Health & Fit 6 rules for eating healthy on a budget
This One Simple Trick Will Make All Your Meals Healthy, Say Experts
The next time you're putting together a meal, use this simple trick of asking these three questions and you'll make any of your meals healthy. Here's why, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Where's my protein?Protein helps you burn fat in three ways. First, it's the building block of muscle, and muscle burns fat. Feeding your muscles helps them frow and fight back against the forces of fleshiness.Second, the very act of eating protein actually burns calories.
It’s tough enough to eat healthy, butis near impossible, right?
No. The truth is that being a healthy eater doesn’t mean you have toevery time you go to the . I’m a die-hard healthy shopper, but I promise you, when I buy healthy food I don’t break the bank. Follow my tried-and-true healthy shopping tips and you’ll even have to buy that new piece of .
This Unhealthy Snacking Habit Is Making You Gain Weight
A new study has found that multitasking on screens makes you way less aware of how much you’re eating.The study, conducted by researchers from Endicott College and Michigan State University, looked at how much participants snacked while they were looking at screens versus how much they said they snacked. Across the board, participants under-reported how much they'd eaten. Plus, the more engaging the activity, the more unaware participants were of how much they were eating. Those in the group that were watching TV, texting, online shopping had even worse estimates of how much they'd eaten than those who were watching TV, texting, online reading.
How to shop — and eat — healthy on a budget:
- Go for organic (most of the time)
- Prep like an Olympian
- Plan ahead
- Think beyond beef
- Buy in bulk
- Choose water
1. Go for organic (most of the time)
It’s nice to buy all organic, but if you’re watching your paycheck, pick your poison. The most simple way to do this is to check the. These lists break down which foods are the most important to buy organic (most laden with pesticides) and which are likely to be “cleaner” even if not organic.
Another way to eat organic is to shop atand get chatty with your farmers. Many farms are actually organic even if they don’t (or can’t) claim it. This is because it's expensive to be certified organic. Talk with those farmer friends and you may come to learn the berries that are less expensive than at the grocery store are actually from “cleaner” farms.
Simple Habits to Lose Weight Without Trying So Hard, Backed by Science
Once you build these simple habits into your daily routine, you won't have to think twice about trying to lose weight. (You won't have to try at all!)
While you’re shopping, buy them in bulk and freeze them yourself. Another, your local farmer's market is a great way to be involved in your community and you’ll probably find that you look forward to going. It’s part of my Saturday morning routine.
2. Prepare like an Olympian
Instead of spending $12 a day on that fall kale salad,. I do this almost daily! I wash kale or other salad greens on Sunday and leave in bags in the fridge. When ready to prep lunch, I add dinner leftovers (roasted veggies and sometimes leftover protein such as salmon) and then add a nut, seed or a little cheese that I have around.
Sometimes, I’ll addor even the last quarter of that sweet potato from the previous meal. You can also incorporate dinner leftovers into the next day. An and roasted broccoli rabe is delish (and takes three minutes to prep), and you’ll think you’re at a new fave restaurant.
3. Plan, plan, plan ahead
I know you think you can’t add one more thing to your to-do list each week, but I promise you, P-R-O-M-I-S-E, that putting in evenwill help you eat healthier and save you money. Create your menu for the week and make a list before going to the grocery store. You’ll buy what you need (instead of grabbing what looks yum at the moment) and you’ll have already planned to save that extra half from for at breakfast the next day.
Eating Too Many Eggs Could Increase Your Risk of This Disease
A new study suggests that eating eggs every single day could increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the long run.Here's what you need to know. Researchers looked at the significant increase in egg consumption in China, which also happens to be occurring at the same time as a sharp spike in type 2 diabetes diagnoses. And in results published in the British Journal of Nutrition, they suggested there may be a link between the two.
You don’t have to have some elaborate meal planning system and you certainly do not need to be a chef. You just need a paper and pen (or your smart phone!) and a few minutes. Give it a go this week.
One more tip: When you’re at the grocery store, go generic for many packaged items — not necessarily for all items. You have to read all packaged products ingredient lists very carefully. But you’ll find many store brands are the exact same as the brand name you’ve been buying for years.
4. Think beyond beef
Remember that it's not all about the beef. If you’re a meat eater, you may spend a big chunk of change on meat. Up the quality of the meat you buy — for example, buy grass-fed beef — but reduce the amount you’re buying. Alternatively, you can replace it with lower-cost items like(you can buy wild) or tuna and add a few more , less expensive such as beans, lentils and eggs.
5. Buy in bulk
Instead of purchasing small individual containers of yogurt, buy a larger bin and add your own toppings (personally, I love adding organic frozen berries) and chopped nuts. Splurge one time on cute individual glass containers and use them to pre-portion yogurt, hummus and peanut butter.
6. Choose water
Juice, soda and the drink du jour take up a big portion of many people’s grocery bills. Do your wallet — and health — a favor and drink water. Check out the. Add a few , mint or cucumber and you have a perfect free beverage.
Venus Williams Just Launched Her Own Protein Shake Line .
The seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist just debuted her very own vegan protein shake line—we got an exclusive interview.Happy Viking is 100% vegan and packed with 20 grams of protein, and was inspired by Williams' plant-based diet, which she's been following for nearly 10 years ever since she was diagnosed with Sjögren's Syndrome—an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack its healthy cells. In 2011, the syndrome caused her to drop out of the U.S. Open, after which, Williams got to work at home on refining a protein shake that was rich in anti-inflammatory, plant-based protein sources.