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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dir="ltr">Promises for quick weight loss, various health claims and celebrity endorsements make fad diets seem like the best method for losing weight, but most of us know better. The recently popularized Werewolf Diet is just one of many options continuously taking center stage since the 1820’s. It promises followers up to a 6 pound weight loss in just 24 hours...Continue reading...
As you well know, February is the month of love! But as you're honoring friends, partners and loved ones with hearts, cards, and roses, I'm going to urge you also to honor your most important relationship: the one you have with your own body.Continue reading...
Most people realize they need more veggies, but tend to leave them out of their meals. They simply need a little help or encouragement to actually get them! Once people see how easily vegetables can be deliciously incorporated into their lives, they start to bump up their intake. You end up eating less of the heavy stuff and fill your stomach with the lower calorie, fiber-and nutrient packed veggies.Continue reading...
Happy New Year! Instead of making challenging resolutions (like losing those last 10 pounds or getting up for the gym every morning at 5:30 a.m.), I recommend starting the new year with a recommitment to your weight-loss plan and goals. In honor of 2014, here are 14 of my favorite ways to recommit—that have nothing to do with eating and working out.Continue reading...
With the holiday season now in full swing, weight-loss plans are often the first thing to be abandoned. The combination of schedule changes, added responsibilities and an abundance of available food can be potent. Are you worried you’ll overeat to cope with increased demands on your time? Do you dread visiting that one relative who grates on your nerves sending you for extra helpings to calm your anger? If you eat for emotional reasons, this added stress may feel especially challenging.Continue reading...
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