Aah, those last 5 pounds. They can be a bastard. And I relate, because I struggled with them too. Except it was more like 10 pounds. But why quibble about details? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. And while there is no set reason you're stuck on those last 5 pounds, there are some common culprits. Are one of these are holding you back? You’re consuming hidden sugar - I … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Lose Those Last 5 Pounds
It's NOT in your head! Your brain knows you just ate. But your stomach still feels hungry. What gives? And how can you outsmart your food cravings? My mother had a term for food cravings that occurred when she knew she was full. She called them boredom. But I dare say, writing off your hunger as boredom doesn’t give enough credit to the very real, biological reasons that you feel hungry. … [Read more...] about 10 Surefire Ways To Outsmart Your Food Cravings
Why is fasting is popular for weight loss? So flash back to my college days. Here I was, awkward in my body, feeling anything but sexy and thinking that all of my problems could disappear easy peasy if I could snap my fingers and become a skinny girl. I just needed to figure out how to lose weight for long enough and in a consistent enough way to reach my goals. I was stuck in this body that I … [Read more...] about The Dangers with Fasting and Weight-Loss
It's a mistake to think that losing or gaining weight comes down to just calories. Many studies demonstrate the multitude of factors beyond what we eat that affect our weight. So the best way to assure a proper weight is to create balance on many different levels. And since the morning sets the tone for the entire day, a healthy morning routine will increase your odds of weight loss … [Read more...] about A 20 Minute Morning Routine For Weight Loss
The question of what to eat for breakfast is a tough one for many. My husband often says, with a smile, that I've done a horrible job finding him a suitable healthy breakfast options for his lifestyle. So much of the food that is marketed as standard, quick breakfast food is nutrient depleted. And while I wouldn't go so far as to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (hey, … [Read more...] about 20 Healthy Breakfasts You’ll Want To Eat!
Do you ever feel like your diet strategy must be to do it all or you should do nothing? Many people I talk with postpone improving their eating habits because they feel they aren’t ready to do it perfectly. Have you said this before? “Oh, I have a big event on the 15th and I just know there is going to be a lot of temptation. I’ll get through that and then I’ll eat nothing but kale and Brussel … [Read more...] about A Behind the Scenes Look at Small Diet Changes That Yield Big Results
So you’ve got a super fancy idea. You just started your new diet and your brother-in-law is throwing a super swanky shindig tonight. The whole thing is catered with an (excited squeal) open bar and everything! You know you will indulge later, so how do you prepare? You skip breakfast to save calories. That way you can get lost in the fondue and cocktail franks without repercussion. Pretty … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Breakfast in Weight Loss