While gardening isn’t for everyone, eating fresh fruits and vegetables definitely is! Every plant has a season, and every season has certain plants that grow best during those months. Grocery stores sell quite a few foods all year long as they have access to foods from all over the world, and this is great! I love being able to buy all kinds of foods throughout the year. But there are definitely benefits to buying more seasonal foods.
Diet and exercise. While these are often paired together, which is more important? Are both necessary?
Recent studies have shown that energy restriction through diet results in similar weight loss to diet plus exercise, while exercise alone results in lesser weight loss (1, 2). For many people skimming over these results in their doctor’s office magazine, dieting might seem like the path to take. But they’re only seeing half the story.
Have you ever decided to cut back on calories, but couldn’t deal with the hunger? I feel your pain! (Literally!) I do not like being hungry, and I would bet that most of you don’t either. The good news is that there is a way to eat less calories while still feeling full! It all comes down to energy-dense versus nutrient-dense foods.