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5 Ways to Keep Your Body and Mind Fit

Amidst all the work and busy schedule, we often neglect our health, skip our meals and even compromise our sleep. Doing so might give us quick results in the short term but only at the cost of our precious health. Nothing is more important than your health and that is exactly what keeps us moving. Therefore, if you want to keep your body and mind fit without putting too much time and effort into it, read the following easy tips and make them a part of your routine. Fruit Basket on Table We often skip eating fruit even when we have them in our refrigerator because they are not in easy access and we are always in a hurry to step out of home for work. Therefore, I would suggest you make a mixed fruit basket and keep it on the table or wherever you have your breakfast. This way, you…

3 Tips for Alleviating Sugar Detox Side Effects

Cutting sugar from your diet won’t be easy, but it’s much better for your health. While your body adjusts to your new diet, you might experience some unpleasant sugar detox side effects. They may include headaches, body aches, nausea and of course cravings for anything sweet. They key is not to give in and have a piece of candy, no matter how bad you want it. Instead, try these three tips to help you make it through the relatively short detox period. Drink Lots of Water Make sure you drink plenty of water. Not only will staying hydrated help alleviate many of the detox symptoms I mentioned, it will also keep you full. If you feel a headache coming on, drink a glass of water. Want a cookie or donut? Get a glass of water. One of my favorite strategies when I don’t think I can make it without some…

How to Cut the Sugar Habit in Less Than a Week

Let’s be real. Sugar tastes great. However, we both know all that added sugar we consume isn’t good for our health. How would you like to stop eating it and change your diet in less than a week? Best of all, how would you like to stop craving candy and sweets and eat healthy, real food instead? You can do it by following this simple step by step plan. Each day you’ll focus on something different and before the week is over you’ll have broken that sugar habit. Let’s start. Day One – Keep Track of Your Daily Sugar Intake For the first day, simply keep track of how much sugar you’re consuming. Write down everything you eat and drink and start adding up how many grams of sugar you’re consuming. Add it all up at the end of the day. Now the gram amount probably won’t mean much to…

3 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar Consumption

The average American consumes about 160 pounds of refined sugar every year. That’s a lot of sugar. We know all this sugar isn’t good for us, but we still eat it. Sugar rots your teeth, gives us Type II Diabetes, and contributes to the obesity epidemic in the western world. The bad thing is that added sugar has found its way into all sorts of foods we consume daily. And I’m not just talking about the sugary breakfast cereal or ice cream. There’s sugar in our salad dressings, our beverages, and pasta sauce to give you just a few examples. What can we do to cut back on the amount of sugar we consume on a daily basis? Let’s start by cutting out some of the big offenders. Cut the Soda and Other Sugary Drinks Cutting out soda and other sugary drinks from your diet can have a huge impact.…

What Sugar and Cocaine Have in Common 

Yesterday I let you guys in on my #1 goal for the remainder of the year: losing weight. My love for sugar has been one of the main culprits hindering my weight loss, so I’ve decided to cut it out of my diet for at least 30 days. Here’s a scary fact: scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine and discovered that sugar may be just as addictive as cocaine. How crazy is that? Think about it for a moment. Sugar may be just as addictive as cocaine. Scary, right? But what does it mean to your brain and your overall health? That means that it will alter your brain chemistry and over time you start to crave more and more sugar. I can totally attest to this. After falling off the wagon, I found myself buying bag after bag of…