The Importance of Mindful Eating

Posted by The Fresh Diet November 15, 2013 No Comments »
The Importance of Mindful Eating

According to Susan Albers of eatingmindfully.org, mindful eating is not a diet, but a way of life! It is being aware of your eating habits, concentrating on the sensations you experience when you eat, and being aware of the thoughts and emotions that you have about food. The concept of mindful eating is a great tool to use along with The Fresh Diet, to make your diet even more successful. Use the tips below to become a more mindful eater. Eat well. Be well. Danielle Hamo

Easy Tips for Weight Loss

Posted by The Fresh Diet June 1, 2013 No Comments »
Easy Tips for Weight Loss

While eating your Fresh Diet meals, it is important to add exercise and behavior modification techniques that will help yield additional weight loss. Studies show that behavior modification in addition to eating a healthy balanced diet resulted in significant more weight loss than diet alone. TIPS During Meal Times: Concentrate on the food you are eating savoring each moment Do not watch TV, surf the Internet, work, or read while eating Eat slowly, meal time should last around 25-30 minutes When eating a salad, leave the dressing on the side, dip the fork first in the dressing then in the salad, [...]

Summer Fruit and Veggies!

Posted by The Fresh Diet May 1, 2013 No Comments »
Summer Fruit and Veggies!

  Summer is upon us, and fruits and veggies are perfectly in season to be enjoyed and reap their health benefits. The fresh diet is featuring the below fruits and veggies, so make sure to choose them for your next delivery!   Broccoli – Broccoli is high in fiber, helps curb appetite and prevents constipation. It also contains compounds such as indole-3-carbinol and glucoraphanin which reduces risk for cancer such as breast, prostate, and cervical cancer. Broccoli also helps the body detoxify, and has anti-inflammatory properties which lowers risk for many chronic diseases.   Carrots – Carrots are high in [...]

Diet and Sleep Patterns

Posted by The Fresh Diet April 15, 2013 No Comments »
Diet and Sleep Patterns

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania analyzed how the food we eat affects our sleep patterns. What they found is that eating a larger variety of foods is associated with the healthiest sleep pattern of 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleeping hours per night is associated with better overall health and well being and The Fresh Diet offers a plan that is high in a variety of foods like healthy fats, fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. The study also found that short sleepers (5-6 hours) consumed the most calories, so a diet that [...]

A Fresh Take On Easter Candy

Posted by The Fresh Diet March 15, 2013 No Comments »
A Fresh Take On Easter Candy

Easter is coming up, and your favorite holiday candies are hitting the shelves. Good news! There is a way to enjoy it and still not blow your diet! The Fresh Diet desserts are between 120 and 200 calories, depending on what you choose (cheesecakes and cakes are around 200, the pudding, fruit cup, or mousse are around 120). The Fresh Diet savory snack is between 90-135 calories. By swapping out one dessert or snack in a particular day you can enjoy your favorite candy while staying within your calorie range. Use the table below, and make sure you have one [...]

10 Super Foods for your Health!!

Posted by The Fresh Diet March 1, 2013 1 Comment »


 
A super food is a food that has health benefits beyond the nutrient it provides. Here are 10 Super Foods for you to enjoy and we offer most of these on The Fresh Diet, so remember to choose these foods when making your menu selections. 1. Blueberries – Blueberries are amazing because they are low in calories, high in antioxidants which help reverse the damage of free radicals which contribute to aging, they help lower cholesterol, and fight cancer! 2. Salmon – Salmon is a great protein option to enjoy because it is high in omega 3 fatty acids, [...]

Meatless Monday!

Posted by The Fresh Diet February 15, 2013 No Comments »
Meatless Monday!

  Let’s go Meatless Monday! I read an article in January’s issue of Today’s Dietitian, which sparked my interest in the Meatless Monday campaign. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative to help individuals reduce their meat consumption by the recommended 15%, which will improve not only your health but also your carbon footprint. Some of the health benefits of cutting out meat one day a week include: • Reducing risk of heart disease • Limit cancer risk • Lowering cholesterol • Lowering blood pressure levels and hypertension • Fights type 2 diabetes • Improves your diet by increasing fiber and [...]

Health Benefits of Potassium

Posted by The Fresh Diet February 1, 2013 1 Comment »
Health Benefits of Potassium

Dietary Potassium & Health benefits I read an interesting article about the many health benefits of dietary potassium in the latest issue of a Journal I like called “Today’s Dietitian” that I wanted to share. The health benefits of potassium include: • Protecting your heart • Higher potassium intake is linked with lower blood pressure • Increasing your potassium intake is associated with a 20% reduced risk of dying from any cause • Increasing your potassium intake is also associated with a 37% lower risk of death from heart disease and ischemic heart disease • Reduces risk for a stroke [...]

Exercise and The Fresh Diet

Posted by The Fresh Diet January 15, 2013 1 Comment »
Exercise and The Fresh Diet

Exercise and The Fresh Diet The American Dietetic Association suggests that the best solution for losing weight is a combination of both diet and exercise. The Fresh Diet provides you with the food; it is up to you to put in physical activity. If it is OK with your doctor, aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Make realistic goals on increasing your exercise level this week 3500 calories equals one pound. The fresh diet creates a 500-1000 calorie deficit per day, which will yield a 1 – 2 pound weight loss per [...]

Fresh Resolutions for the New Year!

Posted by The Fresh Diet January 1, 2013 No Comments »
Fresh Resolutions for the New Year!

New Years is around the corner and this is a perfect time to make some positive changes in your diet and exercise routine. This year we suggest making FRESH Resolutions and follow through with them. A food contract is a great way to help you carry out your goals and help keep you on track. Print this out:  Food Contract Template How to fill out the Food Contract A food contract is an agreement signed by you to follow goals set fourth by you in the following week. You should decide on 3 goals per week, no more, so you are [...]