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Summer equates to a time of more relaxed schedules, vacation getaways, and fun. These often lead to  treating yourself and your family to a special sweet treat every now and then! Especially in the warm weather, we tend crave something cold and creamy. But the next time the summer heat makes you want to reach for a high-sugar ice cream cone, try out one of these nutritious, but equally delicious frozen treats instead! You’ll cool off and properly fuel your body to stay energized for all your fun summertime activities. 

Fitness enthusiasts and people wanting to make a lifestyle change have no doubt heard a lot about protein lately. And for good reason. Protein is a key component in any diet. There are three macronutrients — protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Are all used by our bodies in unique, beneficial ways, but to help you get to your goals of a stronger, trimmer body, protein by far reigns supreme.

Often times when we think of eating healthy, we think only of goals for weight loss and tips for cutting back on calories. However, many individuals have goals for weight gainand an increase in muscle mass. When this is the case, proper nutrition is still key. Our priority turns to eating in a calorie surplus instead of calorie deficit. Sure, it sounds like fun to go for second servings and calorie-dense foods. . However, to get the physical results we want, we have to be wise in our choices. What are the keys to healthy bulking? Let’s treat eating like training and put thought, time, and energy into fueling your body.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But with endless holiday parties, seasonal treats, and busy schedules, it can be easy to forgo our normal healthy habits. Camelback Village Registered Dietitian Jamie Miller has some key tipsonhow we can maintain our health this holiday season. There’s no reason to feel less than our best by the time New Year’s Day rolls around!

Rising temperatures and kids getting out of school can only mean one thing, summertime is here! Summer brings fun vacations, outings with your kids, and summer parties, but all that can make it hard to stick to healthy habits. Even with normal routines disrupted for an extra dose of fun, you should still make sure and reach for healthy snacks.

For super-busy mornings, cereal can be a convenient and nutritious option but there are many misconceptions about which cereals are actually healthy and which ones are simply claiming to be. Many cereal brands that seem healthy, actually are filled with sugar. Keep reading along for some tips on how to choose a healthy cereal.

Reading labels is a tricky business. Consumers are more health-conscious than ever so food manufacturers often use misleading tricks to convince people to buy their products. Therefore, it’s essential we know how to sort out the junk from the truly healthy foods with just a glance at the back of packages.

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