But, let me tell you. It gets better.
Enter Naked Cookie. Chocolate chip edition.
We all like to have a quick snack that's delicious and healthy. Plus, if you're bulking, you need all the protein you can get. That's why I appreciate what the folks at Naked Nutrition have done with good, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie.
Here's what you get from these freshly baked cookies:
What I liked about the Naked Cookie is that I didn't feel guilty about eating one. Obviously, cookies aren't usually a go-to for eating healthy. I tell my kids that all the time.
But, having a sweet alternative to snack on in the middle of the afternoon is a great option. You get to a indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt and pack in some additional protein for the day. If you do what I did - and have one around 2:30 pm - it should hold you over until dinner time.
Good news: you can grab your own protein cookies on Amazon. Not a bad way to treat yourself any time of year!
With Christmas coming up, why not stock up on cookies that are actually good for you (and your gains). While you're at it, leave a few for Santa on Christmas Eve. The big guy might need a protein boost for his busy night.Read more
There are many benefits to having a youthful appearance in today's age. For starters, people who look younger tend to have an easier time finding jobs. A study by AARP in 2013 found that people who looked younger than their actual age were more likely to be hired and earned more money than those who looked their age or older.
Looking young also has benefits outside of the workplace. People who look younger are often seen as more energetic and vibrant, making them more attractive to potential romantic partners. Studies have also shown that people who look younger tend to live longer than those who do not.
So what can you do to maintain a youthful appearance? Here are some tips.Read more
For most people who go into medical debt, the event that brings this on for them comes out of nowhere. And while you can plan for other big expenses like buying a home or a car, people don’t necessarily want to plan for the times in the future where they might get hurt or sick.
While these aren’t fun things to have to think about and put money away for, doing so can help you to avoid having your finances ruined. So to assist you in doing this, here are three ways to safeguard yourself against medical expenses.
Get To Know Your Insurance Policies
One of the first and best things that you can do to prepare yourself for a time when you have big medical expenses is to get to know your insurance policies.
For your health insurance, make sure you know what your deductible is, what the maximum is that you’ll be paying out-of-pocket for things, and what is and isn’t covered under your insurance. If you don’t already know these things, consider educating yourself on them now.
It’s not only health insurance that you have available to you to help with future medical costs. You can get insured for things like accidents and injuries, long-term care like when you need to move into an assisted living facility, a loss of physical function that affects your ability to work, and more. So to help you know exactly what to do if and when you need any of these things, make sure you have at least a basic understanding of the insurance policies you have.
Learn How To Read The Paperwork
Dealing with insurance and medical bills can be confusing, especially for those who haven’t had to do anything like this in the past. But with a little work and research, you can learn how to read any and all paperwork that might be given to you regarding medical expenses.
While you can do your own research online to learn what certain things mean to ensure that everything is being processed and covered correctly, there are also people out there whose job it is to help you navigate through these kinds of things. There are government agencies, people who work for your employer, and others who can help you ensure that you’re not being taken advantage of and that everything is being done as it should be.
Always Ask For Financial Help
When the time comes for you to pay for whatever medical care you received, one of the best things you can do is to ask the doctor or facility for financial help. On many occasions, you can be given a discount, put on a payment plan, or have entire parts of the bill removed to help you meet your financial needs. It never hurts to ask, so ask.
If you’re worried about how you’ll handle getting a large medical bill or having big medical expenses in the future, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you prepare for this possibility.Read more
Humans are creatures of habit. Unfortunately, some of the habits we pick up and integrate into our daily lives are less than good for our health and sometimes our wealth.
If you are currently struggling with bad habits and you want to change that, below you will find some techniques that can help you transform throes bad habits into more positive ones, helping you to maintain good health and much healthier finances.Read more
Experimenting with food is something that a lot of people do. Some do it for fun, while others need to create new recipes for their work or business. Whether you like experimenting for pleasure or it's a necessity of your job, it can quickly get expensive.
You might be cooking (or baking) more than you really need to feed yourself or your family, which means it can produce a lot of waste too, especially when things go wrong. However, there are ways you can reduce your waste, which can help to save money.
Try these tips that will allow you to keep experimenting with less waste.Read more
If you’re looking to build a healthy body and lifestyle, then one of the first goals on your mind might be to reduce your fat. Whether you’re worried about the impact your weight might have on your body or you simply don’t like how you look in the mirror, it can be tempting to look for shortcuts to decrease your body fat. However, do they really exist?Read more
Women experience more intense pressure from society to be a certain size. Everything from ads to pop culture tells us we should be thin and beautiful. This can be a hard standard no matter what your body type and genetics are. It makes weight loss that much harder, whether you want to lose five pounds or 50.
It's not just an aesthetics issue; extra weight puts you at risk of health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. If you feel that your health is suffering because of excessive weight, it's time to make a change.
Being overweight isn't just about poor lifestyle choices and conformity to body ideals. There are many other factors involved besides diet and exercise.Read more
The last few years have been dramatic - and for many, traumatic - in a way which we could not possibly have been prepared for. And although there is always good news, if you know where to look, there is bad news too. Even as we look to a future beyond the pandemic, it’s an unavoidable fact that there are going to be bumps on the road to recovery - and that means that it’s probably wise to look for ways to keep spending low.
At the same time, you’ve got to eat. Many of us, when looking for savings to make, think in terms of what we can tolerate missing out on - and a shocking recent statistic revealed that one in four Americans have skipped meals during the pandemic to keep spending low. While it’s understandable to consider cutting meals out, this is also a false economy. When you miss meals, your body - and your brain in particular - will not be performing at full power. Below are some tips for eating more affordably without having to go to the extreme of skipping meals.Read more
Sustaining a work injury is unpleasant. If you are familiar with the legal consequences of injuries in the workplace, you may be thinking about securing compensation.
Unfortunately, you can't always claim compensation for your injury when you are a remote employee. In fact, more often than not, as you are responsible for your workstation and your work environment, you may have to bear the responsibility of your injury as well. In other words, getting hurt when you have flexible work arrangements could put your income and your health at risk.
Here are some of the most common injuries sustained by remote employees or work-from-home freelancers, and how to best avoid them.Read more
Being able to look after and take care of yourself in 2022 is so important, and there are plenty of things you need to consider when it comes to making the most of this. Try to make sure you are focused on doing the best you can to look after yourself and take the necessary steps to enjoy your life and achieve success. This means you need to think about the best course of action you can take to do this.
Taking the right steps to look after yourself in life is so important, and, whether this is as a business professional, or an individual in your private life, you need to ensure you focus on this as much as you can. Protecting yourself and your career is so important for future, long-term success, and this is something that you need to make sure you focus on as much as possible.Read more