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
I would like to think of myself as an adventurer. You know, the type of person who doesn’t let what they’ve done in the past limit what they can do in the future. I would like to be the person that sees a challenge and decides to march confidently into the unknown. I firmly believe that limiting your life by only focusing on your known strong points limits your potential. Doing so can dull … [Read more...] about Living Outside Your Comfort Zone for a Healthier You
You've eaten really, really well lately. So well that you posted a picture of your 10 pound weight loss on Instagram and got 84 likes! You wake in the morning and feel ready to leap into your day. Then it happens. (Signal Jaws music) You see a group of people walking in unison. They are smiling and singing. Then you see the object in their hands with candles flickering as a … [Read more...] about The Fear of Birthday Cakes and Your Inner Two Year Old
Are you great at losing weight but really lousy at keeping it off? Do you have two sets of clothing; the “skinny” clothes and the “fat” clothes? Do you find it easy to eat well for a short period of time, but find it difficult to get back on the diet as soon as you have a bad day? Then you are a yo-yo (dieter that is), and it is time to understand the full story about weight … [Read more...] about Are you a Yo-Yo?
Want to be healthier in 2014? Here are some of my favorite easy changes to get you on your way 1) Its 3pm, you’re starving and all you can think of is pouring your laundry quarters into the vending machine for something chocolaty and sweet. A lot of times we crave sugar because we need protein. Have a plain yogurt with fruit, turkey or tempeh wrapped in lettuce or no-mayo tuna salad … [Read more...] about Gimme 5! 5 healthy diet tips as we go into the New Year.
I meant to start this blog entry 2 weeks ago, then last week, then a couple of days ago and it was still on my to do list today. I was waiting to find a time where things would be perfect. I would have the best idea, be well rested so my writing would be sharp and have my words flow onto the page as if Maya Angelou herself were dictating them to me. The end … [Read more...] about Losing at the Game of Perfection
You eat your fruits and vegetables. You try to eat balanced meals. Hey, you might even eat a little more than you should from time to time. Sure that means extra calories, but that translates to extra nutrients too. There’s no need for a multi-vitamin, right? Wait! Don’t answer that yet! First, the classic argument goes that throughout history … [Read more...] about I’m too healthy to take vitamins!!!