research-based workout motivation

Research-Based Workout Motivation

Learn these simple, research-based guidelines for workout motivation.  Ogie Shaw discusses the simple principles behind physical fitness and how to win the war against your mind. I would argue that this time of year is when most people are focusing on their health.  For better or for worse.  The gyms are usually packed and everyone …

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The Starvation Mode Myth.

Truth: Starvation Mode is a myth.  But there is a lot of nuance to understanding your metabolism, and specifically how weight loss can change and affect it. I’m sure you’ve heard all sorts of scary things about calorie deficits causing “starvation mode” or “metabolic damage.”  Lately, some people have latched onto this concept and use …

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sodium and weight gain

Sodium and weight gain.

Sodium does not make you gain weight.  So what is it and why does it have nothing to do with you being fat.  Learn why sodium is essential to your survival and a certain amount of salt is good for you. Why do all the weight loss accounts on Instagram constantly talk about sodium?  Why …

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Nutrition label

Read nutrition labels quickly and easily.

You have to read nutrition labels if you want to be healthy and fit.  When I first started trying to count calories, it almost seemed like they were in a different language.  But once I figured out what to look for, they got a lot easier to read. Please note, this post contains Amazon Affiliate …

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meal prep

Instagram Meal Prep isn’t realistic.

Instagram is full of beautiful meal preps just like the photo above, taken from my favorite Instagram account @justget.fit.  She has the most beautiful and tasty looking meal preps.  And it looks so easy and doable, but trust me, all is not what it seems. I remember the first time I saw delicious, healthy foods …

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5 Delicious 0 calorie beverages for weight loss

There are so many delicious 0 calorie beverages!  I might be in the minority, but I really only drink water, black coffee, and red wine. Unfortunately, wine is not on the list below. (Sorry for the tease!). Please note, this post contains affiliate links that generate advertising commission for this site, at no additional cost …

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what is a calorie

Wait, what is a calorie?

So, what is a calorie and why is it so important to lose weight?  Let’s start at the very beginning. All successful diets are based on the principle of Calories In vs Calories Out.  Yes, even if it’s keto, paleo, low carb, weight watchers, or any other method of weight loss out there. But hold …

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French Women Don't Get Fat

French Women Don’t Get Fat – Book Review

A Review of: French Women Don’t Get Fat “The Secret of Eating for Pleasure” by Mireille Guiliano.  Learn the secrets to how the French manage to stay so thin and enjoy delicious food!  Visit the website for the book here. Please note, this post contains Amazon Affiliate links that generate revenue for the site at …

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5 tips for weight loss beginners

5 Quick Tips for Weight Loss Beginners

Here are 5 quick and easy tips for weight loss beginners.  You can start using these today! Let’s face it, the majority of people have no idea how to lose weight. You’d think for such a universal issue, we would have figured out a simple solution by now. But that is definitely not the case! …

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Misadventures in Meal Prepping

Misadventures in Meal Prepping

Welcome to my Misadventures in Meal Prepping.  After countless attempts at meal prepping I officially gave up, until I found this different technique! Please note, this post contains Amazon Affiliate links that generate revenue for the site at no additional cost to you should you utilize one of the links. When I first started my …

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