These days there’s a lot of talk about “nutrient dense” foods, but many of us are asking the question “what are they and why should I eat them?” To put it simply, nutrient density means how many nutrients you get from a food, given the number of calories it contains. When we eat “nutrient rich” foods we get concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, without the added ingredients that increase calories and our waistlines.
Got a sweet tooth? Here are some tips on how to ditch the cravings.
When it comes to sugar cravings, there’s no easy solution as there are both mental and physiological components that come into play, making it that much harder to give up.
For example, the more sugar and refined foods you eat, the more your body craves, and if you’re prone to emotional triggers, this can often set off a junk food frenzy.
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Positive mindset. When we envision how we’ll look after we lose weight or get fit we feel euphoric, and so we begin our routine of eating better, and exercising more. As time goes on, we realize just how much strength we’ll need to fight off cravings and stay motivated, when suddenly maintaining a positive outlook feels impossible.
Do carbs affect your mood? Bogged down by the winter blues and looking for a way to lift your spirits? What you eat could make a difference in how you feel.
Serves: 6| Active time: 30 min | Total time: 1hr
Skipping Meals? When you deny yourself of food, you’re depriving your body of the necessary fuel to function. Being low on energy inhibits the ability to make wise decisions, which will ultimately lead to making unhealthy diet choices.