When it comes to beginning the keto diet or any new eating plan, there is always a rather large learning curve up front. However, with a little research and some help from a meal delivery service, eating on plan can be easy and delicious. Spend your time taste testing expertly paired food and flavor combinations in precooked meals that are delivered directly to your front door instead of scrambling to find recipes and making multiple trips to the grocery store.
The Keto Diet
The ketogenic, or keto, diet is based on an extremely low-carb, high protein diet. Proponents of the diet say the secret of its success is the carb and protein ratio. Normally, carbohydrates serve as fuel for the body, but when the body gets a significantly less carbohydrate intake, it is forced to look elsewhere for fuel. In this instance, the body usually pulls energy from its protein and fat stores. This redirected access to fat stores for body fuel is commonly called ketosis, for which the diet is named. Continue reading “Keto Diet Success Using A Meal Service!”
Food allergies are becoming one of the most common health issues for Americans, with more than thirty-two million affected. This statistic translates to one in every thirteen children living with food allergies.
In the United States, the top eight most common food allergens include: egg, peanut, tree nut, milk, wheat, soy, fish, and crustacean shellfish. These allergens are considered the top allergens in America because they are the most prevalent and tend to cause the most serious allergic reactions.
Egg allergies in particular are commonly diagnosed in children. Depending on previous history and a board certified allergist’s recommendations, some children diagnosed with an egg allergy may be able to tolerate egg in some forms, such as baked in a cake versus simply scrambled. Fortunately, children usually outgrow an egg allergy later in life. Continue reading “Egg Allergies & Meal Delivery Services”
It is estimated that more than fifty million Americans struggle with allergies each year, making it one of the top causes of chronic illness nationwide. Many suffering from seasonal allergies feel they are destined for weeks (if not months) filled with sneezing and itchy, watery eyes at the very least. To help curb these annoying symptoms that can cause malaise and sometimes infections, some allergy sufferers turn to expensive over the counter allergy medications, leaving them wondering how to survive allergy season without pills. Continue reading “How to Survive Allergy Season without Pills”
We met with Krystal Hammett, owner of Alternative Wellness Solutions and certified nutritionist to discuss what it takes to make a healthy diet. Krystal has helped clients with a variety of health and nutritional issues improve their health and lifestyles. When it comes to food, Krystal helps her clients tailor their diet to meet their nutritional needs.
One of Krystal’s passions is treating those with PCOS, a hormone imbalance common to women of reproductive age. Learn more about PCOS below.
Do you like to go all-in on a workout and then reward yourself with junk food that completely negates all of the time, sweat and effort you just put in? Well, when put that way, it sounds pretty silly. Unfortunately, people do it all the time. A common scenario goes like this: you start working out to lose some weight and get in shape, but lose interest in the exercise because you fail to see the results. How does this happen? Why is it so hard to shed pounds and get shredded? Most likely, there is something going on with your diet that is slowing down your progress. According to our guest, “nutrition is 85% of the battle.” When you combine exercise with the proper diet, then you start see the desired results. Continue reading “You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet”
We at Healthy Gourmet have talked with nutritionists, dietitians, clients, family and friends about leading a healthy lifestyle and the main obstacles that get in the way. The most common obstacle that everyone cites? Time management.
Somehow, the most important thing in maintaining a healthy body, a healthy nutritional diet, falls by the wayside in our busy days. The morning rush to get to work on time takes precedence over making sure you get a healthy breakfast (especially in Houston). From a nutritional perspective this is so backwards… wouldn’t we all have more productive work days if we took the time to eat a nutritious breakfast instead of a quick, sugary treat that leaves us in a slump an hour later? Continue reading “The Main Obstacle to Leading a Healthy Lifestyle? Time Management”
If you have tried to lose weight, you know the struggle. There are hundreds of diets that claim to be the quickest, healthiest, best way to burn fat and lose weight. We’ve heard the big names and heavily branded diets like Atkins, Southbeach, Keto, Paleo, and Raw food just to name a few. How can you decide which diet is best for you? Continue reading “Get Off the “Fad Diet” Rollercoaster!”
Consistency is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As we can probably all attest, eating “really well” for 5 days in a row (while it is a great start!) does not mean you will have lost that post-vacation weight or solved your pre-existing health conditions. Continue reading “Building on Healthy Behaviors”
We believe a healthy diet is key to living a healthy life (I know… profound, right?), but if everyone’s bodies are slightly different, how do we know what a healthy diet means to us, personally? This is the goal of Nutrition Response Testing, a non-invasive system for analyzing the body and determining the root cause of maladies within it. Included under the NRT umbrella is muscle testing, acupuncture point testing, reflex, and chiropractic testing to determine toxicities, allergies, and other harmful things in the body. It is a growing practice, often used in holistic approaches to medicine, yet still considered somewhat controversial within the US medical community. Continue reading “What is Nutrition Response Testing?”
Healthy Gourmet had the pleasure of sitting down for a Healthy Chat with Patty Martin-Stewart, registered and licensed dietitian, and Founder of Sugar Land Nutrition, in Sugar Land, TX. Patty helps her clients lose weight, get the nutrition they have been lacking, and maintain healthy lifestyles by focusing on food and diet.
At Patty’s practice in Sugar Land, each client’s health is monitored on an individual level from the ground up. Patty starts by figuring out her patient’s resting metabolic rate. Basically, that is the energy required to keep your body functioning while resting. So if your work requires you to sit in an office, Continue reading “Eating to Fuel Your Body”