Weight loss

3 Ways to Avoid a Snaccident

Ever roam the aisles of a drug store looking for a protein bar or healthy snack that taste good, is satisfying, or will fuel you up for a workout, and isn’t full of mystery ingredients? It’s a scary scavenger hunt…

Prime Time IT (Internal Talk)

When you want to achieve optimal fitness success, you need some daily Prime Time to condition your Internal Talk. What I mean by “prime time” is you need mental preparation time to set your intention for the day and insure your internal talk supports your set goals.

The Best Workout For a Crowded Gym

Navigating through the gym during prime time can be a nightmare! This workout is designed to build muscle, burn fat and ensure you won’t have to wait inline for a piece of equipment at the gym.

Your Legs: From Good to Great

Legs are obviously an important body part. First of all, they help us move around and make the most of the life around us. Secondly, they’re prominent features of our overall physique. With both in mind, walk these four steps to great legs…

Cheaters Never “Lose”

Cheaters never lose, at least when it comes to weight control. They don’t lose the weight of shame or win in weight loss long term because when you cheat, you’re only cheating yourself.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Nutritional Programs

Here’s my nutritional adaptation of one of my favourite books “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” written by Steven Covey.  These seven habits are not new techniques that you’ve never heard before, but they are simple, effective, and will build a lifestyle that will last, rather than a fad diet that you will “fall off the wagon” trying to maintain.

How you exercise and what you eat matters

To embrace the hormonal changes that happen during menopause, women can help ease the transition by working on three areas that are within your control:

  • How much you move;
  • What you eat;
    and
  • How you handle stress.

Going through menopause doesn’t have to mean automatic weight gain, nor does it mean your body won’t go through some changes no matter what you do.

Managing what you can and allowing your body to respond to your efforts will help you maintain a healthy, positive attitude about the changes you’re going through.

So here is the deal about menopause: Estrogen is a hormone that works against insulin and cortisol. Progesterone has little impact on insulin but does fight against cortisol.  These two hormones are the reason women have an easier time staying leaner when they are young and are more prone to weight gain and midsection fat accumulation during menopause.

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Seven Steps to End the Energy Crisis

Are you dragging your feet? Yawning by noontime? Is your first impulse to grab some sugar or caffeine, or maybe an energy bar or energy drink to find your second wind?

If you rely daily on such ‘quick fix’ energy sources, you are going to find yourself feeling more drained and depleted than before, especially once their effects wear off.

Emotional Hunger

Emotional hunger is what fuels emotional eating. Unfortunately, part of being human is having emotional hunger. However, emotional hunger is not so much the problem as how you deal with it.

People who suffer from emotional eating deal with emotional hunger by eating. And, since life is filled with emotional stressors…

Nothing Is Free

According to the FDA regulations, food packagers can use the word ‘free’ as in ‘fat-free’ ‘sugar-free’ or ‘calorie-free’, even when that’s not the case! The amounts are small, but they’re there. The impact of misleading food labeling comes to bear when manufacturers round down nutritional facts and use portion distortion…

Five Must Do’s For Optimal Heart Health

If you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease…if you have had a heart attack or stroke…or if you have family history of cardiovascular disease, you may want to follow these guidelines to help protect yourself and prevent future problems.

How to do “The Write Thing”

The truth behind gaining or losing the last five to 10 pounds is found in your nutritional habits. It’s also true that up to 80% of your fitness results are achieved by what you are fueling your body with. So let’s do the write thing!

Start by writing down what, when and how much you put in your mouth.

Habits build your habitat

I’m among those who believe we are what we repeatedly do. When we think about getting fit, being healthier and more energetic, it’s easy to quickly become overwhelmed. You’ll ask yourself, “Geeze, where do I start? How do I begin? What’s my first step?”

Dashboard Dining

The Labor Day long weekend will have lots of you packing the car for a summer’s end road trip. Chances are your route is set or you will punch your destination into your GPS to get you where you want to go, driving the most time efficient route. But have you preplanned your dashboard dining food options?

Nopal

Nopal as anti-oxidant and digestive aid with regard to balancing blood fats and insulin regulation, sources of fiber – high fiber diets used in fighting cancers, etc.

Purica Nopal

Purica Nopal

For over 12,000 years the Nopal, or Prickly Pear, Cactus has been known throughout Mesoamerica (modern day Mexico) for its digestive healing properties.  This power house of a plant was considered so important to the Aztec civilization that prophesies encouraged their nomadic tribes to search for a home where an Eagle would be perched on a Nopal Cactus growing from a cave surrounded by water while eating a snake. 

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