Category Archives: A Little Bit of Everything
Experts at Mealsmatter.org suggest, “Many of us tend to underestimate the amount of food we eat and overestimate the recommended portion sizes for many foods.”
Well, if your kitchen is chuck full of granola bars (I personally only support Larabar – which is made with all whole ingredients), sugary cereal and chips, you are far from a whole food diet. Those foods are laden with sodium, fat and sugar that come from using processing agents such as high fructose corn syrup, MSG, silicon dioxide, and much more.
It’s funny to me, because running is much more than exercising. For me, running is of course about staying healthy, but that’s not all. When I run I clear my mind, have profound realizations, write blog posts, discover new neighborhoods, and so much more.
When you look down and see a colorful plate, you know that you’re making healthy choices. Why?
“Cleansing diets can cause rapid weight loss; however, the weight lost is mainly from fluid and muscle loss. Fluid loss can result in dehydration, tremors, headaches, fatigue and electrolyte imbalance. In extreme cases, electrolyte imbalance can result in improper functioning of vital organs and cardiac arrest, according to American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide.”
“A buddy can provide motivation when you’re down, a “woo hoo” when you’re up and keep you accountable on the days when you’d rather stay in bed instead of getting up to exercise.”
Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is about appreciating the woman who instilled these healthy values in you all those years ago. So, today, instead of filling up on a big brunch and then sitting around all day, try some new mother’s day activities.
“Switch up your Mother’s Day tradition by giving your mom the gift that keeps on giving — a healthy, active life. And, really, how many times has your mom said that what she really wants for Mother’s Day is just more time with you? … Active Mother’s Day ideas are the best of both worlds when it comes to gifts for mom.” – Shape.com