Many people think if they fill their plate with food from a salad bar, they are making healthy food choices. While that may be true for the most part –as salad bars host a cornucopia of healthy foods — there are also loaded with hidden weight loss pitfalls. When making your next trip to a local New Jersey salad bar, follow these tips to construct a plate chock full of healthy and nutritious ingredients.
Successful medical weight loss is more than just dropping the pounds. For long-term weight loss success, you need to change more than the number on the scale. You also need to make changes to your lifestyle. Below are some small changes that can have a big impact on your weight loss success.
If you’ve gained a few pounds during the holiday season, you’re not alone. Drinking eggnog, and over-indulging in other delicious goodies can play havoc with your weight loss plans. Fortunately, some common-sense strategies can help rid you of those extra holiday pounds.
For many, exercise is something they have not done regularly for quite a while. It becomes important to know what exercises are safe to start off with and what exercise should slowly be worked into a weight loss routine. There may also be health conditions that require medical consultation prior to exercising to lose weight.
Most of us in New Jersey were brought up hearing “five a day” in regard to servings of fruits and vegetables. Now, however, the Centers for Disease Control are telling us seven servings a day is better. We all know we could use more fruits and vegetables in our diet, but which kinds provide the greatest health benefits and the most help with weight loss?
You know that exercise can help you lose weight. You may even know that it can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, improve your energy levels, and reduce your risk for depression. But if you find the idea of a workout routine boring, it’s still difficult to get motivated to exercise regularly. If you dread going to the gym but understand the importance of physical activity, check out these tips for making exercise fun.
Around the holidays you may feel the urge to stay home to resist the temptations of all the food at the holiday parties, which can make it tough to maintain your weight. The holiday season lasts approximately two months, and by the end it gets harder and harder to stick to a plan. However, by preparing a well thought out plan, a holiday feast does not have to be feared. Setting weekly goals and monitoring your eating and exercising habits will help keep you on track throughout the holiday season.
Have you been hearing about flax—or flaxseed—lately? There’s a good reason. This trendy seed is full of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and B vitamins. These important vitamins and nutrients are known to boost health throughout life. Fortunately, flax is easy to come by and easy to incorporate into a variety of foods.