10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy foods give kids the energy they need on a daily basis while also supplying the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help their bodies and minds to develop and mature. Since most are constantly on the go with school and play, snack time is one of the absolute best times to introduce healthy foods into their diets. With that said, here are ten quick and convenient nutrient-rich foods that can greatly optimize physical growth, development and mental performance among children, adolescents and young teens alike.

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Are You Overestimating Your Daily Calorie Expenditure?

For those of you who regularly follow my blog, you’ll know that I often post images of my daily calorie expenditure by way of my Nike+ Fuelband. However, what you may not know is that I actually have a love-hate relationship with this device. While the Fuelband and similar fitness-tracking devices (Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up) serve as great motivational tools that can greatly increase your level of adherence to regular physical activity and exercise, overestimating your daily calorie expenditure by way of these devices could hinder continued progress.

With that said, before you get overly excited about how many calories you burn each day, consider these facts.

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Eating Unhealthy Foods and Losing Weight: Is This Even Possible?

A while back someone asked me "Is it at all possible to lose weight without eating vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods?" Believe it or not, my answer was a firm "YES!"

In fact, many people believe that losing weight requires continuous consumption of "healthy" foods but contrary to popular belief, healthy eating isn't at all necessary for weight loss. Weight loss is simply a matter of creating calorie deficits and this can easily be achieved with everyday consumption of unhealthy nutritionally devoid foods. Now, while it is possible to lose weight this way, it's definitely not a sensible long-term approach.

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