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3 Clean Spring Inspired Recipes

Dollarphotoclub_49740584 copySpring is in the air and with that comes the desire for fresh foods with fresh ingredients!

Revamping your “go to” list of recipes every season is also a great way to keep your meals from getting boring, repetitive or bland. So let’s take advantage of this fresh season and talk about some recipes that will have you and your family satisfied and healthy! [Read more…]

What is Ketosis and Why Does it Matter?

weight loss OrlandoAre you trying to lose weight by eating fewer carbs? A low carb diet helps to lower the levels of insulin, a hormone that stores fat. This allows the deposits of fat in your body to shrink and release all of the energy they have stored. When this happens, you aren’t as hungry, so you’ll want to consume fewer calories than you expend, and you’ll be able to lose weight.

Unfortunately, many people who choose a low carb diet still have trouble losing weight. Many times they reach a plateau, and can’t seem to move past it. The problem is they aren’t getting maximal hormonal impact from what they are eating. This means they need to optimize their diet in order to achieve what is called “optimal ketosis.”

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5 Unique Ways to Help You Stick to Your Diet

quick weight lossSometimes, no matter how much you want to lose weight, it’s difficult to keep yourself on track. You find simple ways to justify why you should be allowed to eat that entire bag of M&Ms or second serving at dinner. You’ve been good, you tell yourself. You deserve it. It’s not going to make that much of a difference.

The problem is, it does. Because once you start eating the things that are bad for you, you don’t want to stop. And before you know, you’re back to where you were before you ever began your diet and weight loss regimen.

So, how do you avoid all these temptations and actually stick to your diet? Here are a few tips that will help you with weight loss in Orlando.

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4 Most Common Weight Loss Killers

get-attachment.aspxThe majority of Americans want to lose some amount of weight, whether it be 10 pounds or 200 pounds. The sad truth is. most people who are aiming to start living a healthier life and get rid of excess weight are unsuccessful. This can be attributed to a couple of common mistakes we see people making time and time again.

Common Mistakes That Kill Weight Loss Progress [Read more…]

Clean Eating Party Planning Ideas

Homemade lemonadeWhy do you eat clean?

It’s good for you. It keeps toxic chemicals out of your body. It aids in weight loss. The list goes on and on.

Once you become aware of all the benefits of clean eating, everything else just seems…wrong. Why would anyone knowingly put harmful chemicals and ingredients into their body? But, just because you have personally decided to live a healthier lifestyle does not mean all of your friends and family have. This can be a bit problematic if you are planning on hosting a birthday party or any other type of get-together. So how does one throw a part while sticking to their healthy lifestyle? [Read more…]

How to Shed Those Winter Pounds FAST

Bathroom scale isolateWinter is that time of year when we are far too aware of the fact that no one will be seeing our legs, arms or stomachs. We have a secret to share with you, Winter is almost over… That’s right, Spring will officially begin on March 20th and you know what that means, less clothes to disguise those 15 pounds you’ve put on.

Before you get too stressed out, we have another secret to share with you. We are going to let you in on a few simple changes you can make to lose weight fast. [Read more…]

Raising a Healthy Family

CaptureThe decision to live a lifestyle of healthy food and regular exercise is one of the best choices you will ever make for yourself. However, maintaining this new lifestyle is definitely a challenge, especially if your family isn’t on board with you. If your children see you eating oats for breakfast and fish for lunch and they think that food is gross, they aren’t going to want to have a part in living healthy. So how do you get your family to be healthy with you? You give them what they want.

By that we don’t mean if they want cake for breakfast, you give them cake. We just mean, make healthy foods that appeal to everyone. [Read more…]

Planning Meal Times for Night Shift Workers

These days, finding a job means making a few compromises. While you might find a position in the field you want to work in, that doesn’t always mean you’ll earn the salary you want. It also doesn’t mean you’ll have the opportunity to work the shift you want. Going to work from nine o’clock in the morning until five o’clock in the evening isn’t a luxury everyone has. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that now, more than ever, Americans are working the night shift.

For workers trying to achieve their weight loss goals, this can be quite a problem. [Read more…]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Meals

While Valentine’s Day is all about love, it’s hard to keep those romantic feelings alive when you’re scrambling for reservations and standing in line at the movie theater for an hour, just to be told tickets are no longer available for the new rom-com. Then you finally do get a seat at your favorite restaurant or movie, you end up sacrificing all the hard work you put into your weight loss and giving into to decadent, scrumptious calorie-rich foods you’ll regret eating in the morning. At the end of the day, you’ll probably be asking yourself:

When did Valentine’s Day become so difficult?”

The truth is, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be difficult at all. You just need to plan for it and ensure every move you make fits into your healthy and clean lifestyle. [Read more…]

4 Ways to Keep Yourself Encouraged on Your Weight Loss Journey

One of the most difficult things about losing weight, is staying encouraged. A couple weeks of little to no change on the scale can easily persuade us to give up. Without any encouraging proof that progress is being made we feel as though all of our efforts have been for nothing. Because being able to see progress is so pivotal to your success, we have come up with a few strategies that will make it easier for you. [Read more…]

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