A Visual Timeline of Perishable Food

Do you constantly find yourself throwing out spoiled food? Does it seem like you have to go to the grocery store every day in order to enjoy fresh produce? Well with a little strategy you can shop just once a week AND enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables all week long. Here is a visual timeline of perishable food; simply match your meals to your food’s natural lifespans:

5 Drug Store Foods to Avoid

If you’ve been to any big-box stores lately, maybe you have noticed that there might be a pharmacy somewhere in the grocery store. Someone thought, “Let’s make this one- stop shopping.” Buy food, get your prescriptions filled, then check out, and your day is complete.

Hippocrates said ““Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But I am not sure that this is what he had in mind.

At the same time pharmacies were popping up in your favorite grocery store, something else was happening. The local chain-pharmacy decided to add a mini-mart to the planogram of their stores.

Heading to the pharmacy, whether it be for diapers, hair gel, or a one-on-one with the pharmacist, you can now see has a plethora of groceries for you to choose from. But, do not be fooled, because the reality is that there is NO real food at the pharmacy.

A quick review of five items at the drugstore, and you make the call if these are good things for you to eat:

5 Drug Store Foods to Avoid

1. Whole Wheat Bread

looks healthy. But the flour is enriched, and it is loaded with high fructose corn syrup.

2. Instant Oatmeal

Just skip it. The preservatives alone add so much sodium. My local drug store didn’t have any “old-fashioned” oats. Boo.

3. Wheat Crackers

The word “wheat” is the grabber, but again, sugar, oil, and enriched flours are the real deal.

4. Breakfast Cereal

If you like loopy, fruity cereal, you might do well. But, the reality is that cereals like shredded wheat are few and far between.

5. Plant-based milks

There are none.

And, wouldn’t it be nice if your local pharmacy had a basket of fresh fruit at the checkout? Even Starbucks offers fresh fruit at the register. Have never seen fresh fruit at the pharmacy.

What to do? Looks as though the best bet is to head to the grocery store, get your diapers, or whatever, head to produce, grab some fruit and veggies, then, head home.

It’s interesting that foods with added salt, fat, and sugar are easily found at the drugstore. And at the back of the pharmacy, people are getting medications to help fight hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Eat real food. Feel better. And soon, you won’t need the medication, because delicious, fresh foods will be your medicine.…

Healthy by Default!

For Lasting Health: Change “Default” Eating Behavior the Easy Way

Jennifer Silverberg, owner of the popular Facebook page and healthy eating blog, Eat Yourself Well, has spent years inspiring others to make healthy lifestyle changes. As our guest today, she identifies the biggest barrier to change, and the key to breaking through the barrier and creating successful, stress-free long-term health.

“Our culture makes unhealthy decisions the easy, ‘default’ choice, virtually 24/7,” she says. “That means that most people, when they’re hungry, have to navigate around at least a dozen junk food opportunities before they get to a good choice. That is a tremendous strain on your willpower, at the times where you are most vulnerable. Food marketers take full advantage of this.”

Jennifer says that the key to successfully building new, healthy habits is deliberately creating a space where you make healthy habits the “default,” easy choices. “I like to think of it as an arms-reach life preserver floating around my clients, made up of real food choices that support their health,” she says.

This requires a little pre-planning and offers the following three top tips.

“Think of the places where you spend the most time, particularly the spots where you are when you become hungry, or bored: your desk, your bedroom, your car. Make sure that the easiest foods for you to get to in these places are the ones that you want yourself to choose.”

“If meals are a hassle, and you find yourself ‘making do’ with last-minute pizza delivery or similar, consider meal services that deliver fully-cooked, healthy meals to your home. For one to three weeks, put the ‘what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner’ choice in the hands of an expert. But don’t compromise with fake packaged foods, insist on real food beautifully prepared,” she says. She recommends services like Real Food Works, a healthy meal delivery service out of Philadelphia.

Use the marketer’s trick in reverse: Make it least convenient to get the foods you least want yourself to choose. Rather than making foods “off-limits” and thereby turning them into obsessions (yes, we’ve all done that), Jennifer recommends “leaving the ice cream at the grocery store, so it’s always a car ride away.” You may find yourself “settling up” for a little plain yogurt with some fruit instead.

Think about the 4-6 “life preserver” changes you can make this week, to make healthy eating easier than making poor choices. Let us know what changes made the biggest difference, in the comments below.

Jennifer Silverberg, Eat Yourself Well

Jennifer has over 20 years experience as a Marketing executive, consultant and entrepreneur across multiple industries including adult and child nutrition, packaged foods, and much more. Her experience has given her unique insights into the methods used by food marketers and other influencers to erode the very meaning of the word “food” … resulting in blind consumer acceptance of what constitutes an “acceptable,” or “normal” diet, and “acceptable” or “normal” health. Today, she turns those principles on their heads to help clients regain vibrant health as easily and naturally as they once gained weight. Jennifer’s dream: If you beloved this article and you simply would like to get more info pertaining to buy Deca Durabolin generously visit our web-page.

Why All the Buzz About Soup Cleanses?

It looks like 2015 is the year of the soup cleanse! Everywhere you look in magazines and websites, you’re hearing about the latest addition to the wellness arsenal … which is also one of the oldest foods in the world: soup!

Real Food Works is in full agreement with this new trend! In fact – full disclosure, as usual – we have our very own soup “cleanse” and would love for you to try ours! But first, we want you to understand what you should and should not expect from a cleanse.What a Soup Cleanse is NOT:

  • A Cleanse is NOT a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free card that clears “toxins.” Whole, fresh foods do help your body clear the toxins that can accumulate from chemically-created foods and the environment, but no soups (ours or others’) have magic cleansing powers beyond those of the vegetables themselves.
  • A Cleanse is NOT a long-term weight loss solution. Yes, it is a way to have a lower calorie load for a day or two (most soup cleanses are 600 – 800 calories for the day), but they do not have enough calories for sustained use.

What you CAN get from a Soup Cleanse:

  • A day of fresh, clean flavors that will help retrain/reset your palate to enjoy and crave healthier foods.
  • A day high in fiber that will help you stay full (even at lowered calories), and also help your digestive tract stay healthy.
  • A day of high-nutrient-density eating that will help energize your body at the cellular level. Those “recommended 5 servings of veggies?” You’ll leave that in the dust!
  • A tasty break from having to cook your own meals.
  • A delicious introduction to new flavor combinations you may not have thought of before.
  • And you get all of this without the blood sugar surges and dips you get with fruit cleanses, because soups are vegetable-rich and full of fiber.

Knowing all of this, if you’d think you’d like to try a Soup Cleanse, we’d love to have you take a look at ours at http://soup-cleanse.com/.