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5 Tips to Improve Digestion

Digestive problems are a pain - literally. Gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, heartburn, and diarrhea have become common issues in our busy world, issues we’re often too embarrassed to discuss or ask help for. Whatever issue you may be having, however, there are steps you can take to alleviate them. Here are the top 5 ways to improve your digestion & clear up the pain.

Get Motivated (& Stay Motivated!)

This is it - you’ve made the decision to eat better or exercise more or lose weight or cook everyday or even just to go to bed at a decent hour every night. Whatever it is, the decision has been made and you’re ready to do it. You’re going to start this new lifestyle change TODAY. Well, maybe tomorrow. Okay, for sure next week. Oops. How often has this happened to you? You make a plan to change something in your life, with the best intentions, only to see it fall through. Unfortunately, good intentions don’t necessarily equal action.

Food Hacks for Better Eating With a Busy Lifestyle

Eating well these days can seem like a complicated matter. Between running the kids to school/activities, working, and living the rest of your life things get hectic which probably leaves you feeling exhausted. And sometimes when we’re exhausted eating healthy is one of the first things to go because, seriously, who has time for an elaborate grocery store trip + time to prepare ridiculously well-balanced meals every day? You do, actually! (No, really, we promise.) Here’s how to hack your life so you’re able to run around like a fiend and still be able to eat well.

Best Diet Ideas for 2019

Have you determined that 2019 is going to be YOUR best year ever – the year you change your eating habits for good and find the diet that works best for you? If so, you might need some help. Not only are there an almost inconceivable number of diet plans out there (many of them simply trends best left alone), but changing how you eat often requires, well, changing how you eat – buying foods you've not purchased or haven't purchased as much of before, plus a whole lot more cooking than you may be used to (or have time for!). No worries, we've got you covered. Here are our top 5 favorite diet plans out there for 2019 along with a few of our favorite Top Chef Meals for each one to get you started.

How to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

It may seem like eating healthy on a tight budget is impossible (because let's face it junk food does tend to be cheaper) but we promise it's actually not. Eating healthy on a tight budget can not only be done but it can be done more easily than you think with only a few simple changes to your lifestyle. How you shop, how you cook, even organizational skills can help in your quest for a healthy lifestyle!

What to Eat Post-Workout

What you eat after a workout is almost as important as the workout itself. There are a lot of contradictory ideas out there about what you should eat post-workout too – “eat ALL the protein! No protein at all! Carbs are the enemy! No wait, they're you're friend! FAT IS BAD! Actually, put a tbsp. of butter in your coffee (yes, we're serious, it's a thing. Ew...)”. So, what should you believe? What are you supposed to eat after that will help boost weight-loss and keep your body healthy? We're here to let you know.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free

Whether you've recently been diagnosed with celiac disease or are simply trying a Paleo or gluten-free diet for the health benefits it provides, you're probably feeling a little overwhelmed (and maybe a little sad) by the list of foods you'll be cutting out of your life. We won't lie; going gluten-free can be difficult at first but it's definitely worth it. Here are a few ways to make the transition easier and things to watch out for on your journey.

Pre-Workout Plan

Working Out

So you've got everything you need to workout – gym clothes, gym bag, bottle of water – but are you possibly forgetting something? Have you eaten? You may think it best to not eat before a workout, thinking you're burning or saving more calories, but the truth is that skipping food beforehand will actually hurt you instead of help. Not eating enough before a workout can make you dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated, or lethargic. It can also make you more likely to injure yourself. Think about it this way – if you're headed out on a long car trip, would you skip going to the gas station first? Of course not! Just like the car, your body needs fuel to perform at its best. Read on to learn more about what exactly you should be eating – and when – pre-workout.

Eggs & the Great Cholesterol Myth

You've all heard it, right? Eggs are TERRIBLE for your cholesterol and should be avoided at ALL costs. See an egg? RUN AWAY!!! We're here to tell you that the great cholesterol myth is, well, just that – a myth. It's not true. Eggs are pretty much the perfect food. Don't believe us? A 2011 study in the journal, “Food Chemistry”, found that regular egg consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease AND cancer because of eggs high levels of antioxidants. Several studies have shown that eggs help lower blood pressure. And in addition to the antioxidants, eggs pack a wallop of protein and nutrients in one low-calorie, low-carb, cheap, and easy to eat package!

How Much Time Per Week Do You Save With Prepared Meal Delivery?

Life is busy, too busy sometimes. Busy enough that you don't have time to cook, but more than that busy enough that you don't really even have time to go to the grocery store. Time has become a precious commodity. So, you've been considering turning to a prepared meal delivery service for assistance but you have to wonder – just HOW MUCH time would going this route actually save you? The answer is quite a bit.

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