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It's 2022. You've decided on the meaningful resolution that's going to be your guiding light for the year, and now comes the scary part... turning that vision into your actual reality.
But how do you do it? Like really do it?
How do you stay motivated when life tries to drag you down?
How do you stay consistent through a whole year of birthdays, holidays, weekends, happy hours, stressors, celebrations, vacations, and everything in between?
How do you navigate...
OK so I know New Years resolutions have gotten a bad rap over the years, especially if they are directed at weight loss goals.
The statics aren't in your favor and you have likely experienced the disappointment of falling off the wagon come mid-February multiple times over.
But I have to be honest, I'm out here rooting for us to bring the new year's resolution back!
It's a fresh start, a new beginning, an opportunity unlike any other throughout the year to reflect on what you really want and make a sweeping...
Aaaaah Thanksgiving, a wonderful day to reconnect with family, to remind ourselves all we have to be grateful for... and to stuff our bellies to the brim.
Now I know right off the bat if I even mention the idea of making healthier choices on Thanksgiving there will be people who get immediately defensive: "I'm not going to worry about eating healthy on Thanksgiving! It's THANKSGIVING!"
And to that I say, hear me out.
Because I'm not here to take away your favorite dishes...
Picture this: you're in your 40's and suddenly you're experiencing things you've never had to deal with before. You're getting hot when it's 62 degrees outside, your husband's chewing is suddenly making you irrationally angry, you're starting to see a tire forming around your midsection despite your daily barre class, and sleep comes in inconsistent waves that are driving you mad.
Yup, you've hit perimenopause and now you want to know what to do to slow down the clock (if not turn it back...
I'm sure you've heard all the buzz in the past few years about the wonders of intermittent fasting.
You've probably heard appealing promises like...
It's great for longevity!
It prevents signs of aging!
It's fantastic for weight loss!
But you can't help but wonder... is it just another passing fad or a new essential in your nutrition arsenal? Is it right for you? What are the pros and cons? Which schedule is the best? Does it actually work for weight loss?
We're going to answer all that and more in...
It was the first week of November, 2003. I was 11 years old and had my stash of Halloween candy stuffed into the corner of my closet.
I was old enough that my mom didn't throw part of it away or moderate my intake, so I did what a lot of kids would do at one of their first chances at unlimited candy... I ate it. All of it.
Each night after dinner when everyone had gone to bed, I would pull out the giant bag, put it on my bed, and eat while watching Nick at Night.
This was the first time I ever abused...
Raise your hand if you've found yourself foregoing your morning coffee for a cup of hot lemon water or a giant glass of celery juice.
Or if you've ever kept that cup of joe, but added spoonfuls of coconut oil to it.
Or if you've put yourself through the gag-inducing shot of apple cider vinegar before your meals...
All in the name of dropping a few stubborn pounds.
The question is, do these diet tricks belong in the giant book of weight loss hoaxes? Or is there scientific merit to any of these...
Have you ever heard of the body type diet or the metabolic type diet?
Or maybe you've heard the terms 'ectomorphs', 'endomorphs', or 'mesomorphs' thrown around on social media or in your local gym.
If so, you may have some questions like one of our awesome podcast listeners did, such as: what's the actual science behind it? And is it a useful thing to know and rely on in a better health journey?
So the truth is, in the 40's a psychologist by the name of Doctor William Sheldon came up with the 3...
There's a lot of conversation (and confusion) about the first meal of the day... breakfast.
For a long time you were told never to skip it.
Now you're told to cut it out completely.
Some argue you need it to rev your metabolism for the day.
Others would say a longer fast means more fat is burned.
What's the truth??
Well if you know me, you probably know my answer is going to be somewhere in the middle and I'm going to say it differs from person to person (I know, I know, I can hear the groan of...
I can't count how many times in my career I've uttered the words, "No one is fat because of eating bananas."
I actually remember the first time I said it.
I had a client who ate virtually every meal out, who regularly drank 4-5 artificially sweetened ice teas at one sitting, and who was just getting into a workout routine.
They had a solid 60 pounds to lose and when I told them to eat a banana to fuel their workout their response was, "Don't bananas have a lot of sugar??"
Honestly, it hurt my...