I’ve talked many times about how weight loss comes down to more than just calories. That’s why starving yourself tends to lead to short-term results. Much of your weight loss success comes down to balancing your weight loss hormones. Now, I’m not talking about your reproductive hormones. I’m talking about the hormones that are responsible for storing fat, and controlling your appetite. These … [Read more...] about Your Weight Loss Hormones. How to Make Them Work!
What's the best exercise for weight loss? This is a bit of a misleading question. Because everyone’s looking for that magical move that will shed fat from their belly or perfect their butt. Wouldn't it be nice if all it took was one exercise? But what I can give you is something even better. Because the best exercise for weight loss doesn’t come from a certain move. It comes from an approach … [Read more...] about The Best Type Of Exercise For Weight Loss
Keeping a journal can create an emotional release. But it can also help create physical healing. Because whatever goes on in your mind has a direct impact on your internal organs. Want better digestion? Less severe seasonal allergies? Trying to drop those last 10 (or more) pounds? Journal writing can be as influential as what you eat, the supplements you take or what you put on your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Journal Writing Keeps You Skinny, Sexy & Stress-Free
Why a healthy cleanse? We are exposed to more toxins today than ever before in history. And I'm not just talking about the toxins in the air, in food or in home products. I'm also talking about excess toxic stress. I'm talking about our on-the-go, 100-mile-an-hour lifestyle. And I'm talking about the sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and other foods that are toxic in our diets. For all these … [Read more...] about A Healthy Cleanse: The Benefits, The Protocol & Super Secret Tips!
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
Ok, I'm probably not blowing your mind by telling you that fiber is an integral part of your diet. Yet there's probably a lot you DON”T know about fiber. And your need for it in the diet goes way beyond “old people” and prunes. Adequate intake can make you healthier, skinnier and stronger at any age! The first thing I learned in my early days of dieting was to add lots of vegetables to my diet. … [Read more...] about Fiber: A Key Ingredient For Weight Loss
Insomnia is a growing problem. And many are surprised, after years of luxurious sleep, to suddenly find themselves staring at the ceiling counting sheep. Insomnia is something that we are more at risk for every year that we live. If you find yourself unable to get good shut-eye, your doctor will most probably talk to you about stress. But you need to also investigate your diet. There are … [Read more...] about Insomnia Alert: Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed
One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is that they are frustrated with added pounds on their belly. And over and over my clients express a deep desire to regain control of the mid-section, but also a confusion as to the best way to go about it. Well, I'm here to ease your frustration by breaking down what works and what doesn't work. Uncertain about how to address your belly … [Read more...] about How to Lose Belly Fat – Fact vs. Fiction
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
People get really nervous around me when they eat. In fact, ever since I got my Masters in nutrition and became a diet coach, I'm pretty positive that I've been invited to fewer parties. Maybe people think I'll show up holding a ruler to slap down whenever someone eats an offending food. And people will say to me things such as, “I bet you wouldn't eat this pizza”, or “I know, it's … [Read more...] about The Reason I Want You To Eat Junk Food