Why Am I Not Losing Weight?—Unexpected Weight Loss Road Blocks

You’ve reached a frustrating point in your efforts, and you HAVE to ask yourself, “Why am I not losing weight?” You’ve tried everything, but you just can’t seem to catch a break! What do you do? How do you find a solution for a problem that seems like it has NO solution? We feel your pain. And so many others do, too! So the first step is to remind yourself that you’re not alone, the second step is to keep reading—we probably have some answers for you. The Problem: You’re […]

Foods That Cause Body Fat

Body fat can be a mysterious thing, and the foods that cause body fat can be obvious or sneaky! Do any of the following foods appear regularly in your diet and your kitchen? If so, it might be time to rethink that way you eat! 1) The Color Of Your Carbs? As crazy as it might sound, it MATTERS. Carbs that are marketing or labeled as “white” or “bleached” often lack nutrients and have been processed far away from their pure, most nutritional form. Think of white bread, pasta, rice, […]

10 Minute Workouts: Don’t Spend Hours In The Gym

Spending hours in the gym is never the ideal way to fill your time. Thankfully, strategically placing 10 Minute workouts throughout your day can help you reach your fitness goals with a fraction of the time commitment! The benefits: Breaking up your workout throughout the day makes your day less boring, it’s a great way to take a break from work, your workout is customizable, you can take it anywhere, and you don’t need a gym membership! How is this even possible? We know, we know. You can only get […]

4 Ways To Handle Weight Loss Plateau

The weight loss plateau is all too familiar for anyone who is attempting to lose weight, but especially for those undergoing extreme weight loss. Knowing how to handle the weight loss plateau is difficult, but we’ve got the answers! In the beginning, you’re shedding the pounds as your body transforms itself into a fat-burning machine. And then…you stop losing the weight so quickly. You’re down to the last 10-15 pounds you want to lose and they just don’t seem to budge! You’ve plateaued. Your body has hit a point where […]

How To Lose Weight And Build Muscle

Losing weight and building muscle are two processes that go together more than most would assume. In fact, you’re more successful at losing weight if you build muscle and vice versa! Knowing how to lose weight and build muscle is a good start to achieving your personal health and fitness goals. The Difference Between Weight Loss And Fat Loss: Many people use the terms “weight loss” and “fat loss” interchangeably, assuming that the only weight they can possibly lose is in the form of fat. NOT TRUE. It is entirely […]

Herbs For Weight Loss

What if we told you the way to weight loss might be in your cup of tea, or your spice cabinet? That’s right. Nature provides us with herbs for weight loss, and sadly they can get overlooked sometimes! Most of the following herbs are easy to find in teas, or can be consumed as supplement capsules and in your diet. 1) Green Tea Full of antioxidants, Green tea is thermogenic in that it helps heat production in your body so that it burns fat faster. Green tea also controls the […]

How To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

You’ve lost the weight. You Exercised regularly, stayed hydrated, practiced portion control and ate a balanced diet. Sometimes, though, losing weight is only half the battle. Knowing how to lose weight AND keep it off is the biggest fight you could have with yourself, but isn’t it a fight you want to win? We’ve compiled the facts and musts of keeping the figure you’ve worked hard for, and keeping extra sneaky pounds at bay. 1) Portion Prep Remember the days when you painstakingly measured your portions as you set off […]

How To Start Losing Weight

Losing weight isn’t easy, and perhaps the most difficult part is figuring out how to start losing weight once you’ve made up your mind to do it. As most journeys go, the intimidation lies in making the first leap into something brand new that you may not have tried before. We’re here to give you the nudge, push, or encouragement you need to get started on your journey to a new, healthier life. 1) Know the “Why” Factor An important part of weight loss is being goal-oriented. Knowing WHY you […]

How To Lose Baby Weight

As joyful and exciting as it is to finally welcome a child into the world, motherhood is full of ups, downs, and challenges that come with having children. One of those challenges is figuring out how to lose baby weight you gained during pregnancy. While your body will never be identical to your pre-baby body, it’s still possible to shed the baby weight quickly and safely. No Fad Diets! The time to try no-carb diets, juice cleanses, or paleo diets is NOT the first few months of motherhood. Your increase […]

What To Eat After A Workout

The importance of eating before you workout seems straightforward enough, but knowing what to eat after a workout can be a bigger challenge. Especially when all you want to do is reward your healthy habits with something totally unhealthy! Why Post-Workout When you workout, your body expends stores of glycogen derived from carbohydrates to provide the energy it needs. However, you muscles store a lot of extra energy in the form of protein, and when they are tired, they have to recover! Muscle exhaustion after a hard workout tends to […]