Let’s travel back to the later 1900s. A time when most kids still had gym class every day and where children didn’t have as many electronics so they'd go out and play. And where being unathletic meant you had to struggle daily to not look like a ridiculous fool. This is where my story begins The start of my unathletic journey But first a little history about me. So when I was four years old, I … [Read more...] about How A Childhood Illness That Left Me Weak, Made Me Strong
Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
My Reason to Hike Things that I crave in no particular order: the beach, rolling hills and calmness outside the bustle of my normal city life. The great think about hiking? It enables me to experience all three (though maybe not all at the same time!) Let's get one thing straight. I'm a health and diet coach who helps you heal your relationship with food. I'm certainly not a natural athlete. I … [Read more...] about Hiking: The Adventure Begins Here!
Detox has become a trendy catch phrase. But detoxification is serious business. And given that we are eating, absorbing and breathing many more toxins that any other generation in history, we all need a little help with detoxification. Toxic build-up can cause inflammation, depression, allergies, weight gain and serious illnesses. So implementing ways to detox daily is essential for good … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Detox Daily
' 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 … [Read more...] about 6 Diet Tricks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
Ok, I do belong to a gym. Yet workouts are hard and I’m not a huge fan of sweat. But I do it because it is important for so many reasons. It helps osteoporosis and bone preservation. It is also can help delay the muscle loss that starts at age 30. Exercise burns calories, but more importantly it strengthens the hormonal communication that keeps a person feeling full and stops them from storing … [Read more...] about My Guide to Breaking a Sweat for the Uninspired
I see it all the time. A person gets into that super motivated place where they are ready to climb mountains to lose weight. So what do they do? They try to climb a mountain…literally. The gym is filled with the hopeful, sweating and pumping and stretching up to seven days a week, with the idea that the more they sweat and pump and stretch, the more weight they will lose. What usually happens … [Read more...] about Cardio Barre, Zumba and Anit-Gravity Yoga – Why Even the Hippest Exercise Trends Can Fail to Take Off the Pounds