You know those nights when you're trying to fight the rumbling in your tummy right before bedtime? I've been known to stay up late for a deadline and wander my way into the kitchen in search of a quick and healthy snack. When it comes to nighttime snacks, it's best to reach for something on the small side that also has staying power. The right nighttime snack (and possibly even a nightcap!) can significantly impact how you sleep and consequently how you feel the next morning.
If you were to come over to my house, you'd find a cupboard overflowing with tea. I love tea and not only because it provides so much flavor for so few calories. I find drinking a cup of tea to be an incredibly calming activity. And tea has some pretty major health benefits. Our ancestors were onto these benefits way before we started #teatime or coffee shops created signature blends. Not only can you whip up a delicious mug of tea in minutes, you can also incorporate it into recipes.
Happy Healthy Aging Month! Before you get all bummed out about aging, let me tell you this is your chance to change how you age. The older I get, the happier I feel. I know what foods my body needs for fuel and how to keep it active with exercise. I show it plenty of self care and compassion, too. So is it so strange that my subjective age, the age that I feel, is lower than the age I actually am? Nope. I truly believe that treating your body with kindness and respect helps you age gracefully.
You need fuel to power your exercise session. So be sure you're ready for cardio, weights, HIIT training, or whatever workout you fancy with a power pre-workout snack or meal. Although there's no blanket rule for what to eat, I'm giving you guidelines that'll help! I also have a short list of what foods to skip before a workout. What fitness goals will you accomplish today after you gobble up this advice?
Gearing up for another busy summer? When my schedule is packed, I like to meal prep energy bites or buy healthy, grab-and-go snacks from the supermarket. My plan is to always be prepared when hunger strikes. Whether you're running errands or catching a flight, there's no reason to choose a less-than-nutritious, last-minute snack. I hope you put these recommendations for fueling up while you're away from home to good use!
Most people assume healthy eating requires drastic changes from day one. My wellness strategy is a little bit different. I like to recommend small changes, such as adding seasonal veggies to dinner or switching up a mid-afternoon snack. Swaps like these don't take a lot of time or effort, but they add up to big changes over time! Looking for more easy ways to live better today?
If you've met a big or small weight-loss goal, you might be wondering how to keep those pounds off for good. Making smart food choices—like filling up on fiber-packed fruits and veggies, and cutting back on added sugars—is important. But motivation helps, too, like treating yourself to a new workout class or a spa day when you've logged your meals for three days in a row, met a five-pound weight-loss goal, or simply are feeling really great about your lifestyle choices. These little rewards help