The Downside to Drinking Alcohol

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Check out more weight loss TIPS’s from Shanna at: The Reset Plan! Alcohol consumption is deeply embedded into modern and traditional social activities and gatherings. Families gather at the table to enjoy a glass of wine with their meals, and parties and social events are not complete without their fair share of alcoholic beverages. But, […]

Grocery Shopping Tips

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When you are trying to lose weight or even just maintain a healthy-eating lifestyle, a trip to the grocery store can feel like entering a battlefield. Everywhere you turn, you’re assaulted with the sights and smells of not-so-good-for-you foods. It’s enough to sway even the staunchest of will powers and good intentions. If that’s a […]

All About Sugar

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“Sugar is not just an empty calorie, its effect on us is much more insidious”, says Robert Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at University of California, San Francisco. “It’s a poison by itself,” and “the most demonized additive known to man.” This public insistence, backed by Lustig’s impressive credentials, makes the decision to ‘eat sugar or […]

Beware the Sugary Beverage

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Beverage companies are spending billions of dollars on marketing every year to get your to drink your calories. There are hundreds of ads for sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and juices each year. So it should come as no surprise to hear that on any given day, half of the United States is consuming a […]

10 Ways to Manage Portion Control

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Maintaining an optimal weight is essential to sustaining overall health and wellness, and drastically reducing the chances of developing serious health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Those who are overweight or obese will also find their energy levels compromised, which can have a negative effect on their overall enjoyment of life. For […]

Practicing Mindful Eating

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We have all had days when we just do not pay attention to what we eat. Whether it be due to a busy schedule, taking care of others, or work and school stressors, sometimes it can be very difficult to be mindful of what we put in our mouths. Although this is often the case, […]

Understanding Blood Sugar

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Do you experience trembling and dizziness after a missed meal or strenuous workout schedule?  If you answered yes, then it’s possible that you are encountering an episode of low blood sugar level. Our body needs a constant supply of glucose (or energy) to function optimally. However, trying to maintain a steady level of glucose in […]

The Truth When it Comes to Chicken Labels

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If you’re anything like me you are down right confused when trying to buy chicken at the grocery store. There are a ton of options and fancy buzz words that manufacturers print on their labels. Words like “natural” and “hormone free” sound healthy but do they mean what you think they do? ACCURATE TERMS : Pasture […]