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Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Oh My! So, What SHOULD I Eat?

Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Oh My! So, What SHOULD I Eat?

The U.S. News & World has released their 10th annual ranking of the best and worst diets in 2019. 

They looked at 35, including Keto, Whole 30, and Paleo, concluding that many of the most popular diets ranked among the WORST in terms of safety, weight loss, nutritional adequacy and sustainability (ease of following).  

For example, the Ketogenic Diet ranked almost last at #34. This is a popular, very low carbohydrate diet which puts the body into a state of fat burning for energy. Experts gave it very low scores for safety, nutrition, long-term weight loss, heart health, and ease of following. I personally agree that it is unnecessarily restrictive for most people, and comes with too many potential drawbacks. 

Food For Your Mood

Food For Your Mood

Today is Blue Monday, a day rumored to be one of the saddest or “most depressing days of the year.” It falls on the third Monday of every January. As the days are shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers.

Are there any foods that could improve your mood?

For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness, energy and mood for the day.  It’s easy to feel better in the morning if you jumpstart your day with breakfast. You will increase your chances of experiencing that same great feeling all day if you include these types of foods:

Run Out Of Snack Ideas For Your Kids?

Run Out Of Snack Ideas For Your Kids?

As a mom of two active and sporty boys, I am always concerned about what they put into their mouths. Is it healthy? Will it sustain them? Snacks are a big thing in our house! “Mom, can you please get some goooood snacks?”

The challenge is always something tasty AND healthy. We’re pretty good in the fruits and vegetables department, but after that, I’m often at a loss.