I’m Fat, Not Incompetent!

Being a plus sized woman is difficult in today’s modern world.  Society’s expectations are at a record high, and we have the need to meet those expectations of people we have never actually met, much less like.   I have never been much the PTA mom type.  It’s just not my thing.  It makes me want READ MORE

2 Main reasons you aren’t losing weight

One of my most COMMON complaints is from women who are eating well and exercising but still can’t lose weight. I have been here myself so I totally understand what you are going through! In my own personal experience and from talking to many other women going through the same thing, these are the 2 main READ MORE

How To Reduce Your Appetite

Having a big appetite can be very frustrating, especially if you’re trying cut back on your food intake and lose weight. So why do you have such a big appetite? How do you reduce your appetite? There are usually 2 main reasons why people have a greater appetite than normal: You don’t eat enough fiber; READ MORE

6 Sneaky Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Food journal? Check. Regular workouts? Yes, indeed. Enough fiber to keep an entire army regular? You got it. I know how to lose weight. I’ve been writing about the topic for more than a decade. That’s why it was so frustrating when I noticed that the pounds were clinging to me like a codependent boyfriend, no matter READ MORE

The Rising Cost of Obesity and How Everyone Can Afford Shakeology

You either pay now, or you pay later. Your health is too important to gamble with, and when you think about the vitamins, medicine, monthly medications, doctor visits, specialists… the list goes on, you ARE paying, one way or another. I spend very little money on “medicine”… basically Ibuprofen and Gas-X is what you will find READ MORE

Cutting Carbs? Don’t Say ‘No’ to These Starchy Foods

Carbohydrates tend to get a bad rap, especially in this era of the ketogenic, paleo and Atkins diets. So do starches — aka complex carbs — still have a place in a healthy diet? You bet. “Simple carbs (other than fruits and milk) should be avoided in the diet. Complex carbs should prevail,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD. The READ MORE

Why Weight Watchers isn’t always the best answer

Weight Watchers, is the most popular of commercial diets. We have seen countless women who have said that they have tried Weight Watchers but unlike their friends or family members who were also doing the diet, they weren’t having much success at weight loss despite following the diet as prescribed. Some even admitted to gaining READ MORE

How Fitness Professionals Stay on Track

Fitness professionals may seem like super humans who never struggle with making healthy diet choices, showing up for workouts or pulling off that unforgiving outfit. But … surprise! They’re just like us! They’re busy professionals, wives, moms, friends and community members who have lives—beyond the gym and produce section.  Fitness professionals are able to stay READ MORE

Benefits of Strength Training

A Little Strength Training Can Improve Health Of The Heart According to a study, strength training for less than one hour every week could reduce heart attack or stroke risk by 40% –  70%, and just 2 sets of bench presses which take under 5 minutes to perform can be effective. The researchers discovered that READ MORE