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Intermittent Fasting Strategy: Delay Breakfast

I used to be a hard core breakfast eater. I would wake up at 5 am and eat breakfast before I would work out. I FIRMLY believed it was vital to eat breakfast every single day. Until Intermittent fasting started gaining popularity. I had been wanting to do my workouts fasted, but was too afraid to give it a try. I thought I wouldn’t get through a run if I didn’t have food. The crazy thing about the first time I skipped breakfast was I had more energy for my work out. The other thing I noticed was I didn’t […]

Finding Joy in the Weight Loss Journey

The weight loss habits that you actually enjoy can guide you to your weight loss goals! Let’s face it. Some of the things you have to do to lose weight can be miserable. And when it’s miserable, you either quit, or you get angry thinking about all those annoying people that can eat whatever they want and not gain a pound. BUT- what if the things you had to do to lose weight, you actually ENJOYED doing? It can literally change the game. Instead of anticipating a lifetime of eating stale rice cakes in between tears, find the parts of […]

Reset Dopamine to Get your Motivation Back

Do you lose motivation to meet your goals before 10am each day? Your lack of dopamine could be to blame. Here’s how to get it back! Recently, I’ve been having a tough time staying motivated. In the morning, I always start off with a strong determination to conquer my day. I am ready to get stuff done and to stick to my health goals. I have incredible motivation in the morning. I run, I write, I get ready for the day. I have an idea of what I want to accomplish and I feel amazing. But by 10 am, it’s […]

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4 Portion Control Plates That Get Results

Whether your goal is weight loss, better health, or disease management, portion control plates can impact behavior change and help you see results. We all have great intentions to eat better, eat less, and control our portions. But when it’s meal time and we’re famished, anything on our plate if fair game! Bread? Give me 3. Cheese? Drown my pasta with it please! All of that changed when I started using portion control plates. Studies show, if you double the amount of food on your plate, you will unknowingly eat 35% more food than if you had a modest portion. […]

7 Portion Control Handouts to Put on Your Fridge

If you need a reminder to stick with your portion control plan, check out these portion control handouts! Our busy, distracted lives makes it difficult to pay attention to our food. Worse, it makes it difficult to pay attention to the amount of food we are consuming, especially when we are multi-tasking. Having reminders, like portion control handouts taped to your fridge can help you be more mindful of your meals and not consistently overeat. The Ultimate Guide to Portion Control states, “Controlling your portions could be your answer to losing weight”. Below are 7 printables or handouts that you […]

Ultimate Guide to Portion Control

What you should know about portion control and how to make it work for weight loss. You’ve probably come to the conclusion that controlling your portions could be the answer to losing weight. I can tell you, it most definitely is the answer! If you’ve ever eaten more than one bowl of cereal, dished yourself up a pint of ice cream, or put your hand multiple times into a bag of chips, you probably know why you aren’t losing weight. The portion control approach to weight loss just makes sense! As human beings, we should be able to eat a […]