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Working from home is wonderful for many reasons, but it also has its pitfalls. While you’re enjoying the lack of a commute and the ability to work in your pajamas, you may find yourself experiencing negative side effects as well. Gaining weight is a common experience when beginning to work from home, and for good reason. Food is always available, and no one is around to stop you from snacking. If you want to cut down on your calories, it’s best to eat breakfast, cut down on snacking, and make healthy lunches and dinners. [Read more]

As consumers work to reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets, many are reaching for diet soda to replace sugary soft drinks. While this may seem like a healthful choice, there are risks associated with diet soda that many do not know about. Keep reading for five reasons why you might want to put down the pop and reach for some water instead. [Read more]

The struggle to find the perfect diet for weight loss is real. People spend years trying different eating plans only to discover the scale hasn’t moved despite their best efforts. But weight loss seekers often make dieting more complicated than it needs to be. In fact, research has shown that the trick to shedding pounds may be less about finding and following a rigid plan and more about making mindful changes to some basic eating habits. These ideas will help you improve your approach to food consumption so you can lose weight effectively, efficiently, and for good. [Read more]

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You may have heard about the recent health trend of mindful eating. Other than taking time to pay attention to our food, what does it mean to mindfully eat? And what are the benefits? When you mindfully eat, you slow down and pay complete attention to your food with all of your senses. You take the time to notice the texture and smell of the food as well as the taste. Perhaps you even take a moment to appreciate the appearance, or any appealing visual presentation, of your food. In taking this approach, you learn to truly appreciate the food that is placed in front of you. Food becomes an experience rather than just fuel for the body. [Read more]

When most people imagine exercise, they think of running at the gym or sometimes even weightlifting. However, one exercise that gets overlooked is walking. Walking is a highly underrated exercise, and is often not seen as exercise at all. Walking is exercise, though. It’s the best for many reasons, with the first being that it is free. Who doesn’t like free things? Generally, anyone can get started walking for exercise, although it’s recommended to wear appropriate shoes such as walking shoes. However, it is mostly free and open to anyone. [Read more]

Working from home can be stressful for several reasons. For one, these are stressful times – and you may not be working from home out of choice. Moreover, the home setup may not be ideal for work for everyone. Under these stressful conditions, you may turn to food for comfort. Secondly, the food is there, the kitchen is there, and no one is judging you for snacking every hour. Unless you take definite measures to control your eating, you might find it difficult not to overeat as you work from home. The following strategies will help you overcome the temptation to eat mindlessly when working from home.  [Read more]