The notion that 5-6 meals per day is ideal originated in the bodybuilder and fitness world. However, most people will be better off consuming fewer meals within a specific timeframe.
The quality of the food we eat plays a significant role in how our hormones function. Nutrients are important chemical messengers that dictate many of your body’s functions, including hormone release. A lot of foods that seem healthy are not as beneficial as they were once believed to be, largely due to their disruptive effect on hormonal balance.
For many years, the mainstream view of a gluten-free diet remained black or white: It’s a must if you have celiac disease and if you don’t, there’s no need to avoid gluten.
After 10 years of helping people eat gluten-free, we know that the positive benefits can be life changing even for people who are Non-Celiac.
Real talk: the quest for the ever-elusive “work-life balance” is one of the biggest challenges for working parents. Keeping the family healthy and happy at dinnertime is a stress that can throw off the balance fast.
For a mother struggling with her own serious health concerns, dinner gets even trickier.
If you notice yourself burning out from a monotonous diet and exercise plan, or even if you just want to have room to eat more calories every few days, cycling the number of calories you eat on a day throughout your week might help. This approach can prevent your metabolism from getting comfortable enough to adapt. Learn how to “confuse” your metabolism to keep it from settling into a plateau.
Many college freshmen struggle with time management, leading to weight gain that’s so common there’s actually a term for it: the Freshman 15. Extra pounds can start to creep on due to poor nutrition, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and irregular sleep. And guess what – you don’t have to be a college student to fall into these same traps. Learn tips for avoiding the Freshman 15.
Men today have lower testosterone levels than their fathers and grandfathers did at the same age. This is a scary thought, considering that higher testosterone levels are necessary for optimizing athletic performance, maximizing results from hard work in the gym, and maintaining long-term health. Mountains of research link environmental pollutants, sleep deprivation, nutrient deficiency, insulin…
Dieting is mentally and physically exhausting. That’s why you should never do it again. It’s true what they say — dieting generally doesn’t work. Most diets aren’t sustainable, restrict you from enjoying your favorite meals, and can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and body image. This blog reveals six changes you can make to get off the dieting rollercoaster once and for all. By adopting these simple lifestyle tweaks, it’s possible to lose weight and keep it off while fostering a healthy relationship with food.
High-intensity interval training, aka HIIT, can help you burn fat and boost conditioning quickly and efficiently; in fact, most workouts clock in at 30 minutes or less. If you’re new to high-intensity exercise, you might hold misconceptions that are keeping you from achieving your best results.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to cheat on your diet. It’s true that cheat meals can help you stay on top of your goals, but it’s easy to go overboard and undo the progress you’ve made. Learn about the Dos and Don’ts of indulging to avoid mistakes that will cost you.