General Health Tips

Spicing up your food … and your metabolism?

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**Did you see my post on green smoothies over the weekend?  And have you subscribed to receive email updates (enter your email on the right side of this page) or “liked” the Lyons’ Share Wellness on Facebook?** In recent news, there’s been a lot of talk about using spices to rev up your metabolism.  So…

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Green smoothies … worth the hype?


By now, you’ve probably seen someone walking around with a sludgy-looking green juice or smoothie, and may have even asked WHY in the world anyone would drink something so … green.  Sales of super-premium fruit and vegetable juices have risen 58% since 2004, and smoothie chains on every corner are offering “healthy add-ins” or green…

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Going for whole grains


You may have read in my post on the “BDD Rule” that one of my simple tricks for eating healthily at restaurants is to (usually) avoid the bread basket.  Aside from the added calories, one reason this makes even more sense is that the majority of breads restaurants place on tables are refined grains or…

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The “BDD Rule” for eating out


Eating at restaurants is a topic near and dear to my heart: in a normal week, I eat 12 meals per week out of the house due to traveling Monday through Thursday for work … and that’s without any social outings or date nights on the weekends (note: this post was written in 2013, before…

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Starting your day the healthy way


We’ve all heard it … “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  But are you eating the right things for breakfast to get your day started in the best way possible?  Read on to learn why I think breakfast is so important, and see one example of a common breakfast in my everyday…

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