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What You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat.  This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it's certainly not the “holy grail” of health. Let's focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat and drink it.   What you eat and drink The “calories in, calories out” philosophy (i.e. how much you eat) is being drowned out with research on other factors that may be just...

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What is Metabolism?

  This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without this amazing biochemistry, you would not be possible. Metabolism includes how the cells in your body: Allow activities you can control (e.g. physical activity etc.). Allow activities you can't control (e.g. heartbeat, wound healing, processing of nutrients & toxins, etc.). Allow storage of excess energy for later. So when you put all of these...

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3 Ways to Avoid Overeating

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn't always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All. The. Time. Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals. (Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!)   Tip #1: Start with some water When your stomach is growling and you smell amazingly delicious food it's too easy to fill a plate (or grab some samples with your bare hands) and dive into the food. But did you know that it's possible to sometimes confuse the feeling of thirst with that of hunger?  Your stomach may...

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Tasty Water Ideas

If you're not much of a plain water drinker or need your water to be more appealing to your senses here are five delicious (and beautiful looking) fruit combos to add to your large glass of water: Slices of lemon & ginger Slices of strawberries & orange Slices of apple & a cinnamon stick Chopped pineapple & mango Blueberries & raspberries Tip: You can buy a bag (or several bags) of frozen chopped fruit and throw those into your cup, thermos, or uber-cool mason jar in the morning.  They're already washed and cut and will help keep your water colder longer....

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Coca Mocha Latte Smoothie

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk. 1/2 cup coconut water beverage. 1 scoop Café Latte Shakeology 2 tsp. unsweetened shredded coconut. 1 cup ice. Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend to taste.  ...

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