Five Key Elements Of Meal Planning And Prep

Meal planning and preparation might be the thing that separates those who succeed in their fitness pursuits from those who fail. Whether your goal is weight or fat loss, muscle gain or just better performance, learning this skill and sticking with it might be your not-so-secret weapon!

The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It’s More About Money Than You May Think

There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems. Nina Firsova/Shutterstock.com Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to… Continue reading The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It’s More About Money Than You May Think

Ultra-Processed Foods Lead to Lower Heart Health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American’s daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16-18 in Philadelphia. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that… Continue reading Ultra-Processed Foods Lead to Lower Heart Health

New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat

Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!

Today, I’m bringing you 2 fall treats! Unlike all that Halloween candy floating around out there, these treats are actually good for you! Wouldn’t it be great if something that tasted awesome actually helped build muscle and burn fat? Later this week, I’ll be writing about protein shakes and how they can do both of… Continue reading Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!

Can Eating Dark Chocolate Help Prevent Depression?

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new UCL-led study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders. The study, published in Depression and Anxiety, is the first to examine the association with depression according to the type of chocolate consumed. Researchers from University College… Continue reading Can Eating Dark Chocolate Help Prevent Depression?

According to Big Data, Your Food is Too Sweet

New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that people make. The findings reveal that many people find the foods in today’s marketplace to be too sweet. “This is the first study of this scale to study food choice beyond… Continue reading According to Big Data, Your Food is Too Sweet

Recipe: Keto Brownie Muffins

These have quickly become a breakfast and snacking favorite in our household! Easy to make, portable and 7 grams of fiber per serving! Rich dark chocolate flavor with a touch of sweetness thanks to sugar-free caramel syrup. Filling and satisfying! Try them split and toasted with a little cream cheese! Oh my! Ingredients1 cup golden… Continue reading Recipe: Keto Brownie Muffins

Recipe: Keto Sausage Veggie Breakfast Casserole

Want an easy-to-make and even easier to LOVE ketogenic option for breakfast? Want one that you can make ahead and reheat later? Want a keto breakfast that actually provides you a serving of vegetables, too? This one will do ALL of that! If you are a ketogenic or low carb dieter, you know that eating… Continue reading Recipe: Keto Sausage Veggie Breakfast Casserole