How to Get Healthy by Tracking What You Eat

Whether your goals are to get rid of unwanted body fat, build muscle, increase endurance, or just to get healthier and feel better, keeping track of what you eat can help you get there.

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Why Track?

Whether your goals are to get rid of unwanted body fat, build muscle, increase endurance, or just to get healthier and feel better, keeping track of what you eat can help you get there. It took me until the second half of my freshman year of college to realize that what I put into my body actually affects how my body looks and feels. By cataloging when and what you eat, you can get some insight into the many ways your food impacts your body and mind.

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Just-Eggs Egg “Muffins”

The secret ingredient is eggs.
Wait. The only ingredient is eggs.

Egg Muffins

Reading Time: 3 Minutes
Total Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

The secret ingredient is eggs.
Wait. The only ingredient is eggs.

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Wake Up and Drop Pounds: Burn Fat and Get Healthy Every Morning

When the alarm starts blaring at 6 AM, the first thing on your mind probably isn’t exercise. Those thoughts are reserved for something like “How many times can I hit the snooze before I’m late enough to get yelled at, again?” along with a choice selection of a few four letter words. But here’s the thing, the morning is possibly the most important time of the day if you’re interested in getting healthier and dropping some pounds, and honestly, who isn’t And the best part is: you don’t need to go to the gym to do it.

When the alarm starts blaring at 6 AM, the first thing on your mind probably isn’t exercise. That hour is reserved for something like “How many times can I hit the snooze before I’m late enough to get yelled at, again?” along with a choice selection of a few four letter words. But here’s the thing, the morning is possibly the most important time of the day if you’re interested in getting healthier and dropping some pounds, and honestly, who isn’t? And the best part is: you don’t need to go to the gym to do it.

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Squash Skin Chips

While making my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I did not want to throw out the peels for all the zucchini I used.  Instead I came up with this great way to turn the skin, which would otherwise be abandoned, into a delicious and healthy snack.

Instead of potato chips, try out this low-carb, low-sugar, baked alternative.

Squash Skin Chips
Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

While making my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I did not want to throw out the peels for all the zucchini I used.  Instead I came up with this great way to turn the skin, which would otherwise be abandoned, into a delicious and healthy snack.

Instead of potato chips, try out this low-carb, low-sugar, baked alternative.

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Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal”

Oatmeal was always one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks. It’s quick, easy, filling, and delicious. After giving up grains, however, I’ve wanted to come up with something to fill this gap. While testing out flavors and combinations for my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I stumbled upon something that was pretty comparable, Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal.”

Reading Time: 2 Minutes
Total Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Oatmeal was always one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks.  It’s quick, easy, filling, and delicious.  After giving up grains, however, I’ve wanted to come up with something to fill this gap.   While testing out flavors and combinations for my Summer Squash “Ice Cream,” I stumbled upon something that was pretty comparable, Almond Summer Squash “Oatmeal.”

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Summer Squash “Ice Cream”

For a while now, I’ve been looking for a good healthy alternative to ice cream. I helped my father open up an ice cream store nine years ago, and I have been working there ever since, making and serving the creamy, heavenly goodness. It’s one of the things I miss the most while on this diet. Every dairy-free recipe I’ve come across, such as those which use bananas or coconuts, are still very high in sugar and carbohydrates. For those looking for an even healthier and still delicious alternative, I’ve come up with this: Summer Squash “Ice Cream.”

It’s fairly quick and incredibly easy, and might just satisfy your cool craving. I know it did for me. Here’s how to make it:

Blending up some Summer Squash "Ice Cream"
Blending up some Summer Squash “Ice Cream”

Reading Time: 6 Minutes
Total Cooking Time: 4 Hours

For a while now, I’ve been looking for a good healthy alternative to ice cream. I helped my father open up an ice cream store nine years ago, and I have been working there ever since, making and serving the creamy, heavenly goodness. It’s one of the things I miss the most while on this diet. Every dairy-free recipe I’ve come across, such as those which use bananas or coconuts, are still very high in sugar and carbohydrates. For those looking for an even healthier and still delicious alternative, I’ve come up with this: Summer Squash “Ice Cream.”

It’s fairly quick and incredibly easy, and might just satisfy your cool craving. I know it did for me. Here’s how to make it:

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