Nature’s Egg-celent Food – Are they really good for us?

Happy National Egg Day!  Yes, there’s actually a day for that.

National Egg Day

Over the past years, eggs have gotten a bad rap with regards to health and healthy eating.

I’m sure you’ve heard the debate, but does eating too many eggs actually affect your cholesterol levels and heart health?

How many eggs CAN I eat?

According to the Mayo Clinic, most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week without increasing their risk of heart disease.   What  they indicate is that the cholesterol risks are raised not so much from the egg itself, but from the foods that normally accompany the eggs in a Standard American Diet – foods that contain trans fats, saturated fats and sodium such as bacon, sausages and ham.

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Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Weddings. Birthdays. Easter. Those holiday feasts are just amazing.

And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.

3 Ways To Avoid Overeating at Meals

It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days.

But it doesn’t always stop there.

Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time.

Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals.

(Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!)

 

Tip #1: Start with some water

When your stomach is growling and you smell amazingly delicious food it’s too easy to fill a plate (or grab some samples with your bare hands) and dive into the food.

But did you know that it’s possible to sometimes confuse the feeling of thirst with that of hunger? Your stomach may actually be craving a big glass of water rather than a feast.

Some studies have shown that drinking a glass or two of water before a meal can help reduce the amount of food eaten. And this super-simple tip may even help with weight loss (…just sayin’).

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Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired

Healthy Eating – I’m sure you’ve seen it and possibly been overwhelmed by it – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!

healthy Eating nutritionAnd each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you.  

Right?

Well, maybe…

Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health.

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Do “calories” really count?

The word metabolism is thrown around a lot these days.  Maybe you’ve even used it to explain why you can’t lose weight.

Calories Metabolism

You might be aware that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.   But what exactly does this all mean?  

Technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.

Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive, and without this amazing biochemistry you would not be possible.  

(Remember Science class?  There really was a benefit to all of that information!)

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