Diet and Nutrition

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What To Eat For Dinner To Lose Weight

Though every meal plays an important role in how you go about losing weight, dinner can be the most challenging. When it’s the end of the day and you’re tired and hungry, it’s hard to keep in mind what to eat for dinner to lose weight. Especially when you’re impatient and just want something easy. We have the tips and tricks that will help you eat a healthy, weight-loss friendly dinner! No Empty Calories during Dinner You don’t need that slice of garlic bread, it just looks and smells delicious. […]

Healthy Weight Range: What it is and How to Get There

It’s hard to understand what your healthy weight range is when everyone is so different. A healthy weight range for you will not be the same as the next person’s ideal weight. So how exactly do you figure that out? There has to be some standard weight rules for everyone, right? Here, we give you more insight into how you can more accurately discover your own healthy weight range so you can better customize your weight loss efforts to your personal needs to set an achievable goal. Why knowing your […]

Easy Weight Loss Tips

Easy weight loss tips are not easy to come by, and when you do find them they aren’t always easy. However, let’s say “easy” means weight loss doesn’t involve expensive juicing regimens, a steep gym membership, or turning your life on its head just to reach small milestones. Our easy weight loss tips are just that–easy! They’re simple changes in every day life to help you reach your milestones and your ultimate goal. 1) Water We love water. We write about it a lot because, frankly, it’s very underrated! Drinking […]

How To Suppress Your Appetite

Knowing how to suppress your appetite can help you reach weight loss goals by decreasing your chances of binge eating, giving in to unhealthy cravings, or eating out of boredom. Don’t get us wrong—we’re all for eating when you’re hungry. But knowing how and when to suppress your appetite will work in your favor in the long run! 1) Eat a Good Breakfast Eating a good breakfast kick starts your body and your day with nutrients. When you eat breakfast, you are literally braking a fast—the long fast your body […]