Drink More Water: Easy Hacks

Water is required by each cell of your body in order to function normally and help you become the “healthiest you.” While your body will also obtain water from other fluids you drink, water is far-and-away the best choice. Water has so many benefits from increasing energy and relieving fatigue to boosting your immune system and of course, also promoting weight loss. One way that water helps with your weight loss journey is by fueling your workouts. If you’re dehydrated, your workouts will not be as effective. But water also…

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Soup Season: Delicious Soup Recipes

The air is getting crisper, the leaves are getting redder, which means it’s time for all kinds of awesome things: Tailgate parties, apple cider, sweaters, pumpkin spice everything and our favorite—soup. Soup season means a delicious bowl of warmth on a brisk day. And soup can do much more than fill your seasonal cravings. It may help you eat less at your next meal and stay fuller for longer. In one study, researchers had study participants eat a low-calorie broth before having a lunch entree. Those who ate the soup ate…

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21 Fascinating George Washington Quotes

Share Tweet Share Share Email As the first president of the United States, George Washington had to set a great example for generations to come. A military and political leader and strategist, he was the only man who Electoral College elected unanimously and served as president twice. His actions and his personal philosophy have greatly shaped the American culture. I’ve crafted this collection of fascinating George Washington quotes to motivate you on your own path. Always a proponent of liberty and individual rights, he acted in a responsible and careful manner.…

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Healthy Cereal: 5 Criteria | The Leaf Nutrisystem Blog

Among the colorful, character-donning boxes that line your grocery store’s shelves, filled to the brim with sugar-coated pieces of “food,” healthy cereal could seem like a myth. …And, because you’ve probably heard that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” reiterated countless times, there’s pressure to make the right choice. A study published in the European Journal of Neuroscience found that skipping breakfast is associated with greater responsiveness in the brain to highly palatable, high calorie foods… a recipe for diet destruction. Cereal is a longtime breakfast favorite,…

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Fall Vegetables To Add To Your Diet This Season

Right now, stores are full of the widest array of fresh fall vegetables at the peak of ripeness. The cool days of the season bring out the best flavor in many crops—good news for all of us looking for great-tasting fall vegetables to enjoy each day as we stay on track to our weight loss goal. 5 Sneaky Fall Weight Loss Traps & How to Beat Them Read More Here are seven of the best fall vegetables with a few healthy and delicious ideas for eating them: 1. Carrots The…

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6 Low Fat Slow Cooker Recipes

Having trouble finding anything to love about the winter months? Than this one’s for you! Winter is officially slow cooker season. Which means you get to toss a whole bunch of easy ingredients into a crock pot, set the timer and go about your day until you’re ready to sit down to a healthy (and delicious!) home-cooked meal.It doesn’t get much easier than that. And really, nothing is better than waking up to a warm breakfast bowl or returning home after a long day of work to a hearty dinner…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice SMOOTHIE Recipe (Must Try!)

Falls means pumpkin spice everything. Though we know you’ve already tried pumpkin spice pancakes and lattes, we want to share a newer, likely healthier, twist on adding the delicious flavors of fall into your breakfast. Read below for a pumpkin spice smoothie recipe that will keep you satisfied throughout the morning. INGREDIENTS 1 frozen banana, sliced 3/4 cup of milk (your choice) 1/2 cup of yogurt (we recommend vanilla or plain) 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (fresh, frozen or canned) 2 tablespoons of rolled oats 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon…

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Is Cottage Cheese The New Greek Yogurt?

The dilemma is this: the majority of breakfast options revolve around carbs. Cereals, pastries, and toast all pack the carbs, while few deliver enough protein to keep your body satisfied until lunch. That’s where our two breakfast heroes come in: cottage cheese and Greek yogurt. Though there are other protein options available, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, when selected carefully, make breakfast easy, healthy, and filling until noon. (Here’s to no more running around the kitchen in hopes of cooking up eggs before running out the door!) So, what are…

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Healthy Fall Desserts You Need to Try

Pumpkin, apple and maple—oh my! Enjoy the flavors of fall with these delicious and indulgent fall desserts to satisfy any craving. Cozy up by the fire and have one of these seasonal, perfect treats that will bring you the taste of autumn in every single bite. These guilt-free desserts are not only delicious, but they are also made with perfectly picked ingredients to pack in the nutrition and keep you on track, all while curbing those sweet cravings. Who said dessert has to be unhealthy? Try one of these tasty…

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7 Squash Varieties to Try This Season

Want more variety in your healthy diet during the chilly season? Then you need to get to know the squash family, one of the biggest and most diverse group of vegetables. They come in many shapes and colors, each with its own distinct flavor and texture, and all are low in calories and loaded with nutrients. Right now is prime time for enjoying the different kinds of winter squash, the hard-skinned types that can be stored without refrigeration (as opposed to summer squash such as zucchini). Here are seven winter…

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