Healthy Food Makes Us Happy – Bad Food Makes Us Crappy

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Cute title, no?  I read this article today online at TheStar.com titled “Healthy eating is about chemistry“.   It’s about how healthy foods provide our bodies with the building blocks for chemicals that stabilize our moods, blood sugar and nutritional needs, and how when we eat processed foods we are sabotaging our state of mind as well as the scale.

Interesting read.  Take a look!

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August 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

8 Tips For a Healthy Diet

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Here is 8 tips from Larry Krutka’s fitness blog features on Everyday Health.  Read his reasons why on each point at 8 Helpful Eating Tips For Jump starting a Healthy Diet

  1. Do not rely on “willpower” to help you make good decisions about eating.
  2. When you are really, really hungry, eat the best food for your body
  3. Fiber is as close to a magic bullet as there is to satisfy hunger
  4. Drink water when you feel hungry
  5. Finish your last meal of the day at least two hours before bedtime
  6. A small breakfast in the morning gives your body a head start
  7. Think long term about your weight
  8. Try to consume more high volume, low calorie dense foods

These 8 points sound simple, and “common sense” but are really useful.  1, 2, 3 and 7 really hit home for me.

July 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 6 comments.

Multivitamins – should you multivitamin and how to pick

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I take a multivitamin – I don’t think that I eat such a daily well-balanced diet that I get everything I need.  I do know that you should take a vitamin that you can break with your fingers, as that means that your body can break it down.  Also take with food and water to avoid that nauseous feeling.

Should you take a vitamin?  This article by Kimberly Bither, M.S., CPFT, Nutritionist, Fitness Consultant, Adjunct Professor/College Instructor, Writer, and Speaker (wow, long list) says that if you are a healthy person with healthy eating habits, you should be OK but if you want to take a vitamin for “insurance”, go ahead.  She also provides a link to a diet analyzer so you can see what type of multi you need, depending on what diet deficiencies you have. 

She does mention that cheap multis are just as good as designer ones, pass on colourings and additives, and go for non-iron because you can overdose (unless prescribed by a doctor for iron deficient anemia).

July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Interesting Articles. 1 comment.

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