Bread is a staple in the American diet, so it’s no wonder we constantly obsess over it. It’s just sometimes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, when it comes to making healthier choices.
Which is more important for weight loss, diet or exercise? The Yes Health coaches get this question a lot. The short answer? Both. Being proactive about diet AND exercise is important for the best possible weight-loss results. Here are nine reasons why:
Veggie and protein-rich salads can be a smart choice any time of day. But too much dressing can send your meal deep into the red zone. Here are four tips, plus a few DIY recipes from our coaches to help you find and make your own healthier options.
Do you love sharing a fancy charcuterie plate with friends or having a hot dog with all the fixin’s while you watch the game? If yes, you’re not alone. The question is, how healthy are they for us, really? Here’s the 101 on cured and processed meats. What does “cured” and “processed” mean? Curing usually … Continue reading How Healthy Are Cured and Processed Meats?
Did you know that when it comes to eating, how is nearly as important as what? Mindful eating means paying attention to the way food affects your senses (sight, taste, smell, texture), how it makes you feel physically and emotionally and any thoughts that arise. It’s all about being aware in the present moment as … Continue reading How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss
Eating with the seasons means enjoying the freshest produce possible. This translates to more flavor and nutrient density (e.g. the most vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting antioxidants and other beneficial phytonutrients for the fewest calories). Because they’re more abundant, seasonal fruits and veggies are also a good value. Tastier and more affordable produce may lead you to … Continue reading What’s in Season? The Best Fruits & Veggies to Eat Right Now
Research tells us we are most definitely what we eat. And while it’s true that eating healthy, balanced meals will help keep our blood sugars in check and ward off extra weight, it will also help us manage our moods. A basic approach to eating for emotional health includes not letting yourself get too hungry … Continue reading 5 Foods That Boost Your Mood
So, you’ve committed to a healthy diet and things are going swimmingly so far. (Yassss!) You’re feeling good–more energetic. Maybe you’ve even dropped a few pounds. Then your friends invite you to meet them at your local pizza place for slices and beer. Now what? The Yes Health Coaches to the rescue! Because life simply … Continue reading How to “Healthify” Pizza, Tacos, Alcohol & Dessert
If you’re trying to lose a few extra pounds, or simply want to maintain a healthy weight, it’s smart to start your day with a high-protein breakfast. This one small-but-mighty decision can help you eat 25% less at lunch, consume 400 fewer calories throughout the day and stay on top of cravings. This said, be sure … Continue reading 11 Quick & Easy Breakfast Ideas
At Yes Health, we believe that the way you go about making new health goals (New Year’s intentions, anyone?) greatly impacts your success of keeping, and ultimately, meeting them. That’s why we encourage our members to set SMART goals, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Why? Because they tap into your own personal motivation … Continue reading How SMART Goal Setting Can Lead to Greater Success