Why Eating The Right Carbs Will Keep You Slim and Healthy

Lose Weight

Diet Plan Smart EatingFor more than two decades people have been taught that eating carbs makes you fat. However, a research study by the University of Colorado in Denver has found that eating the right kinds carbohydrates can actually help you lose weight and keep it off.

In the study they followed more than 4,000 people and found that those who ate carbs were actually slimmer than people who didn’t eat carbs. Now before you get excited and run and grab a pizza, it’s important to know that there’s a difference between those types of carbs and the ones that will help you stay slim.  The carbs that help you keep those extra pounds off are called resistant starch carbohydrates.

What Are Resistant Starches?

Resistant starches are carbohydrates that are a bit more challenging for your body to break down. White flour found in cookies and bagels aren’t difficult at all for your body to break down. However, whole grains and many fruits and vegetables are. For example, beans, bananas, potatoes and whole grains are all good for you because they contain resistant starch.

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Think You Weigh Too Much to Try Yoga? Think Again!

Fitness 101

Try Yoga for Weight Loss

Benefits of Yoga to Help Lose Weight

 

If you’re overweight, it can be difficult to take that first step into any new fitness program. There’s the general assumption that you have to be in shape to exercise. Yet you can’t get in shape unless you exercise. It can be a frustrating circle. With yoga there are no barriers. It is infinitely adaptable and can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels.

Find a Good Yoga Instructor

It’s always important to find a good yoga instructor. They can guide you to achieve the best poses without causing injury. However, if you’re overweight it’s even more important to find a skilled instructor. You want to find someone who is supportive and willing to work with you to modify the poses to fit your current body and fitness level.

There are many yoga instructors who are overweight themselves and serve as an inspiration. Some of these instructors offer specialty classes to their overweight students. You don’t need to find a special class, necessarily, but do look for a skilled and supportive instructor.  Ask around to see what teachers in your area receive high reviews. You may also want to take a few one-on-one sessions so that you can get a feel for the instructor’s style. Or call a few yoga studios in your area to find out what is offered.

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Bike Riding: Fun Fitness for the Entire Family

Parents, Kids & Teens

family-fitnessAs children get older and families get stretched in different directions, it’s important to find common ground. We all need exercise, so why not work together toward a common goal — fitness and family activities.

Biking your way to fitness with your children is a way to get fit and build lasting memories together.

Safety First:

Helmets are an important way to protect the head in the event of accidents. Keep in mind that kids outgrow helmets - you’ll want to check for proper fit and coverage. Consider reflective material either on your children and/or on their bikes, and perhaps an orange flag in back and a bell or horn for signaling.

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Water and Your Skin

Look & Feel Your Best

Drinking-Water

The Benefits of Water for Healthy Skin

 

We have all heard about the benefits of drinking water as part of a weight loss or wellness plan but what most people don't realize is that water is just as essential to your skin, hair, and body - especially during the summer months.

One of the benefits of drinking an adequate amount of water during the summer is it helps you stay hydrated. This not only benefits your internal organs, but it has a positive effect on the largest organ of them all, your skin.

Here's how...

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Low Fat Strawberry Pie

Food & Recipes

Low Fat Strawberry Pie

Diet Recipes: Low Fat Strawberry Pie

 

If you love strawberries and are looking for a low fat summer time treat, look no further.  Our Low Fat Strawberry pie recipe is a healthy strawberry desert that you won't feel guilty about eating.

Ingredients:

2 cups water
1 package sugar free vanilla pudding        
1 package sugar free strawberry jello
4 cups Strawberries
fat free whipped topping (optional)



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