It’s been a rough couple weeks. Does that ever happen to you? You’re striding along, feeling good, doing the right thing, making the right choices, and then BAM. Except sometimes there is no BAM. No big event, no big problem or distraction or reason. Sometimes it just happens. [Read more…]
If you’ve spent a more than a minute or two on this blog, you probably know the whole thing that wellness is not just about diet and exercise- it’s a lot bigger than that (you’ve only been here a minute or two? Catch up here. We’ll wait for you to come back).
Throughout my life, I have never been very good about seeking and understanding what the heck is going on in the world, or even sometimes the nation. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that that attitude doesn’t fly. [Read more…]
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was originally created with the idea of treating high blood pressure, as the name implies. However, it has since evolved to be a diet that can also be used to spur weight loss and help decrease the risk of other diseases such as heart disease and cancer. When on the DASH diet, you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, cut back on “empty carbs”, and increase the amount of protein and healthy fats in your diet. The diet has you eating whole grains, lean meats, fish, nuts, and beans. Another tenant of the diet is lower sodium/salt intake. There are no specific “yes” or “no” foods. But by following the diet, you’ll be taking in important nutrients which will improve overall health, while eating foods in appropriate quantities, which will help with weight loss. [Read more…]