Diet and Nutrition

(Healthy) Summer Drink Recipes

It’s that time of year. Spring and warm weather are here and it’s the perfect weather to enjoy your favorite cold drinks. You have more daylight than ever, you throw your windows open, and your front porch has become your best friend in the evenings. Unfortunately, our favorite drinks are often riddled with empty calories, way too much sugar, and chemicals that we can barely pronounce. Below is our guide for flavorful, refreshing summer drink recipes that won’t add inches to your waistline! Frozen Mint “Lemonade” : Ingredients: ¼ cup […]

Is Soda Bad for You? 7 Reasons You Should Never Drink Soda (Diet or Not) Again

We all know soda isn’t good for us, yet Americans consume close to 50 billion liters of soda per year, that’s an average of 57 gallons for each person. We know they’re packed full of sugar and weird chemicals and empty calories, and even diet sodas aren’t totally harmless. Drinking soda has been linked to childhood obesity and is the number one source of calories in the United States. Sometimes, though, there’s nothing more refreshing than a Coke with your popcorn at the movies or Sprite on a hot day. […]

Superfoods for Super Health

Mother nature is always one step ahead by providing us with natural superfoods to help with overall health and weight loss goals. Turns out, all foods are NOT created equal. Some simply go above and beyond the call of duty and provide extra love and support for your overall health. We’re giving you the no-brainer list of superfoods you can easily incorporate into your diet. To Fight Cancer: Broccoli — contains sulforaphane, which helps the body’s protective enzymes and helps detox certain chemicals. Blackberries — anthocyanins help slow growth of […]

The Best Workouts To Whip You Into Shape

Sometimes, you don’t have a ton of time to work out, you don’t have the equipment, or you don’t have that fancy gym membership. We gathered the inside scoop on the most effective and efficient workouts that will whip you into shape and have you sucking wind (in the best way possible, we promise.) Burpees Why they’re great: The burpee is a full-body movement, working just about every muscle group while providing great cardio and strength training.It is efficient, requires no equipment, and uses your body weight to strengthen and […]

5 Ways Your Lunch Break Is Killing Your Weight Loss Goals

Who knew your lunch break and your weight loss goals had a relationship? Your lunch break is a precious hour of free time you really should use wisely, and that’s why this little piece of time can make or break healthy habits and determine whether or not you reach your weight loss goals. Here are five ways your lunch break could be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. 1) You Don’t Take A Break Your lunch break is there for a reason: to step away from the work […]

Sugar, the Bitter Truth

Sugar. The sweet little calorie monster that takes the edge off our morning coffee, makes our desserts delectable, and wreaks gradual havoc on our waistlines. And we sometimes wonder: how can something so good be so bad? Doubt no more. Fear even less. Because we have your guide to sugar: the bitter truth including the good, the bad, and the fact that there’s still hope. The Good: Natural Sugar Many diets will promote cutting out any and all sugar in your diet until the end of time. But you know […]

Smart and Healthy Snacking

Snacking doesn’t have to be the enemy when it comes to weight loss and health goals. In fact, if done correctly, healthy snacking is one of the best things you can do for your body to keep it energized and nourished throughout the day while helping you overeat and consume too many calories. But what can you do to make snacking your ally rather than your enemy? We take a look at smart and healthy snacking that can ensure your snacking is good for your efforts to lose weight. Know […]

Stick To Your Weight Loss Resolution

January is over, but that doesn’t mean your weight loss resolution has to be! Though your efforts may be lagging, and your morale might have plateaued, you can stay strong with these tips to keep you on track. Track Your Progress: Try and think back to what your life was like when you first started this journey. How did you feel? How did you look? What was your health like? Assess how far you’ve come: maybe you’ve already lost a few pounds, maybe some of your clothes are a little […]

Food Cravings And How You Can Tackle Them

Food cravings tend to catch us unaware and then attack full-force. But if you’re craving the world’s saltiest pretzel, want to quench your thirst with a soda, or you’re fantasizing about a late-night ice cream run, chances are your body is telling you something more important. This post is your guide to responding to food cravings in a way that works to your advantage instead of throwing your healthy habits off track. Related: Learn More about How to Stop Food Cravings Have A Built-In Cheat Day: Be nice to yourself! […]