Health and Wellness

Putting it all together- Finally!

Good Morning!!  We hope everyone had a nice weekend!  Hopefully, you have been finding value in this and it’s been helping you work towards your health and wellness goals.  Let’s get right into it-

Putting it all together Part III

Good Morning!  Let’s jump right into where we left off last week.  A sample day in a flexible eating plan.  Let’s take someone who’s goal is maintain leanness.  We are going to look at a person who is roughly 180 lbs, has a sedentary job but has a very active lifestyle, working out at least 4-5 times a week along with physical activity on a regular basis.  Generally speaking, you want to find your BMR or Basel Metabolic Rate.  This can be considered your base calories you need per day to “maintain” your weight.  There will need to be some trial and error t

Putting it all together- Part II

I hope everyone is having a good week!  Let’s pick up right where we left off last week.  As a recap, we talked maintaining health and the building blocks of a SUSTAINABLE eating plan.  That is the next most important goal- sustainability.  You can be in the biggest deficit on days 1-5 out of the week, but if on 6-7, you binge or have a “cheat” day, this can nullify your progress and I most cases set you back.  That’s why having manageable goals is extremely important.  Think less “diet” and more “health living.”  As I have mentioned before, whole foods ar

Putting it all together- Part I

For the past three weeks, we have touched upon the three different types of food groups: fats, protein,  and carbs.  We talked briefly about each one and what they mean to the body.  Each have their place and each have their own importance.  Putting them all together equals your daily eating.  The purpose of this blog is to help you maintain your health without making a great deal of sacrifice, meaning still having the foods you love without giving up your health.  As they say, everything in moderation. 

The Fun Stuff

As we welcome in the fall, we also approach the holiday season.  We have some great ones too!  Along with these holidays typically comes foods generally associated with the season, which is why the recipe of the week is very fall-ish! 

The Building Block of Life

Hello again!!  So, last week we spoke about fats.  Fats are a crucial component to one's overall health.  The body needs fat to survive and can provide a great source of energy.  The right amount of fats per day is really going to be subject to the individual.  If you are looking for a general guideline, roughly .3g of fat (at the very least) per pound of body weight would be a good starting point. 

Fat and Happy

It's important to incorporate variety into one's regular eating.  Proteins, Carbs, Fats and Fiber are all important to have a well-balanced eating regimen.  (Of course, this is a Health and Wellness Blog so the point is talk about healthy habits).  Each person is different as far as what combination works best from a functionality standpoint, but non-the-less, any sustainable eating regimen or diet has all of these elements.  Over the next several posts, I will be talking about each of these elements in more depth.  To start, I want talk about Fat.  Fat is esse

Have Your Cake AND Eat It Too

So I hope you have enjoyed these recipes so far.  I think it's time to switch it up a bit and get away from the savory and go for something sweeter.  I know if I had to choose, I would always take ice cream over pizza, but that's just me.  Neither one fits the bill as "healthy," however everything in moderation, right?  The most important number when thinking strictly of weight/fat loss is calories in vs. calories out.  When looking to lose weight, you must be in a constant calorie deficit.  Quantity is very important when it comes to weight loss.  As I continue to post, I will delve deeper into this subject and talk more about “flexible eating.”  In the meantime, please enjoy this protein packed treat!

Spice It Up

The summer may be officially over but that’s no reason to turn away from keeping your health in in mind.  There are plenty reasons to continue to consider your health and wellness.  You may live longer, feel better, have more energy, be less prone to sickness/illness.  Keeping active in addition to being conscious of eating habits will only help.  There are lots of activities available locally that may not be considered traditional “workouts.”  Hiking, rollerblading, fast paced walking, and biking are good ways to stay active and shouldn’t be too hard on your body.&

The Labor Day Weekend BBQ

This summer has been a spectacular one for weather.  Yes, it has been a bit hot at times and dry, however everytime I want to think about the heat, I just think of this image of winter (see below).  As a person who likes the heat, sun and outdoor activities, perhaps I am a bit biased when it comes to a hot and dry summer like this one.  However, it is nearing its end as the official close of summer draws near.  This also means, it's barbecue tim