Month: June 2017

How To Have A High Functioning Metabolism

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Metabolism: is  how much energy your body uses, or how many calories you burn in a day. A starting point to measure your metabolism is calculating BMR (basal metabolic rate), which measures how many calories you burn at rest.  This is the total calories used so your body can function.  Even without exercise your body uses energy […]

Low-Calorie Lentil Soup

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Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 1 hour 10 mins Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dried basil 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 cups dry lentils 8 […]

Deliciously Amazing Red Beet Hummus

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Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 4 medium-sized red beets, scrubbed, cooked and cubed 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, pressed 1/4 tsp salt Instructions Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve with whole wheat crackers or cut vegetables. Serving […]

Tips for Budgeting Your Time and Money

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So you’ve finally decided to change your life, your finances, and your spare time to achieve your new goals. Where to begin? In order to reach your goals, it is essential to learn how to budget. Now don’t run for the hills, it’s not as boring nor as difficult as you might think. If anything, […]

Decrease your Sodium Intake by Cooking on a Salt Block

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Salt is used in almost every dish to give it a nice savory taste and a depth of flavor. Sodium, which is a huge component of salt, is not necessarily bad. In fact, you need to consume a certain amount of sodium to properly maintain the functions of your muscles and nerves. However, consuming too […]

Are Carbs Making You FIT Or FAT?

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Carbs…Friend or Enemy? Are you afraid to eat carbs? Do you often wonder how many you should eat and when you should eat them? The Science When you eat carbohydrates your body breaks them down into simple sugars. Which then are absorbed into the bloodstream. As the sugar level rises in your body, the pancreas […]