Posted on 12/26/2017
Most of us are guilty of making some quite ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Weeks later, however, we find ourselves not keeping up with our goals. Improving the diet is a common and terrific goal to improve your overall health, but it can be a daunting task. Making small and attainable mini goals to improve diet is more achievable and realistic. Here are some mini diet goals that can have a huge impact on overall health and help you stick to as they are more attainable.
Posted on 12/21/2017
The holiday season is upon us, AKA “cookie season”! A time of wonderful food, including cookies and snacks that aren’t exactly healthy. Weeks of consuming high sugar, refined cookies can leave you feeling drained of energy and motivation. This year, make a few simple holiday treat swaps that will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied.
Posted on 12/14/2017
Calorie intake from beverages has more than doubled since the 1960s, primarily due to a surge in sugar-sweetened beverages. While many of us think of soda and sports drinks consumed over the summer as the biggest culprits, many popular hot winter beverages are also sugar-sweetened beverages that are sneakily adding extra calories and pounds. With a few drink swaps, you can save yourself a few thousand calories (and a few pounds!) over the winter.
Posted on 12/7/2017
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares healthy party tips for the upcoming holiday season to help you feel your best in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 11/29/2017
Walnuts are in their peak season from late August to November, which is why they are readily available throughout the holidays and are often synonymous with them. Lucky for us, walnuts are one of the healthiest foods to eat! Why? Here are some health benefits of eating walnuts.
Posted on 11/28/2017
One of my favorite things every day is hearing from clients like you! I love to hear about your successes and ways we have helped you transform your health and essentially your lives through our freshly prepared meals. I’ve compiled a few comments we recently received that I thought you may also enjoy reading. As you can see, we are much more about health and convenience and not just about weight loss…although we do wonders for people seeking weight loss too! I hope you enjoy reading these comments as much as I did.
Posted on 11/16/2017
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the word itself conjures up overeating! But, it doesn’t have to. With a little know how, the infamous Thanksgiving “food coma” doesn’t have to be induced after your holiday dinner this year. With these healthy eating tips and a few swaps here and there, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of calories.
Posted on 11/9/2017
Fall is in the air and what a wonderful time of year for food. Healthy, nutritious, “super foods” that is! Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares her 3 favorite fall foods to swap for a healthier Thanksgiving in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 11/2/2017
Clean eating…what is it? There is no real definition of “clean eating,” but rather it is a common-sense approach to eating healthier. Here in America, we are accustomed to eating foods that are heavily processed. Eating foods that in no way resemble fruits, vegetables, grains or healthy protein is very common in the Western world. However, it is not the best diet for a healthy weight or healthy lifestyle. Taking a “clean” eating approach reminds us to eat whole foods, or "real" foods which are unprocessed or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.
Posted on 10/26/2017
Finding healthy Halloween treats your kids will love may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Essentially, being mindful this holiday season will help you find more nutritious treats that your kids will also love.