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Valentines Day Health

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Valentines Day Health

When thinking of Valentines Day I think of one thing and it is worth sharing.  No not love, or chocolates.  I'm talking about the blood pump.  Yes the muscle that keeps you going and going.  More importantly I want to address inner health.  This is something many people are not familiar with because they prejudge health and overall wellness by external visualization.  I read an article titled 'Added Sugars = Added Risk'.   It states the average American according to the AHA (American Heart Association) consumes on average 22  teaspoons of sugar.  WHAT?!! It's only recommended for males to have no more than 9 and 6 for females.  I SAY NO TO ALL SUGARS but this is insane! 

Take a can of pop or soda ... Your preference ... For instance.  Almost 9 teaspoons in one can already above normal recommendations for the average person but that's not the bad part.  Most people don't stop at 1 can ... And this doesn't take into account all the sugars and artificial sweeteners found in the rest of a persons daily intake of meals, snacks, beverages, toppings, etc.  

Soooo ..... The next time you eat something sweet think about keeping it to a minimum and planned as a treat.  #lifton #omegastrong

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Holiday Weight GAIN?!

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Holiday Weight GAIN?!

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Reasons for weight gain??? Many many reasons but here are just a few...

1.  Stress:  A lot of chaos occurs this time of year with family, gifts, overtime, kids time off, decorating, wrapping, shopping, icy roads, etc.

2. Less Active:  Because of the cold and snow and etc we are prone to staying indoors more, which leads to boredom.  Boredom drives us to the refrigerator to eat more than we are suppose too and most of the time eating while in front of the TV for hours.

3.  Junk at Work:  People feel that since its the holidays, they should be kind and spread Christmas cheer by bring everyone cookies and donuts, or take out from the local deli.  They may mean well, but they are ignorant to the fact that junk at the office leads to decrease work capacity and efficiency because of sugar highs and crashes, upset/clogged digestive system, etc.  

Those are a couple and the most common I have found with clients.  What do you have to add and what do you find that works to not be a victim of holiday weight gain???

 

Better question..what are your plans for 2015?!

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Night Cravings

We have all been there.  It has been a long day and all of the sudden you find yourself in front of the fridge late at night and you wonder what there is good to eat!  I can go on a tantrum and say a lot of things like why you should be in bed right now, why you are hungry, etc, but what I want to say is sometimes you just gotta have a little something.  Most of the time I find people up this late committing an evil deed to their bodies because of STRESS!  It keeps up late and makes eat seek comfort most of the time in food.  So I say if you have one of those nights first find a better way to destress before bedtime.  If you still find yourself here then most of the time you need to find the right thing .... a couple options. 1) Tall glass of water ... you most probably are dehydrated 2) A veggie with a crunch will please the craving or 3) protein shake at night ..... now I don't do WHEY because for many it makes you bloated and it is just not as good as the vegan protein.  More on this later ...

So tell me your story!  What finds you late and what helps you at night?

 

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