Healthy eating

How To Quit Junk Food and Start New Healthy Habits

How To Quit Junk Food and Start New Healthy Habits

How To Quit Junk Food and Start New Healthy Habits

If you have been shopping in the chip or cookie aisle on a regular basis, let’s make a simple plan how to get out of that habit.

Breaking habits can be even harder than starting new habits - wouldn't you agree?  Especially when those habits are related to your health.  If you tend to gravitate toward unhealthy junk foods, it can be a struggle to change your eating habits to incorporate healthier items. 

There are a few reasons why this is so difficult to do, and even better, there are several tricks you can implement to get over that hump. 

Today we're speaking specifically to breaking the junk food habit and beginning to eat more whole foods.

Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe

Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe

Gingerbread Oatmeal Recipe

If you are looking to make healthier breakfasts, you will love this recipe for Gingerbread oatmeal.

It’s warm, nutritious, comfort food.

It’s also easy to make and the whole family will enjoy it! Plus, you can throw everything together in your crock pot so it’s also perfect for lazy days.

I have listed out all the ingredients for you, but check out the video and see if it looks yummy!

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Life “Hacks” of the Longest Lived People

Do you think living a long and healthy life well into your nineties or even one hundred years old is only for those lucky few who hit the genetic lottery? Think again.

Lifestyle factors, i.e. the things you do everyday over the long-term – can add up to increase the number of quality years in your lifespan.

This has shown to be true in many parts of the world!

Look no further than the people of ‘Blue Zones’ for proof of how powerful everyday habits are when it comes to staying healthy for the long haul.

The Blue Zones are regions around the world where people have very low rates of chronic disease and live longer compared to other populations.

What Is Processed Food?

What Is Processed Food?

What Is Processed Food?

Eating healthy can feel hard, but if we focus on just a few areas, it can make a big difference to our health.

What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was - it came directly from nature - whether foraging, hunting, or farming.

Now there are so many things we eat that don't resemble a natural food.

Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said:

"Eat Food - Not too much - Mostly Plants"

And in his famous book, In Defense of Food, he defines what food should be. He says, "Don't eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food."

And, we can all agree that some things are obviously not recognizable by our great-great-grandmothers: candy bars, fast food, and sports drinks.

We can also say that many of the common health issues we face today: heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, cavities, etc. didn't exist at anywhere near the rates before industrially processed foods became available.

But, where do we draw the line? How do we define processed? How processed is processed? And what the heck is ultra-processed?

Allow me to let you in on the internationally recognized classification system. And we’re going to go through it step-by-step with an apple.