Are willpower and self-control the real solution to low energy and high weight? Maybe not. It might actually be your (powerful) hormones.And I am not just talking about sex hormones here; I am referring to  the hormones that directly affect your blood sugar, metabolism,and appetite. Things that actually control your energy and weight. Let’s go…

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Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used…

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If you often feel hungry, you are not alone! There are many reasons to feel hungry. Of course, the most obvious one is that you are actually physically hungry. Perhaps your stomach is empty, your blood sugar has dropped, and your hunger hormones are having a party. But other times, the hunger may not be…

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You’ve heard time and again that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and if you skip breakfast, you’ll gain weight. BUT, what if you wake up in the morning, and you are just not hungry? THE ANSWER:  Listen to your hunger and satiety signals! Don’t eat simply because it’s 7 a.m. Eat…

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Food is often the focus on 4th of July gathering- but instead of fueling your festivities with unhealthy dishes, why not make fresh, whole, seasonal vegetables and fruits the stars of your gathering? it’s important to choose your dishes wisely. This will ensure your diet stays on track and you enjoy yourself at the same…

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Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for…

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The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, very high-fat diet. It has recently gained a lot of popularity in the wellness sphere because of some of its health benefits. A ketogenic diet has been shown to help some people lose weight (yes, even with high fat). It can also help improve certain health conditions,…

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From a health standpoint, vegetables are an unbeatable food: naturally nutrient-rich; better tasting than a vitamin pill; low in calories; high in fiber and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients. All types of vegetables can be nourishing and delicious. To maximize your health with vegetables, nutrition experts suggest at least 3 to 5 servings per day –…

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Looking for new ways to cram in more fiber?  Then try this fabulous creamy smoothie! Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more nutrition into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use  frozen riced…

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