How to Evaluate Your Progress and Feel Good About It!

HOW TO EVALUATE YOUR OWN PROGRESS (AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT) Have you ever worked towards a goal, only to feel like you can never arrive at the ‘end point?’ Say you want to lose weight… and you do. But […]

All About Vitamins and Minerals

What are vitamins and minerals? Vitamins are organic compounds, essential in very small amounts for supporting normal physiologic function. Vitamins are so important from a dietary standpoint due to the fact that they generally cannot be synthesized in the human […]

Remember To Use The Eisenhower Method

Remember To Use The Eisenhower Method The Eisenhower Method helps you decide which action you should or shouldn’t do. It aids you to divide actions into one of four categories. The quadrants are divided by importance and urgency. “What is […]

All About Organic Food

Organic Food Organic food is big business. U.S. sales of organic food and beverages grew from $1 billion in 1990 to $24.8 billion in 2009. And most well-known “small” organic brands are actually owned by large corporations. For instance: ConAgra, […]

Achieving your Dreams in 2015

Achieving your Dreams in 2015 Remember: How you decide to treat your body, what foods you choose to eat (or not eat), and how dedicated you are to exercising depends on the level of commitment you make to YOURSELF to […]

Eating Only Whole Foods

Eating Only Whole Foods Ok, this isn’t easy, but why not try this for two weeks? Just head in this direction. You will be amazed at the changes in your body. What are Whole Foods? Let’s start with a refresher […]

Stuck in a Rut? – 2015 – Time for Change!

What It Takes To Transform – Are You Ready? Take a second and think about what you eat every day. You may run out of the house in the morning fueled by coffee with cream and sugar; you might eat […]

All About Energy Balance

What Is Energy Balance? “Energy balance” is the relationship between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements). This relationship, which is […]

Burn Calories Even at Rest!

Would you like to burn an additional 200 calories/day even when you are just lounging on the couch? Then build 5 pounds of lean muscle! Muscles benefit your body in so many ways! 1 – Muscle increases your metabolism by burning […]

Hidden Cues to Eating

Those of us who have struggled with weight control know that there is more to eating than simply responding to hunger. We eat for many different reasons, and we overeat for many different reasons. By overeating, I mean: We consume […]

Should You Exercise When You Are Sick?

Should You sweat it out? Or Rest And Recover?   Everybody gets sick. But it’s tough to know what to do about it. Should you “sweat it out” in the gym? Or get some rest instead?  In this article I […]

Should You Hire A Personal Trainer?

10 GREAT Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal […]

Eating Well & Exercising While Traveling

Travel And Vacations Are Part Of Life Being on the road doesn’t have to mean you give up your healthy eating habits or regular exercise. Whether it is for business or for pleasure, there are many ways to stay healthy while […]

Match Your Behaviors And Your Goals

Avoid the problem of not matching up your behaviors and goals. People fall short in this area all the time. A gal wants to lose 30 pounds. She joins the gym and exercises two times per week. She completely ignores […]

Can Stress Make You Fat?

Stress and poor eating go hand in hand. A hectic lifestyle can leave you with little free time and plenty of exhaustion. For thousands of overworked, under-relaxed Americans, grabbing a quick burger and skipping yoga class doesn’t seem like a […]

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

People think losing weight and being healthy is all about eating… but what about the one thing that makes up the majority of our body weight? WATER! Water helps filter toxins out of your organs, can prevent kidney stones, and […]

All About Balancing Good Stress And Bad Stress

Too much stress, or the wrong kind, will harm your health. Yet stress can also be a positive force in your life, keeping you focused, alert, and at the top of your game. It all depends what kind of stress […]

Healthy Eating – What Did You Expect?

What comes to mind when you read the words healthy eating? Many of us think we “know” how to eat nutritiously. We read magazines, books, blogs, and talk to our friends.  And, from this, we come up with a bunch […]

All About Energy Balance

What Is Energy Balance? “Energy balance” is the relationship between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements). This relationship, which is […]

All About Eating Slowly

When you eat slowly, you digest better. You lose or maintain weight more easily. Yet you also feel more satisfied with each meal. Conversely, if you rush your meals, your digestion suffers.  And it might seem like each meal is […]

All About Jet Lag

Nobody enjoys feeling disoriented, nauseated, tired, and unable to concentrate or sleep. But with a few simple precautions, you can vastly reduce your jet lag symptoms and enjoy a smoother transition. What is jet lag? Have you ever taken a […]

How to Improve Your Plank and Build A Solid Core

How to Improve Your Plank and Build A Solid Core If I had to pick my favorite exercise for developing core strength and stability for women over 50, planks would at the top. The stationary plank is an awesome core exercise […]

Food Shaming: What It Is and What to Do About It

Food Shaming: What It Is and What to Do About It You’re out for dinner with your friends or family. The restaurant is famous for its chocolate layer cake. You’ve been looking forward to it, and you planned your calories […]

What Works When Low Calories And More Cardio Don’t?

What Works When Low Calories And More Cardio Don’t? Have you ever found yourself completely stuck with not seeing fat loss even though you ramped up additional cardio and stayed strict to a low-calorie diet? If so you’re far from […]

Measuring and Estimating Portion Size

How much food or drink do you actually consume? As many of you know, without an accurate portion size, the analysis of your dietary intake will be skewed. An inaccurate calorie intake assessment will make it harder for you to […]

Why Keep Diet and Exercise Records?

Why Keep Diet and Exercise Records? Congratulations! The fact that you are reading this post means that you are either thinking about monitoring your calorie intake and output or you have already started doing so. As you probably already know, […]

The Brick By Brick Approach To A Better Body

The Brick By Brick Approach To A Better Body If I had to point to perhaps the biggest mistake I’ve seen over the years with those just starting out or returning to a body transformation regiment, it’s attempting to do […]

5 Questions for Fat Loss

5 Questions for Fat Loss Most people have heard about how to eat for fat loss. But they just can’t figure out what to eat when it comes time for a meal. And that’s largely because they’re asking themselves the […]