What's Your Health IQ?

Think you know a few things about health and fitness? See how many questions you get right! 1. What’s the best way to maintain your weight? Consistency Counting calories Trend diets Counting fiber A sustainable consistent plan helps regulate hormones. Noting that counting calories, fiber and trend diets can work but no matter what the behavior consistency is key. 2. Should you weigh yourself daily or weekly? Daily or Weekly Daily. Self-monitoring catching weight gains of 3-5 pounds before they get discouraging is a key to successful maintenance. Although major weight loss companies like Weight-Watchers say you should only weigh in weekly.. research from Cornell and Duke Universities say d

Busy People Need Solutions

When you're on the go, you need healthy solutions to keep your diet on track. So many things can derail it. But I love the ease and convenience of Snap Kitchen for helping me eat well any time. I first found out abou SNAP Kitchen in 2015 fall just before my 50th birthday. I went on their 21 day challenge and loved the 13 pound weight drop but more importantly taste and quality of their foods. I'll admit that my first day on a 1200 calorie diet had me hungry and thinking all the time about eating. But as days 2 and 3, 4 went by, I was not only full, I found myself not really eating everything in my meal plan. Now you don't have to be on a diet to go to SNAP Kitchen. These days I stop in r

FREE Day of Healthy Inspiration

What are you doing next Saturday Jan. 14th? Go! Health Kick - Take care of you so you can take on Chicago. Kendra Chaplin, Founding Editor of Chicago Woman Magazine and Andrea Metcalf, a nationally known health expert, are teaming up to present a one-day health event to inspire Chicago Women to get healthy this year. The GO! Chicago Woman Magazine Health Kick event will be held on January 14th from 8:00 am to Noon featuring workouts from Men’s Health Trainer, Gideon Akande, Fly Girl Dance Kymberlee Rayea, and trainers from Fitness Formula Clubs. The day begins with a healthy breakfast featuring food tastings from LYFE Kitchen, and other Chicago brands including Think Jerky AND XXXX. Insp

Eat an Early Dinner to Lose Weight

You may have heard that you shouldn't eat after 7pm especially if you're trying to lose weight. most nutritionists believe that food eaten after 7pm are usually higher in calories. But actually new information shows, eating at least 4 hours before bedtime, say around 5:30 PM,may not only result in a slimmer waistline, but better dreams and sounder sleep too. Studies have shown that when you have at least 4-5 hours between meals you'll actually burn calories more efficiently. waiting longer than that could result in a slower metabolism. So if you are eating breakfast at 7am, then lunch at noon and dinner at 5pm, you'll have even timing for digestion between meals. If you have lunch at

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