Healthy Weight

You Can’t Lose Stress Weight By Dieting, Do These 10 Lifestyle Hacks Instead

    Are you having fun yet?  As much as the holidays can be a meaningful time of connection, damn can it be stressful.  You might typically associate stress with a tension headache, or difficulty sleeping at night, or being in a bad mood.  But did you know stress also causes weight gain?  But if you don’t know that stress causes weight gain, you’ll probably wind up blaming your diet and then stress out about every bite of food you eat. But that’s not necessary.  In fact, stressing out about what you are eating actually contributes to more weight gain. …

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The Sugar You Eat Ages Your Face: How To Reverse The “Sugar Sag” In Your Skin

    Last week I blogged about healthy party foods that you can find at almost every holiday gathering — hop over here if you want to be armed with a list of my top 5 party foods that I reach for before heading into your holiday parties and New Years Eve celebrations. The Healthiest Party Foods To Eat + Navigating Your Specific Food Cravings And just to be clear — chocolate is one of my go-to foods on that party list.  And yes I know there is sugar in chocolate.  If you want to read more about the astounding …

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The Healthiest Party Foods To Eat + Navigating Your Specific Food Cravings

  Last week was Thanksgiving.  That usually means food.  It also means folks are stressing about their weight.  More on that at the end of this blog post.  Whether holiday parties are stressing you out, picking out the perfect gift, figuring out how to afford travel (damn it’s so expensive!) or balancing social commitments, even joyful holidays can be stressful ones. Most people report that being surrounded by rich holiday foods, alcohol, impulse eating, and weight gain during the holiday season adds a significant amount of stress as well. So as holiday season gets underway I wanted to give you …

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Why You Might Want To Consider Grounding At Work

    Now that Labor Day is over and it’s back to work, I thought I’d write up an article about grounding in the workplace.  If you are not sure what grounding is, I bet you know how it feels. If you have ever felt the relief of walking on the beach or spending an afternoon gardening, then you already know how supportive grounding can be and how it can help mitigate stress. Especially at work, especially when you are putting in hour after hour in artificial light, you are likely to feel disconnected from the natural rhythm of the …

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Are Your Weight Struggles From Subclinical Hypothyroidism? Probably, Here’s Help

      What to do if counting calories, exercising, and making the environmental changes I suggested last week are not making any difference to your metabolism? What if you still feel sluggish, tired, and your weight just won’t budge?  It could be subclinical hypothryoidism and adrenal fatigue.  This super common condition is poorly understood and can literally simply be caused by prolonged stress. Ask yourself: have you been through a stressful period recently?  Or have you been living under stress for a long period of time — months, years, even decades?  If so, focusing on boosting thyroid and adrenal …

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How Our Environment Can Cause Weight Gain & What You Can Do About It

  Although the traditional approach to weight loss focuses on calories in vs. calories burned, we are starting to become more and more aware about how our environment actually impacts our weight.  There are many contributing factors, well beyond diet and exercise, that cause significant issues in our metabolism. In fact, the environment has such an impact on our weight that there is an entire category of environmental chemicals that are now considered obesogens — chemicals directly responsible for contributing to obesity.  Obesogens increase fat has, modify our basal metabolic rate, alter our gut microbiota, promote chronic inflammation, interfere with …

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The Two Best Ways Fast: Why It’s Easier Than Dieting & How To Do it

  This is the third and last blog post on losing weight easily and naturally — and that’s because this is the very last week you can sign up to join my in my 5 day Weight Reset Class! The first article was on losing stress-related weight. The second was on naturally boosting your metabolism. This last one will be a quick intro to fasting — a great lifestyle modification that has long term benefits that are hard to beat: decreased heart attack risk, decreased diabetes risk, decreased cancer recurrence rates, even boosted longevity. I review all of these benefits …

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