What’s Roughage?

What’s Roughage?

Health experts have long recommended consuming roughage, commonly called fiber, to improve digestive health. Roughage is the portion of plant foods, such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits, and vegetables that your body can’t digest. However, it’s an...

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Water! Water! Water!

Water! Water! Water!

Hydration needs are highly individual and depend on many factors, including your body size and activity level. Many people follow the 8x8 rule, which recommends drinking eight 8-ounce (237-ml) glasses, or about half a gallon (1.9 liters)of water daily. Perhaps...

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Low Starch Meal Prep

Low Starch Meal Prep

A low-starch diet is a diet that restricts starchy based carbohydrates, such as those found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. It is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables. Your food choices depend on a few things, including how healthy you are, how much you...

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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive Eating

New diets are continuously emerging onto the health and wellness scene. The latest and greatest, however, is not so much a diet but more of a non-diet and a lifestyle choice. Intuitive eating breaks away from the traditionalism of diets and instead embraces a...

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Morning Habits

Morning Habits

One of the first steps to making healthier choices starts with your morning habits and things such as eating a high protein breakfast. Consider protein sources like eggs, protein drinks, cottage cheese, nuts and chia seeds. Drinking a glass or two of water first thing...

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Metabolism 101

Metabolism 101

Your metabolism is the chemical engine that keeps you alive. The speed at which it runs varies by individual. Those with slow metabolism tend to have more leftover calories, which get stored as fat. On the other hand, those with fast metabolism burn more calories and...

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Eat REAL Food

Eat REAL Food

Real food is whole, single-ingredient food. It is mostly unprocessed, free of chemical additives, and rich in nutrients. In essence, it's the type of food human beings ate exclusively for thousands of years.Unprocessed animal and plant foods provide the vitamins and...

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Coffee Yes or No?

Coffee Yes or No?

Pros: Black coffee — without any additional ingredients — is very low in calories and may help you achieve a healthy weight. By itself, coffee is a very-low-calorie beverage. In fact, 1 cup (240 ml) of brewed coffee has only 2 calories. However, coffee only contains...

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Supplements that Help Lower Blood Sugar

Supplements that Help Lower Blood Sugar

Cinnamon supplements are either made from whole cinnamon powder or an extract. Many studies suggest it helps lower blood sugar and improves diabetes control. Cinnamon may help your body’s cells better respond to insulin. In turn, this allows sugar into your cells,...

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10 Things to Prevent Overeating

10 Things to Prevent Overeating

Know Your Weaknesses: Pinpointing which foods you have a particularly hard time limiting can help you decrease your chances of overeating. Make these foods harder to obtain by not keeping them in the house or buying them when you are shopping. Don’t Ban All Your...

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Success Stories

Everyone in our family (2 adults/4 teens) was heavy when Cindy and I began this class 6 weeks ago. We were eating like the typical American family and the results of our poor nutritional choices threatened to overwhelm us. As Cindy and I have lost collective +40 lbs. during this journey, so too, have our 4 teens accounting for another 50 lbs. just through the changed we made in the contents of our pantry and refrigerator. Most exciting tempers have moderated, sleep has improved, energy levels are higher and we’re so excited about the coming weeks as we’re enrolling ourIt worked for our whole family

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

My name is Haley Harris and when I hit 200 lbs., I decided I need to make a change. My mom started Healthy Lifestyle Secrets and I started just following her. I did well and so we decided to do Healthy Lifestyles Secrets as a team at work. During this process I have learned a lot. I began taking calcium, multivitamins, pro-biotics and now I stopped taking Ampeih altogether. I am going to continue to do Healthy Life Styles Secrets and become healthier version of me!! Haley Harris Dallas, TX Becoming a healthier version of me!

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!

My name is Beth – I am almost 50 & I’ve been fighting my weight since my early 20s! I did weight watchers 4 years ago and lost 30 lbs. I have kept 20 lbs. off! After doing participating in this program, I have lost 12 pounds. I would like to lose an additional 20 - 25 pounds. I need to be healthy so that I can be around for my son Tanner, who has autism! Just after that small amount of weight loss, my doctor took me off my blood pressure meds. I plan to keepI’ve been fighting my weight since my early 20s!

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