Walk Your Way to Fitness

23 Jul 2018 no comments TASTEHAVEN

A daily brisk walk along with your healthy meal plan can help you live a healthier life.

  • Regular brisk walking can help you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
  • Strengthen your bones and muscles.
  • Improve your mood.
  • Improve your balance and coordination.
  • The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits.

Choose your course carefully.

  • Be safe. If you’ll be walking outdoors, avoid paths with cracked sidewalks, potholes, low-hanging limbs or uneven turf. Consider walking at a well lit trail or in a shopping mall that offers open times for walkers.
  • Warm up. Walk slowly for five to 10 minutes to warm up your muscles and prepare your body for exercise.
  • Cool down & stretch at the end of  your walk.

Use proper walking techniques:

  • Hold your head up and look forward, not at the ground.
  • Relax your neck, shoulders and back.
  • Swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows.
  • Your stomach muscles are slightly tightened and your back is straight, not arched forward or backward.
  • Walk brisk and smoothly.

Stay committed & motivated

  • Start with a simple goal, such as 10 minutes a day during your lunch break then increase it each week.
  • Make walking enjoyable. If you don’t enjoy walking alone, ask a friend or neighbor to join you. If you’re invigorated by groups, join a walking group. You might like listening to music while you walk.
  • Vary your routine. If you walk, plan several different routes for variety.

Once you take that first step, you’re on the way to an important destination — better health.

Fuel Your Body with Healthy Meals

23 Jul 2018 no comments TASTEHAVEN

A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions.

A healthy eating plan is Easy-To Stick To and:

  • Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products
  • Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
  • Limits saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars
  • Controls portion sizes

Your Best Body Every

To lose weight, most people need to reduce the number of calories that you get from food and beverages (energy IN) and increase their physical activity (energy OUT). For a weight loss of 1–1 ½ pounds per week, daily intake should be reduced by 500 to 750 calories. In general:

  • A Eating plans that contain 1,200–1,500 calories each day will help most women lose weight safely.
  • Eating plans that contain 1,500–1,800 calories each day are suitable for men and for women who weigh more or who exercise regularly.

Five Quick Tips To Help Prevent & Manage Type 2 Diabetes

23 Jul 2018 no comments TASTEHAVEN

Type 2 Diabetes is highly preventable and manageable. Here are five quick tips for managing and preventing diabetes.

  • Choose a healthy diet rich in whole grains and healthy fats adds even more protection—skip the refined grains and sugary soda.
  • Keeping weight in check and being physically active.
  • Minimize the amount of red meat and avoid highly processed meats — including hot dogs and deli meats. Say yes to lean protein such as fish, chicken & turkey.
  • Eat more plant based foods. A diet high in vegetables and whole grains can keep blood sugar and appetite in check.
  • Reduce consumption of refined carbs and sugary drinks, white bread, white rice, white pasta and potatoes can increases in blood sugar

Delivery Update

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Spring Weight Loss Meal Plans Special

24 Mar 2014 no comments TASTEHAVEN

Achieve your weight loss goals before summer with Taste Haven’s delicious weight loss diet.  Fresh meals conveniently delivered your Nassau and Suffolk county Long Island home.

Great Tips for Shaping Up This Spring

16 Mar 2014 no comments TASTEHAVEN

By: Deanne. Griffith

Spring is officially in the air and for people in colder climates it means the time is drawing near for slipping off some layers of clothing.  We will soon be packing away the warm winter woolens that for several months kept our body parts hidden and warm.  But if your body isn’t in good shape, you may not like what’s going to be revealed.

A slow arriving spring allows a little extra lead-time to eat foods that promote weight loss and get in shape before summer officially arrives.  On some occasions, though, the full warmth of spring hits as quickly as the first crocus breaks through the winter snow.  We may find ourselves wearing a winter coat one day and shorts the next.  The question is:  Is your body ready for your spring reveal?

There’s no better time to prepare for your unveiling than now.  Why not start on your own personal rejuvenation process.  Here are a few ideas to get you going over the next 12 weeks:

There’s no better time to get in shape and repair your body than right now.

a. Start on a healthy diet and whole foods eating plan like Taste Haven weight loss program and start losing  weight.
b. Make a firm decision to get in shape and serious about reaching your weight loss goals.
c. Be aware of those comfort eating and fitness habits suitable for hibernation that you’ve developed during the winter month.
d. Know that your eating and physical activities need to be balanced and you have the power to change the scales.

