Time for a little life math...
I can picture it: You have all your ducks in a row. Food journal? Check! Regular workouts? Absolutely! Enough fiber to rival a scarecrow? You're determined to tackle your weight-loss goal head-on. But, despite your valiant efforts, the scale refuses to budge. What gives?
There are subtle saboteurs when it comes to weight loss. I know you're doing ALL the things, but sometimes we forget some really foundational things needed to get rid of those stubborn love handles and bat wings.
You've heard it before – drink more water, lose more weight. Simple, right? Well, not exactly. Sure, H2O helps curb your appetite, but when you're parched, your kidneys call in sick, leaving your liver to pick up the slack. The result? Fat gets stored instead of burned off.
The real kicker can be fiber. Maybe you're piling on the roughage like there was no tomorrow, but without enough water, things down there tend to get, uh, stuck. This...
All the talk online is about what to pack in your kid for lunch when they go back to school...
The best part of waking up shouldn't be coffee in your cup! Remember that catchy commercial toon in '96? If you weren't alive yet, here ya go.
While we are used to our routine of stumbling to the coffee pot, getting ready, and heading out the door with only a travel mug, we are sabotaging our nutrition.
In order to have fuel/energy for your day, blood sugar stability (i.e. less cravings), and the ability to build muscle, you need protein-powered mornings. I love the alliteration and all, but it's true, and I will prove it to you!
1. .8-1g per lb of Body Weight. (you doing the math in your head). Sh*t, that's a lot. Yep. And my guess is you're not getting enough. No need to be a mathematician about it; get an idea of protein amounts so you can estimate better. OH, and remember, my Half Your Plate Guide really simplifies things. If you missed that guide, it's here
2. A 20- 30-Gram Minimum at breakfast...
I know you can hear the guitar riff of that song right now. You know I love a vintage hit, so I thought it would be perfect for today's post. I want to talk about walking, I know, big shocker.
Walking is the most natural, accessible, and budget-friendly exercise out there. There are TONS of impressive benefits to surpassing the 8000-step mark.
I know 8000 steps may seem like a big number (I encourage my clients to do 10,000), but it really is attainable! It doesn't need to be a big chunk; actually, little walks throughout the day are BETTER. Just move any way you can throughout the day. Walk while talking on the phone or scrolling social media. Do walking meetings with coworkers or set up a standing desk or treadmill desk for your WFH gig. Even parking further from the store or, yes, taking the stairs...I know, I know...makes a HUGE difference.
Here are some of the benefits:
Walking more than 8000 steps a day gets your...
Raise your hand if you had a Tamagotchi. Remember how you had to care for it, or it would make weird noises, beep and then get sick? Turns out our guts are like those little egg-shaped digital pets. Our tummies need care and attention too. I am not talking about toning and working on the washboard abs; no, I want to focus on what is inside, your gut. Gut health is critical to overall health, and today I want to tell you about one of my FAVORITE products. Now, I blab a lot about how the diet and wellness industry isn't always honest, so before I ever recommend any product, I do my research. I want to let you guys know about Seed Prebiotic/Probiotic. Hands down, this is the best!
Okay, let's be real; we millennials love some science-backed facts. It's not just your regular probiotic; it's a synbiotic that brings prebiotics and probiotics together for the ultimate benefit. The potent strains in Seed were handpicked by scientists (cue...
Picture this: A group of middle-aged women diligently pounding the pavement, drenched in sweat, as they power through their cardio workouts. While there's no denying the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, it's time to break free from the cardio chains and embrace the iron! Yes, ladies, it's time to discover the wonders of strength training. Get ready to sculpt your body and boost your confidence. The best part? You'll feel great!
Here's why you need to ditch the endless cardio and embrace strength training!
Let's face it—those flabby arms that flap around like windsocks when you wave goodbye are less than desirable. Cardio alone won't give you the toned, sculpted arms you dream of. By incorporating resistance exercises like bicep curls, tricep dips, and push-ups into your routine, you'll notice those "bye-bye" arms tone right up.
Middle age brings a new set of concerns,...
But let's talk about the importance of finding joy and pleasure beyond just what we eat and drink. I know, I know. That's not as much fun.
A tasty meal can definitely make us happy at the moment, that instant gratification, but relying solely on food for ALL our pleasure can lead to unhealthy habits like overeating or emotional eating. This is the same with binge drinking. It is a cycle that leaves you feeling way worse.
So, here's the deal: dopamine, the "feel-good" neurotransmitter, isn't only triggered by food and alcohol. That's so dope (haha, see what I did there?)
We get those happy vibes from:
1. Engaging in activities that bring excitement, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment.
2. Spending time with friends and being part of a community. Socializing, laughing, and having meaningful...