Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to sell you on something that doesn’t work. There are too many weight loss myths out there. I’m going to tackle
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You totally want to ditch your scale, don’t you? You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”. I mean, it doesn’t define you (obviously). What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent. Let’s look at your waist circumference (well…you look at yours and I’ll look at mine). Waist Circumference (AKA “Belly Fat”) Do you remember the fruity body shape descriptions being like an “apple”
You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What Can Slow My Metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy. And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly
Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The Science of Sleep is Fascinating, Complicated and Growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of
You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating through your blood is what’s more important than just how much of it there is
This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow,
Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.). Not to mention the crazy headlines that say coffee is great, and the next day you should avoid it! NOTE: Coffee does not equal caffeine.
Mindfulness is a way of being and thinking in the present moment. It allows us to feel without judgement that there is a right or wrong way to think or feel in any given moment. When we become mindful, we allow ourselves to slow down to notice our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations (touch, smell, taste, etc.) We also become aware of what is happening around us in our surrounding
Like many of you out there, the new year takes on new meaning when it comes to your health. From decreasing your weight, to increasing your energy level, people start off the new year with great intentions to get healthier by changing their bad habits. So why do so many people fail when it comes to losing weight, eating better, adapting a better mindset, and so many other health goals?