Dust off those sneakers.
a.  Walk outdoors more often
b.  Take the stairs instead of elevators
c.  Exercise in your local park
d.  Take up running
e.  Get your green thumb active-Start a garden
f.  Join a gym focusing more on arm, leg and abdominal toning.

So, hang up those woollies, say goodbye to winter and get ready to roll up those pant legs!  Yes, spring is here and it’s time for you to tone and bloom.

Holiday Dinner-What Should You Eat ?

23 Dec 2013 no comments TASTEHAVEN

2,279 calories — 109 grams of fat
1 cup eggnog
4 oz. turkey, dark meat with gravy
1 cup cornbread stuffing with gravy
½ cup green bean casserole
½ cup candied sweet potatoes
1 butter flaked roll with 1 Tbsp. butter
½ cup cranberry orange relish
1/6 pecan pie with whipped cream

Your Makeover Dinner Plan
1,369 calories — 32 grams of fat
1 4-oz. glass white wine or sparkling cider
4 oz. turkey, white meat with gravy
½ cup cornbread stuffing
1 cup sautéed green beans sprinkled with parmesan cheese and lemon
½ cup candied sweet potatoes
1 dinner roll with 1 tsp. butter
½ cup cranberry orange relish
1/6 pumpkin pie

4 Holiday Myths

23 Dec 2013 no comments TASTEHAVEN

’Tis the season, right? Ideally, yes, but that’s not always the case. Some unhealthful holiday traditions can bring about stress and depression. This year, give yourself a gift by busting these less-than-merry myths.

Myth 1: Festive celebrations mean weight gain. Only if you let them. Here are a few smart strategies to enjoy special treats without gaining weight:

  •  Keep a regular eating schedule. This starts with eating breakfast, which may prevent you from eating more throughout the day. If you starve yourself during the day because you’re waiting for that night’s party, you may be overly hungry when that plate of cookies comes around and overindulge.
  • Focus on what you truly want – and what’s available for a limited time only. You can still enjoy holiday treats, so long as you eat fewer “ordinary” ones. Ask yourself, “What are my favorite seasonal foods that I can only get now, and what are items I can get any time?” Then, skip those you can find any time. 
  • Ease up on alcohol. Alcoholic drinks – especially fancy, holiday ones – can be loaded with calories. Alcohol is also an appetite stimulant. What’s more, if you drink too much, you may forget to watch what you’re eating and eat too much as well.

Myth 2: The bigger and more expensive the present, the better. You don’t have to spend a bundle to show how much you care about others. Often the most precious, memorable gifts cost nothing, very little, or are handmade. It really can be “the thought that counts.”

Myth 3: It’s OK to let physical activity go into hibernation over the holidays. Packed schedules and less-than-ideal weather conditions can provide excuses for not exercising, but if you take even 15 minutes here and there to get moving, your energy level and attitude might improve.

Myth 4: Family get-togethers are stressful. Have realistic expectations, accept individuals for whom they are (not all people are alike, even if they do come from the same clan), and avoid negative talk (and, if needed, negative people).

Light and delicious-"Guilt-Free" Eggnog recipe

23 Dec 2013 no comments TASTEHAVEN

This year you worked so hard to get in shape, however with all the goodies around during the holidays, it’s a challenge not to enter the new year with some baggage .

Many people either fall off the wagon or miss out on their favorite treats like – eggnog but most commercially or home-made versions are not figure friendly, filled with highly processed ingredients, egg yolks,  chemicals,  high fat cream,  non-nutritious white sugars and HFC’s that can wreak havoc on your weight loss or healthy lifestyle efforts.

So, I’m sharing my vegan eggnog recipe, it’s made with fresh almond milk (homemade if possible), frozen banana, dates, a touch of vanilla and spices to produce a delicious creamy version of this holiday treat.

Did I say it’s, low in fat, yummy and  a lot healthier and the kids will love it too? You may adjust the spices to your taste, add coco to make a chocolate version or add a tiny pinch of turmeric for more color.

Merry-Merry Holidays!

Light and Delicious “Guilt Free”-Eggnog Recipe
1 & 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 date, soaked for 10 minutes
dash of ground clove
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt if desired

Add almond milk, bananas and date into the blender (I like the Vitamix), blend on high for 20 seconds or until there are no chunks of frozen banana left.
Pour into a glass, garnish with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
Makes 2-8 ounce servings.
Approx: Cals=144, sat fat=0, cholesterol=0, carbs=31.8, Fiber=4.2, sugars=17.4
Nutrition rating=B+

Posted by: Faye Melville