Dive into my best tips for sustainable weight loss, vibrant health, and unstoppable body confidence.
This episode is for my mom.
Like me, she's dealt with years of mystery health issues. She's gone to countless doctors, tried hundreds of supplements, dozens of diets, and only ever experiences relief for short periods of time.
But among her many tests, the one that sticks out to me is that her adrenals are absolutely shot. And if there is one thing that will put a halt to any healing, it's burned out adrenals.
She told me about this months ago, so why am I only just writing this...
Last week we talked about what steps you can take to start overcoming your food fears whether they be eating bananas, enjoying carbs, not tracking every morsel you eat, and the like.
But there was one step that needed its own episode: debunking the lies that made you fearful in the first place.
So much of our anxiety around food comes from inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated information. So it's time to set the record straight.
Last week I was chatting with a new client who was struggling with a serious case of menopause belly.
You know that little (or not so little) tire of fat that forms around your midsection when you hit menopause that seems to defy the laws of weight loss??
The one that resists every diet attempt and workout routine? (Because hot flashes, low libido, and poor sleep aren’t bad enough, am I right??)
While I’m sure you’re familiar with the fact that hormonal changes...
Spring is in the air and along with it comes a whole lot of pollen leading to runny noses, itchy eyes, rashes, and sneezing... definitely not good prep for a hot girl summer.
And while I know it can be tempting to just hit those antihistamines all day every day, that comes with its own risks.
Long term antihistamine use may increase your risk of dementia because of its action on neurotransmitters, and it has been linked to issues like blurred vision, urinary retention, constipation, an...
Most of the women who hire me as a coach have the same goal: they want to lose weight. And while some are there because their weight is related to health issues and they want to get better, a lot of them are in good health but they just want to feel better in their skin... i.e. have more confidence.
And of course I'm beyond happy to help anyone reach whatever goals they have.
But I also want you to know, you do not need to hit your goal weight in order to feel good about the way you look. That's...
Do you ever want someone to just freaking tell you what to eat? What's good? What's bad? What's allowed? What's not?
I get it. That is the simplicity and clarity we need when we're new to any skill.
If we're just starting piano, we can't start with chords and using both hands at once. We have to learn note by note, pluck it out finger by finger.
But eventually, if we want to get good, we have to progress. We have to learn the more advanced skills, navigate the greater complexities, until eventually we...
Tell me if you've experienced this situation before...
You're scrolling social media, and one of your favorite health coaches comes on with a really inspiring post and you think to yourself, That's it... I'm doing it.
You have a conversation with her, you hand her your credit card, and then you go to start the program and suddenly all that motivation you had when you saw that post disappears.
You don't really want to follow her suggestions, you find yourself dodging her calls, you rebel against...
We've all been there... you're so good all week, avoiding the vending machine, ordering salads for lunch, cooking healthy dinners, saying no to dessert, and then it finally arrives:
And you think to yourself...
I deserve this.
It's just one meal.
I'll get back on plan tomorrow.
This is the last time I'll have this for at least a week, better make it count.
And so you get the burger and fries. And the milkshake. And the soda. And the day is already ruined so that night you also...
If you know me, you know I am not a fan of deprivation for deprivation's sake when it comes to dieting.
I don't think we should be cutting out foods willy nilly, and I certainly don't think we should cut out entire macronutrients.
However the old adage is true: one person's superfood is another person's poison. And sometimes there are certain foods that cause a reaction in our body that prevents us from looking or feeling our best.
And the only way to truly know what those foods are is through an...
Do you ever get stuck in the middle between your ideal body and your ideal lifestyle?
Like, you want to be lean, and toned, and feel good in your skin, but you also want to relax and enjoy having fun with friends and family - celebrating birthdays, holidays, and heck, making it to the weekend.
Well, this is where that all-to-common all-or-nothing thinking comes into play. We think we have to either be super strict with our food and have the body we want or we can have fun...