Google searches for “Keto” are at an all-time high. In fact, the search volume for “keto” in 2018 is exactly 100 times what it was in 2004, when Google first began tracking global searches. So why has the ketogenic diet become so popular? A keto diet is one where you consume more calories from fat […]
Is Food Addiction Real and Can You Fight It?
We have all heard our friends and family say, “I just can’t stop eating these_____________ (fill in the blank).” We have even heard people say “jokingly” that they are addicted to certain foods, but can food really be addictive, like drugs or alcohol? Many say yes. Consider this example, the Coca plant has been cultivated […]
14 Day Plan and Prep – Lesson 8: Let’s Create a Meal Plan
Now that we are committed to eating healthy food, the next question is “How much food will we eat each day?” It’s time to pull out the calorie and macronutrient numbers you came up by using the online calculators with in Lesson 7. We are going to review how those online calculators come up with the […]
Desiray’s Story: 15 Pounds Makes a Difference
Update July 2017 – Desiray competed in her first bikini competition on July 1st. While training for the event, she lost 10 lbs and 10% of her body fat. Check out her update. I hired a coach to help me prep for my first show. She gave me a nutrition plan and a training schedule that she […]
Can Loose Skin be Tightened?
Believe it or not, one of the fears that holds women back from losing weight is having loose skin. This can definitely happen to anyone and it can be very pronounced on those who lose over 50 lbs. That being said, you should not let fear of loose skin stop you from losing weight. We […]
Why Should You Count More Than Just Calories?
Losing weight and maintaining your weight can be a daunting process that requires both patience and a significant amount of focus in order to achieve the desired results. That’s just the truth. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without managing what we eat. Counting calories can be a thorny business due to the fact […]
3 Strategies for Healthy Restaurant Dining
Let’s be honest: if we could, most of us would eat out every…single…night. Alas, our belts (and wallets!) stop us. Restaurant dishes are notorious for being high in calories, fat, sugar, and sodium. If you’ve ever looked at the nutritional information for your favorite restaurants online (and you should!) it can be pretty shocking. What […]
What Happens to Your Body When You Skip Meals?
It’s safe to say that you’ve probably skipped meals either accidentally or on purpose. You may believe that skipping calories will simply help your weight loss efforts. Unfortunately, skipping meals doesn’t just leave you hungry but could actually increase weight gain! Not only is weight gain the opposite of what you are trying to achieve, […]
What Is Cellulite, Really?
Orange peels thighs, cottage cheese butt, fat dimples… These are just some of the names people use in reference to cellulite. Despite this condition being general associated with being overweight and eating unhealthy foods, roughly 80-90% of women have it. These are women of various sizes, small and large. Many of which may not be aware […]
Healthy Fats vs. Unhealthy Fats
It’s unfortunate that the term fat is viewed as something negative or unhealthy most of the time. In reality, healthy fats are very important for our overall health and shouldn’t be viewed as something to avoid. There are both healthy fats and unhealthy fats in food products. Sometimes these fats are found naturally in a […]