Sometimes fast food is the only option, and sometimes maybe it’s just the easiest option. Whatever your reason is for hitting the drive-thru, it doesn’t mean you have to forego your healthy diet. Fast food chains are starting to lighten up their menus, offering low calorie options and more fruits and vegetables.
But before you drive to the nearest Burger King or McDonalds, here are 10 of the healthiest options on the menu, all under 350 calories!
Subway’s Western Egg…Read full post
If you’ve hit a plateau or you’re just having a hard time losing weight, your metabolism could be to blame. Dieting, weight loss, and unhealthy eating habits can cause your metabolism to slow, making weight loss very difficult and frustrating. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to get your metabolism going again!
There are diets based on your body shape, age, blood type, and now…your birthday?
The Saturn Sisters believe that our astrological makeup effects more than just our personality; our bodies are deeply affected by our signs, too. They break down the best diet and exercise routines for each sign, including common body issues, ailments, and foods to avoid.
Aries Diet (March 21 – April 19):
Prone to migraines and tension headaches, you tend to let everything go right…Read full post
Is frozen yogurt really full of healthy probiotics, like the many companies in the $2 billion industry claim? Yes and no.
Probiotics are naturally found in yogurt, and they do help support the immune and digestive systems. However, they don’t always make their way to your digestive tract, especially in the case of frozen yogurt. According to Shape, shelf-life, manufacturing processes, and extreme temperatures can prevent the healthy bacteria from actually getting where it needs to…Read full post
Overeating could be doing more than just adding inches to your waistline. Researchers from St. Louis University discovered that overeating can take years off of your life!
The study found that limiting calories lowered production of T3, a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism and speeds up the aging process. Need more evidence? According to Health, longevity expert and author Dan Buettner discovered that the oldest Japanese people stop eating when they feel 80% full. Japan holds…Read full post
Getting the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber a day doesn’t have to be painful, and it doesn’t have to taste like cardboard, or even come in a cardboard box. In fact, it shouldn’t.
All those fiber-rich cereals and bars are good here and there when you need to add a little extra fiber to your diet, but it’s not necessarily all natural, and not as good for your body as what you get from fruits, vegetables, and…Read full post
Do you know how much ice cream the average American eats per year? 48 pints! Americans love their ice cream so much, in fact, more than any other country!
If you’re chasing after the ice cream truck every other day, or going through a pint of Ben & Jerry’s every 3 or 4 days, you’re going to pack on the pounds as quickly and unhealthily as if you were eating a whole pizza to yourself every…Read full post
Bacon cheeseburgers just don’t cut it anymore. A Southern California burger chain, Slater’s 50/50, is known for it’s half ground beef, half ground bacon patties, and now they are about to become known for creating what has to be the most unhealthy burger out there.
They are celebrating the birth of America with The ‘Merica Burger – the chain’s July burger of the month. But forget the ground beef; this burger is made with 100…Read full post
Could friendship be the secret to longevity? According to research, having quality friendships may help you get healthy and live longer; a good friend can be as powerful as quitting smoking!
It’s quality, not quantity that counts – the friends you call when you need advice, the ones who know your deepest secrets. If you have best friends that you’d do just about anything for, you’re 50% more likely to live longer than those with weaker friendships, says…Read full post
Think you’re getting the healthiest option when you order a grilled chicken sandwich over chicken nuggets and hamburgers? Think again. The most recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) conversation thread reveals some surprising, and some not so surprising, fast-food secrets.
Employees – both previous and current workers – were asked:
“Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety,…Read full post