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Best Diet to Lose Weight

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Many diets that promise a quick weight loss focus on counting calories, carbs and using weight loss points. Some include depriving yourself, eating meal or protein bars and drinking terrible tasting shakes. According to studies, fueling your body with whole, nutritious, REAL foods is the most effective way to permanent and safe weight loss. Many of you are confused by how many diets are out on the market. Nutritional Healing is your solution! We take away the confusion and guessing since we have over 20 years of research and experience in the nutrition and weight loss industry! Nutritional Healing has created the best diet to lose weight safely and effectively. We will teach you how to balance your hormones naturally, keep weight off permanently and give you the tools to manage your emotional eating. We offer a cooking class that will teach you how to prepare simple, delicious, meals that you and your family can enjoy together. This is NOT a bland, boring diet! It’s a simple, flavorful and delicious diet to follow!

 

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How to Lose Weight Fast!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Everyone is curious to know how to lose weight quickly and how to keep it off for good. Nutritional Healing inspires our clients to take part of a program that changes your biochemistry, creating an increase in metabolism which burns calories faster. The best way to lose weight quickly is by avoiding sugar and ‘bad’ carbohydrates and incorporating more “super foods” like quinoa, blueberries, goji berries and avocados; just to name a few! An excellent way to lose weight is by doing a Natural Food Cleanse. Using real, whole foods for nutrition in a combination that makes the metabolism increase so the body burns fat faster, reduces inflammation, and helps balance your hormones. Studies show when there’s inflammation in the body it is proven more difficult to lose weight.

 

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Healthy Travels

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Summer is vacation time! Many people are asking, “How can I enjoy my vacation without sabotaging my efforts to eat healthy and feel energized? Here are a few strategies you can use to maintain your healthy lifestyle while out of your normal routine.

1. Bring Healthy Snacks. To the extent that it makes sense, pack your suitcase with healthy nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds are especially good for you); fresh and dried fruits (without added sugar); and bottled water so you have a healthy snack supply during your trip. Once you’re at your destination, find a local grocery store where you can replenish your supply so that you’re not tempted by the hotel mini bar or vending machines. Read More→

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3 Solutions to Help You Survive the Summer Barbecues

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
 

1. Eat a healthy and filling meal just before leaving for the bbq or party. This will reduce your chances of binge eating or over eating. If you do indulge, it is likely to be a smaller portion than if you were to arrive at the party hungry. 

2. When going to a summer party, bring a dish that you enjoy eating that fits within your nutritional goals. This is a “safe” dish and you will know there will be at least one thing you can enjoy without any guilt.
3. Most importantly, be gentle and realistic with yourself. Life, and summer, is meant to be enjoyed with family and friends. Allow yourself some indulgences, just try to plan ahead for them and keep them within reason. If you do allow yourself to indulge at a party, remember that you have not undone all the hard work you’ve accomplished.

 

 

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Eating healthfully on a budget is easier than you think!  It is a common misconception that buying healthy food is much more expensive than buying unhealthy food.  Here are a few money-saving strategies for enjoying a healthy diet on a tight budget:

1. Plan your grocery shopping

Most importantly, take a few minutes to plan your meals for the week. Look for bargains and coupons in the newspaper and plan meals with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and animal protein (if desired). Try to include plant sources of protein such as, grains, lentils, and beans to stretch your dollars. Then prepare your grocery list based on the ingredients needed for the upcoming week’s meals. By shopping from a list, you will avoid buying non-nutritious extras on impulse.

  • Don’t ever shop on an empty stomach! You’ll end up buying things that you don’t really need or wouldn’t normally buy.
  • Make a list, stick to it, and look for sales on the items on your list.
  • Compare prices between grocery stores and try to get most if not all of your items from the store offering the lowest prices.
  • Be careful when using coupons. Coupons are great to use if the coupon is for something you normally buy and use, but coupons are often for foods that are more expensive.

2. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store first

Foods around the perimeter of the store are usually fresh and minimally processed. Fill up your cart with these foods before venturing into the interior aisles which have more processed and less nutritious foods.
3. Buy fruits and vegetables in season
For good taste and savings, buy produce, especially locally grown produce, in season. To avoid spoilage, try to buy only the amount that you will be able to eat in the next few days. Frozen fruits and vegetables are a good choice during those seasons when fresh produce is more expensive.
4. Try going meatless
Meat can be the most expensive part of a meal. Instead, serve up beans, legumes, and whole grains for a less expensive source of protein. Add in some fruits, veggies or salad and round out your ‘rainbow’ of nutrients. These foods go a long way in creating volume in a meal and in soups and stews. Also try some whole grain pasta with some olive oil, beans and veggies.

 

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Why is Breakfast SO Important?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Healthy Nutritious BreakfastHere are 5 key reasons not to skip breakfast:
1. It kick starts our metabolism – speeding it up, and therefore burning calories rather than storing them.
2. It boosts our nutrient intake – breakfast eaters have a lower fat intake, a higher fiber intake, and significantly higher intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, iron and magnesium.
3. It helps prevent binge eating – hunger will be better regulated and therefore less calories are consumed from unhealthy foods.
4. It improves our memory and concentration – people who eat a healthy breakfast concentrate better, are more efficient, and have improved mood, in comparison to those who skip breakfast.
5. Weight maintenance – those who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.

If you don’t eat breakfast every day, why not make it a new goal?

 

 

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What is emotional eating?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Weight-loss help: Gain Control of Emotional Eating

Although negative emotions can trigger emotional eating, you can take steps to control cravings and renew your effort at weight loss. To help stop emotional eating, try these tips:

  • Tame your stress. If stress contributes to your emotional eating, try a stress management technique, such as yoga, meditation, breathing or relaxation.
  • Have a hunger reality check. Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not really hungry. Give the craving a little time to pass, try drinking some water.
  • Keep a food diary. Read More→

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