Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flat belly tricks

Before reading this, read my previous post on a flat belly diet here
Here are additional tips :) 

Hope this helps!
xoxo
Danielle 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Healthy Lunch Idea


Salads are delicious, and you can load all your favorite veggies, grains, nuts, and legumes. Try this for lunch this week! 

xoxo, 
Danielle 


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Post work-out recovery shake recipe


Try this recipe after your next wrokout. Find out why it makes the perfect post workout drink on my previous about sports nutrition here

xoxo, 
Danielle 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Products to help with portion control

Check out this article featuring awesome portion control products!
http://www.fitsugar.com/Portion-Control-Products-23227273

ANDDDD check out my previous post here on the importance of portion control and maintaing a healthy weight.



xoxo,
Danielle

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Healthy Breakfast Photo Diary

Yesterday I spent a day at the spa enjoying a massage, healthy breakfast, and pool day. 
Breakfast had fresh salads, fresh orange juice, whole grain breads, Eggs, low-fat cheese, tuna, sun-dried tomato spread, tahini, olives. It was all served family style, a perfect saturday morning breakfast. Later that day we enjoyed fresh fruit as a snack. 










Next time you think of breakfast think of this, not bacon, sausage, and pancakes which stuff you and bloat you so much you will feel sick. 

xoxo, 
Danielle 




Monday, August 13, 2012

The basics of herbs


Herbs and spices are not only a substitute for salt and fat, but they also have tons of health benefits on their own. Read my previous post here on the health benefits of certain herbs and spices. 
Use the below cheat sheet to learn how to use some of these healthy herbs! 

Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4870/The-Basics-of-Herbs-Cooking-Cheat-Sheet.html

xoxo, 
Danielle 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Small changes that can help you lose weight

source: http://livehappyandhealthy.tumblr.com/post/16441763594


xoxo, 
Danielle 

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89 simple swaps that could change your life

I found this, and thought I would share it with you guys. The list includes swapping whole fruit for fruit juice, and toast for a bagel.
Check out the whole list here:
http://greatist.com/health/89-simple-swaps-that-could-change-your-life/

xoxo,
Danielle 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Food labels: Most important points

Do you read food labels when you go food shopping? Well you definitely should. I'm sure you know something about food labels, but here is the most important points.

Ingredient List:

  • The ingredient list goes from the most abundant ingredient first to the least abundant ingredient last. So the first 4-5 ingredients you read should be real food, not sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, or anything you cant pronounce or recognize. 
Food Labels: 



The most important things to notice are these:
  • Always look at the serving size! A bottle of soft drink usually has 2 servings, so the calories written is only for 1/2 the bottle. The amount of food we consume is usually larger than the serving noted, so it is important to look at serving sizes. 
  • Calories from fat: This is the amount of calories of the serving that comes from fat. You should choose foods with less than 30% of calories coming from fat.
  • Total fat: this number is the amounts of grams of fat. Ideal foods should have less than 4 grams of fat per serving
  • Saturated Fat: This number should be as low as possible, because saturated fat is the kind of fat that increases your cholesterol. Monounsaturated fatty acids is the best source of 
  • Trans fat: This number should be 0 g, you should not consume any food with trans fat, this fat is worse than saturated fat. 
  • Cholesterol: An ideal food should have less than 200 mg per serving. 
  • Sodium: An ideal food should have less than 140 mg per serving.  
  • Total Carbohydrates: This is the amount of carbs in that food, and you want this number to be substantially larger then sugars. You want dietary fiber to be high, ideally at least over 4 grams per serving. If the amount of sugar is similar to the total carbohydrates it means most of the carbs are simple which means it will not keep you full very long. You want to consume foods with complex carbohydrates and high in fiber. 
  • Vitamins: Foods with at least 20% of many vitamins and minerals are ideal 
Hope this helps! 
xoxo, 
Danielle 

Any health questions? just ask me! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fast food options to avoid

Here is an article from Yahoo! that I found intresting. It lists 9 fast food options to avoid from fast food chains such as Burger King, Arby's, and Wendy's. Some you wouldn't suspect like salads and sweet potato fries!

read it here:
http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/9-fast-food-summer-menu-monsters-191300106.html

xoxo,
Danielle