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Check Your Health- How to Eat to Manage Stress

Spring can be a stressful time of year, especially for teens and college-age young adults facing exams, final projects, final performances, or final games and other activities that wrap up the academic year.

We’ve heard of “stress eating,” or consuming foods higher in fats and sugars or caffeine, and lower in nutrients, or even skipping or replacing meals with energy drinks.

But Intermountain Health dietitians say that can actually make stress worse.

“Let’s rethink the way we eat, and focus on high-nutrition foods to help us decrease stress instead of add to it,” said Tiana Barker, registered dietitian nutritionist for Intermountain Health. “With a little planning to meet our needs and habits, we can give our mental and physical wellness a boost when we need it most.”

Scientists have predicted that 40 percent of adults and children increase their total intake of food in response to stress, while others either

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Is emotional eating sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? | Lifestyle

You know losing that extra weight would be good for your health. Your health care team talked with you about how obesity increases your risk of other health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. They even worked out a healthy eating plan, and you want to stick to it. And you do well for many days, but then something upsetting happens, and your first thought is food.

Emotional eating is eating to suppress or soothe negative emotions, such as stress, anger, fear, boredom, sadness and loneliness. Food also can be a distraction. If you’re worried about an upcoming event or stewing over a conflict, for instance, you may focus on eating comfort food instead of dealing with the painful situation.

Emotional eating often leads to eating too much, especially overeating foods that are sweet, fatty and high in calories. And

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Eating healthy on a budget

Some healthy tips for eating on a budget, planning meals, eating at home, and buying somethings in bulk.

Sarah Stock, a registered dietitian at St. Luke’s, is helping us demystify how to eat healthily on a budget, saying that it doesn’t have to be boring.

Reducing our food waste is one of the ways we can save money. Meal planning can help you do so. “Just taking 40 minutes a week to prepare some of your food ahead of time to plan out a few meals. You don’t have to plan out something for every single day. But start thinking of some theme meals.”

We know that eating at home is more cost effective than eating at a restaurant, but it also allows you the opportunity to control how it’s prepared.

“Think of your fridge like a salad bar. Prep up those veggies and fruit ahead of time. Put

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A New Guide to Healthy Eating

Feb. 16, 2024 – When it comes to your diet, your plate is important. Experts say it should include a healthy protein, whole grains, vegetables, and fruit. But rather than ration those ingredients, it might be easier – and healthier – to mix and match colors. 

Not only does this rainbow-driven strategy fuel the body for its best performance, but it might help it prevent diseases or lower disease risk. By shifting the perspective from the plate to the rainbow, we start to understand that variety really IS the key to life.

“Our diet should ideally be a diverse combination of foods that allow certain compounds in foods to interact with one another as well as with systems in the body to produce health benefits,” said Christopher Browne, a doctor of chiropractic and director of human nutrition and functional medicine at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. 


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Resources to help your kids eat healthy on a budget

Now that summer is here, kids are likely eating most meals at home.

If you’re concerned about your children eating healthy, or simply getting enough food, this is for you.

Neftali Duran is part of a national campaign through Share Our Strength calledCooking Matters” that educates families how to shop and cook healthy meals on a tight budget.

When going to the grocery store, Duran suggests making a grocery list ahead of time on your phone (so you don’t forget it). He also suggests not going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. If possible, he says leave the kids at home so they aren’t asking for extra items.

For the healthiest food options, you’ll want to shop around the perimeter of the store. That’s where you’ll find fruits, veggies, milk, meat and eggs.

Make sure you’re shopping fruits and veggies that are in season

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When Others Sabotage Our Intentions for Healthy Eating and Exercise

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mohd izzuan | iStock

The research is clear. When someone is trying to make some healthy changes to manage their weight, the role of social support for the effort is critical. Changing habits and behaviors around food consumption and exercise to make long-term health gains is not easy. Many begin the process with trepidation, often wondering if they can really pull it off.

Having a social network that offers caring, reinforcement of self-esteem, and a buffer to potential surrounding stressors or negativity is so important. When possible, so is material support, such as helping with shopping, cooking, or even child care (so the person can find time to exercise and do food planning).

Ways that support can fail

But such is very often not the case. Even if some of our friends or family are on our side, chances are very high that many of the people around us will

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Avoid Refined Sugar To Reduce Belly Fat. Have These Healthy Sugar Alternatives Instead

The struggle to lose belly fat is real. The area around the stomach gains weight quickly but losing it is the most difficult. The fat stored here can come from a variety of high-fat foods, sugar being one of them. High consumption of sugar has been linked to bulging stomachs by many studies. The author of one such research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology says, “When we consume excessive sugar, it gets converted into fat and gets stored around the heart and abdomen. Another problem is that this fat tissue releases chemicals into the body which can be harmful to our health.”
Also Read: No More Junk Food At Work: 7 Low-Cal Snacks To Keep Within Arm’s Reach

While it’s clear that we should avoid sugar to maintain optimal weight and get rid of belly fat, our target should be only refined sugar. Natural sugars like fructose

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Does your diet affect your fertility?

The authors of a 2021 review of research on the possible link between diet and female fertility concluded that, while their recommendations focused on women, “diet and nutritional patterns are undoubtedly significant for both male and female fertility”.

The researchers gave a detailed overview of the effects of individual nutrients and the foods that contain them. They also emphasised the importance of involving a clinical dietician in the care of couples planning a pregnancy. Broadly speaking, their summary recommended foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole-grain pasta and whole-grain bread (for carbohydrates); sources of healthy fat such as oily fish; and legumes, eggs and lean meat for protein. They also pointed out the important role of certain nutrients that may sometimes be overlooked: these include iodine, which helps the proper development of the fetus and the expectant mother’s thyroid function.

For alcohol, the advice is clear and consistent across the research.

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Healthy Eating On A Budget: Tips For Eating Well In College –

eat well in college Throughout college, we shift our focus between a variety of things; our grades, different organizations, networking, and more. However, we’re rarely (if ever) told to focus on our diet. I know it may seem hard to eat well in college now that food is getting so expensive, but it’s not impossible

Luckily, I have three tips to help you maintain a great diet despite being on a college budget

Eating In The Calorie Deficit

The calorie deficit is where a person consumes fewer calories than they burn through daily activities. It’s not food focus, but calorie focus. 

When a person has a calorie deficit, their body begins to burn the stored fat for energy. It is a wonderful way to count your calories. 

Calories that we gain from food are the main source of eating excessively. You can use apps that are made to track your daily calories/workout plans or

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Raw Beauty: Why ’80s Supermodel Carol Alt, 62, Embraces a Diet of Uncooked, Unprocessed Food

Carol Alt attends the ‘Paper Empire’ photocall during the MIPTV Media Market, Cannes, France, April 17, 2023. Photo: Arnold Jerocki/WireImage/Getty Images

Supermodel and author Carol Alt won the Cannes red carpet this spring, wowing the mid-April crowd with her lush mane, healthy physique and a visage that looked half her age. The secret to her radiance? With four books on raw foods, the famous beauty — and cancer survivor — insists it’s as simple as uncooked, unprocessed food.


Carol Alt wowed at the sixth Cannes International Series Festival, April 17, 2023. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


With Life magazine declaring her “The Next Million Dollar Face” in 1980, Carol Alt ruled the decade, appearing in more than 700 magazines, from Vogue, ELLE, Mademoiselle and Bazaar to Sports Illustrated while facing leading campaigns, Lancôme to Pepsi. Having attained ‘Supermodel’ status, as her

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