Nutrition during pregnancy is of utmost importance, as most expecting others know, because you are nourishing your baby for delivery and setting him or her up for life. The food choices you make during pregnancy can affect your child’s development, food preferences, immune system, risk for disease and obesity (no pressure , right?!). As much as the raging hormones, at times, can make you want to eat all the junk you can get your hands on, this is not the best decision.
Perhaps you’re training for a physical event, such as an Ironman or a sports competition. Or perhaps you’re simply on a workout kick after showing up to the gym several days in a row. Whatever the reason, you may be considering upping the exercise ante to working out twice a day.
Meal replacement shakes are prevalent in our go, go, go busy world we live. Everyone wants a quick and convenient way to get in some calories, and many ekive this is a key to help them reach their weight loss goals. There are some pros and cons to meal replacement shakes or bars.
I’m about to get real personal...you don't have to answer out loud, but think about this question: do you ever have gas? Like rumble- in-your-tummy, trying-to hold-it-in-but-it’s-really-uncomfortable gas? Even if you said no, I know you’re lying! We've all been there.
There’s a specific part of your body that you might be neglecting… and it’s probably not what you think! I’m talking about your gut; not that part that hangs over your swimsuit, I mean your innards, your tummy, your gut health! A highly marketable area these days in the supplement ails at the grocery store, probiotics are all the rage.
Are you eating the wrong thing before you workout?
I think by now most of us know that we should fuel priorly before a workout, especially when we know its going to be a tough one! As much as we need to fuel, there are things you should and shouldn’t eat before a workout.
Let’s face it: Workout attire, especially the super-comfortable, easy-to-love (and wear 24/7) yoga pants, is pretty much the best clothing category ever created. It’s evident in the fact that athleisure — the act of wearing casual and comfortable clothing designed for exercise — has become a fashion trend in its own right.
America loves fast food, and that’s not something most of us are proud of.
According to a 2013 report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Americans consumed about 11.3 percent of their total calories from fast food from 2007 to 2010. That’s a lot of hamburgers, fries, and milkshakes.