LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department (LHD), in conjunction with Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), is offering a free virtual presentation on healthy eating on Monday, July 13, from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Registration for this program is required. Participants will hear from Lindsay Yoakam, a registered dietitian at SBMC, who will discuss how to maintain a healthy diet during the pandemic. The LHD believes that good nutrition is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, with benefits that include helping to maintain a healthy weight, supporting the immune system and improving cholesterol levels. For more information or to register, contact Livingston Health Educator Jessica Kelly at [email protected] or 973-535-7961 ext. 227 or 228. Zoom meeting information wi
Healthy eating isn’t rocket science, but it can certainly start to feel that way when you’re constantly hearing about the latest diet, superfood, or fad. The express purpose of Harvard’s six-week online eating course ($30) is to take nutrition back to the basics through quizzes, worksheets, and easy recipes (because deciding what to eat for dinner shouldn’t be a brain-teaser).“Harvard experts have created a six-week plan that can boost your health by showing you simple ways to eat more healthfully,” reads the course description. “This online course is an engaging, empowering, and exciting way to learn.” In other words, it takes the drama out of your food choices so you can eat your meals in peace. Although the course is designed to take a month and a half, it’s self-paced—meaning that y
Miranda Kerr states she is trying to “eat incredibly healthy” throughout lockdown and her whole household have been consuming her healthy meals.Miranda Kerr is trying to “eat incredibly healthy” during lockdown. The 37-year-old model and Kora Organics creator is a substantial fan of the cookbook ‘Cleanse to Heal’ by Anthony William and she has been dishing out meals from it to her other half Evan Spiegel and children Hart, 2, Myles, nine months, and nine-year-old Flynn throughout the quarantine. She informed nowtolove.com.au: ”I’ve always enjoyed cooking and I love finding new recipes. I’m making lots of fresh organic veggies and grilling some vegetables, making stir fries and salads. ”I’m trying to eat super healthy at the moment and I’ve been really into cooking that way. T
So, you blew it with the calorie bank this Fourth of July weekend. Your fancy food tracking app pretty much had a meltdown after that fifth plant-based hot dog. Or perhaps you simply went a little overboard in the chocolate fudgesicles department. Either way, you’ll be the first to admit you veered off your healthy eating and weight loss goals and here we are. The good news? You’re not alone on Team Holiday Weekend Overeating, and with a few savvy tips to switch up your MO this week, you’ll be back on track with your nutrition goals in no time. Regardless of where you fall on the vegan spectrum, read on for our favorite tips to fight belly bulge after a long weekend of overindulgence.Start with your next meal.“If you [woke up and felt] a food hangover, get back on track immediately with
When Anne-Marie Meunier was 16 years old, she wanted to make some healthy changes to her lifestyle, including an easy-going exercise program, and healthier eating habits. She visited a nutritionist who recommended making minor adjustments to her food choices and, within a little while, the Timmins, Ont., native lost the unwanted pounds she had been carrying around and amped up her energy level ten-fold.That was 35 years ago, and the petite, attractive, Toronto-based businesswoman had no idea she had adapted a variation of the trendy keto diet with a touch of paleo for good measure. All she knew was the eating program that had been customized for her was easy to follow, stopped her sweet tooth cravings and helped her get fit and healthy, a lifestyle she maintains to this day.“The
A federal program that aimed to improve kids' access to healthy food significantly reduced obesity rates in children from low-income families, according to a new study. The 2010 passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was associated with a 47% reduction in obesity prevalence in low-income kids, Harvard researchers found in a study published in Health Affairs that analyzed more than 173,000 students. That translated to 500,000 fewer cases of obesity among low-income kids, the health policy experts estimated, advocating for expanding access to the program as well as maintaining the act's original standards. Nearly 6 million 10 to-17-year-olds lived in poverty in 2018, according to the study."When healthier eating habits like eating more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains than r...
Balanced diet tips: Include a variety of vegetables and fruits in your dietHighlightsYour diet should include all food groups: fats, carbs, protein and fibre Calorie-restrictive diets are not sustainable in nature A balanced diet can help you with weight loss as wellEat a balanced meal including all food groups is something that health experts recommend regularly. Eating calorie-restrictive diets or diets which restrict on limiting intake of food groups like fats or carbs are not sustainable in nature. They may help you lose weight quickly, but may put you at risk of nutritional deficiencies and may also lead to side effects like too much cravings or irritability and mood swings. In order to feel healthy, fit and happy, it is important to consume a balanced diet which includes protein...
With the 4th and swimsuit weather upon us, these vegan, keto, low-fat, organic and/or just yummy snacks are worth a taste During the lockdown, we were all cursed with the dual penalty of no gyms being open and having (choosing?) to eat a lot more pizza and take-out. But as we begin to emerge like Punxatawny Phil from coronahibernation and embrace pool-party season, it’s time to recommit to healthy eating… well, healthier, at least. Here are some food options to keep in your pantry that taste good and have dietary provenance. — Arnold Wayne Jones Diestel turkey. I’ve long preferred turkey meat to beef — it tends to be less fatty, better for you and creates a smaller carbon footprint, and it is just as versatile. And flavor? … Well, that can be a sticking point. But Diestel’s Italian sau
The journey to find the best healthy eating plan for you can be exactly that—a journey. I’m not talking about diets that truly are more hype than health, like the cabbage soup diet of yore. Or any sort of “cleanse.” I’m talking about ones people in the wellness world truly swear by long-term, like Paleo, intermittent fasting, and even the ketogenic diet.Finding a healthy eating plan that you actually like be a giant sigh of relief. Finally, a way to eat well that’s energizing and doesn’t mess with my digestive system…and I enjoy it! But according to healthy eating experts, what’s working for you now may not always be the best option for you in the future. People and eating plans aren’t penguins; they don’t mate for life. Here, two registered dietitians explain when it’s helpful to follo
Acute or chronic stress can affect your appetite, potentially leading to over- or under-eating and making it difficult to eat consistent, healthy meals.But a little planning and following some simple principles can help you keep a healthy routine even during stressful times, according to experts.Nutritionists recommend sticking to a schedule of regular meals, even if that means setting a timer to remind you, including plenty of protein, healthy fats, and fresh produceVisit Insider's homepage for more stories. Reading the news is enough to make you lose your appetite, according to nutritionists. Stress can have a huge affect on your ability to eat well, making it difficult to find the time or energy to prepare healthy meals, and it might even cause you to skip meals altogether. And ir...