New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight

We are close to the New Year – have you decided on any resolutions? If you haven’t made any resolutions this year, consider taking the time to commit to one small healthy change. Here are some suggestions: Don’t eat after 7pm. Drink a healthy protein shake for breakfast. Cut out that daily sugary snack. Exercise a minimum of 4 days each week. Join one of my exercise...

Read More

Clean Food: The Basics

What food should you consider clean? I’ll give you a hint: not foods that come packaged and processed. The healthiest, cleanest foods are ones that are wholesome and untouched…as nature intended. Whole fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, seeds, eggs, seafood and lean meats. Stick with this list of natural foods and you’ll be eating very clean. Steer clear of any food that has been manufactured, processed and packaged. These are most...

Read More

Eat with Purpose

Judge the food that you eat based on how nutritious it is. How full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein is it? Does it contain vital nutrients in each bite? Be picky about what you eat – and avoid those items that aren’t crammed with nutritional purpose. This is another reason that veggie noodles are superior to traditional noodles – simply compare the nutritional content of the two!

Read More

The Best Carbohydrates

Before you decide to go carbohydrate free, it’s important to know that there is a big difference between simple, refined carbs (which cause rapid fat storage) and complex carbs (which are necessary and healthy). By switching from simple carbs to more complex carbs like fruits and vegetables, sprouted grain bread, oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa and other whole-grain options—you’ll reap the fat loss benefits and will have a steady flow of...

Read More

A Simple Mind Shift

Want to eat less without feeling deprived? This simple mind shift will help you do just that: Instead of eating until you feel full, stop eating as soon as you are no longer hungry.

Read More

Healthy Food Trap

Do you eat healthy, exercise regularly and yet haven’t been able to achieve your goal weight? You’re not alone. You’ve fallen into the healthy food trap. This is the faulty belief that as long as the food you’re eating is healthy then you don’t have to worry about portion size. Weight loss always has and always will be a numbers game. If you eat more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight – even if those calories are healthy....

Read More

Find Your Motivation

Motivation comes from having a goal. What is your goal? Why do you want to get into great shape? Take a minute to really uncover the reason that you want to lose the weight. Don’t say something vague like you want to ‘Be thinner’ or ‘Look more attractive.’ Dig deeper – there is a very specific motivator in your life, you simply need to uncover it. Here are some possible motivators… I want to have more energy to keep up with the kids....

Read More

Break these Habits

The following 3 habits will result in weight gain faster than you can say ‘anti-fitness habits.’ Break these habits quickly. Drinking Calories. Soda pop, coffee drinks, smoothies and fruit juices are filled with calories. Since liquids won’t give you a ‘full’ feeling, these drinks slide by without notice of how many extra calories you’re getting. Stick with water to avoid extra calories. Not Exercising. Skipping the gym day after day,...

Read More