Sugar: Facts, Fiction and Your Eating Plan—Part 1

Sugar and dessertsSugar—no doubt it’s on the list of foods you should try to avoid on a clean eating plan or when trying to lose weight. But can you satisfy your sweet tooth and still eat healthy?

Well, maybe a little. But let’s be clear, eating sweets on a regular basis is not the best approach to a healthy diet. For some folks, sugar is rather addictive. And it’s sneaky, too, coming in many forms and bearing many names. So first, let’s get our facts (and myths) about sugar straight. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How-tos Here

How to Eat Healthy When You’re on a Budget

woman with healthy groceriesIt might be more convenient to seek out healthy foods that are prepared for you, but it almost always costs more, too. Here’s how you can eat healthy and stick to your budget!

Sure, it will take a little extra planning and maybe even a bit more work, but the rewards of eating healthy on a budget should be worth it in the end—aside from saving money, your efforts will help you feel better, reach your weight loss and fitness goals, too. That’s less stress and more enjoyment all the way around. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How-tos Here

Thirsty? Skinny Summer Beverages that are Good for You

woman drinking watermelon drinkWhether you’re enjoying an outdoor event, working hard in the yard or having supper on the deck, you can quench your thirst this summer (and still eat healthy) with these cool beverages.

 

When the weather warms up and you’re active out in the heat, you need to stay hydrated. While there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ water, we have a few suggestions to help you bring a little more taste to your glass. Consider these alternatives for your cocktail, mocktail, juice or tea. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipes Here

High-Protein, Veggie-Based Meals You’ll Love

Chickpea Salad with Grapes and NutsIf you’ve ever thought of going meatless—whether it’s just to eat healthy on Mondays, for a short-term cleanse or for a lifestyle change—here are some veggie-based meals you’ll love.

No worries about getting your protein. With so many alternatives to meat available, from eggs and dairy, to beans and tofu, you can satisfy both your nutritional requirements and your hunger for tasty foods with vegetarian dishes like these. The recipes are delicious, and you won’t need to resort to imitation meat products, either. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipe Here

Eat to Endure: Food Choices for Runners and Racers

Foods for runners - chicken with quinoaThe summertime race season is here, and those fond of training outside are gearing up for a fun and sunny season on the run. But you need to eat healthy to go the distance!

 

Shorter workouts:

Maybe you’re only in it for the short burn—if you’re exercising for an hour or less at average intensity, you don’t need to do too much in the way of dietary accommodations. Just the usual: plenty of water, and the right mix of nutrients to support your fitness goals.

EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How Tos Here