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My Weight Loss Transformation

I’ve struggled with weight for my entire life. If I’m not actively trying to lose weight, I am gaining. I could never find the in between. I never arrived where I thought I could relax in a period of maintenance. I give up all sense of control, or I’m white knuckling my way through the day to not eat all the food in my house. In the last few years however, my mindset has changed toward this weight loss journey. Instead of believing that my weight loss efforts were unfair and that I deserved a break from trying so hard, […]

8 Desserts Under 100 Calories!

These dessert ideas are not for those people who can eat 1 bite of a cookie and walk away. These low calorie desserts are for those people like me who want to eat ALL of it for 100 calories, and still reach your weight loss goals. I do count calories! It’s not trendy. People like to argue that calories don’t count. People will say calories don’t matter if you are eating healthy food. But in my experience in 45 years as a short girl, calories count a lot! I’ve been eating mostly healthy food my entire life, and only a […]

Consistency over Intensity for Weight Loss

Recently I watched a video clip from the Jeff Rogan show on Youtube. He was interviewing Firas Zahabi about working out and success in fitness. The main takeaway was that focusing on consistency rather than intensity would bring you closer to your goals. This has been true for me in running. I rather run easy every day, than run hard occasionally. The idea is with easier intensity, being in flow, you can do the work more often, thus having more practice. And as a result, my running has improved tremendously! I love this concept for so many other areas of […]

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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 […]