Hi, friends! I’m back with another edition of This Is Life where I recap a full day in my life. It’s been awhile since I did one of these. It’s meant to show you what I do and eat on a daily basis. This recap is from last Saturday.
When it comes to health, fitness and weight loss, finding what works for you is key. But navigating healthy living has become very confusing. Something I’m seeing more and more as a nutrition practitioner are people looking for a fast fix to their health. It’s as if everyone wants a Walmart answer. For starters, this just doesn’t exist. The real question is do you really want a Walmart quality answer for your health?
I was reminded of this a few weeks ago when I sent a request to my email subscribers asking what they need more help with. A common question I received was what are the right macronutrient amounts i.e. carbohydrates/protein/fats and calories someone should eat.
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I’ve been eating healthy and exercising for many years, but recently I’ve noticed I’m sort of stuck in rut when it comes to maintaining my health. I say this because many of the clients I coach come to me frustrated that they’ve been doing the right things for so a very long time, however, aren’t seeing results. As with an habit, healthy or unhealthy, the body is highly adaptive to whatever that habit is. Chances are if you’ve been doing the same thing for a long time and not seeing change, then you need to change how you’re doing things to make your body think again.
For me, I haven’t wanted to change much since my hip surgery last year for fear of getting injured. Obviously, that didn’t work, and since that plan tanked, I’m now taking this opportunity to challenge my healthy habits. That’s why I’m partnering with Women’s Health Checklist Babblebox to bring you 4 Ways I’m Challenging My Health in 2017, and I hope they inspire you to challenge your health too!
Those of us in the healthy living space are often so health focused we take for granted how “healthy” we are compared to the average person. When you stop and look around at the real world, you’ll quickly realize not everyone is as healthy as you.
I’m constantly reminded of this in my nutrition practice, with family and now dating someone. When he asked me “what’s cauliflower rice?” I realized not everyone is living the same version of healthy as me, and it’s so easy to forget that.
Today I’m sharing 3 Things You Need For Healthy Weight Loss, three very important things! Before I share them, here’s why they’re important.
Last week I shared this video on the watch out’s on calorie counting with apps. Many of my one-on-one clients use apps to calculate calories and I spend a lot of time educating them the dangers of using apps to calculate calories for weight loss.
Seven years ago I lost 80 pounds and managed to keep it off. I’m frequently asked how I keep the weight off because a lot of people who lose weight gain it back. This can be for various reasons.
Maybe they ate too few calories during their weight loss. This causes metabolism to slow down, or they haven’t sustained healthy habits, have emotional eating issues, or medical conditions (i.e. hormones, diabetes, etc.) affecting hunger and how their body utilizes and stores fat.
Today I’m sharing the things I do to keep the weight off. While these do not guarantee weight loss, they promote a healthy lifestyle which is really how long term weight loss is achieved.
Years ago I set out on the most amazing journey of my life, and lost 80 pounds. Being overweight and living an unhealthy lifestyle most of my life, I committed myself to get healthy and living active. I lost 80 pounds, not by choice but through commitment. After committing to eating right and exercising for over a year, I went from a size 14 to a size 2 and lost 80 pounds.
Looking back, I see my weight loss was a pivotal moment in my life. It transformed me beyond my physical body. It changed my view of the world, taught me that weight does not define your self worth and led me to pursue my ultimate dream goals. I learned to cook healthy recipes, became a food photographer, writer, nutrition practitioner, and group fitness instructor. If it were not for my 80 pound weight loss, you would not see the woman you see today.
More importantly, I discovered who I am and learned to love myself.
After struggling with my food and weight practically my entire life, I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to experience a healthy way of living. It’s made me a better person and I want to share my story to inspire you. Weight loss is truly a cumulation of small lifestyle changes and sticking with them for a long period of time. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet. Here’s how I lost 80 pounds.
Everywhere you look right now someone is telling you what to do for better health, a better mind, and a better body. I see people saying things like “I can’t wait until my Whole30 is over and I can eat cookies again.” While I believe detoxing your body from sugar and processed foods is valuable, I also know it’s not realistic for the average person to do this right out the gate and to sustain it. This is exactly why you should add not subtract for your health.