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
You want to lose weight and you want to lose it now. And why not take the quickest route possible to get the results you want? You tell yourself that the crash diet is just the beginning. You know you aren't going to eat like this FOREVER. You'll just do it long enough to lose a little weight. And from that point, you'll start eating healthier. The problem is that even though people lose quick … [Read more...] about Your Crash Diet May Lead To Weight Gain! Do This Instead!
' Starting a diet is easy. Staying on it is hard. And the worst part of diet failure is that you feel that you've failed yourself. You increase your chances of staying on track by creating a better weight loss plan. How do you do that? Well, here are 6 secret diet tricks to make your next diet your last one. Look to past failures before moving forward It amazes me that many people start a … [Read more...] about 6 Diet Tricks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
Snack can seem like a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight.And that might be true if you choose the many conventional snacks on the market. Not only are they filled with sugar and unhealthy fats that will help pack on the pounds. They are depleted of fiber, protein and the healthy fats that get you out of fat storing mode, ease inflammation and support healthy digestion. But this … [Read more...] about A Perfect Snack to Help You Melt Fat
So you know you want to lose weight. But you're not sure if you want to go down that road called “diet” one more time. And the excuse you make leave you frustrated and stuck. The first step is to recognize the way in which you're stopping yourself from succeeding. The second is to really examine if your excuse is leading you to happiness. The third is to learn how to move past it so you can live … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Get Past Your Weight Loss Excuse
So what is cortisol? It's a hormone that can help save you during life and death situation. It teams up with hormones like adrenaline to play an important role in the “fight or flight response”. Cortisol will help you battle your way through, or conversely, escape life-threatening situations. So thank you, cortisol! When cortisol is doing its job, it makes fighting or running for your life a … [Read more...] about Cortisol, Stress and Weight Gain
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
There are lots of weight loss options out there. Many will try to lure you by flaunting pictures of chiseled, skinny and sexy men and women. They tell you that all you have to do is take a pill, count points, buy an exercise apparatus, purchase pre-packaged food or eliminate carbohydrates, and this will be you. You want to look hot, so you ask yourself what you have to lose by trying besides … [Read more...] about How To Be Sexy, Starting From The Inside