Most fitness professionals are caring and truly have their clients’ best interests at heart. I just wish that some of them wouldn’t insist on using bathing suit season as a motivator! Here’s my list of things that I wish fitness instructors wouldn’t say—and why.Continue reading...
Are you mindful of how you eat throughout the day? Are you aware of the reasons behind your eating habits? This week, start to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings when you grab a bite to eat. This kind of mindfulness will help you shed light on why you are overeating and, in turn, gaining weightContinue reading...
The term “vegetarian” covers at least 7 different eating styles these days. If you’re looking to become vegetarian but have trouble making the full commitment, there is one style in particular that may suit you - the flexitarian diet.
“I look so fat in this dress!” “It’s so hard to lose weight.” “I’m a hopeless case.” Sound familiar? While we all need to vent our feelings, staying stuck in negativity isn’t venting at all. Rather than releasing emotions, it stirs up your frustrationContinue reading...
Sweet potatoes, zucchini, eggplant - while all vegetables have an array of nutrients to offer your body, there are specific ones that may be more suitable for your meals if you are trying to limit your carbohydrate intake or follow a diabetic diet. This list can help you make the right choices and answer some common starchy vegetable questions you’ve been wondering about.
What if you could quickly curb your food cravings? What if you could easily calm yourself down before stress-related eating got the best of you? What if you could regain confidence when you feel demoralized about your weight? The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also called tapping, is a psychological acupuncture process that can help you overcome these struggles and it is, quite literally… right at your fingertips.Continue reading...
There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated. It’s uncomfortable, can be painful, and makes you feel like you look bigger than you actually are. Take note of the habits you practice prior to feeling bloated. These are the most common ones and they may shed light on how to fix the problem.
Cranky? Tired? Have a headache? You may be dehydrated. It seems strange that you have to remind yourself to drink more water, but it’s especially important that you do during the summer – which is also the perfect time to hydrate in fun ways...
You know how challenging summer can be when you’re worried about extra weight. Nothing like shorts and tank tops to trigger body insecurity, right? There is a solution and a way to embrace summer with confidence and joy. No, it’s not about changing your summer wardrobe into over-sized shirts and sweatpants. It’s about changing your mindset.Continue reading...
My health club just posted a sign that said: “Are You Beach Body Ready?” With summer almost here, you’re probably seeing this kind of thing too, right? I know this question appeals to those who want to look good in the more-revealing clothes of summer, but it detracts from the important message. Fitness and good health is for all year long… not only to wear a bikini. Forget the “beach body”, okay? The best way to create a fit, vibrant body—and lose weight in the process—is to accept your body the way it is… right now.Continue reading...
Do you fear you'll never reach your weight loss goal? Are you afraid you won't maintain your weight even if you do? Does thinking about how your life will change when you’re thin make you feel uneasy? If you can relate, take heart. Fear is natural. When you learn to free yourself from fear's grip, you confidently move forward and lose weight with ease and grace.Continue reading...
We’re several weeks into spring, the season of rebirth and renewal. Along with cleaning closets and clearing clutter from your home, take time to revitalize your spirit as well. When you sweep out the negative thoughts, words and beliefs, you stay more committed to your weight-loss journey.Continue reading...
We have some good news: healthy desserts exist. They even look as good as the typical perfectly baked sugary cakes and creamy ice cream desserts. The difference lies in the ingredients used, which add a dose of healthy nutrients, cut calories, or remake a well-known dessert with completely new textures and flavors. Use these ideas to alter the macronutrient content in your favorite recipe, or just bring a new dessert idea to life.
I sometimes hear people say they eat a healthy diet most every day and then designate a “cheat” day to eat foods they normally avoid. If this applies to you, I really want you to reconsider this practice.Continue reading...
If you monitor your weight loss progress, you probably look to your bathroom scale for feedback. Or perhaps you gauge pounds lost by how your clothes feel. While these visible indicators show you’re releasing weight, they don’t reveal the whole story. As any yo-yo dieter knows, these progress markers may come and go. Some other signs of success, however, aren’t so obvious, but once you achieve them they’re with you forever.Continue reading...
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