Eliminate Fast Food

Fast Food

Our fast paced world is sometimes a challenge when it comes to meal planning. Busy parents often spend their evenings driving children to practices, school functions and study groups. This makes getting a healthy home cooked meal a challenge and many parents and busy professionals turn to fast food as the answer. It’s easy to just dash through the drive through or call the pizza delivery guy but that’s not best for our health! So how can we eliminate fast food? Seems impossible to many, but here are some ideas to help: Plan ahead. When you have a game plan or in this case meal plan … [Read more...]

Dietary Protection Against Sun Exposure

pasta & sauce

Excessive sun exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has detrimental effects on the immune system causing inflammation; therefore over exposure resulting from sunburn can cause major causes of skin cancer such as basal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant carcinoma. Americans get less than 25% of their lifetime of UV dose by the age of 18 (1). And three forths of lifetime exposure is delivered during adulthood and older age (1). If you want to decrease your chances of over exposure to the sun, a lifelong photoprotection (protection of self from sun exposure & UVR exposure) … [Read more...]

Top Summer Slimdown Tips

Summer Slimdown Tips

Summer is just around the corner and many are scrambling to make positive changes in time for their vacations. Here are some "Summer Slimdown" Tips that you can incorporate to ensure that you are Swimsuit ready! 1. Know Your Daily Caloric Intake While you don’t need to neurotic about every bite you take throughout the day,it’s always in your favor to have a ball-park figure of what you need to consume to maintain and/or lose weight. Average Daily Calories to MAINTAIN Your Weight: Here is a simple formula) courtesy of Discovery Health that can also help you figure out how to lose a … [Read more...]

Guys Guide To Slim Trim Grilling

Barbecue

The summer months mean it’s time for the guys to put on their aprons and dust off the grill. It seems all men are in their element with charcoal and spatula. Summer is also a time we want to slim down as we replace the sweaters and coats with shorts and bathing suits. So guys how can you get those flat abs back and still enjoy the back yard BBQ? It’s easy! Choose lean proteins. Not only do high fat meats add unwanted calories they also can have a negative effect on heart health. Instead of choosing high fat meats like ribs, sausage and prime rib choose leaner cuts. Try salmon, shrimp … [Read more...]