Last week I talked about controlling inflammation for health and weight loss. But fighting inflammation is only half the battle. The second piece of the puzzle is managing the hormone insulin. You must make friends with this hormone before long-term health and weight loss will occur. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body store fat. But before you give insulin a piece of your mind, know that … [Read more...] about Insulin: The Fat-Storing AND Weight-Loss Hormone
There is something that most of us need to lose even more than extra pounds. We need to lose excess internal inflammation. Many diets ignore this topic completely. But until you reduce the inflammation, your body will be like a pogo stick. Your weight will go up down, up down, up down...you get my point. Through my daily scopes on Periscope, I've realized that many people don't fully understand … [Read more...] about Inflammation: The Secret Reason You’re Gaining Weight!
You tell yourself that you've changed your diet for good. You feel great and there's nothing getting in your way now! But as time passes and your favorite foods start seeming like distant memories, something changes. The impetus that led you to make these healthy changes might not be as strong. And the emotional triggers that make you want to break into that emergency stash of potato chips are … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Overcome Cravings and Overeating
There are lots of reasons to make your own cashew milk. Maybe You're trying to cut back on dairy. Or perhaps you just like the creaminess of cashew milk. Or maybe you like the adventure of making your own milk but don't have room for a new pet cow! Whatever your reason is for wanting to make your own cashew milk, now is a great time to start!. There are my favorite reasons for making my own … [Read more...] about Cashew Milk: The Easy Homemade Way!
It never occurred to me that I had stopped being my own life and health advocate. I always found comfort in following others. Whether I thrived or I failed was someone else's responsibility. And where did that leave me? Not where I wanted to be. Change never comes easy. And there is comfort in staying stuck. Looking back, relying on others relieved my stress and made me feel safe. But it … [Read more...] about Be your own life and health advocate