Month: October 2016

9 Brilliant Ways to Get Rid of Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Happy Halloween everyone!!! Did your kids go trick or treating or did you buy candy to pass out to the kids in your neighborhood? Since we decided to get healthy in February, I quit bringing home a ton of junk home from the grocery store. Halloween kicks off the holiday season and potential unhealthy eating opportunities especially sweets and junk food. Candy and sweets are one of my pitfalls when it comes to eating healthy, so it is easier not to have it in my house so that I am not tempted to overindulge. If you are guilty of...

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7 Ways to Thank a Veteran for Their Service #ad #sharefolgers #veteransday

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. My grandpa has been gone since 2003 and I was upset that I was unable to go to his funeral. At the time, I lived in North Carolina and didn’t have the resources to come home for the funeral. It is something that I have often thought about over the years because he always told great stories. My grandpa was a Veteran and served in World War II. I often think back to our conversations that we...

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Dangers of Using the 500 Calorie Diet to Lose Weight Rapidly

The 500 calorie diet plans are one of the meal programs that promise a quick solution for losing fat and excess weight quickly. It is a combination of a fixed plan and it is a very low-calorie diet that can make you lose weight quickly. You can lose as much as 3 pounds. This diet requires you to stay on a strict, low-calorie diet every day to give you the significant weight loss results in as little time as possible. 500 calories a day can offer more results than a regular calorie restricted diet; however, it can also take...

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What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is a health condition that affects our body’s digestive system. It causes bowel movement problems in which can lead to sudden and severe pain our abdomen. It happens when diverticula or pouches developed in the wall of the colon gets infected or inflamed. Causes of Diverticulitis There are plenty of causes of diverticulitis. However, the three main causes include constipation, obesity, and age. • Constipation – It strains the muscles in our colon during bowel movements. By constantly straining your colon, it increases the risk of promoting diverticula. Once this happens, it is more likely that stool or...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

The amount of sleep that you get on a daily basis depends on many factors. However, it is important that you get adequate rest to let your body reenergize and allow your cells to repair themselves. In general, you must get the enough sleep that is proportionate to your age. Infants need about 12-15 hours a day Toddlers need about 11-14 hours a day. Pre-school aged children need 10-13 hours a day. School-age children need about 9-11 hours a day. Teenagers require around 8.5-9.5 hours on average. Adults will need 7 to 9 hours a night for the best...

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