July 27, 2021

The Power of Prompts to Help Create New Habits

The Power of Prompts to Help Create New Habits Change is Hard We all know that “change is hard”! And we know that change takes time. But we also know that making behavior changes can be very necessary to become healthier. When life gets busy and/or stressful, it is very easy to fall back into old, unhealthy patterns/habits. […]
July 11, 2021

Add Some Culture to Your Life (From Yogurt)!

Add Some Culture to Your Life (From Yogurt)! How is yogurt made? Yogurt starts as fresh milk that is often pasteurized first and then fermented with various live bacteria cultures. It is then incubated at a specific temperature to encourage the growth of the bacteria. The culture ferments (breaks down) the lactose into lactic acid, which gives yogurt […]
June 21, 2021

Staying on Track During Vacations

Staying on Track During Vacations Many of us have spent a lot more time at home over the past 15 months, probably a lot more time than we wanted to spend. On a positive note, it can be easier to follow the Basic Principles when you are mostly eating at home or packing food to take to work. […]
June 7, 2021

Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping for Success

Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping for Success Meal and snack planning will help you to stay on track with the Basic Principles. It is much easier to be successful with this program when you spend some time planning out what you will eat and then making sure you have the healthy foods available and prepped so you can […]
May 17, 2021

Hydrate Your Body

Hydrate Your Body As the weather is starting to get warmer, it is important to think about whether you are drinking enough water to stay well hydrated. Many people don’t pay enough attention to how much water they are drinking and tend to be somewhat dehydrated. Why is staying well hydrated so important? The human body contains on […]
May 3, 2021

Why We Overeat and How To Prevent It

Why We Overeat and How To Prevent It You’ve just finished a delicious meal at a restaurant and you are stuffed (Thanksgiving full!)—you couldn’t possibly eat another bite. And then the waiter brings by the dessert tray and you decide you have to have the cheesecake. You sit down to watch TV and grab a bag of chips […]
April 20, 2021

The Importance of Protein

The Importance of Protein Why is protein important for our bodies? Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. There are 22 amino acids that the body uses to make the thousands of body proteins needed to sustain life. Nine of the 22 amino acids are called essential amino acids, which means our bodies cannot make them; therefore, […]
April 11, 2021

The Buzz on Caffeine

The Buzz on Caffeine About 85% of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage every day. But is caffeine good for us? Is it helping or harming our health? How does caffeine work? Caffeine is a stimulant. Adenosine is a natural sedative that builds up during the hours that we are awake, and the adenosine molecules break down […]
March 22, 2021

Let’s Get Moving!

Let’s Get Moving! Why is physical activity/exercise important? We all know that consistent exercise and physical activity have numerous benefits for our physical and mental health, but here is a quick review: It boosts your mood, sharpens your focus, and lowers your stress. It helps improve your sleep. It helps improve memory and brain function. It can help […]