How to Kick Start a Healthy Routine

Presented by WW (formerly Weight Watchers) in Partnership with ClassPass If you feel like your schedule for eating, sleeping, working, working out, and just living has been upended over the past year-plus, you’re not alone. As we transition into a new season, you might be thinking about creating new habits, getting back to old routines, or shying away from some not-so-great ones.  That said, it can be overwhelming to know where (or even how) to start building healthier habits without completely upending your entire life. That’s why making some small, simple shifts to your everyday routines is the ultimate form of self-care that you can start practicing no matter where you are and what your health and wellness goals may be.  So, if you’re considering how you want to start getting healthier and losing weight (if that’s part of your goals), here are 8 things to keep in mind: Give yourself a break. Before you do anything else, take a minute to practice a little bit of self-compassion. This is a moment in time that …

Six Healthy, Low Calorie Foods for Your Next Meal

We’ve been there. We’re watching TV and one Dorito becomes two Doritos becomes, well, an awkward amount of Doritos (and an awkward amount of calories). So, no. We can’t—or, rather, we shouldn’t—eat 100 Doritos. That said, there are foods that are okay to consume as much of as we want. These (mostly green) foods are: asparagus; celery; cruciferous veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower; cucumber; spinach and tomatoes. And that’s because each of these are under 40 calories per 100 grams. Low calorie snack ideas Chelsea Baptiste of Wellness by Chelsea explains, “You have probably heard the phrase ‘negative calorie’ food before, which is essentially the theory that you expend more calories eating, digesting and eliminating than the amount of calories that the food actually delivers to the body. While this concept is debated and can be a little misleading based on the name alone, it is often used as a way to emphasize the low-calorie nature of some foods. Ultimately, it would be better to label these foods in this category as ‘low-calorie’ foods.” Asparagus …

Stocking Up for Winter? Here’s the Healthiest Winter Foods You Can Buy

… they’re all really good reasons to make soup. While the wind and the slush of wintertime can make us long for springtime, there is something particularly delicious that happens between November and March: the produce. Sprouts are the food of springtime and fruit the food of summer, but wintertime means root veggies, unique leafy greens and tart berries are in season, making for some of the best comfort food (read: taste amazing but are truly so good for you) meals of the year. Eating in line with the seasons offers many benefits. Energetically, the planet slows a bit in the winter – plants halt their growing, there is less sunlight – and we, too, tend to slow down a little, spending more time indoors and in pseudo-hibernation. Heavier, warmer, spicier foods are a better fit in winter as they help to encourage this natural cycle of restfulness. Not so coincidentally, the food nature offers during this time of year gives us what we need, energetically and nutritionally. For instance, in the absence of an …

The Foods You Need to Eat More of in the Winter

Your body needs these nutrients to feel its best in the cold. Winter is filled with holiday traditions, ski trips and a whole bunch of cozy time indoors to relax with friends and family. Unfortunately, it can come with some downsides like greater chances of catching a cold or getting the flu, dry or cracked skin and possibly less time spent outdoors. All of these factors can lead to a lacking of some key nutrients. What foods will naturally boost your immune system? Come winter, the likelihood of getting sick is high. It is cold and flu season and also a popular travel time. Plus, the holidays mean that you might be consuming fewer vegetables and more sweets — which can decrease your immunity. Vitamin C and zinc are two powerhouses to focus on this season. Vitamin C In the winter time, vitamin C helps prevent immune deficiency and lessens your chances of getting sick. However, you don’t need to go running to find your nearest vitamin C drink loaded with fake vitamins and sugar. …

The Ultimate List of Winter Produce

Stock up on these winter produce picks at the market.  Not many talk about the winter time as being the best time for produce but there is some delicious fruits and veggies that thrive in the colder months. They tend to be stronger, sturdier foods that are able to handle harsh conditions and lower temperatures. We think you will be surprised with how many different kinds are in season right now and how with proper planning you can make a tasty, seasonal and healthy meal plan. What produce is in season in the winter? As soon as the wintry skies roll around it’s like we crave nothing but tomatoes fresh from the vine and corn that was picked yesterday. It can be easy to yearn for delicious and sweet summer produce, but why not try and eat in-season? Winter produce is severely underrated. The winter season is the perfect time to push your culinary palette and try the warming, filling delicious produce that crops up in the winter time. You will notice there are fewer fruits …