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Meal planning and prepping is definitely a key component of eating well. The amount of prepping you choose to do is somewhat optional. If you have a busy weekend that doesn’t provide time for meal prepping or if cooking is just not your jam, we have you covered. It’s the planning part that is not optional.
Eating should be enjoyable! Managing your weight does not mean that food must be bland for it to be good for you. Adding seasonings and spices helps with creating excitement to your food. Restaurants are tantalizing your taste buds with a variety of herbs and spices! Creating mouthwatering dishes at home does take some trial and error to find the flavors you enjoy and in the right combination. If you are adventurous and want to up your cooking game, keep reading!
Ever struggle to maintain your lifestyle changes during the winter months? Oftentimes we tell ourselves that it will be so much easier in the summertime! But will it? The summer is loaded with get-togethers, BBQs, picnics, happy hours, vacations, and all types of celebrations that are filled with food and alcohol. Use these tips to float through summer like you’re relaxing down the lazy river in an inner tube!
Proper hydration is so important, especially now as we enter the hot summer months! Water and electrolytes are lost through breathing, urine output, and sweating. These losses increase with the rise in temperature, humidity, and exercise. Electrolytes, particularly sodium, potassium, and magnesium are minerals that are essential for carrying out various bodily functions, one being to keep the body properly hydrated.
Stopping at a farm stand or attending a farmer’s market is a great way to feel a part of the local community, support our economy, and get great nutrition! When food is grown locally, it does not have to be picked prematurely and ripened on a truck or plane over hundreds or even thousands of miles! Not only are you having a positive effect on the environment by eating foods grown closer to home, but you are also eating food that will have a higher vitamin and mineral content! Let’s go through some of the benefits of eating what is grown near you: