Tag Archives: diet

3 Spring Break Snack Ideas from the Lansing YMCA

If you and your kids are staying close to home over spring break, make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to keep them from noshing on unhealthier options. The following three recipes are provided by the Lansing…

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Lansing Community Joins Together to Lose a Million

One million. It’s a big number that’s inspiring some mid-Michigan residents to get active and focus on their health. In his State of the City address at the end of January, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero officially kicked off Lansing Loses…


Keeping It Real Since 1973: The 4 Best Things About Oryana Natural Foods Market

The South American goddess of fertility and abundance, Oryana, makes a fitting namesake for a blossoming natural food co-op in Traverse City. Oryana Natural Foods Market is abundant in natural foods and resources and ripe for community growth and awareness…



#HealthyMe: How I’m measuring success

Since starting #HealthyMe I’ve been reluctant to set official health goals. For me, putting a number on being healthy or setting an objective with an “end” to it is counterintuitive. I’m not trying to reach anything in particular, nor do…


How to lose weight without going hungry

So you’ve committed to losing weight. Good for you! While your initial reflex may be to cut way back on food, that will just make you hungry and lead to you ultimately giving up and quitting your efforts all together….


The great weight-loss debate: diet vs. exercise

If you had to choose one way to lose weight–diet or exercise–which would you pick? Many people have a definite preference when asked this question, so we thought it was time to reveal which option is actually the best for…



Losing the baby weight doesn’t have to be a chore, make it fun!

New moms have a lot to worry about when they bring home that bundle of joy.  Do I breastfeed or bottle feed?  How do I maintain my sanity when sleep is a distant memory?  Is my baby gaining enough weight? …


What does sugar do to your brain?

Sugar consumption can be a tricky beast, as our bodies actually need sugar to function properly. However, sugar overconsumption leads to a host of different health issues like obesity, poor memory function, depression and learning disorders, just to name a…


Stop adding calories to your food. Add flavor instead!

Flavor can be a huge deterrent when trying to eat cleaner, healthier and simpler meals. I can attest to this, as I always feel like I want to add a dipping sauce or something to my dish. However, acting on…