So you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Join the club. So now what? A common reaction after a few days of eating in excess is to balance the body by skipping meals and greatly restricting calories. Think that is the best way to get your body re-balanced? Let me tell you what happens to the body after a high dose of alcohol and comfort foods. The bodily signals that are responsible for storing calories … [Read more...] about How to Balance your body after you ate like crap for Thanksgiving
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
Eating nutritiously can be a drag…well that is how it seems at first. You know you want to be healthy, but you also know that you don’t want every meal to be a tasteless, bland, unimaginative ordeal. Eating is one of the joys in life. So how do you balance being in tip-top shape with some type of joie de vivre? We often begin a diet after a period of less than desirable eating. With our … [Read more...] about The #1 Tip to Help you Eat Healthier
So you’ve got a super fancy idea. You just started your new diet and your brother-in-law is throwing a super swanky shindig tonight. The whole thing is catered with an (excited squeal) open bar and everything! You know you will indulge later, so how do you prepare? You skip breakfast to save calories. That way you can get lost in the fondue and cocktail franks without repercussion. Pretty … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Breakfast in Weight Loss
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
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!!!