Starchy VS Non-Starchy Veggies

Starchy VS Non-Starchy Veggies

Examples of Starchy Veggies: Beans Butternut Squash Chickpeas Corn Lentils Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes Yams Onions Examples of Non-Starchy Vegetables: Broccoli Brussel Sprouts Cabbage Cucumber Celery Mushrooms Tomatoes Spinach Both starchy and non-starchy vegetables...

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The Wonderful Benefits of Fiber

The Wonderful Benefits of Fiber

Fiber Feeds Your Friendly Gut Bacteria It’s estimated that 100 trillion bacteria live in your gut and primarily in the large intestine. Different types of bacteria play important roles when it comes to your health. Fiber does not get digested and reaches your large...

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Healthy Foods To Buy In Bulk

Healthy Foods To Buy In Bulk

1. Frozen Berries Thankfully, frozen berries are similar in nutritional value to fresh berries and can last in the freezer for up to 6 months! 2. Frozen Meat & Poultry Freezing meat and poultry is an excellent way to avoid food waste, since they can spoil easily...

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Filling Low-Calorie Foods

Filling Low-Calorie Foods

1. Oats Oats are low in calories and high in protein and fiber, which will keep you feeling full. One study links oatmeal to significantly improved appetite control over a four hour period. 2. Berries Berries are loaded in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Not...

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More Health Benefits of Blueberries

More Health Benefits of Blueberries

1. May Help Prevent Heart Disease Some studies show that eating fruits that are rich in anthocyanins, such a blueberries, is associated with a reduced risk of heart attacks. 2. Helps Maintain Brain Function & Improves Memory The antioxidants in blueberries benefit...

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Blueberries & Their Health Benefits

Blueberries & Their Health Benefits

1. Low In Calories But High In Nutrients One cup serving of blueberries contains: 4 grams of fiber 24% Vitamin C 36% Vitamin K 25 Manganese 84 Calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates 2. King of Antioxidant Foods Blueberries are believed to have some of the highest...

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Red Raspberries: Health Benefits

Red Raspberries: Health Benefits

Antioxidants May Reduce Disease Risk Raspberries are high in several antioxidants, including vitamin C, quercetin, and ellagic acid. Antioxidants help your cells fight and recover from oxidative stress, which is linked to a higher risk of diabetes, cancer, heart...

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Red Raspberries: Nutritional Facts

Red Raspberries: Nutritional Facts

Calories: 64 Carbs: 14.7 grams Fiber: 8 grams Protein: 1.5 grams Fat: 0.8 grams Vitamin C: 54% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) Manganese: 41% of the RDI Vitamin K: 12% of the RDI Vitamin E: 5% of the RDI B vitamins: 4–6% of the RDI Iron: 5% of the RDI Magnesium:...

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Vitamin A Benefits & Toxicity

Vitamin A Benefits & Toxicity

About Vitamin A: Vitamin A is actually the generic term for a group of fat-soluble compounds such as retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters. These fat-soluble compounds are found in both plant and animal foods. Benefits of Vitamin A: It’s a potent antioxidant. It’s...

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Delicious High Protein Foods

Delicious High Protein Foods

Eggs: 1 large egg contains 6 grams of protein and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Almonds: Almonds contain 6 grams of protein per ounce and are loaded with important nutrients such as fiber, manganese, magnesium, and vitamin E. Lean...

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I have not completed my journey but no longer feel like a stranger in my body. The bloating and muscle aches are gone and my clothes feel loose instead of like a sausage casing. I plan to continue to follow the program to achieve my goal body fat %. My BP and cholesterol are on the high side of normal so I want to control them without medication. I want to lower them using the program. Ellen Diers Coppell, TXNo longer a stranger in my own body

When I started I had a pretty good base knowledge of what was healthy and what wasn’t. i used to be able to lose weight easily, but I’m now 38 and it is so much harder. This program was a jump start of me getting back into super shape! I lost 7.4 pounds and 6.2 of those were fat! I will continue to use the knowledge I learned from here forward. Shannon O’Brien Lantana, TXThis program was a jump start of me getting back into super shape!

"I heard about 'magical inches lost' from a friend of mine who did the program through her school. We both had the same issue of never being overweight but always having a few inches to lose in fat to be lean. I had gained 20 lbs. after I got married and had kept it on for three years. I wanted to give the program a shot. My expectations were to learn a lot about nutrition and to hopefully lose weight/inches in my fat mass. I had tried many things to get the weight off, but this program was what IFWISD Teacher

This being my first class, I had no idea how much knowledge I would walk away with!! I like that this class was based on the “secrets” of eating healthy to live a healthy lifestyle. I had no idea that these was a so called “method to the madness” (i.e. timing of eating intervals, the balance of nutrients required per day) to put the body into a fat burning mode – without burning muscle mass. What a delicate balance to make that happen! I only felt hunger a couple of times; and the rest, I was doing good to getLearned to put my body into fat burner mode

Started trying to get healthy Jan 2012 and lost 40 lbs. by myself, put 10 back on and could not understand why the scales weren’t moving. This has helped me get past the plateau and lose weight in a healthier and long lasting way. Kaydee Sloan Dallas, TXHelped me get past the plateau

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