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What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

If you haven’t heard by now, fat is your friend!

Dietary fat provides energy, supports cell maintenance, enhances nutrient absorption, and is essential for producing some hormones. 

Dietary fat got a bad reputation a while back, it was blamed for increasing rates of obesity and heart disease. Now, thanks to science and the increasing popularity of fat-containing diets, like Paleo and Keto, we know fat is an essential nutrient and a critical component of a healthy diet.

However, not all fats are created equal. Some fats come with extra health benefits and some can be harmful to your health and should be avoided all together.

One of the best ways to include healthy fats in your diet is using high quality cooking oils. When it comes to cooking, the type of cooking and amount of heat matter when selecting which oil to cook with.

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits.

On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a cherished pastime, a way of connecting with friends and is infused into most of our social gatherings.

How alcohol influences metabolism

But, word on the street is that alcohol messes with your metabolism - big time! There’s a reason why they call is a “beer belly”. While that's true to some extent, according to some studies, we shouldn’t freak out about it just yet.

Here’s how the metabolic process basically goes when you’ve had a drink:

Lemon Lime Refresher Recipe

Lemon Lime Refresher Recipe

Lemon Lime Refresher Recipe

Hydration is important for our health. But maybe you don’t love plain old water. I always encourage my clients to add some flavor to help make drinking more water easy.

For a delicious way to stay hydrated, try this refreshing coconut water based hydrator.

The recipe is simple, you can mix up a pitcher, keep it in your fridge and drink throughout the day.

It’s perfect for a hot Summer day or after a workout.

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Weight Gain?

Are you stuck trying to figure out why you’re gaining weight — or why it’s so difficult to lose those extra pounds that just seemed to sneak up on you despite not changing your diet or exercise habits?

This is often referred to as Weight Loss Resistance - and it’s exactly how it sounds: weight that just won’t budge no matter what you do!

Here’s one surprising reason why you might be gaining weight or experiencing weight loss resistance: lack of good quality, restorative sleep.

In fact, there are actually science-backed reasons why a lack of sleep can be a strong contributing factor to not being able to maintaining a healthy weight.

Why Lack of Sleep Causes Weight Gain

If you thought unsightly dark circles under the eyes were the worst outcome from cutting corners on sleep, you may want to think again.