I often get asked about how to stay on top of nutrition during holidays or celebrations. Between tables of food and endless drinks, the thought of staying on track can sometimes be overwhelming!
Rest assured, there ARE ways to stay tight on your nutrition and still enjoy the cookout with your family.
I am sharing a few of my favorite Fourth of July inspired recipes that are also FASTer Way- AND macro-friendly! I’m a sharing a few recipes for the grill, side dishes, drinks, and dessert. YES – you can still enjoy dessert with the FASTer Way!
You’re going to want to add these recipes to your weekend lineup!
So often when we talk about “good health” or living a healthy lifestyle, we often jump to the conclusion that it’s done to lose weight. While that may be a valid reason for many to start their journey, it certainly is not the only reason. Good health often affects the inner workings of our body more than just the outward appearance of losing weight.
Think about all the complex systems within your body that need good health to perform properly. Many of these important systems are also linked, especially to the gut, so if one experiences problems, it adversely affects others.
Overcoming stress usually starts with noticing what your stressors are and working to reduce them, but you can’t prevent every situation that could potentially cause you stress…like what is going on in the world right now. Sometimes the only thing we can control is how we react to the stressful situation. How you think, feel, and even how your body reacts is all up to you. If you react in the negative and immediately, it is going to increase your stress hormones, and make you feel a lot worse and much more overwhelmed. STRESS is your body’s natural response, but there are things you can do to manage it so it does not become harmful to your health.
Parents, you are being asked to play new roles these days: teacher and academic advisor. Between work and household responsibilities, you’re having to schedule virtual meetings with teachers, answer homework questions and help your kids get through the rest of the school year without skipping a beat.
Bowls are the perfect way to make sure you’re getting in those carbs, protein AND healthy fats. Not to mention, they’re easy to throw together and a great way to use leftovers or veggies before they go bad!
If you’re short on ideas or ingredients, you can never go wrong with making a big, nutrient-packed bowl to get all those macros in for the day!
By now you know the FASTer Way philosophy is about preventing disease, not just reacting to conditions in the world. It’s a lifestyle that includes exercising, giving your body plenty of rest and eating nutritious whole foods. While social distancing has helped curb the Coronavirus pandemic, we are still seeing how important it is to avoid pre-existing conditions like hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Eating the right foods can keep your body in tip top shape and can actually boost your immune system.