As I’m sure you’ve all heard, the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines were published recently—here are the key things to focus on, as told by MyPlate.
1. Make half of your plate fruits and veggies, but remember to:
a. Focus on whole fruits
b. Vary your veggies
2. Make at least half of your gains whole.
3. Remember to consume low-fat/non-fat dairy products.
4. Vary up the protein sources you are consuming!
5. Drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.
a. Remember that less than 10% of your daily calories should come from added sugars.
b. Less than 10% of your daily calories should come from saturated fats.
6. Don’t forget the physical activity!
a. Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week and should try and include muscle strengthening exercises two or more times per week also!
For more information about the new dietary guidelines, visit MyPlate!
Sending our best wishes and wishing you optimal health, with one of our favorite quotes by Dr. Wayne S. Andersen.
“Optimal healthy is a journey taken one step, one habit, and one day at a time.” – Dr. Wayne S. Andersen
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Did you know that sugar can age skin?
We love to share facts and tidbits that can help you be your very best, healthy from head to toe and to look and feel better from the inside out.
We also try to be encouraging and motivating, helping you to live your best so you can get the best out of life.
Overindulging on sweets, does in fact set the stage for early wrinkles. REALLY??? Yes, really!!
Please note the word OVERINDULGING! Having a cookie 2 or three times in a month or a small piece of dark chocolate daily, is not going to wreck anything. But if you are indulging on sweets, day after day, all day long, from November through December, that in fact would qualify for overindulging.
How can sugar affect your face? Anne Alexander, author of The Sugar Smart Diet, describes the glycation process. Simply put, sugar attaches to protein, forming something called AGEs or advanced glycation end products.
Ultimately, they damage proteins, including the fibers that hold our face together, known as collagen and elastin. What do collagen and elastin do exactly? These two fibers help to keep skin firm and elastic, and when they are damaged, they lead to dry brittle skin that loses its structure, leading to sagging skin, and wrinkles.
One more nasty thing, these AGEs also tear apart your antioxidant enzymes so now you are more vulnerable to UV rays which also damage these fibers that hold your face together!
BUT FORTUNATELY, your reflection is already showing the hands of Father Time, we can help you get your hands on, hands down, the BEST skin care products in town that can turn that frown upside down!!!
Truly, we have access to products that will help you age backwards and help other skin conditions.
Ashley or Tracy are happy to do a FREE 10 minute phone call with you. Get in touch and we will send you some information and set up a time for that FREE quick call!
For a healthy twist on traditional pumpkin pie, try this recipe for Pumpkin Coconut Pie!
Let us know if you try it! Feel free to download, print & share with friends and family.
Have you tried many diet and exercise plans before without much success? Have you tried counseling sessions with a Registered Dietitian, only to be left more overwhelmed about what to eat and when? We have a new program, “Take Shape for Life!” that makes weight loss easier, more effective, and helps achieve long-term success!
Health is what we teach, not dieting! Dieting may only last a few days, while health can last a lifetime! Triangle Nutrition has launched a NEW program this month that is different from the rest. Message us to learn more about an easier approach to fuel your body with 6 structured meals and snacks per day, receive 100% of your daily nutrient needs, and achieve successful weight loss.
This program was developed by physicians, so it is clinically proven safe and effective for weight loss. In fact, patients lose on average 2-5 pounds per week during the first month. The program is low glycemic, diabetes friendly, and provides a substantial support system in order to help you stay motivated!
Take a look at Beth’s before and after shots! After being diagnosed with high blood pressure, she started a program that encouraged fueling her body six times a day and learning healthier lifestyle habits. She lost 30 pounds in 2 months and gained her energy and life back! She enjoyed the program so much she became a health coach herself!