One of the biggest obstacles to eating well is time. After a long day at work or running errands or shuffling to and from appointments, who wants to spend an hour washing and chopping fresh vegetables, prepping a recipe and then cooking a meal? It’s so much easier to just pull a plastic tray from the freezer, pop it in the microwave and announce after five minutes, “Dinner is served!”.
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It can be so easy to put off important things, like dieting. We come up with every possible excuse to start at a later date. And what better excuse than the upcoming holiday season to once again push back those plans to lose weight?
Q: I’m the “weird” healthy one of the family. How do I minimize imposing my dietary needs on family and friends during the holidays, especially as a guest in their house?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: This is always a touchy subject. Discussing nutrition or diets is akin to talking politics or religion; everyone is passionate about their way of eating.
Since the holidays are commonly celebrated around a buffet of food, this time of year is particularly tricky for all of us “health nuts” trying not to offend our loved ones. But with this healthy holiday guest guide, you can have your quinoa stuffed squash and eat it, too!
Today is Food Day! Speaking of food, your kids would probably rather eat mozzarella sticks than spinach, right? That’s certainly no surprise. But there is one easy (and fun!) way to get them on board with healthy eating. Invite them into the kitchen!
Here are some tips and benefits to including your children in healthy cooking:
As Labor Day approaches, we’re faced again with a holiday of social festivities – barbecues, football and fun in the sun. You certainly deserve to spend time with friends and family. But since you work hard year-round to eat healthy and exercise regularly, don’t sacrifice all of that in one day of indulgence. Even though you may be excused from the office, you’ll have no excuse not to keep up the good (fitness) work with these healthy tips. Read more →
Vitacost.com is dedicated to helping you be healthier and happier. But we don’t just sell the products – we live the lifestyle. Our offices are full of inspirational men and women who are committed to health and fitness.
Every month, we’ll highlight an employee whose healthy habits serve as motivation to us all – and hopefully to you, too!
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