Bouncing Back After A Day of Bad Eating

We all have days (or weeks, even) when we don’t quite stick to the eating plan we have set out for ourselves. Whether you’ve attended a party, been social with friends, had a cheat day, or otherwise, there are a few good things you can do the next day to help you get back on track. While going on a cleanse often leads to yo-yoing, these ideas will help you to understand why you’ve overindulged and what you can do to turn it around.

3 Tips for Setting Your Table for Weight Loss

When it comes to working on weight loss, small changes can go a long way to making a big difference. These little tips and tricks might seem simple (and they are!), but they can help you to cut down your calories and food intake without you even noticing. The way that you set your table can actually have a significant impact on how much food you eat. Check out these easy tips for setting your table for weight loss success:

  1. Choose smaller plates. Research shows that downsizing from a 12-inch plate to a 10-inch plate can reduce the amount of food you eat by 22%.
  2. Keep serving dishes on a surface other than the table- such as a counter or buffet. Having serving dishes nearby makes getting seconds (or thirds) too accessible. You’re less likely to overeat if you have to go somewhere else to get more food.
  3. Use fine china. People who eat off of nice plate ware tend to enjoy their food more and feel more satisfied afterward.

Click here to read the full article by Katherine Brooking for Appetite for Health.

6 Nutrients Vegetarians Need for a Healthy Diet

Many people choose to become vegetarian or vegan for a variety of reasons. Their choice to move forward with this type of eating regimen and lifestyle may be related to health concerns, animal rights, environmental reasons, or otherwise. No matter the reason, eating vegetarian or vegan can provide a myriad of health benefits; however, without meat and animal products, vegetarians and vegans may be at risk for specific vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. For a healthy diet, you might want to take supplements or find other naturally occurring ways of getting these nutrients into your life.

  • Protein
  • Vitamin B12
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D

Click here to read the full article by Jason Machowsky for Food Network’s Healthy Eats.

Four Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Working on losing weight and improving your health can be both a frustrating and extensive process, as an overnight fix is never the effective way to go. Medical professionals explain that the healthy rate for weight loss is between half a pound and two pounds per week. For long-term, successful weight loss, keep these tips in mind.

  1. Plant-based, nutrient-rich, low-fat foods are better choices than calorie-dense foods.
  2. Remember to eat smaller meals more frequently rather than big, infrequent meals.
  3. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Hydration will also keep you from feeling overly hungry and will support weight loss.
  4. Practice mindful eating by making healthy choices and carefully applying mindfulness to your diet choices.

Click here to read more from Ornish Living via Huffington Post.

New Uses for Avocados

While guacamole is a tried-and-true favorite application of avocados, Food Network has made a great list of other avocado-based products and recipes to try that can expand your use of the versatile fruit. While 80% of its calories do come from fat, the majority of this fact is healthy and unsaturated, which helps you to absorb more vitamins. Next time you’ve got a few ripe avocados ready to be eaten, consider trying one of these new, fun uses.

Foods

  • Avocado mayo
  • Avocado oil
  • Creamy avocado smoothie
  • Snow pea and avocado slaw
  • Broccoli and cheddar stuffed potato skins with avocado cream
  • Crab and avocado salad
  • Avocado feta dip

Products

  • Avocado and olive shampoo and conditioner
  • Avocado and olive based body butter

Click here to read the full article for Food Network’s Healthy Eats.

Diet Soda Linked to Wider Waistlines Over Time

Although often assumed to be a healthier choice when it comes to beverages, diet soda isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be. A new study is linking diet soda consumption to expanding waistlines in older adults. Other research has previously attributed negative lifestyle impact such as risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes to the sugar replacements in diet sodas; now, the test group of adults over 65 showed wider waistlines than those who did not consume diet soda. While clearly calories are not the reason for the link, it is believed that people who consume diet soda tend to overeat in other areas, leading to weight gain and health issues.

Click here to read the full article by Kathryn Doyle for Reuters.

Berry Green Smoothie Recipe

This berry green smoothie combines great fruits, veggies, and healthy fats together for a delicious treat. Whether you’re looking for a snack or a healthy breakfast option, give this yummy recipe a shot!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice or milk
  • 2 fresh handfuls of spinach
  • 2/3 cup frozen berries
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp nut butter of your choice
  • 5-6 oz yogurt (either flavored or plain)
  • 2 Tbsp oats (if desired)

Instructions

Combine all in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Click here to read more from the Lean Green Bean.

Citronette Salad Dressing Recipe

Tired of the classic olive oil and balsamic for dressing your salad? This light, vinegar-free dressing from chef Pace Webb provides an alternative to the standard vinaigrette options and will likely encourage you to eat more salad! Fresh citrus provides a splash of different flavor and can vary based on the type of salad you are dressing.

Super Simple Citronette Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 citrus fruit (lemon, lime, or orange)
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1/3 to 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Stick with a 3:1 ratio of olive oil to citrus juice
  • Salt and pepper

Place shallots in a bowl. Squeeze citrus juice into the bowl with shallots and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Add in the olive oil after 10 minutes. Add pepper and salt to taste.

Whisk together and serve over salad.

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