Tag: healthy

5 Reasons You’re Always Hungry

You’re driving along on your way to do errands, or work, maybe to the gym, or to pick up the grandkids and—bam, it hits you—that overwhelming gnawing hunger. The next thing you know, you’re pulling into a drive through and ordering up a storm. Isn’t it fascinating (and frustrating) how the “I have to eat now!” feeling can hit even if you’ve been making good nutrition a top priority? Experts are discovering that when you eat, what your food tastes like, and even how much you drink can have a major impact on how often hunger pangs strike.

Leading nutritionists were asked to share the five most common reasons all of us are frequently famished, as well as their top tips for maximizing satisfaction and keeping hunger at bay.

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Finding Common Ground for Healthy Living

When we age, well, so do our metabolisms, and as a result- our bodies tend to change.  It’s an amazing metamorphosis that can take its toll on us if we are not mindful and interested in our own well-being as we age. Rather than not take notice, there are healthful foods and ideologies to boost you. By maintaining a balanced eating pattern that emphasizes key nutrients, we can improve our odds of healthy aging to continue living a dynamic, active lifestyle. Remember- it’s never too late.

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In Honor of Spring- Absolve Your Cleaning Mistakes!

Oh come on- we all are excited that spring has officially sprung! And, no doubt everyone has a hankering at some time or another to start that season dive into cleaning around our personal spaces. Now more than ever, we are so mindful of germs and what we do. While you may think you know every cleaning trick in the book, there are some simple things that you might be doing that is wasting your time and energy! Take a look at these 8 commonly made cleaning mistakes and how you can make your life clean and simple!

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They will flip for this! Breakfast Egg Muffins

a special feature by Arlene Bronstein, Author & Grandmother Extraordinaire*

This is a great recipe any time anyone is around for breakfast! It’s easy to do and fun to eat. You can easily pick up these breakfast treats with your hands. Adults like to eat 3 or 4, so you might want to double the recipe. The great thing is you can make them ahead. They are great served right away or out of the refrigerator, or they freeze well and can be popped in the microwave for a minute when you want to use them! Enjoy!

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5 Perfect Snacks!

Got a craving for something crisp and flavorful? These clever combinations deliver satisfying hits that are sweet, savory, or a little bit of both without a whole lotta calories! Now that’s what we are talking about.

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Yes, Grandma Knows Best!

Back in her day, Grandma probably had no idea what “eating clean” was if you asked her. And even if you tried explaining it to her, she’d probably say she didn’t give a hoot. Still, her diet wasn’t all Salisbury steak and Jell-O salad. Your granny and her gang ate plenty of foods that were actually really healthy, too. The foods were simplistic and easy, and while today they might not graze the top of the ‘cool‘ list, they certainly have value and are not outdated for your nutritional needs. Here are six to consider. (Instagram them enough times, and who knows- you might start seeing what grandma knew, all that clearer!)*

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Layer Your Lunch, it’s Salad in a Jar

Whether you’re at work, heading to the beach, or stuck in the car traveling all day, having a packable lunch is key if you want to stay healthy — and not hangry. Enter the mason jar salad. Layered perfectly with dressing at the bottom and fresh veggies on top, you get a flavorful meal that doesn’t end up soggy.

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Eat the Season – Get Your Summer On!

Imagine your perfect summer day, sitting in the back yard with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. The birds are chirping, and you marvel at the beauty of this season. Then, suddenly hunger hits…. you reach into your bag and pull out a thermos of piping hot, simmering, thick tomato soup.  Wait, what?  That doesn’t sound very refreshing.  Because it’s not!  Those warming foods are great for the winter months when our body needs to be cuddled and warmed; however, in summer months the trend for a lighter fare of cooling refreshing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are the flavors of the season that you need to draw upon. 

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8 Summer Tips for Healthy Living

With warmer, longer, and lazier days of summer, hopefully we get to enjoy some of the benefits of the season. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort.

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