Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You

2020-04-28T09:58:11-07:00April 28th, 2020|Energy, Vitality + Well-Being, Weight Loss, Weight Management|

What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on our mood and emotions.

Fiber: Are You Getting Enough?

2020-04-28T09:59:30-07:00April 28th, 2020|Healthy Aging, Vitality + Well-Being, Weight Management|

Do you get enough fiber? The odds are pretty good that you don’t get the recommended daily amount since only five percent of adults consume adequate dietary fiber (1). The Institute of Medicine recommends at least 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men every day, but according to a large national health survey, the average adult consumes just 16 grams of fiber daily (2). This means that the majority of us are missing out on the health benefits from fiber including support for heart health, digestive health, and weight management (1).
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