STOP Justifying…So You Can Grow!

STOP Justifying…So You Can Grow!
One thing that I used to do in my life is justify my bad habits, and I must be honest and say that I did not realize how much it was hindering my growth. Not just my growth with my weight loss, but also my mental growth, relationship growth, financial growth......you get the picture. See the justification of bad habits can impact your entire life because once you get used to making a justification in one area of life, you slowly start doing it in othe...

Chicken & Broccoli Ramen

Chicken & Broccoli Ramen
Even though I plan meals out on paper each week of what the family is going to have, sometimes the schedule does not work the way I plan and I must find a quick, yet healthy meal for the crew. Then comes my good friend Pinterest to save the day. Yes I use Pinterest!! I can not always be the creative mind you know :) It is actually necessary for me to give my brain a break, and utilize convenient places such as Pinterest. Kind of how I like for you a...

Salt! Friend or Foe in the diet?!?!

Salt! Friend or Foe in the diet?!?!
Is Salt an enemy of a healthy diet? The immediate response of many is YES!! Why?! Because salt has gotten a bad wrap overtime. Mainly from food companies who come up with new ways to package their processed foods. Making salt an enemy to many has been a successful marketing strategy for the food industry. The truth is...... Salt being friend or foe will partly depend on your current health standing! Sodium/salt is not bad and the body actually needs ...

Water, Water, Water!!! Flavored, Infused, do I need it really?

Water, Water, Water!!!! Water is a very important part of our diet, no matter what diet we choose. Water plays so many roles in our body that you would think it would be the easier for everyone to drink it on the regular, but it is not. Most people struggle with getting in the appropriate amount of water per day, and I often get asked what "tricks" do I have on drinking water. Truth be told, there aren't any tricks. It is very necessary to build a c...

What it takes to get started with weight loss!

What it takes to get started with weight loss!
I have been getting the question lately "how do I get started losing weight?" This has come from women who fell off their journey, and those who want to get started. My answer has been the same for everyone, "just get started!" Yeah I know this sounds generic or so simple, but that's because it truly is. See we tend to over complicate things in life. Not on purpose, I don't think, maybe just by human nature. I used to complicate things, but I truly ...

Fat Fighting Foods

Fat Fighting Foods
When I hold nutrition Q&A's, I often get the question often "how can I lose my stomach?" I think this is so common because it's the area that women struggle with the most, and it can be the hardest. Now I know if you Google "how to lose stomach fat," you will get a ton of articles on all the "special" foods that fight belly fat. Well the truth is, there aren't any foods that are proven to fight belly fat, BUT there are foods that aid in weight loss,...

An “Apple a Day” is not just a Cliche!

"An apple a day," is often said and many think it is just a cliche, BUT, I wanted to let you know how great this little piece of fruit really is. Now the greatness I am talking about is from personal experience as well as educational. I used the apple as a snack because it is quick and travels with you easily, so when the day is hectic, an apple will literally save the day. It is full of fiber, and studies have shown that the fiber in an apple, call...

Clean Eating Tips…without the Headache!

Clean Eating Tips…without the Headache!
With the craze in the health industry that many are taking to a level which makes my head hurt, I decided to ensure that there is an article out there to simplify clean eating. I did a Periscope on this as well, so if you rather listen than read, CLICK HERE . Otherwise read on :) So what clean eating really is, is incorporating the following tips to ensure that you are providing your body with the best nourishment possible. It does not mean that ...

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Often times when I speak to potential clients, or even family members, they say "it cost to much to eat healthy!" 😌😐 Yes I roll my eyes or give the straight face. I'm a work in progress so I have a hard time with my facial expressions. (Forgive me)---back to the topic. This statement is so untrue, and I gave amazing tips on Periscope on what steps you can take to eat healthy on a budget. You can find the replay video here: http://www.periscope.tv/bepositiv