Let me dive into some practical action steps you can take right NOW, without buying another diet book or getting overwhelmed. My clients are busy, professional women who’re happy to do what it takes to reach their goals, not just for weight… but overall health. Setting up a healthy and well-grounded foundation for health is key, and it’s probably easier than you think.
Here’s what worked for them:
1. Stress can make it difficult to lose weight. Stress triggers the...
"When we get too caught up in the business of the world, we lose connection with one another- and ourselves" - Jack Canfield
In my practice I see a lot of clients who, in several ways, are disconnected from themselves. This often leads to: stress-, emotional- and over-eating because they have no other tools to deal with the daily stressors.
Mindfulness helps restore feelings of calm, focus and our inner connection with ourselves. It has the power to lower our heart rate and blood...
We all want to eat what we want, when and how much we feel like. Sadly, while this can be fun and delicious, it’s no the healthiest way to eat, especially if you have some weight to shed or health issues that need addressing.
Food has HUGE healing powers, especially when you eat foods that are supportive of your blood chemistry and health history but also whole, unprocessed and organic.
Trust me when I say: your body does NOT really want that bag of Doritos, or a few...
In my early days as a dieter I would embark on many diets, only to fail again and again. The thing I dreaded most was giving up my favorite foods, especially chocolate and cookies.
I would muscle through the dreadful weeks and suffer every day to reach my goal weight, only to go straight back to how I was eating before, just more of it. I was clearly making up for lost times and felt guilty yet couldn’t stop myself from uniting with my old friends chocolate and sugar.
Clearly, I was a...
6 tricks to easily reach your goal weight (or any goal)
Setting a goal is the first step to getting where you want to be. But getting there and staying true to your goal is a whole other story.
Having a clear plan and clarity of your motivators are key.
Be clear and specific about your goal, but also be reasonable so you can be successful and attain it. Set short term goals in addition to long term goals. Be realistic
Ok, let’s break this down.
Is your goal weight realistic & attainable?
Setting a goal weight is not always the easiest starting point on your weight loss journey.
We all have a certain number in our heads about what our ideal weight should be. Maybe it’s your weight when you were 25 years old? Or the number of pounds when you got married or before you had babies?
Maybe you’ve even done some calculations, based on your BMI, activity level and body fat percentages. Cool.
I'm going to let you in on a nutritional secret....
If you could take a wild guess, what would you say is best for your body:
Something man-made out of a package or something nature-gown and unprocessed?
Stupid question you say? Maybe…. Some of the processed & packaged foods we buy appear to be good for us, like a protein shake with all the good nutrition our bodies seem to need.
And then there’re other foods, that look good, nutritious and natural, like egg whites in a box,...
My kids and I live in Colorado, and it’s always super dry here. I constantly tell them to drink water to stay hydrated and I sound like a typical mom, which is fine of course, but it gets old for all of us.
My clever daughter recently discovered an app Plant Nanny where she “waters her plant” to keep track of her own hydration, which is brilliant and fun!
Her skin looks better, and I know that all her body functions are working well due to the increased water intake.
Not many are aware of how much mindless eating we do. Here's my 2 Step System to end it. But first.......
How do you feel about food journals? If you’re anything like me, you might say you hate them ( I know, strong word, but that’s how I feel). I really strongly dislike them, especially if I have to be the one keeping track of my own eating.
From a professional perspective, they are invaluable ONLY if someone honestly writes down everything that crosses their lips, which...
When it comes to working out, how excited are you about it?
We all know the importance and health benefits of exercise, this article is not about that. I want to explore with you, how much of your workout is based on should’s and how much of it is actually enjoyable? Are you truly enjoying your exercise?
Do you go and do them with excitement or do you dread them?
The attitude and amount of fun you have around your exercise routine makes a HUGE difference on the amount of stress you...