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5 Important Lifestyle Habits for Weight Loss

5 Important Lifestyle Habits for Weight Loss

Authored By Aimee Aristotelous

We all know that proper nutrition and exercise will assist with weight loss and wellness efforts. What may not be as obvious are the lifestyle habits that one should follow in order to assist with effective nutrition and exercise practices. Essentially, if one doesn't have certain routines, weight loss may be unlikely to follow as these routines facilitate good diet and activity. Below are five important lifestyle habits that will make shedding the pounds that much easier. 1. Fill Your Shopping Cart with Healthy Foods I don't know about you but it seems like when the clock strikes 9pm, I...

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7 Nutrition Principles to Live By for Weight Loss and Wellness

7 Nutrition Principles to Live By for Weight Loss and Wellness

Nutrition for weight loss and wellness can be complicated, especially with so much information that is readily available on the internet! Should one adhere to a paleo nutrition plan or a gluten-free diet; what about, keto, veganism, or the zone diet? Different food regimens work for different people but one thing is for certain--no matter what type of diet you are following, keeping the following seven principles in mind will assist with your weight loss and wellness goals. Principle I: Focus on nutrient-dense foods. Eating foods that are chockful of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and quality proteins will not only...

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Interesting Facts About the Incredible, Edible Egg

Interesting Facts About the Incredible, Edible Egg

There are so many ways to enjoy your eggs--scrambled, fried, poached, hard-boiled, added to fried rice or a burger, or even used in oatmeal for extra protein and a creamy rich texture (you'll see that recipe later in this blog). What you may not be aware of is that the egg yolk is so underrated and often demonized for having cholesterol, as well a lack of protein. Contrary to popular misconception, 45 percent of the protein found in the whole egg is actually located in the yolk! Not to mention, that egg yolk is filled with the most beneficial omega-3...

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Five Food Swaps that Will Help You Lose Weight and Get Healthier

Five Food Swaps that Will Help You Lose Weight and Get Healthier

Authored By Aimee Aristotelous

Eating healthier foods can be hard because let's face it, not everyone enjoys the taste of nutritious foods! Fortunately, there are ways to swap out unhealthy foods with ones that are more conducive to overall health and weight loss, and the best part is, the swaps are just minor tweaks to the foods you love. There is a large misconception that one must stick to a very limited nutrition plan that is lacking in flavor in order to lose the pounds but that can't be further from the truth. Below are six small food changes that will make a large...

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What is the ANDI Scale and Why It's Important to Know About

What is the ANDI Scale and Why It's Important to Know About

Authored By Aimee Aristotelous

The ANDI Scale or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index rates fruits and vegetables from 1 to 1000 in terms of how rich they are in vitamins and minerals. Essentially, the scale measures how much 'bang for your buck' you get with regard to micro-nutrients per calorie. The ANDI Scale is a wonderful tool to use so you can know which produce will give you the most health benefits at the least amount of calories and sugar consumed.  Formulated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, the ANDI Scales allows you to refer to a simple list of the highest ranked fruits and vegetables in...

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Four Ways to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Four Ways to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Authored By Agile Collaborator

If you're a globetrotter or business traveler, it may be even more difficult for someone with your schedule to maintain optimal nutrition. A fast-paced lifestyle, with all of those tempting foods in restaurants, airports, and convenience stores make food on-the-go a potential diet disaster! Here are four tips to make your traveling nutrition plan one that will promote your weight loss and wellness goals.  1. Scope Out Your Options The healthier food movement has now officially trickled into most sectors of society...even into airports and train stations. Though they are still laden with chips, candy, and ice cream, airport convenience...

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The Importance of Probiotics and Where to Find Them

The Importance of Probiotics and Where to Find Them

Authored By Aimee Aristotelous

Our bodies contain good and bad bacteria; probiotics are known as the "friendly" bacteria as they help to neutralize bad bacteria. Three of the most regularly consumed probiotics include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces. An imbalance is created when the bad bacteria outnumbers the good, and can result from a variety of reasons such as poor diet, use of antibiotics, or illness. This imbalance can lead to a plethora of health issues including, but not limited to, digestive issues, infections, allergies, obesity and mental health problems. In addition, research has linked the consumption of probiotics to heart health, immune system support,...

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How to Prevent or Manage Type II Diabetes with Proper Nutrition

How to Prevent or Manage Type II Diabetes with Proper Nutrition

Authored By Aimee Aristotelous

If you have been diagnosed with type II diabetes and your doctor said you can manage it with proper nutrition, Doctor's Best Weight Loss has put together the following recommendations for you. There are some cases of diabetes that do require medication so please follow your doctor’s orders. If you are currently trying to combat type II diabetes or you are taking preventative measures, the below guidelines may assist you. Limit or Eliminate Sugar The reality of fighting or avoiding type II diabetes comes down to severely limiting sugar. Consuming sugar is directly related with raising our blood sugar which...

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