacking before bedtime and/or late at night, in particular, can become a bad habit. It can be a ‘go to’ behavior to distract us when we are experiencing uncomfortable or unpleasant feelings, such as frustration, anger, fear and boredom. Even excess stress and exhaustion can play a role in night-time eating. Here are some tips to limit mindless eating at night: Eat well...

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Tips to prevent weight gain while working from home

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 in meal planning, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tips to prevent weight gain while working from home

Let’s face it, less activity and more food usually leads to weight gain. Thousands of Americans are working from home temporarily during the 2020 pandemic. Many of us are enjoying sit-down dinners together and have more quality time to spend with family. Many gyms remain closed which is bad news for those that depend on them for providing exercise options. Three tips to avoid weight gain while working from home: Keep stepping: Don’t ditch your step count. You may not be able to log 10,000 steps per day but don’t give up on...

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Healthy Orange Salad

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in fruits and vegetables, in season | 0 comments

Healthy Orange Salad

Add a healthy orange salad to your meal to help you reach the minimum recommendation of 5 fruit and servings daily.

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