Tag Archives: diet

The Protein Myth

One question I often get asked when people ask about my vegan diet is “so where do you get your protein from?”

There is a huge misconception out there when it comes to nutrition: that protein equals meat. This is not a true equation. Continue reading

The Negative Energy Balance: How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off For Life!

GUEST POST: Over 60 percent of the population in the United States is considered clinically obese or overweight. The obesity epidemic in the US highlights the weight struggle that many Americans deal with on a daily basis. As many scientific studies suggest, the food that an individual consumes and the amount of exercise they take has the potential to impact their health in a positive or negative way. Individuals interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle or those trying to lose weight often take up intense exercise regimes performing cardiovascular and muscle building fitness routines. There are tremendous benefits associated with regular exercise, yet there is one component overlooked. Continue reading

Improve Your Energy Levels

Feeling tired? Exhausted? Lacking concentration? Lacking motivation? Whilst energy drinks, coffee, and pharmaceuticals may offer a quick short-term solution and “hit” of energy, they are not doing you, your loved ones or the planet any favors.

If you’d like to get off the roller coaster ride of energy highs and lows, it might be a good idea to consider other options. Following is a number of lifestyle choices and rituals specifically targeted to help improve energy levels. Continue reading

Know Your Neighbourhood

Have you ever had one of those days when you’ve been racing around from meeting to meeting and haven’t had a moment to stop and feed yourself and then suddenly you get that all-encompassing feeling of “I NEED FOOD, NOW!!” and then you grab the first thing in sight to satisfy that hunger and neglect. If we lived in a world that was free from processed and junk foods this wouldn’t be such a problem, but chances are that first thing you grab is not so healthy. Continue reading

90:10 Rule for Sustaining Health & Energy Levels + Healthy Snack Ideas

Maintaining a healthy diet can sometimes be a real challenge. There are so many temptations and if you’re anything like me and have a soft spot for icecream, cheeses and cakes then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Or is it a glass of wine, chips and creamy sauces that you have a weakness for? Whatever your not-so-healthy penchant is, is beside the point. The real significance is how disciplined you choose or choose not to be. Continue reading