So you’ve heard you need to drink water for optimal health and weight management. The problem? Plain old water can get boring sometimes! Flavored seltzer is one of my favorite products to sip on, since the flavors are fun and bubbles make your beverage a bit more special. Flavored seltzer can also be a good alternative to soda drinkers looking to eliminate soda from their diet and keep the bubbles. Polar Seltzer is by far my favorite brand, with a large variety of flavors and amazing taste. Their products contain only natural ingredients and have no calories, sodium, sugar or artificial sweeteners. My personal favorites are cranberry cider and vanilla pear!
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One of my favorite pieces of advice I give clients, whether they want to lose weight, better control diabetes, or just learn how to eat better, is to eat regular meal and snacks. This means eating breakfast within an hour of waking up and then eating a snack or meal every three to four hours. Also, try to eat each meal around the same time each day (eg. breakfast around 8AM, lunch around noon, mid-day snack at 3PM, etc.). Your body’s circadian rhythm helps regulate hunger. By eating around the same time each day without letting too much time pass between meals and snacks, you can establish regular hunger signals and your body knows what to expect. You’ll also find that by eating regular meals and snacks, you won’t let your body get too hungry, which can set you up to overeat later in the day.
For this month, I thought it would be fun to delve into one of the hottest topics in the nutrition world today: sugar. Let’s look at some common claims and discern nutrition fact from fiction.
1.“Avoid all sugar.” I’m never a fan of anyone saying they swear off a food or food group in its entirety. Is sugar in any quantity toxic? Absolutely not. Just like most foods, moderation is the key word. It is recommended that women and men stick to less than 6 teaspoons/24 grams and 10 teaspoons/40 grams added sugar per day, respectively.
Planning on staying in and watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning? Add some fitness to your viewing and burn some calories and feel good for the rest of your holiday.
The parade is filled with bands, floats, balloons and more. Below is a list of what you might see, and a corresponding activity to do.
“I was asked by friends in August of 2016 if I would like to join them on a trip to climb Kilimanjaro in September or October of 2017. I had several reactions to this question the first being to say “I have no technical climbing ability” to which the response was that I didn’t need any. My second was to say “If I decide to go to Africa I’d want to go on a safari.” I was told this was also part of the plan. I told them I would also have to check with my doctor. I was diagnosed in 2013 with Type 2 diabetes and am on insulin and other medications and was not sure how wise it would be to undertake this trip. I wasn’t in the best of shape and really wasn’t sure that any of this was possible. My doctor seemed to think that this was a good option for me and I told my friends that I would join them.