TIPS TO SURVIVE HALLOWEEN | eatswithalex

Halloween can be scary for reasons other than the horror movies and creepy costumes.  If you are trying to stay on track with your health this Halloween season, you can also be scared of all the candy that surrounds this holiday.  I will be giving you some tips and things to think about when getting through the holiday to make it not as scary for you.   Continue reading “TIPS TO SURVIVE HALLOWEEN | eatswithalex”

Ways you Can Balance your Hormones Naturally

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.

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HONEY GARLIC SALMON WITH A KICK RECIPE | eatswithalex

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.

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BALANCE | eatswithalex

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 🙂

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FATS! GOOD OR BAD? | eatswithalex

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”

NUTRITION TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS | 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”

Skipping the “Diet” Mentality

It comes as no surprise that there are many of us out there who sometimes feel that they want to become healthier.  Unfortunately, for most, becoming healthier is linked to losing weight and losing it fast.  Many people are looking for an easy quick fix to lose weight and in turn making them think that they are becoming healthier.  So the online searches begin for quick and simple ways to lose weight and products to “lose up to 10 pounds in one week” start being purchased.  In reality, you filling your body with these “cleanse” products and using certain diets results in you becoming LESS healthy.  I cannot speak for every single fad diet and dieting product out there but most of the time if you try to stop the diet or product, you gain the weight all over again and usually 9 times out of 10, you end up heavier than when you started.

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