Should I Go Vegan?

A vegan diet, which was once considered fringe, is rapidly increasing in popularity across the United States. A Nielsen survey found that 39% of Americans want to eat more plant-based foods, and 14% believe there’s no reason to eat meat at all. Going vegan means completely giving up animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and milk. Since Americans have one of the … Continue reading Should I Go Vegan?

Food and Mood

There’s evidence that disruption to the gut’s natural biome can have a real impact on the body and brain. Certain foods have a significant impact on gut bacteria, and avoiding things that are high in additives and preservatives can help protect against your gut’s usual function. Gut-friendly food choices include:• Whole foods• Fresh fruits and vegetables (in a range of colors)• Frozen fruits• Higher fiber … Continue reading Food and Mood

Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau

Weight loss is a long journey. There are many happy moments and small victories that remind us it’s all worth it, from losing an extra pound than usual or fitting into our old jeans from 10 years ago. But it can also bring frustration, disappointment, and tears, mainly when that dreaded plateau hits. Now, instead of rolling down the mountain, you’re just sitting there, unmoving. … Continue reading Overcoming the Dreaded Plateau

Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

When people think of the holidays, three things often come to mind: family, blessings, and food. For some, the holidays are an opportunity to relax and indulge in homemade meals, but for those with dietary restrictions, the holidays can create stress. Rather than showing up to a family gathering on an empty stomach, ready for not one but two loaded plates of everything on the … Continue reading Eating Around Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays