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Hormones play a huge part in the physiologic functioning of our bodies. When it comes to appetite, the hormones leptin and ghrelin play key roles in telling our bodies that it’s time to eat or to stop eating. Leptin is an anorexigenic (appetite suppressing) hormone, whereas ghrelin is orexigenic (appetite enhancing). The balance between these two determines how hungry or satiated we are going to be throughout the day. Bad nutrition choices disrupt this balance and could cause us to eat more than we really should.

The Relationship Between Hunger and Ghrelin

Ghrelin plays an important part in keeping us well […]

What Is Fiber?

You hear a lot about dietary fiber but do you know what fiber actually is and what is does for the body? Fiber is actually part of plant foods that your body cannot absorb or digest. It is also known as roughage and is not digestible by the body. So why is it important that you eat enough fiber? Fiber can help keep other foods moving through your body normally and can also aid in the prevention of many types of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, and can even help prevent hemorrhoids. Fiber helps the heart […]

3 Of The Best Foods For Headaches

If you are getting headaches or suffering from frequent headaches then your body could be telling you something. There are some foods that you can eat that not only help prevent you from getting a headache but also can help alleviate headaches symptoms if you have them. Of course it is going to depend on the type of headache that you have and migraines can be so bad that you might not want to eat at all. But if you do find yourself having frequent headaches then there are some foods you can eat that can help. Try increasing […]

The Sad Truth About Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt has become very popular and seen by many as a healthier alternative to ice cream just because yogurt is known as a healthy food. Yogurt by its definition only includes curdled milk and live cultures. If there are more ingredients in a brand of yogurt then this, chances are it is loaded with sugar and additives. But is frozen yogurt really healthier than ice cream? If you take a look at the ingredients in many frozen yogurt brands, the answer is usually no and it ends up not being the innocent treat we think we are eating. […]

Breakfast On The Go: 3 Easy Tricks to Save Time

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Missing breakfast can really be disastrous in many ways, especially if you are in a workout or exercise routine. When you miss that most important meal of the day, your body is going to react negatively and you are going to be hungrier when you do eat. Missing that first meal of the day causes the body’s metabolism to decrease which can result in weight gain and increase your hunger around your next meal time. From fatigue and mood, to irritability and other psychological effects, you […]

Are Carbohydrates The Weight Loss Enemy?

There are a lot of different diets out there in the health and fitness market. A lot of these diets dramatically decrease carbohydrates for weight loss. However it is important to know that carbohydrates are necessary and should be a regular part of your diet, but balanced with the right source of carbs. Carbohydrates give us the energy we need and without them, you will get tired quicker during workouts and may even feel tired during the day before or after workouts. Here are some good reasons that you should not get rid of carbs in your healthy diet. […]

3 Tips For Managing Picky Eaters

Dealing with picky or fussy eaters can sometimes be a little frustrating. But there are some things you can do to deal with that fussy or picky eater in your family or home. Here are some tips to help you.

Mix New Foods with Their Normal Foods

It is always better to introduce a new food to someone along with something the picky eater already likes. Putting new foods with food that someone already likes is a great way to get them to try something new while having something they are familiar with at the same time. Adding variety in a […]

I Am Starving: 3 Overlooked Causes Of hunger

Our bodies are capable of a lot of amazing things. From healing to hunger, our body is programmed in a way to let you know what it is that you need. But sometimes those signals of hunger can actually be the body needing something else that is causing you to feel hungry. Learning what your body is trying to tell you what you need and what you do not need is important. So what are some of the most overlooked causes of being hungry?

Working Out Excessively on Low Cardio Exercises

While it is true that studies show that working out […]

3 Biggest Workout Motivation Pitfalls

There are a lot of things that can get in the way of your workout and lifestyle changes. But just because things become difficult or if you happen to get off track, it doesn’t mean you need to be stuck there. We all slip up some time or another. It’s best to just look at what is causing you to stumble and hurdle over it. So what are the main three pitfalls that break motivation?

You lose focus on your goals and why you started in the first place.

This happens a lot more than most people think. Especially when you […]

Is Chocolate a Fit or Fat food?

There is a big misconception when it comes to chocolate. In most diet’s it has been said that you should stay away from chocolate and limit your intake. There has been a lot of research done and the results will actually surprise you. Chocolate is not bad for your body as most people believe. Of course if you eat nothing but Snickers bars or Butterfingers all day, you will most likely gain unwanted weight and this type of chocolate is not so good for you. Refined milk chocolate candy bars filled with processed butter and caramel are probably not […]