The Benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle

olive oilMany years ago researchers started noticing that those who lived in the Mediterranean live longer than most of us. Since then researchers have been trying to pinpoint what it is about the Mediterranean lifestyle that allows people to live longer.

New inroads into this subject have recently been discovered. Researchers recently found that elderly people whose diets were heavy in nuts and olive oil had less of a chance of stroke than those who didn’t eat nuts and olive oil. Continue reading The Benefits of the Mediterranean Lifestyle

Sugar

jelly beansSugar is everywhere. Sugar is in almost every food.

Sugar is hidden in most salad dressings, marinades, spaghetti sauces, you name it. Most processed, white starches and carbohydrates are converted into sugar when digested in your body.

How do you avoid sugar when it is so prevalent? Can you really get addicted to sugar? Continue reading Sugar

Healthy Snacking

food pyramidSnacking can make or break a healthy eating plan. Snacking is essential to controlling your appetite. Snacking on the right foods can prevent binging on food and prevent low energy and slow metabolism.

It can be difficult to snack on healthy foods. But once you get used to preparing them, it can be easy to snack healthy.

The most common question I hear about snacking is what is a healthy snack? I have attached a slide show to this article that has over 20 suggestions for healthy snacks. Continue reading Healthy Snacking

Dieting Mistakes

salad 2Healthy eating can be a challenge. Even if you know what you are doing it can be hard to stick with a clean and healthy diet. If you don’t have any training in nutrition, it can be even harder. We are bombarded on a daily basis by crash diets that claim you’ll lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks and other outlandish claims. The media is filled with pictures of starlets who are impossibly thin. We are made to think that everyone should be lean and ripped and look like they were 18 years old. It is not realistic. Healthy eating is possible and it is possible to lose weight through diet and exercise. You just have to know what you are doing, or listen to someone who knows what they are doing. The Pain Free Lifestyle program is set up to be easy to follow and easy to incorporate into your life. It tells you how to incorporate healthy eating into your life in a realistic way. There is a slide show that is attached to this that talks about some common mistakes people make while dieting, and how to avoid them. http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-diet-mistakes

Can a Healthy Diet Reduce the Risk of Repeated Heart Attacks?

It has been widely accepted for years that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attacks, among other health issues.

But it has not been known if a healthy diet will prevent another heart attack after someone has already had a heart attack. Continue reading Can a Healthy Diet Reduce the Risk of Repeated Heart Attacks?