How to Tell if the Bread You’re Buying is Actually Healthy

The other day, I stood in the bread aisle of the grocery store for more time than I would have liked trying to find a healthy brand. At this point, I think we all know that you aren’t supposed to eat white bread, but beyond that do you know what makes a loaf healthy or unhealthy? Check these 3 things on your next grocery run: 1: Look for the word WHOLE. Whole grain and whole wheat grain are key! This means you get each part of the grain (bran, germ and endosperm) and all its nutrients! You’re going to see a lot of words that sound healthy on a lot of these breads: enriched flour, multi grain, wheat bread. None of those have the word whole in them, which means the grains have been stripped down. So first thing to...Give me more!

Are Your Health Goals Ruining Your Social Life?

Have you ever been so tied to your healthy eating or workout routine that you’ve said no to a night out with friends? You cancel on a dinner date because the restaurant menu isn’t healthy enough. You stay in because you can’t bear the thought of recording the calories for that glass of wine into your MyFitnessPal app. You ditch happy hour because you didn’t run yet that day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for eating clean and working out. And yes, sometimes it is definitely the healthier option to choose those activities over some bar. I get that. BUT strict diet and workout routines can get addictive, and not in a good way. You may have good intentions to begin with, but then you start obsessed over the progress you’re making or the progress you aren’t making. You...Give me more!