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Free Time Fridays: Which Diet Trend Could Be Right For You?

Molly Maid knows your time is valuable, which is why we created the “What’s Your Time Worth” Calculator to show you about how much time you’re giving up to clean your home. In our new weekly blog series – Free Time Fridays, we want to explore the novelty of free time. Instead of spending your much anticipated weekend chained to your home, take the opportunity to enjoy the things you love most. Each Friday we will feature a new bundle of activities to enjoy while Molly Maid does your dirty work…literally.

 

With Halloween just behind us, and the impending indulgence of the holiday season looming ahead of us, it is a difficult time to focus on your health and fitness. But with the time you save cleaning your house this weekend, we hope you can take the time to consider making adjustments in your eating habits. With thanksgiving approaching, you can make changes in your everyday diet along with planning for a more health conscious holiday season.

 

There is an overwhelming amount of diet fads these days, and choosing one can become an impossible task.  Luckily, we’ve tackled these trends and created an approachable guide to getting your health plan kick- started.

 

The Paleo Diet: The paleo diet stems from the idea that the healthiest diet is one that is closest to the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors. The general idea of the Paleo diet is to consume foods that are closest to the original source as possible. This includes fresh meat, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils. The Paleolithic diet does not include any processed foods, dairy, refined sugars, and legumes. For more information on the Paleo Diet, click  here.

 Gluten-Free Diet: More and more people are participating in a gluten-free diet. A gluten-free diet has proven incredible benefits for people suffering from Celiac disease; so why has it become such a huge fad for people who haven’t proven a sensitivity to wheat? Supporters of a gluten-free diet argue that an overall healthier lifestyle comes with the commitment to eliminate gluten regardless of whether or not there is a sensitivity to gluten present. Check out more information on the gluten-free lifestyle here.

Vegan and Vegetarian Diet: Eliminating meat from your diet can be a moral decision as well as a health- conscious choice. For health reasons, a vegetarian diet is preferred because of the correlation omnivorous diets have with a lowered risk of disease, including a lower risk for cardiovascular disease. The difference between vegans and regular vegetarians is the elimination of animal products altogether. This includes eggs and dairy products. Vegetarians typically consume eggs and dairy products, but will not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Because there are proven essential nutrients in meat products, many vegetarians have to supplement their diet with vitamins.

 In all things, moderation is key. We recommend consulting your physician before making any major changes in your diet.

We hope you now have the tools to continue your journey to a healthier, happier, and more enjoyable holiday season. Comment below and share with us what you would be doing if Molly Maid was cleaning your house this weekend!

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