Five Fall-Favorite Desserts Under 250 CaloriesFive Fall-Favorite Desserts Under 250 Calories Dr. Kjar & Candessa Dr. Kjar & Candessa
With UEA in full-swing and the holiday season beginning, we know it can be hard to stay on track! But not all tasty desserts have to set your daily calorie goal up in flames. So fire up the oven, and get your sweet tooth on, almost guilt-free!
Follow the link to check out all 5 delicious recipes: http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/5-fall-favorite-desserts-250-calories/
Should I Invest in a Detox Cleanse?Should I Invest in a Detox Cleanse? Dr. Kjar & Candessa Dr. Kjar & Candessa
Should I Invest in a Detox Cleanse?
Short answer: No.
Now for the details.
Detox diets are all the rage these days, with many celebrities touting a “Master Cleanse” or a similar juice fast designed to clear the body of toxins. Many people turn to these diets as a means of rapidly losing weight.
However, there is absolutely no evidence that these types of diets do any detoxification at all. We humans already have a special organ that knows how to deal with toxins and remove them efficiently from the body. It’s called the liver.
Furthermore, juice fasts don’t really help you lose weight beyond the first few pounds of water weight, which you can lose with any type of caloric reduction. The problem with detox diets is that they are extremely low on macro-nutrients and may actually contribute to the loss of lean muscle tissue!
Going on a liquid-only, extremely low-calorie diet will also lead to light-headedness, inability to concentrate at work, and low energy levels which will make it hard for you to exercise.
Lastly, after a few days of a detox fast, you will be so hungry, that your rebound will surely lead to overeating.Bottom LineIf you truly want to detoxify your body, start by reducing your processed food intake. Then double down on your fruit and vegetable intake. You’ll be amazed how wonderful you’ll start to feel.
What a Healthy Summer BBQ Plate Looks LikeWhat a Healthy Summer BBQ Plate Looks Like Dr. Kjar & Candessa Dr. Kjar & Candessa
Navigating summer barbecues may seem like a daunting task when you’re trying not to undo all the healthy eating you’ve been doing all winter long. Yes, you can still be swimsuit-ready and enjoy poolside parties without going overboard on calories. Below you’ll find examples of what a healthy, but satisfying, summer cookout plate looks like at four different calorie counts.
First, some quick tips: Make sure at least half your plate is filled with fruits and veggies, then add protein and a whole grain or starchy vegetable if you’d like. Grilled chicken and fish are great lean protein options, too, but don’t deny yourself that hot dog or burger if you’re craving it. Most important, pay attention to portion sizes. We won’t tell you to avoid potato salad at all costs or swear off any food you really love; just stick to reasonable portions and make sure you’ve got veggies and protein mixed in.