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My desire to stay well has much more to do with building my immune system all year-round rather than just surviving this year’s flu season. When nearly 1 of every 2 men, and 1 of every 3 women will be...
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During times of stress, some of us have a tendency to turn to food for comfort. Unfortunately, that comfort is fleeting and we end up feeling guilty, not to mention overeating can lead to mood swings, blood sugar imbalances, weight gain, and more stress than we had to begin with! It doesn't have to be that way. By incorporating these four stress-busting foods into your meals, you can banish stress and take on whatever comes your way....
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In today’s world, it’s difficult—if not impossible—to escape stress. We face all kinds of psychological stress on a daily basis. Unfortunately, too much stress is really, really bad for your brain and body. Therefore, it’s important to find techniques for effectively coping with stress. ...
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I lie in the dust; revive me by your word (Psalm 119:25 NLT) When stress has us flattened in the dust, God’s Word can be like a nutrient-packed drink providing the energy we need to get on our feet again. The stories of God’s intervention in the lives of biblical men and women can remind us that he is working for good in his people’s lives....
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Smart snacking means choosing something with protein for balance and slow absorption and avoiding sugar. Drink plenty of water. Sometimes you are dehydrated, not hungry. Below are some great grab and go ideas to become a smart snacker:...
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If you think shopping is a chore, hopefully Daniel Plan shopping will change your mind. Consider it as an errand that boosts your health by stocking up on foods that heal. It can also be fun. Whether at a farmer’s market; grocery, specialty, or health store; CSA (community-supported agriculture); food co-ops; or online—buying healthy ingredients that taste good can motivate you to get into the kitchen and cook....
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Eating The Daniel Plan Way means you can eat anything based on one rule: Eat real, whole food. Eat a colorful variety of real, whole foods from real ingredients that you make yourself – or that are made by another human nearby. If it was grown on a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, leave it on the shelf....
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Dr. Mark Hyman says that what you put on your fork dictates whether you are sick or well, slim or fat, depleted or energized. With all that riding on what you eat, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed....
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Food blogger Megan Gilmore's second book, No Excuses Detox, focuses on making healthy eating easier with 100 affordable, quick-to-prepare recipes and tips on how to get over our biggest excuses for not eating healthfully. Here, Megan shares the five most common barriers to eating well she's identified in No Excuses Detox: 100 Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Day....
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Each of us makes more than 200 daily decisions about eating — most of them unconsciously, according to behavior scientist Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab and author of Mindless Eating and Slim By Design. Clueing in to these decisions can help make them work for you rather than against you. Increase your mindfulness factor with these strategies:...
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