USDA Recommended Diagram I’m sure many of you remember using the Food Pyramid in school back in the day. Well, in 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) changed from the Pyramid as a whole and moved to a more modern approach, a Plate. It is called MyPlate, and it depicts a plate with… Read More What is MyPlate?
Don’t Go Back for Seconds Just Yet Most people eat their meals like they are actually starving. While this may feel normal, it isn’t normal for our bodies. Not to mention, it leads to one of the biggest contributors to obesity: overeating. Overeating can cause rapid weight gain, which many of us see annually during… Read More Overeating
Are you Chia-n? Chia seeds have become a big hit over the last few years, and for good reason. They are quite healthy for you. In fact, this whole post is based around the health benefits of them. But as always, we can’t learn about what something does until we know what it is in… Read More Are you Chia-n?
All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much? Many people today have an issue separating their cravings, especially when it comes to food vs. water. Usually, when you are really, really thirsty, it is obvious that your body is craving water. However, when you are at the beginning stages of dehydration (which many people are on… Read More All Foods Have Fluids, but How Much?
Protein – How Much and What Kind? I get asked time and time again, “Kim, how much protein should I be consuming post-workout?” or, “ what kind of protein powder should I use if I am trying to slim down?” These are both great questions among many others. One thing to remember with protein is… Read More Protein – How Much and What Kind?
Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend Ever receive a plant as a gift? Oh yeah and forget to water it for a while, run over to it randomly to check on it, and notice that it is still very much alive… those are most likely succulents. These desert thriving plants have the beauty industry going crazy right… Read More Succulents: Newest Skincare Trend
Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy? Not long ago, some news was shared from the American Heart Association (AHA) that sent shock waves throughout the health & wellness community. Coconut Oil might not be the miracle worker everyone has been claiming it to be for the past year. All over the internet… Read More Coconut Oil // Best Friend Or Worst Enemy?
How Important Is A Balanced Diet? It’s Friday and I know that most of us tend to slack on our super strict diet over the weekend; you know like binge eating carbs, sugary foods, and basically all those items on our “not to eat” list. Well how about a better plan?! Let’s chill out… Read More How Important Is A Balanced Diet?
Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health Hope you all had an awesome weekend!! You ready for another kickass week? Are you getting enough sleep? Do you live in a noisy neighborhood? Your hormones rely on a solid sleep schedule so don’t throw them for a loop with minimal hours of sleep and… Read More Catching Up On Zzz’s Could Help Your Overall Health
Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side? Kale is everywhere right now … in our skincare products, on our clothing, in our smoothies, and at every trendy dinning spot. Is Kale as good as we are lead to believe, or is there a bad side to this superfood? The Good Are you in need… Read More Kale: Does This Superfood Have A Bad Side?