7 Popular Diet Myths Exposed Everyone wants to lose weight and look slim for summer. If you don’t have weight to lose, no worries! You will still find many savoury tidbits that you can chew on, as a healthy body and healthy weight tend to go hand-in-hand. 1. Skipping meals is a good way to […]
It’s easy to get off track, isn’t it… We start off with a great plan and then something comes along to distract or even sabotage us. This is true in all aspects of our life but especially true when it comes to weigh loss. Losing weight can seem an insurmountable task and keeping it off […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
A healthy relationship with food is like a strong relationship with a friend. In a “healthy” friend relationship we can relax, be ourselves and enjoy each other’s company. But we also have clear boundaries, protecting our well-being and knowing when enough is enough. In a similar way, we were meant to enjoy our food and […]
Continuing from my previous blog… I think we need a paradigm shift when it comes to diets and weight loss, particularly in how we view food. Too often diets teach us to have a poor attitude towards food – making food either the enemy (something to be avoided as much as possible) or our master […]
Our society has 2 extremes. On the one hand, unrealistic attitudes and pictures of what the female body should look like surround us. On the other hand, the reality is that many women struggle to have a healthy weight. I believe the answer lies in first letting go of these unrealistic body images and then, […]
There’s a new way of thinking about diets that’s radically different from the current diet scene and it’s growing in popularity. In a nutshell, it’s about getting healthy first and letting the weight loss follow naturally. What does this mean? First and foremost, it means coming from the perspective of appreciating and loving your body […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Often diets encourage us to go to the edge – the edge of eating too little and feeling hungry and deprived all the time OR the edge of pushing ourselves in an exercise program that focuses on “no pain/no gain”, leaving us sore, depleted and time crunched. It doesn’t have to be this way. In […]
My next series of blog posts is dedicated to the busy professional woman who has tried so hard to lose weight and even harder to keep it off – without success. You are the woman who works hard all day long and gives so much to your job, your family, your friends… leaving very little […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
A belated happy new year to all my subscribers. I hope that this next year will be the healthiest one for you yet. We all make New Year’s resolutions but far too often, we give up on them before the month is even finished. It might be that we bite off more than we […]
Christmas Day Tip # 4: Don’t forget the “veggies”. As always, they should be the foundation of your diet. Be adventuresome with this. Often Christmas brings us “veggie” choices that aren’t always as readily available. Try something new that you haven’t eaten before. Experiment with new spices and herbs. Be creative. Healthy cooking can be […]
Christmas is just around the corner. In these last few posts, I want to focus on what you can do to have a healthier Christmas day. Christmas Day Tip #1: Have a healthy, low-glycemic breakfast and lunch – don’t skip these meals! When you don’t eat enough early in the day, you will be excessively […]
So if food was meant for our enjoyment, why do women struggle with “too much of a good thing”. This is not a simple answer but can be the result of hormonal imbalances, food addictions, blood sugar imbalance – just to name a few. I’ve said it before – it’s not just about how much […]
How do you look at food? Is it a good friend that nourishes and heals you? Or is it your master or even worse your enemy? Do you control food or does it control you? Having a healthy relationship with food is an important key to having a healthy weight. Too often repeated dieting leaves […]
Exercise Tip #5: Develop a “Move it More” mentality. I am writing this while on my stationary bike. Choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further from the door. When traveling a short distance, walk or ride your bike. Walk around when chatting on your cell phone or at your child’s soccer […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Exercise Tip #3: Walk more. Sounds simple and it can be if you make it a conscious part of your life. Choose to leave the car at home when you can. Choose to park further from the door when shopping. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. When chatting or texting on your phone, get […]
Exercise Tip #2: Do what you enjoy. Have you ever committed to an exercise program only to quit after a few days or weeks? Most likely, you were trying to bite off too much or participating in something you just didn’t like. Ask yourself what you really enjoy doing. Invite a friend to join you. […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
The next five posts in this series will give you some easy tips to increase your activity level. Staying active is extremely important for a healthy weight. Not only do you burn calories, you also increase your body’s efficiency at burning calories and help balance your blood sugar and insulin. Moderate exercise also reduces your […]No Comments. Continue Reading...
Did you know supplementing with vitamins can also help you lose weight? When your body isn’t get all the nutrients it needs, it will drive up your cravings and appetite in an attempt to get these missing nutrients. As well, there are specific nutrients that directly aid in weight loss including Resveratrol, chromium, Vitamin D […]
Christmas brings us more fun times but the busy schedule can also increase our stress levels. Too much stress in our lives makes it next too impossible to maintain a healthy weight. In the past, stress hormones played the role of protecting us during times of famine. Even though our modern day stresses are completely […]
Getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging through the Christmas season. Here are some quick tips to improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. 1. Try to have a quiet or down time 1 hour before you go to bed. 2. Avoid bright lights within an hour of bedtime as these will reduce […]