Discover the key to living a healthy lifestyle

Happy woman doing yoga

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) When you make the choice to get healthy and lose weight, there are good ways to do it, and there are some not-so-good ways to do it. WOTV 4 Women Wellness Expert Michele Fife says when you want to get healthy, it’s all about balance.

Tips for Finding Balance

  • Eating the right foods at consistent times
  • Adequate sleep and rest
  • Exercise consistently and balance with rejuvenation
  • Hydration during dry times/winter air
  • Not creating deprivation situation

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean cutting out the foods you love. If you like sweets, Michele has a great recipe for chia seed pudding.

Benefits of Chia Seeds

  • Lots of nutrients, few calories
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Contain fiber and protein
  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes

Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1/4 cup chia seed
  • 1 cup almond milk (dark chocolate Silk)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Maca root (optional)

Mix it all up and chill for at least two hours to set.

Meet Michele and get a great morning of exercise and tips to live a healthy lifestyle. The Love Out Loud Every Day event is on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14 at Lole in East Grand Rapids. Come out from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public.

Online: Michele Fife

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