There are certain foods we all know we should eat more often: leafy vegetables, eggs, wild salmon, etc. But often times, we don't know the reasons why they are good for us. And without educating ourselves on these facts, it might make it easier to overlook implementing them into our diet. Here's a list of seven foods you should try to prioritize when planning your meals. Don't just take my word for it, take the time to learn WHY these foods are superstars.
Fact: Occasionally everyone has to turn to a popular fast food chain for a quick meal. But despite the fact that these chains often do offer up less than ideal meal options, it doesn't mean you can't make smarter decisions when eating there from time to time. Here's a guide to show you what meal options … Continue reading What Would Neeks Order at Popular Fast Food Chains?
Here's a question: Would you let less than 1 cup of rice and tops 2 tsp of oil screw up or derail you from your weeks of good work? No. I know I wouldn't. And when you consider a lot of popular sweets from this perspective, you might learn to look at them a little … Continue reading #Perspective: Would You Let a Little “Rice & Oil” Derail You?
Let's face it, when it comes to reading food labels, things can easily get confusing. What's the difference between organic and non-organic? Cage free vs. free range? Whole grain vs. wheat? Believe it or not, there is usually a huge difference. Food labels can be purposefully deceiving and at the end of the day, you … Continue reading How to Decode Food Labels
When it comes to food ingredients, it's difficult to simply divide them all into "good" or "bad" categories. That said, there are some ingredients that are definitely worse for you than others. Use this guide to learn which ingredients are the ones I consider to be the "worst offenders." 1. HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP (HFCS)RATING: AVOID ENTIRELY ❌ ❌ ❌ High … Continue reading Watch Out For These Ingredients!
Thanksgiving is the one holiday any person concerned with their diet is most afraid of. That’s why this year, I’m going into the holiday with a solid game plan. Eat my normal meals leading up to dinner. Eat an egg white omelette (or a protein shake) before heading over, followed by 32 oz. of water. … Continue reading Neeks Approved – My Thanksgiving Game Plan 🦃