So many common foods secretly contain loads of sugar. This is a problem since eating an excess of sugar derails your fitness progress and quickly leads to an increase in body fat, and recent studies are proving that sugar is even more dangerous than we once thought. Your risk of heart attack doubles when 20… Continue reading 8 Common Foods with Hidden Sugars
The more you have healthy snacks prepared the less those impulse eating issues will pop up. The warm breezes of spring (ok..so we haven't had any warm breezes yet this spring) mean that Easter is around the corner! After the heavy colors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the bright, cheerful colors of spring are a welcome… Continue reading How to Have a Less Sugary Easter
The holiday's are approaching quickly and we all love to spend time with family and friends, but our health and fitness goals may start to fall by the wayside. Here are some simple daily habits that you should do everyday to help you at least maintain your current health and fitness level. We shouldn't expect… Continue reading Small Daily Habits to Help You Survive the Holiday’s
If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of smoothies. I’ve been making them for years and have one every morning during the week because they are a quick and healthy way for me to jam pack my first meal of the day with fruits and vegetables and be on my way. With… Continue reading Super Smoothies!
National Nutrition Month® marks a time to make healthier decisions like paying attention to portion sizes, choosing healthy substitutes for snacks, and reducing food waste. Celebrated every year during the month of March, this campaign grew from a week-long observance to a whole month back in 1980 to help people focus on the importance of eating… Continue reading National Nutrition Month® and PlateJoy
Hello my friends! Don't you just love going out to eat? You don't have to cook and someone waits on you! You also get to try new food items that you might be hesitant to try if you were to cook it yourself. The only problem with eating out at restaurants is you don't know… Continue reading How to Eat Healthy at Restaurants
Hello my friends! Living a healthy and fit life doesn't have to be a chicken and broccoli boring-kind-of-life. "There are countless reasons to celebrate life and making fitness part of your everyday is a big one! Your fitness journey is as unique as you are; be proud and recognize each victory and every stage of… Continue reading How to Balance Health, Fitness & Guilty Pleasures – Champagne Poppin Edition!
Hello my friends! Do you find yourself walking into a room and thinking "what was I coming in here for?" or "where did I put my keys?" or even when you are talking and all of a sudden you forget what you were going to say? Memory starts to shrink as early as age 35… Continue reading How to Improve Your Brain Health through Food & Supplements + a Giveaway!
Hello my friends! Peanuts seem to have gotten quite a bad rap lately. So, I'm here to stick up for peanuts and share why they shouldn't be demonized and taken completely out of your diet (unless, of course, you have a peanut allergy or other digestive issues that prevent you from enjoying all their delicious… Continue reading Are Peanuts Healthy?
Hello my friends! Life is busy to say the least. With all the demands you have everyday it's hard to stay on track of your diet and finances. ESPECIALLY, if you have a special diet to stay on top of. Whether you're a vegetarian or if you have food allergies, finding affordable and tasty things… Continue reading Stay On Top of Your Nutritional Needs with PlateJoy