I’m not sure how chocolate and candy hearts became the symbol for Valentine’s Day, but I do know that the latest research continues to show us that sugar can be significantly harmful to our health. So harmful that in an April, 2011 article featured in the New York Times Magazine, titled "Sweet and Vicious, Is Sugar Toxic?," the president of Sloan Kettering is quoted as saying " I have eliminated sugar from my diet...Ultimately, it's something I can do to decrease my risk of cancer."
February is American Heart Month, and as a health coach, I appreciate the idea of focusing on our heart health instead of on heart candy! It’s especially important when you consider that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the U.S. for both men AND women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women die from heart disease each year. The good news is, you can take action to minimize your risk, even if you’ve already experienced heart issues. One suggestion this month: kick the candy habit and find other ways t...
Valentine's Day is more about celebrating love, and it does not have to involve eating candy!
As Valentine’s Day approaches and the shelves are filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and cupcakes iced in pink and red, it’s hard to resist buying these tasty treats. If you are trying to improve your overall well-being or stay on track with your health and/or weight loss goals, here are a few ways to avoid temptation:
1) Don’t watch the t.v. commercials! They will tempt you and trigger your cravings!