It’s February, and that means it’s time to talk about heart health. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for nearly one in every four deaths in the United States and is the number one killer of women in the United States, killing approximately one woman every second. The statistics are scary, but the good news is that there are steps we can take to protect ourselves against heart disease.
At the start of each month, take a little time to think about what your goals are for the next 4 weeks, and reflect on the progress I’ve made towards goals I’ve already set. Here are 6 ways to refocus on your goals.
Friday 5:30am – work up early again and went for another early morning run/walk. I finished my run at Starbucks and ordered my favorite drink: Venti Americano (hot) with two inches of steamed whole milk. Got back to my room around 7 and started getting ready for the day. I cooked eggs and bacon again,aaa
This is a question so often laughed at among vegans, but it is an honest inquiry among non-vegans and one I don’t blame non-vegans for asking. In fact, I once wondered the same thing. We are taught by family, by advertisements, by teachers, by news that meat, dairy, and eggs are the best and, presumably, only sources for protein. However that is not the case. Not by a long shot.
Hey guys! I recently visited the MRM headquarters in Oceanside, CA and I thought it would be really fun to type up a little behind the scenes blog so you guys could get a glimpse into what it’s like when I travel for work at these kinds of events.
Over the last decade the term gluten-free has gone from an obscure diet that few knew anything about, to a “buzz” phrase that’s been endorsed by celebrities and plastered over products, cookbooks and magazines. While the term is certainly more popular now than it was ten years ago, the truth is there’s still a lot of confusion around gluten, what it is, how it affects your body and who should avoid it. So, if you’re looking for an easy to digest (no pun intended) breakdown, keep reading, this one’s for you.
Vegetarians have faced a dilemma for ages — how to get a complete, plant based protein that is equivalent in value to that of an animal protein. In an effort to solve this dilemma and offer vegetarians an optimal protein that is plant based, MRM teamed up with the University of Tampa and scientist Jacobaaa
So why isn’t more exercise the solution for problem areas? Well, for starters, body fat isn’t lost from one specific area at a time. You can’t target one specific area of fat on your body, rather you need to focus on overall body fat loss. So doing sit ups every day (although good for your core) likely will not get you those washboard abs you’ve been dreaming of. Read this blog from Natalie Hodson to learn a few tips on how to get rid of stubborn belly fat.
While I was home for the holidays, I did a ton of cooking for my family. My cooking style has drastically changed since the last time I was home, as I switched to a primarily plant-based diet at the end of August 2015. The good news was, my family loved my recipes, and couldn’t believe several of them were meat and dairy-free. The only complaint I received was they frequently felt uncomfortably bloated after their meals. This is a result of the high fiber content of the many vegetables, grains and legumes they were now consuming. While I love to encourage people to switch to a plant-based diet because it will make them feel great, I don’t want people being deterred by the early on bloating the diet can cause. Of course, after some time, your digestive system will adapt to this style of eating and process the food with more ease, but in the mean time, here are some plant based ways to improve your digestion.
I often have friends or family members tell me that they really want to start eating healthier and getting back in shape, but they aren’t sure where to start, or that it all seems so overwhelming. I can always understand where they are coming from because that is exactly how I felt when I first got started! Although I had been an athlete for most of my life, after I had my first son and gained over 60lbs, and I felt so lost on where to even start. I thought I would share with you guys the exact same tips I would give to my friends or family when I get asked this question.