Not only is this meal delicious and healthy, but every recipe is safe for people who have gluten, wheat and dairy allergies and for those of you who are following a low-glycemic diet. And don't worry… your guests won't even know they're eating "health food."
When I work with athletes, I'm always encouraged by the acute awareness of how nutrition influences their performance. I also notice that knowing and doing can be two different things, and many athletes are quite confused by all of the conflicting information about sports nutrition. My goal is always to try to simplify the recommendations and bring the attention back to the food. As with any client, I like to work on building a healthy relationship with food and encourage intellig...
Being Kind to Yourself
Part of what contributes to that stressed and depleted feeling is a heavy dose of self neglect combined with a change in eating habits during the holidays. There's more candy, cookies and other goodies around so sugar intake is higher, which causes blood sugar to fluctuate and affects mood and energy. You may also be spending time with relatives who have a different ideas about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Following are some tips to help ...
Smart snacking is a great way to get through the holiday season without packing on the pounds. If you get in the habit of having a well-balanced breakfast and then eating a small meal or snack every three to four hours, you'll keep your blood sugar stable and won't have a tendency to overeat at those holiday parties. Here are a few festive snack ideas:
- Pumpkin puree mixed with Greek yogurt, topped with crushed pecans (you can use canned pu...
Our hormones can fluctuate dramatically at different stages throughout our lifecycle and can contribute to weight gain, mood swings, and depression. Thankfully, diet and exercise can have a significant effect on hormone production and metabolism. Following are some guidelines to help you keep your hormones in balance naturally:
Eat more of:
- Cruciferous vegetables (1-2 servings per day)
- Includes cabb...