How to Help Someone Lose Weight

How to Help Someone Lose Weight

The Mindset Membership is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, 2B Mindset, created by Ilana Muhlstein, M.S., RDN. Learn more about The Mindset Membership.  Sign up for The Mindset Membership now — your first 30 days are free! When you’re trying to eat healthy, exercise, and make lifestyle changes that are necessary to reach your goals, support from your loved ones can be a huge source of strength. But what if your friends and family don’t support your goals? In a series of June Topic Videos for The Mindset Membership, Ilana and her husband Noah talk about the challenges of trying to lose weight if the people around you aren’t onboard. Ilana starts where it all begins — at home. In one of the videos, she and Noah share how they got on the same page with her weight-loss goals and how they figured out what worked — and what didn’t. For... Read More
4 Ways That Pizza Can be a Quick Meal That’s Actually Good for You

4 Ways That Pizza Can be a Quick Meal That’s Actually Good for You

When you think of a slice of pizza, “healthy” doesn’t come to mind. It’s bread, cheese, thick sauce, and lots of toppings like pepperoni or chicken—and it’s usually drenched in oil and grease, as well as salt. Plus, most crusts are thick, taking the carb count over the top. (And, hello deep dish!) Yet, if you pick a thin crust pizza that is lower in carbs and one that is also less salty and oily, you can totally have a healthy and satisfying meal ready in no time. Keeping frozen pizzas on hand—instead of ordering from your local pizzeria or restaurant—is a great option since you can choose brands that have fewer carbs and sugar, less sodium, and potentially more veggies or protein too, depending on the crust type and the toppings. Here are five easy ways to boost the nutrition of that pizza, where it can actually be a... Read More
How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

How to Read a Food Label | The Monthly Fix

The Monthly Fix is the monthly companion to Beachbody’s premium nutrition program, Ultimate Portion Fix, created by Super Trainer Autumn Calabrese. Learn more about The Monthly Fix. In the June Topic Video for The Monthly Fix, Autumn does a deep dive into how to read a food nutrition label. Reading a food label and understanding what’s on it can help you choose the foods that fit your healthy eating plan. At first glance, a food label can look a little intimidating, but it’s actually easy to understand once you know what to look for. Autumn breaks down an example food label, focusing on serving size, percentage of daily value, and the ingredient list and explains what each section means. Here are some of the food label facts that Autumn covers: The ingredient list isn’t random; the ingredients are listed in order of how much of that ingredient is in the food. Sugar can... Read More
6 High Sodium Foods That Can Actually Help

6 High Sodium Foods That Can Actually Help

Salty foods are often seen as being bad for you, since excess sodium can contribute to heart disease, stroke, and water retention/bloating. Yet there are actually naturally salty foods that are super healthy for you—and you don’t want to ditch them from the diet completely or else you could miss out on some excellent nutrition and flavor. Of course, you’ll want to eat these high-sodium foods in moderation—not too much in one sitting—or else you could hold water uncomfortably (and feel puffy and lethargic), and you might put your cholesterol and heart health at risk for the long-term. Still though, here are a couple of salty foods that you can totally enjoy in your diet, since they offer some nutritional perks, have great taste, and they can help balance out electrolytes—something especially useful if you’re active and workout regularly. (That’s right—you do need some sodium to replenish electrolytes after a... Read More
The 5 Best Cheap Pantry Staples To Have At Home

The 5 Best Cheap Pantry Staples To Have At Home

Having fresh produce and meat at home can be great, as you can cook up a healthy, wholesome meal that can provide you with the nutrients you need and taste delicious. But it can be hard to always find time to get outside for a shopping trip, and delivery can surely add up. Plus, you never know if you will eat the fresh ingredients in time, as things can come up where plans can change. And that would be a waste of money and perfectly good food. That’s why having ingredients at home that have longer shelf lives can be great. They can last a while due to a longer expiration date and they are often still nutritious and versatile for quick and easy meals. It makes meal prep a breeze. If you can’t seem to make it to the grocery store, keep these great pantry staples in your kitchen... Read More