Tag: meals

9 Lean Protein Foods You Should Eat

  Are you consuming at least 3 ounces of lean protein per day?  According to the USDA, you should.  Now you may ask yourself the question, “What is considered lean?” Upon beginning my diet journey, I thought I had a clear cut idea of what was and wasn’t a lean protein.  However, upon doing research, … Continue reading "9 Lean Protein Foods You Should Eat"
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Healthy Desserts Under 200 Calories

  I have a confession to make: I have a huge sweet tooth! When doughnuts are offered in the morning break room, I take one.  If chocolate cake is extended at a birthday party, I’m the first to grab it (with ice cream, of course).  As you can imagine, my impulse for delicious treats often … Continue reading "Healthy Desserts Under 200 Calories"
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How to Avoid Stress Eating at Home

If you find yourself itching for unhealthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone.  In times of stress, I often turn to junk food as a coping mechanism. It’s because emotional eating, or stress eating, often works as a way to release chemicals in our brain like dopamine that trigger our pleasure center and … Continue reading "How to Avoid Stress Eating at Home"
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How to Make Healthy Choices During Periods of Stress

  Right now, our entire globe is experiencing an unprecedented time of stress and upheaval — and it’s okay to acknowledge our collective feelings of fear, anger, disbelief, and, yes, even grief.  My own biggest weakness in this health journey is to “stress eat” during times of uncertainty and it appears I’m not alone. According … Continue reading "How to Make Healthy Choices During Periods of Stress"
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5 Healthy Meals You Can Make Under 5 Minutes

Although it makes me cringe to say so, one of my biggest personal weaknesses is the tendency to eat whatever is easy to prepare and readily available.  And that means I tend to eat way too much junk food!  If you’re like me and prefer to make quick and easy meals part of your repertoire, … Continue reading "5 Healthy Meals You Can Make Under 5 Minutes"
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5 Diet Myths That You Need to Know

  Navigating a new diet can be tricky when there’s so much misinformation available.  Let’s face it:  diet fads change and what was once acceptable years ago can sometimes be proven false.  While I could run a 30 bullet point list on all the weight loss myths, I wanted to particularly highlight 5 diet myths … Continue reading "5 Diet Myths That You Need to Know"
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