We are all looking for ways to boost our productivity, become more efficient, and, well, just get more stuff done. Instead of reaching for one of the latest and greatest self help promising the newest productivity-packed solution, maybe you should just grab a snack instead. In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some of the foods that you probably already have in your kitchen that can actually make you more productive by boosting your brain, increasing your energy, and improving your sleep. Get ready to stock up for your new Productivity Diet.
Could You Quit Fast Food for 30 Days?
American is a Fast Food nation. According to a recent report from the CDC, more than 1 in 3 Americans eats Fast Food every day! We get it, it's fast (naturally), convenient to fit into our on-the-go-lifestyle, and for the most part pretty cheap. All of these factors make it a hard habit to turn away from. But Ann Marie Langrehr did! In this episode, Jon and Megan talk with EatThis.com's Ann Marie Langrehr who lived on a steady diet of fast foods, every day, until it was too much. She talks about the how she came to the realization that her Fast Food diet was hurting her and how she survived cutting it out, cold turkey, for an entire month. More importantly, Ann Marie shares the extraordinary impact this decision had in how she looked, felt and acted. Her story is inspiring, because even if you don't cut it out cold turkey, you will learn that dialing it back is possible, and the results of doing so can be truly amazing.
Eat Carbs AND Lose Weight
Some people cut carbs all together as a first step to dropping weight, but if giving up bread and pasta isn't too appealing, we're here to give you some good news: You can still lose weight while eating carbs, but only if you eat the right ones. And by right ones, we mean complex carbs. In this episode, Jon and Megan break down the Eat This! list of carbs that you can stock up and enjoy, guilt free!
Foods that DON’T Go in the Fridge
We’ve all been there, opening the refrigerator door and trying to find some space — any space — to put newly bought groceries on. What’s eating up all of the shelf space anyway? Odds are you are wasting valuable fridge space on foods that not only don’t need to go in the there but actually shouldn’t go in there! That’s right, the cool air and environment of your refrigerator can actually break down the antioxidants in some fruits and halt the ripening process in other foods. This week, Jon and Megan break down some of the main mistakes we make when stocking our fridge so your food will last longer and taste better. Time to start thinking about all of the great foods you can put on your new found shelf space.
Tips for Cutting Back Added Sugars
While many of us know we should be cutting back on all the added sugars in our diet, h ow becomes the hard part. Added sugars have been connected to a host of health concerns including a recent study suggesting that just 3-4 ounces of sugary drinks per day can lead to an 18 percent rise in cancer risk! In this episode, Jon and Megan highlight some easy, and interesting, ways you can start to cut unnecessary added sugars from your diet.