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The art of mindful eating: Savoring every bite

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you eat without really paying attention to what you’re doing? You might be watching TV or scrolling through your phone while gobbling down a meal. But wh...

Hike for your health

Now that the weather is warming up, so is the drive and desire to enjoy it. If you are working to drop those extra pounds, spring is the perfect time to get outside and move your body. What ...

The ins and outs of carbs

It’s true that to drop weight, decreasing carbohydrates will help you to be successful. However, this macronutrient is often misunderstood. It isn’t that carbohydrates are bad for you, but r...

Stress: The missing link

If you’ve decided to take control of your health and drop those extra pounds, you’ve probably already implemented a diet and exercise regime. It’s no secret that our bodies respond to what ...

Alcohol and weight loss?

With the holidays upon us and the good cheer flowing, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to talk about one of our favorite food groups this winter season, alcohol! I often get asked i...

Tips to thrive this holiday season

Are you ready to thrive this holiday? Let’s do this! With the holidays come a few challenges such as 1) all the traditional foods and family favorites that can leave you feeling deprived if ...

Four benefits of eating at home

Dining out can be a lifesaver, but doing it too often will likely lead to making a healthy lifestyle more challenging. I’m not saying it’s impossible, it just makes it more difficult. If you...

The last few pounds

When you experience the first 10 pounds of weight loss, the benefits are usually noticeable. Clothes start fitting better, joints don’t ache as much and chances are you’re sleeping better. B...

Fat burn: For whom and how?

Teaching your body how to burn fat for fuel (rather than carbohydrates/sugar) provides many health benefits, including enhancing athletic performance. There are specifically three groups of ...

When the scale doesn’t budge

When trying to lose weight, we expect the numbers on the scale to drop steadily, pair-matched with our consistent effort. However, more often than not, the scale doesn’t move in the way we w...

What fat is good fat?

If you’re like me when it comes to fat and our diet, you probably hear conflicting information on a daily basis about whether it is good for us and which ones we should consume or if we shou...

It’s time to do hard things

If you want to move more effectively toward achieving better health, then almost always this means getting uncomfortable and doing hard things. Have you ever started down a path to create a...