Many of us wake up feeling ready to conquer the day, but shortly after lunchtime we’re wiped out. To some extent, that’s normal. If you’re working indoors and mostly at a desk, your body simply slows down and feels less motivated from the lack of movement and sunlight. And then you dump some calories into your bloodstream at lunch time, enjoying a short energy boost and then a crash afterward. But you don’t have to accept the post-lunch slump as a permanent fixture in your life.
As we help our clients put together their weight loss plan or anti-aging regimens, one question we hear often is, “Can I have a little wine?” We all know that too much alcohol is a bad thing, and that wine also contains calories (like any alcoholic beverage). But you might also have seen the numerous reports on the supposed “health benefits” of wine. So which is it? Should you avoid wine altogether, or can a little bit of wine fit nicely into your healthy living routine?
We constantly remind you to eat more vegetables. Not only are veggies packed with the nutrients everyone needs; their low-calorie, high-fiber content is exactly what you need to support a medical weight loss plan. But what if vegetables just aren’t your favorite thing? You can trick yourself into eating more of them, and rounding out your meals with more nutrients, but in ways that feel palatable to almost everyone.
Some of you are following a medical weight loss plan, whereas others just want to stay healthy and consume a nutritious, anti-aging diet. Either way, you probably aren’t accustomed to being told that you need to eat more of something! But that is often the case with protein. If any of the following four situations apply to you – especially if several of them apply – we should discuss your protein intake in more detail.