For many, each year often begins in the same way. After a holiday period marked by over-consumption of alcohol and food, January begins with many resolutions: "This is MY year. The year where I will achieve all my weight and fitness goals." And then, while January may seem like a month full of physical activity and unnecessary dietary restrictions, the gyms empty in February while the plates fill up and old habits return the following year. That's enough - here are five reasons why this year should be different and how these objectives can be achieved.
Research is clear on the fact that following a vegetarian lifestyle has numerous health benefits. But what about veganism? Veganism is when someone is restraining all animal products from their diet. This includes meat, but also fish, eggs, cheese, honey and dairy products, amongst others. Here are a few pros and cons of veganism for anyone wanting more information on this lifestyle before heading into it.
THE PROS :
In recent decades, the artificial sweetener industry has grown considerably. Going from diet coke to low sugar yogurts, it seems that all the foods we consume nowadays are available in a "diet" form. However, does the word "zero calorie" or "low in calories" mean that you can consume these artificially sweetened products as much as you want?
It's not easy to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight in a society where food is not just there to help us meet our nutritional needs. We eat by habit, we eat because we're stressed out, we eat because we’re tired, we eat by politeness, we eat because there’s a party, we eat by boredom ... We must be careful because sometimes the environment and our psychological state of the moment can send us false signals of hunger that could push us to eat more than our needs and that makes it difficult to maintain our weight or lose our few extra pounds.
Maybe the money does not grow in the trees but rather ... in our leftovers! What if I told you that you could make some of your purchases profitable by growing them again?
Garlic, celery, green onions, lettuce; we buy these products every week! If we choose the organic version, we have here a great opportunity to have organic vegetables at hand all year long and at a low price. Also, you do not need to have a green thumb so good at succeeding. See for yourself by reading the descriptions below.
As we all know, making your own lunch is not only economical, but also much healthier than what you can eat in a restaurant or cafeteria. On the other hand, this action that is repeated about 365 times a year can become redundant, especially if we like it to be done fast! We can quickly get bored of the typical ham-cheese sandwich.
To rekindle the inspiration, here are 7 lunch ideas that you can mostly do with the essentials of the pantry, without breaking the bank, and quickly!
Before attempting to reduce hypertension, it would be interesting to better understand the phenomenon.
Basically, we all have some form of "tension" in our blood vessels. It's what allows the heart to propel our blood that carries oxygen and nutrients all over our body, from our scalp all the way to our toes. Without pressure or tension, there is no life!
The holiday season is a long-awaited time of the year; for its warm atmosphere & family reunions / friends around a good meal. This festive and unifying time can bring a lot of stress to some people, including those who are in a process of losing weight or maintaining their weight stable.
If you feel targeted; here are different situations that can bring stress and challenges to help you see these situations with a positive eye in order to stay zen instead of anxious.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects 9% of the Canadian population, or almost 1 in 10 people. This number is expected to increase to 12% in 2025.
As you have certainly noticed, the price of food is increasing. It is becoming more and more difficult to make good food choices for your health while respecting your budget. According to Statistics Canada, in Quebec, households spent an average of $ 8629 per year in 2016 for food ($ 6,126 on store-bought food and $ 2,502 on food in restaurants), which represents 14.3% of their annual spendings. In 2014, this figure was $ 8,109 and accounted for 13.7% of annual expenditures, an increase of 6.4% in 2 years.
Have you ever felt guilty after eating a forbidden food? An unbearable shame inevitably follows the act. Then, like a punishment, we limit ourselves even more, just to see the cycle start again! Here's why we should eat everything we want.
That's it! Once again, it is that time of the year where food and alcohol mix in abundant quantities at parties. The traditional "I know you want another piece of pie, come on, it's holiday season" are already surfacing. Without even thinking about it, the last button of the trousers has been unbuttoned and the portion of pie is swallowed, even if it was better to stop after all these appetizers.