We all know how important it is to consume a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. I’m sure everyone’s mother made them drink a glass of milk a day or take a gummy vitamin when they were kids. As we age, it becomes especially important to get enough calcium and vitamin D to keep our bones strong. In this article, I will address a few of the lesser known vitamins that are essential for a healthy body.
I am sure we are all in the same boat with too many things on our agenda and not enough time to get it all done. To make matters harder, we need to put together a healthy family meal at the end of the day. I have been experimenting with my new slow cooker that everyone told me I MUST put on my wedding registry. We all make soups, stews, and chili in our slow cookers but with the heat of summer, I am frankly not in the mood for any of those.
Go to any fancy restaurant and I guarantee everything on the menu will come with a decadent and delicious sauce. Sauces can instantly elevate the most mundane of dishes and can be secret calorie traps.
Moving more and eating less may be the motto for losing weight, but keeping the weight off is so much more complicated. Losing the weight is often times the easy part, burn more calories than you consume. In order to keep the weight off you must exercise regularly, keep your metabolism running like a fine-tuned machine, and consume a very healthy diet.
I am very excited to start a series of nutrition articles since food has always had a special place in my heart. There is no other way to say it, but this girl LOVES TO EAT! One of my favorite mottos is "workout hard so you can eat hard." Not something you might expect to hear from a personal trainer right?