Why diet preparation? You're committed to making positive changes in your health and your waistline. Congratulations! I applaud you for making improvements for your well-being. But what is your diet preparation? Because if you tell yourself that you'll start your diet on Monday, but you haven't properly prepared, you've already set yourself up for failure. Diet preparation goes deeper than … [Read more...] about Diet Preparation: Steps to Take BEFORE Your Next Diet
A new year always brings about fresh possibilities and a new health trend. We start with a blank slate. What will happen in the days ahead? Anything is possible. But there is one thing that I know for sure. There will be a new health trend, a bandwagon for everyone to jump upon and a seemingly easy solution to getting into your skinny jeans. What will be the next hot health trend? Your guess is … [Read more...] about My Health Trend Picks for the New Year
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
Do you have a plan when you enter the supermarket? Or do you wander aimlessly through the aisles hoping to pick out what you need? When shopping, it is extremely important to start with some preparation. Otherwise, you may come home with a bunch of healthy foods that don't actually go together. Or you'll find your shopping cart full of comfort food, leaving you without healthy options for the … [Read more...] about Avoid Shopping Cart Mayhem with Supermarket Diet Tips!
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 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
r Self image insecurities affect a wide range of people.We're taught from an early age that being a winner has merit. There is pressure to get in the top preschool. There is the focus on winning at little league. And television shows like Toddlers and Tiaras to Dance Moms feature parents fighting for their kid's chance at first place. Many of us grow up with the subliminal messages that … [Read more...] about Healing a Negative Self Image
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
I've been kind of obsessed with my dog this week. This started when I went with her to get an evaluation for obedience classes (sit and stay) and agility classes (running through mazes and hoops). Well, low and behold, my very food motivated dog overcame her shyness and conquered the agility obstacle. She got lots of treats and learned how to do a fun trick. And watching her put a big smile on my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Dogs Help You Lose Weight
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!