Protein supplements are not necessary if you are consuming a variety of food and including good sources of protein. If you want to build or maintain muscle for health, engaging in resistance activities that you enjoy and getting the nutrients you need from food is your best bet.
Sugar: we love it. We put it in our coffee and on our cereal. We all know those sugar-loaded beverages that are high in added sugar, but what about the hidden sugar that is added to foods? Granola bars, yogurt, muffins, and fruit drinks are just a few examples of products that often have added sugar. Here is a little help deciphering the truth among the myriad of opinions and information about sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Is it a diet or is it normal eating? It’s hard not to think about dieting when there seems to be so much pressure from so many different sources that promote dieting. These pressures can make it really hard on us to accept our own body size and shape. Some of these diets even promote the idea that it is just a healthy way to eat. This can start to make people believe that dieting is the same as normal, healthy eating – but it’s not. Normal eating is flexible. It varies in response to your hunger, your schedule, and your feelings. Use this normal eating checklist to reflect on your own eating habits!