Is sugar really the new fat?
Can we really be addicted to sugar like alcoholics addicted to alcohol?
While I don’t know for sure that sugar really is the new fat or that we have a bonafide addiction to it, studies do show that most Americans eat an average of 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day. That’s just added sugar! That’s not including the hidden sugars that we eat on a regular, daily basis.
Ask yourself these two questions: Is my body in the fat storage mode or fat burning mode? Am I eating to lose fat or store fat? While weight loss is important, having colon cancer when I was 29 and weighing less than 120 pounds, I learned the hard way that skinny people can be unhealthy too. In today’s post I offer five tips to keep your body in the fat burning zone instead of fat storage mode!
Short on time? Try this 20 minute, full body, fat burning workout you can do anywhere with no equipment needed! Survive the Season by joining my last weight loss challenge group of the year. In 21 days you can lose 5-15 pounds, burn fat, increase energy and metabolism. Give yourself the gift of health this holiday season!
While meal prep and planning ahead is crucial to your success, it doesn’t have to be complicated. For some, meal prepping may be setting aside a couple (or more) hours on a off day to cook up several meals and food varieties for the week, but for me, I found that I didn’t even have the time to do that. So today, I’m sharing small, bite-size things I’ve done to make planning ahead pretty do-able for my busy life.
If you’ve ever read a food label, you have probably read the words “refined” and “enriched” and even “whole grain” a time or two on the list of ingredients. And even more so, you’ve probably seen the big flashy words “whole grain” on the front of the many products…luring you to make you think you’re about to purchase a healthy product. What exactly are whole grains and could you be sensitive to the gluten found in it?
With the heat of the Summer months soon approaching, so does the need to increase our daily water intake. Not only does infusing your water with fresh fruit create a fun, refreshing drink and help us get in the water we need for the day, but it also has some health benefits, too!
Reading a food label can not only be confusing, but very misleading as well. Learn what all the numbers mean and how to dissect the food label puzzle so you can make easier, healthier and safer food choices.
I'm Sam! Wife. Mom. RN. Health Coach. Cancer Survivor. Personal Trainer. Over 40. Hot Flasher. Coffee Drinker.
Devoted to teaching and inspiring women over 40 how to live their best, healthiest, older life. While I've never been considered overweight, I had to learn the hard way that skinny people can be unhealthy, too. Having colon cancer at the age of 29 with a three and five year old, I quickly realized I had to take control of my health. It was not my life that flashed before my eyes; it was theirs.