You don't hear a lot about magnesium these days. Unlike vitamin D or omega-3s, which seem to be in the health headlines every week or so, magnesium seems to be a nutrient that we take largely for granted. Yet 61% of Americans don't get the recommended amount of magnesium each day. And adults over the age of 50 are even more likely to fall short. Not surprisingly, magnesium was flagged as a "nutrient of concern" by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
Changing your eating habits and trying to eat healthy is hard – finding out that your best diet efforts have been failing you is even harder! Don’t let this happen to you, read below to learn the most common diet mistakes.
There are so many different – and even better! – ways to track your body composition rather than the scale. When you use a scale, it tells you nothing about where your weight is coming from and it can frustrating when you know you're less flabby, but it's not reflected on the scale.
1. Add flavor to your pitcher.
Chugging several glasses of water a day can seem like torture when every cup is tasteless. Add a bit of excitement by dunking fresh fruit (grapefruit, strawberries, lemon), veggie slices (cucumber, ginger, celery), and herbs (basil, mint, lavender) to your carafe.
First of all, what is gluten? Gluten is the main group of proteins found in wheat and other cereal grains, including barley and rye. Gluten is often added to food products because it is elastic and acts like a glue to bind ingredients together.
What’s the problem with gluten?
The problem with gluten is that it can be highly inflammatory for many individuals, and may even set off an immune response in highly sensitive individuals. Below lists the top food products you likely didn’t know were packed with gluten:
Sodium is an important electrolyte and main component of table salt.
Too much sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, and health organizations recommend that you limit your intake.
Most current guidelines recommend eating less than 2,300 mg per
Breakfast can either make or break your diet – start off with the wrong breakfast and it can be very hard to get back on a healthy eating track for the day.
There are many mistakes you can make at breakfast time that can definitely derail your diet and expand your waistline. Don’t make
The Power of Protein
Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
This is a very common situation for many individuals. Being hungry all of the time literally has no value. If you are constantly hungry this leads to more irritability and stress, can make it harder to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight.
Below is a list of 8 ways to increase fullness and prevent constant hunger:
Here is a list of 11 common reasons why you may not be losing weight.
1.Maybe You Are Losing Without Realizing it.
If you think you are experiencing a weight loss plateau, then you may not need to freak out just yet. It is incredibly common for the scale not to budge for a few days (or weeks) at a time. This does NOT