Hormones in our bodies as a whole affects our physical, mental, and emotional health. With modern day’s fast paced chaotic lifestyle, hormonal imbalances have become increasingly common. Usually, our endocrine glands produce the correct amount but stress, diet, and age can disrupt that. Hormones have many functions; they are responsible for complex processes such as metabolism, fertility, and growth. They also affect your immune system, sleep, and even your behavior.
Thankfully you can balance your hormones by living a healthier lifestyle and nutrient rich diet. Below I will explain some ways you can balance them out.
How to choose a peanut butter:
Peanut butter is a great choice for a snack, whether you devour it from a spoon like I often do or have it with vegetables or fruits. One teaspoon of peanut butter is usually around 90 to 100 calories and around 8 g of protein. However, choosing the correct peanut butter is key. Continue reading “How to Choose a Peanut Butter”
Salmon has so many benefits to eat that most do not even know about, from aiding in brain function to helping keep your skin healthy we should be consuming more fatty fish then we do. However, knowing where your fish is coming from is super important because there is a difference between farm raised fish and wild caught fish. Can someone guess the better option? If you were thinking wild caught…you are correct. There are ways of fish farming correctly and safely for the consumer, however, a lot of places are cutting corners and making it not so safe. Below we will talk about the benefits of eating fatty fish and also share with you my recipe.
When it comes to nutrition and fitness, most people see it as an all in or all out kind of deal. Unfortunately when people have that mentality they try to become extremely strict with a diet or fitness routine but forget to celebrate once in a while leading to a binge of junk food or forgetting all about exercise. If you learn to keep your routines in a healthy balance, not only will you stay on track for longer but you will also enjoy the process.
Below I will explain ways to keep balance in your nutrition and fitness routines and also some amazing celebration meals 🙂
Years back the biggest thing you heard from dietitians or nutritionists or even just the media was to stay away from fats. The stigma used to be that all fats were bad and if you eat fats, you are going to get fat. Fortunately for individuals like myself who study nutrition we now know that this is not the case. In fact there are healthy fats that people SHOULD incorporate into their every day routine. So below I will separate what healthy fats are and what some unhealthy fats are and a brief description of why. We will also go over some benefits to incorporating healthy fats into your diet and how they can help you LOSE weight. Continue reading “FATS! GOOD OR BAD? | eatswithalex”
When you ask someone about their health or fitness goals, a majority of people start with talking about wanting to lose weight. Whether it is 5 pounds or 65 pounds, a lot of people need to understand it is more than just eating vegetables and running on the treadmill. Continue reading “NUTRITION TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS | eatswithalex”