So, you’re thinking about doing a Whole 30, huh? You know the one: the diet where you eliminate all sugar, dairy, legumes, grains, and alcohol, all while following a strict 3-meals-a-day regimen with zero snacking. Doing so for 30 days claims to reap countless amazing benefits, anywhere from headache relief and clearer skin, to weight loss and joint health, not to mention the fact that you might pinpoint any particular foods to which you may have an intolerance. There are dozens of reasons for wanting to try the Whole 30, but actually completing a W30 is a true feat of willpower, and not something to be rushed headfirst into without full knowledge of what to expect. We recently finished a second W30 in January, and learned some things along the way that you might want to consider if you think the W30 is right for you. Here are our biggest takeaways, in no particular order:
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Ok, so we are halfway through the year. Can you believe it? We can’t either. Let’s rewind and talk about those promises you made to yourself at the beginning of the year. Lose weight, be financially responsible, have new experiences, and so on. Looking back, can you say that you have fulfilled those New Year’s Resolutions? If not, can you say that you are certain those resolutions will be achieved within the next six months? Maybe you are on track to check those goals off your list, maybe your plans have become a bit derailed, or maybe you keep telling yourself you’ll “get to it”. No matter how fast the months are flying by, there is still time to make those changes you vowed to uphold through the year when the clock struck midnight on January 1st. Six months down, six months to go until we make a whole new set of resolutions or give the one’s we made in 2017 another try.
In our modern society, wellness is equal parts easy and hard. Sound confusing? Think about it: we have fast food on every corner, processed foods are often less expensive than fresh, unprocessed food, we have electronics like smart phones and tablets that encourage us to be sedentary, but on the flip side, we have so much more information about the importance of wellness, with new companies popping up every day, selling products to help us along our wellness journeys. Today, we want to share a few of our favorite new items that help us stay fit and healthy. Be sure to tune into our Facebook Live video event (or watch the replay later on) to learn more and see the products in real life – and scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win something from each of these amazing companies!
As I sat breastfeeding my infant while entertaining my toddler, half-listening to a doctor (a gastroenterologist to be exact) tell myself and my husband that he was being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I was overwhelmed to say the least. This made no sense. How was my 29 year old, strong, healthy, weight lifting, food-loving husband being diagnosed with a disease neither of us had ever heard of? A disease that in the middle of a cold night in January 2012 crippled my husband, sent him to the hospital, and resulted in him being admitted for over a week. A disease that would change the course of our lives forever.
The New Year is in full swing as people across the globe make resolutions to living a happier, healthier lifestyle in 2017. The most common New Year’s resolutions among Americans are diet and exercise. We all know we can and should eat healthier and get moving so that we can lead longer, stronger, and healthier lives. Oftentimes however when people are making these diet and exercise resolutions they don’t include the kids in the family.
You have plenty of choices when deciding to live a healthier lifestyle and lose weight. Not all those choices are actually healthy though, and not all options will work for you. Despite what others may tell you, you do not need to torture yourself to lose weight. Healthier food choices do not require a drastic change in lifestyle where you feel like you spend all your money grocery shopping and all your time cooking. If a change in diet is just too extreme, it isn’t going to work. You will quit before you know it and feel frustrated with a lack of results. Nutrisystem lets you lose weight without stress, torture, or extreme changes. You can continue to live a life you love but you will feel amazing. Still not convinced? Here are 1o reasons to use Nutrisystem.
Harvard Medical School released a study regarding diet and fertility explaining that, while there are uncontrollable factors that affect fertility, such as age or genetics, there are also controllable factors, such as specific foods you should be eating and also avoiding, in order to improve fertility.
With some simple diet changes and a little inside knowledge on fertility, women and men can tip the fertility scale in their favor.
Here are the best super foods for both males and females to help boost fertility.
Postpartum wrapping… it’s been the topic of many pre-baby conversations — from friend to friend advice to endless Google searches and the hottest celebs posting snap shots of their designer waist wraps. When it comes to wrapping your post baby belly, it seems to be the consensus that we’ll try anything to get our bodies back into our pre-baby jeans, yet many are still left googling the question, “Are postpartum wraps really all they’re hacked up to be?” With so many Daily Mom babies being born the last few months, we decided to try one out for ourselves – we researched and we wrapped, and now we’re answering all of your ‘to wrap or not to wrap’ questions!
If you have been following Daily Mom for a while, you’ve probably seen a few recipes go by with a stamp of “GF, DF + AIP”. While there are a lot of acronyms in the diet world that you are probably familiar with — GF is gluten free, DF is dairy free — AIP is a fairly new addition.
With just the swipe of your finger, a personal trainer awaits to help get you into tip-top shape! It sounds like a dream for busy moms with maybe too little time or too little extra funds to spend at the gym each day, but thanks to technology, the prospect of having a free personal trainer working with you twenty-four-seven and an at-home gym are now within a thumb’s reach. Read on for a list of the five best FREE fitness apps that range in not only ability, but also flexibility, strength, flavor and endurance.
Before we even begin, we would like to note that when we speak about malnutrition we are not, by any means, talking about starving your child. What we are discussing is the fact that some children may eat a diet that contains an adequate amount of calories but lack the nutrients they need. With that said, this post is meant to educate parents on the vitamins and minerals that your children truly need.
As mothers and parents we do just about every single thing we can possibly think of to make sure our children are in a good, healthy environment. Sometimes things happen that we cannot control. Sometimes our children catch the flu, or fall and hurt themselves. Sometimes even with our best efforts put forth, our little children can suffer from nutritional deficiencies . Some of you may have already experienced this, but for those of you who have not, we want to educate you on some of the signs of nutritional deficiencies.
Is your child constantly irritable and continuously spitting up? Do they shriek from pain when they are laying flat on their backs? These may all be signs of something called gastroesophageal reflux (GER), and we’re here to reassure you that you’re not alone, and we have some suggestions and tips to help suppress the tears (yours, as well as your baby’s!)
Though the number of breast feeding mothers is on the rise, it will not always be an option for every family. Thankfully, there are formulas readily available to help nourish or supplement your infant. Plus, there is even a Do-It-Yourself option for the family looking to customize their infant’s diet.
You’re growing a baby. While you may want nothing more than to stuff your face with potato chips and ice-cream (or nothing if you are experiencing the much-dreaded morning sickness), now is the time when you should be thinking about what you put in your mouth more than ever. Everything you eat not only affects you, it impacts your baby’s growth and development. While there are tons of excellent foods for you to choose from over the next several months, here is a list of ten powerful pregnancy super foods to ensure that you and baby are getting the nutrients you really need.
We all need a little sugar to get us through the day. It’s actually a great source of energy for your body, when used in moderation. Choose one that will offer the most nutritional value to your diet.