• Quick Dinner Ideas are the Key to Lasting Weight Loss

    People today are busier than ever. Between family and work obligations, healthy eating and home cooked meals are often the first to go. People settle for fast food, processed food, and ready to eat options because they take very little time or energy. However, they are also unhealthy, make you feel sluggish, and even more tired, which creates a vicious cycle of unhealthy eating, fatigue, and the inability to feel motivated.

    This type of lifestyle also causes a number of health problems including weight gain, high blood pressure due to the high levels of sodium in processed food, and high cholesterol due to the high levels of fat and calories. Trying to lose weight while on this cycle is virtually impossible. You cannot lose weight while also filling yourself with foods that are overly processed and weighed down with unhealthy fats and carbs.

    Research shows that people are ordering food on a regular basis. Nearly all Americans are eating far more than the recommend amount of Continue Reading

  • Are You Using Paper Plates for Your Holiday Celebration This Year?

    It seems like a bit of a Christmas miracle.
    For the first time in your 30 years of marriage you are hosting your husband’s entire family for Christmas. You keep saying that you will believe it when you see it, but for the first time your mother in law and her husband, as well as your two brother in laws and their families are driving the two hours to your home. Scheduled for the Sunday before Christmas, your two daughters are more excited to be the hosting family. Your husband has purchases individual hot soup containers, white disposable coffee cups, and all of the necessary paper products for easy clean up.
    You have planned to make reuben soup, chili, and a vegetable stew. One of the families is bringing a large sandwich that will serve the crowd, and everyone is bring a dessert or appetizer to share. In the past, the family Christmas celebration was always hosted at Grandma’s house. About five years ago, one your husband’s brothers started hosting, but for all of those years Continue Reading