Category Archives: Diet & nutrition
Spanx can solve a lot of life’s problems, but they can’t make you look better in your birthday suit. Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you revved in bed. But the right foods can.
Don’t let the dreaded D-word throw you off. These daylong diets aren’t about deprivation or even losing weight; they’re about noshing on the right nutrients so that you’ll look better and feel better—fast.
If you want to lose weight, exercise more, stress-out less, and live an all-around heart-healthier lifestyle, we have some suggestions you can use throughout the day.
Wake up and walk. Set your alarm to go off 10 minutes early. Throw on some sweats and enjoy a brisk 10-minute walk before breakfast.
Sit down to breakfast. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes than those who skip or skimp. If you’re overweight, just a 10% weight loss can prompt improvements in cholesterol levels and blood pressure, says Sarah Mohrman, RD, a cardiology dietitian with Fort Wayne Cardiology. She suggests these heart-smart choices:
Are you ready to navigate the maze of cereals in the supermarket and make an intelligent decision about the best box for your buck? Take a stroll down cereal lane in any supermarket and you’ll be overwhelmed by the overdose of fruity and colorful boxes. The variety, the catchy names, and the fabulous box designs are a tribute to the creativity of American advertising firms. But to choose the most nutritious cereal for your family, you’ll need to look past the glitz.
Granola vs. Muesli
Both of these breakfast cereals are made with a mix of rolled oats, fruit, and nuts with a little sweetener. Compared cup for cup as an average of all brands, muesli has 289 calories while granola has a whopping 598 calories. While muesli is mostly made of oats, the additional nuts and sugars in granola make it a far better option when it comes to watching calories.