Low carb diets are becoming increasingly popular, but which foods are low in carbohydrates? In this post, you’ll find 100 healthy low carb food choices so you understand what you can eat on a low carb diet.Read More “What Can You Eat on a Low Carb Diet?”
Insulin resistance can be measured. However, the gold standard method is invasive, expensive, and simply not practical in a clinical setting.
How do you know if your efforts toward better health are paying off and making your body more insulin sensitive? This blog post shares a test and observable signs that you are overcoming insulin resistance.Read More “Signs You’re Overcoming Insulin Resistance”
When you get motivated to improve your health or lose weight, you want to do something to speed things along. Exercise is a common thing that we increase and a wonderful thing to do, but if you go at it too hard or try relying on it solely, your journey may be harder than it has to be.
Here are six one-minute activities you can do daily to make getting to your weight loss goal easier, more enjoyable, and more effective.Read More “6 Things You Can Do in Under a Minute to Boost Weight Loss [No Exercise Required]”
Whether you have 5 pounds to lose, 25 pounds, 50 pounds, or more, it will take time. I have many blog posts on how to get the most out of your fat loss efforts. You can find them in my blog archives.
But, if your past experience with dieting has been subpar up to this point, read this post, get these four sayings running through your head, and watch what happens.Read More “4 Sayings That Will Change Your Diet Destiny”
While it’s important to know which foods are high in nutrients, it’s not enough. You also have to consider how much of what you eat is actually making it into your body. There are things about you and things inside of foods that block or enhance vitamin and mineral absorption. This blog post goes over how you can get the most out of the foods you eat and explains how food choices and food preparation affect the availability of nutrients.Read More “Most Nutrients in Foods DON’T Make It Into Your Body – Here’s Why”
The bathroom scale is the tool most people use to measure the progress of their weight loss diet. But is a daily weigh-in working for you or against you?
If the number is not what you wanted to see, do you give yourself a pep talk and get back to work? Or do you say to yourself, “This isn’t working, so having a treat won’t matter.”
If the number is what you’d hoped for, do you pat yourself on the back and gain motivation? Or do you look at it as a window of opportunity? Maybe say to yourself, “I’m doing great, so having a treat won’t matter.”
If your goal is weight loss and your daily weigh-ins are inspiring you, fantastic! Keep doing what you’re doing. But if not, or you find that you keep losing the same few pounds over and over again without any real progress, I have a new approach for you that takes very little effort but is just enough to shake up your routine and get you to the finish line.Read More “Stop Weighing Yourself Daily – Do This Instead [Little Effort – Big Result]”
The commitment to stop eating sugar is a keystone commitment. When that becomes a reality, other positive changes fall into place.
Sugar is a health, weight, and wellbeing destroyer. Let’s make this year the year you get rid of it and do so comfortably.Read More “You CAN Stop Sugar. Here are 4 Steps”
Patterns, habits, and routines, no matter how we label them, your brain loves them. These repeated actions save your brain effort, so it is constantly looking to form them. In fact, the more actions that you can turn into subconscious habits, the less energy you must put toward thinking through basic behaviors.
We want certain actions to be habitual. It would be awful if we had to relearn how to brush our teeth every morning or had to consciously walk through each step just to tie our shoes.
The problem is that this habit-forming part of your brain doesn’t judge your actions as good or bad. If you do an action over and over again, your brain says, “Hey, let’s turn that into a habit.”
If you have bad habits when it comes to food, you find yourself staring into an open refrigerator with no recollection of how you got there, or your best intentions of not eating after dinner remain strong all day – until after dinner. You have some established patterns that make weight control difficult.
There is a way to step out of these habitual behaviors, and it is surprisingly simple. In this blog post, I share how putting 5% more effort into your awareness can get you 50% better control over your weight.Read More “Put 5% More Effort Here & Get 50% More Weight Control”