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Getting Started With Whole Foods

Whenever I tell friends or family about eating a whole food diet, they’re perplexed. Most people are confused by the term, and for good reason. Whole food? You would hope that you’re always eating whole food, right?

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.

Eat Clean, Don’t Cleanse

I’m sure you’ve heard all about the cleansing diets; drink only water and tea for ten days and boom you lose 20 pounds. While that actually may happen, your body will also be losing out on vital nutrients that it needs to run properly.

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.”

Simple Roasted Veggie Dinner Delight

roasted veggie dinner

Dinner is served

Fridays and Saturdays are no time for slaving in the kitchen over a big meal. However, it is a time of enjoyment and relaxation. Celebrate the weekend with this roasted veggie recipe that will give you ample time to kick back, suck down another glass of wine and enjoy the evening!

How pleasant is Saturday night,
When I’ve tried all the week to be good,
And not spoke a word that was bad,
And obliged everyone that I could.
~Nancy Sproat

5 Healthy Lifestyle Tips: Start and Maintain Your Healthy Life

How many times have you tried and not succeeded in creating a diet or fitness plan? Well, that can be the cause of many things including a lack of planning, no personal goals and healthy lifestyle choices. When people think of diet, they think of withholding the best that life has to offer – drinking, socializing, going out for dinner, or sleeping in on Sunday morning.

However, this time will be different because now you know that is absolutely not the case. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is about working it around the the things you love most in your life. Staying healthy and feeling great outside is not more important than being happy and satisfied with life in general. There are 5 simple steps you can take to finally plan and live a healthy lifestyle.

“How come when we decide to lose weight, we put ourselves on an extreme one week crash diet? The instant gratification of losing weight fast makes us feel successful for a moment, but doesn’t last. When it comes to making big life changes, we need to start by making small goals and gradually work up to where we want to be.” – PurelyFitness.com

Your Restaurant Healthy-Eating Guide

For most people, going out to eat becomes more than simply getting a meal. It’s about socializing, experiencing a new environment and treating yourself to a special night out. This is an integral part of maintaining whole health – why the heck are you getting are you out running at 6am if not to enjoy yourself and indulge on a night out.

While I certainly recommend splurging – getting a meal that is decadent and delicious – there are ways to do that without throwing away your whole week of running.

Veggie Lasagna: It’s What’s For Dinner

Load in the veggies for a filling meal

If you’re looking to try a versatile dish, you’ve found it here. Veggie lasagna might be the easiest dish to cook, aka bad cook friendly, which we like here at Will Run For Food! Feel free to change out the ingredients based on what you prefer or what’s sitting in the fridge. Now get cookin’, because it’s too easy not to try!

Don’t Fall Off The Healthy Wagon Again

Photo credit: valeoclub.com

Every other week you promise yourself you’ll start eating better, working out more and stop feeling guilty for that last cupcake… or five. Yet, time and time again the motivation goes as quickly as it came; and you can thank a variety of sources for your deflated enthusiasm.

Today, however, you’ll fix that. It’s time you cater healthy to you and not the other way around. Don’t follow any one else’s rules, don’t listen to the latest and greatest diet doctor, and certainly don’t judge yourself based on other’s successes. In 3 easy steps you’ll be on the fast track to healthy, with no looking back.

Vegan Infographic

Although I choose to be vegetarian, as opposed to vegan, I still support that lifestyle. This is a great infographic refuting the most common myths surrounding a vegan diet! Take a few minutes to check it out, really interesting.



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