Food Myths That Drain Your Energy

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A healthy diet is necessary for people that want to stay fit and have enough energy to get through their daily routine. You may be doing all things right, but there is still the chance that you don’t have sufficient energy to fulfill your responsibilities. You are sleeping on time, eating right and even working out, yet, you don’t have energy. What could be the problem?

It might be due to some food myths you believe in. People make mistakes when deciding what they want to eat after reading about some common myths. They don’t realize that the very myths might be draining their energy. Here are some food myths that drain your energy:

1.    Obsessing Over Carbohydrates

Among the most common food myths is obsessing over carbohydrates. People focus on avoiding carbs and forget what foods they should be replacing the carbs with. Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods you should be eating, but you shouldn’t forget about eating healthy proteins. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. You need to eat a sufficient amount of protein to maintain your energy levels. Proteins such as lean meats, eggs and raw nuts are essential. You need to consume them in sufficient quantities to gain energy.

2.    Eating Infrequently

Eating infrequently can cause laziness – a factor that contributes to your energy draining. Avoid skipping meals as doing so can contribute to stress causing your blood sugar level drops, making you feel exhausted and burned out. So, it is vital for you to keep a healthy eating routine. Don’t skip breakfast and have small meals throughout the day.

3.    Excessive Sugar

Sugar is stored as fat in your body. Avoid eating excessive sugar as it can lead to your blood pressure spiking up and then crashing, causing a major drop in your energy level. Develop a habit of reading product labels and descriptions, as products that claim to be “fat-free” usually contain more sugar.  There are snack brands like Healthsmart that have satisfying products with little to no sugar.

4.    Food Sensitivities

Many people think that food sensitivities are different from food allergies. If you haven’t been diagnosed with a disease or allergy, this doesn’t mean it is safe to eat everything. If you eat a food your body is sensitive or allergic too, you will experience symptoms ranging from bloated lips to joint pains to nausea.

So, now that you are familiar with these four food myths, make it a point to ignore them. You can visit NashuaNutrition.com for more information.

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 30 – June 30, 2014

You did it!!! The last day of our June Slim-Down Challenge has arrived!! Even though it is the last day of the challenge, it’s still a Monday, and that means “Meal Replacement Monday”!

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We are sure you know the drill by now, but here is the recap. Choose one meal from your day and replace it with a meal replacement shake or bar. This will make sure you get the protein and good carbohydrates your body needs, while avoiding all the excess other less healthy foods may have. As with our other “meal replacement Monday” we will also be getting some exercise in to make sure to take full advantage of that healthier meal! For our final day, we have upped the walk/jog from 25 to 30 minutes. Give it that last push! All you have to do is complete today’s challenge and you will have successfully completed our Slim-Down Challenge!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 29 – June 29, 2014

It’s our last Sunday and that means it is our last “Prep Day”!

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Just because our Slim-Down Challenge ends tomorrow, that doesn’t mean you should go back to old eating habits! Prepare meals for the whole week just like you have been doing all month. Keep this habit up! It is one of the best health tips out there! Check out our store to look for great healthy snack and easy meals. Don’t forget to get your weekly healthy food shopping in today! As long as you have healthy alternatives available, you will be far less likely to fail! Only one day left!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 28 – June 28, 2014

The final weekend of our June Slim-Down Challenge is here! This is our last Saturday, and while we don’t want to take away from your relaxing weekend, we plan on using it!

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Today we will be taking it up a level and get moving for an entire hour. That means doing one full hour of either biking, hiking, walking, jogging, playing tennis. Whatever you can think of! As long as you get your body moving, that’s good with us! Remember, This is our last go at this for the challenge, so really try and put the effort in! We know you can do this! There are only 2 days left to the challenge!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 27 – June 27, 2014

It’s Friday! That means we are moving into the final weekend of our June Slim-Down Challenge! Way to go!!

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For today’s challenge, you need to eat a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Namely, a bowl of oatmeal and fresh fruit.  A good breakfast will keep you full of energy and keep the cravings at bay! Your breakfast should include protein and slow acting carbohydrates, which are found in whole grains. These slow acting carbohydrates will digest slowly over time, keeping you full and energetic for a long time. Fruit contains natural sugars and fast acting carbohydrates. They will digest quickly and give you the fast energy boost you need to get out the door in the morning! This oatmeal and fruit combo is the perfect way to get your day started off just right! You can check out some of our quick oatmeal by Healthsmart!  Here are other great breakfast items to start off your day!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 26 – June 26, 2014

For this last Thursday challenge, we are giving you a choice! Stairs or squats. It’s up to you!

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For today’s challenge, You can either choose to shun the elevator and escalators, or you can choose to do squats instead. If you choose the stair option, make sure you stick to it and walk up plenty of stairs! If the stairs start to get you tired, take a break and have a cold drink! You can even try one of our protein filled cold drinks to give you an extra nutritious boost! If your life doesn’t involve that many stairs, you might be better off with the squats instead. If you have opted for the squat route, you will be doing 10 squat, 5 times. You think you’re up for it? No matter what you choose, the important thing today is to get those leg muscles working! The leg muscle group is one of the largest in the human body and it is important to treat it as such! So let’s get out there and get those legs aching!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 25 – June 25, 2014

It’s our last Wednesday for the Slim-Down Challenge!

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For today’s challenge, we have prepared a great and simple little exercise routine to get you moving and those muscles pumping! Today, you are going to alternate 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups, 3 times each. You can break it up or do it all at once, just don’t give up and make sure you get it done! Push-ups work a large group of muscles, from your chest to your triceps and shoulders. Sit-ups as we all know, work on our abs, helping us tone that belly and slim down even more! So get to work and get this challenge done!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 24 – June 24, 2014

It’s a summer Tuesday and we are giving you another “water Day!”

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Since we are in week four and this is our last “water day” for the Slim-Down Challenge, we will be once again upping our water intake. Instead of 11 cups, today, we will be drinking 12 full glasses of water! It may sound like a lot, but if you have done our previous “water day” challenges, we know you can handle one more cup! Remember, drinking water will keep you hydrated, your skin clear and boost your metabolism helping you burn those extra calories without any extra exercise! All those benefits and all you have to do is drink! So raise your glasses and lets do this one right!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 23 – June 23, 2014

It’s the start of week four of our Slim-Down Challenge and to kick it off we have another “Meal Replacement Monday!”

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As with our previous “Meal Replacement Monday”, we will be replacing one of our meals with a healthy and nutritious meal replacement shake or bar. We have a great selection of Protein Powders and Meal Replacement Bars for you to check out. They taste great and will help get you on your way to really achieving your weight goals! On this “Meal Replacement Monday”, we will also be upping the walk/jog from 20 to 25 minutes. We know you can do it!

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June Slim-Down Challenge: Day 22 – June 22, 2014

It’s a Sunday and we hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Today is another Prep Day!

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Just like last week, today we will try and take the time to plan out our meals and snacks for the week. Remember, you are less likely to cheat if you have a planned and prepared meal! Make sure to include healthy snacks like these in your week! They can help control cravings and keep you on the right track! Don’t forget to get all your healthy food shopping done today as well. Make sure to stock up on everything you might need for the week. Good luck with week four!

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