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
As more people adopt vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, the question of whether plant-based diets are healthier than meat-based ones comes into play. While some may argue that plantbased diets are better for health, that’s not necessarily true. Tofu Made from curdled soymilk, tofu’s ingredients have previously been linked to health risks. It contains phytoestrogens — an isoflavone — and goitrogens, which have been known to … Continue reading Meat Versus Meat Substitutes
Have you heard of the blindfolded eating trend that’s quickly gaining popularity? Many people are intentionally eating while wearing blindfolds so they can’t see their food during the meal. Some people try blindfolded eating for the novelty of experiencing something new and unusual or to better understand the experience of actual blindness. Others believe it provides them a more authentic eating experience, enhancing their senses … Continue reading Could Blindfolded Eating Help You Lose Weight?
Everyone is looking for the next new thing when it comes to dieting and exercise, especially with summer right around the corner. For a method that is relatively new and challenging, carb cycling may be the next great thing in the effort to overcome a weight loss plateau. While one’s first thought of this method may consist of riding a bike and eating a cheeseburger, … Continue reading Rotate Your Diet With Carb Cycling
Popular new year resolutions usually center on bettering our bodies inside and out. An important factor in that aspect is what we eat and drink. It not only affects weight, but body image, mental health, and overall self-confidence. A nutritional resolution can be a fun and easy way to bring on the new year. Not only will you achieve weight/dietary goals, trying different foods and … Continue reading Rewriting Resolutions — Nutritional