12 No Treadmill Ways To Help You Lose Weight

You know that line on Pitch Perfect, “Don’t put me down for cardio?” Well, that is basically how I have lived the last decade of my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love my fitness classes like hip hop and turbo kick but when it came to that dreaded treadmill there was no way I was getting on board. Still, even without a treadmill, I have managed to change, maintain and love my body using so many different methods. For those of you who are newer to fitness or are just sick of getting nowhere, you have got to check out these 12 ways to get the body of your dreams without stepping foot on a treadmill. There may even be one added bonus tip in there too!

10 Super Simple Ways to Start a Healthy Diet That Sticks

I spent way too many years of my life battling with food. It seems silly when you think about it because I really love food. So why did I fight with it so much? In the beginning it was a battle with over-eating. Then it was making sure I ate the perfect amount and panicking when I didn’t. From there I found weight loss shakes that eventually lead me to fruits and vegetables. From fruits and vegetables it went to vegetarian, to vegan to gluten free. All of which lead to heart palpatations and constant muscle aches. I wish I would have known that it didn’t have to be like this. Starting a healthy diet doesn’t have to be from one extreme to the next. In fact, smaller steps lead to better lasting results. So before you go doing anything drastic, check out these 11 super simple ways to start a healthy diet that sticks.

5 Ways Your Healthy Lifestyle is Making You Broke

5 Ways Your Healthy Lifestyle is Making You Broke

There are so many health and fitness fads that have taken the world by storm in the last few decades that it’s hard to keep up! We all know there is always some new craze everyone is talking about whether it is a diet plan or new super food. One thing that not many people may realize is that having a healthy lifestyle may be doing serious damage to your bank account. Believe me, I’m guilty of this myself. I have listed out 5 ways your healthy lifestyle is making you broke and these come from my own experience as a person who strives for healthy living and as a holistic nutritionist that has worked with clients aiming for better health. 

Minimalist Approach to Weight Loss. 10 Things You Can Stop Doing Today

Minimalist Approach to Weight Loss. 10 Things You Can Stop Doing Today

Weight loss is all the rage and has been since the 1950’s. The problem with this is that people have literally been obsessing about weight loss for almost three quarters of a decade! In truth, weight loss doesn’t have to be that stressful! There are 10 common things that most people do when it comes to weight loss that you can totally quit today! If you are tired of trying to lose weight and stressing about it the whole time, then you are going to want to keep reading!

How to Stop Sugar Cravings

How to Stop Sugar Cravings

Sugar detox is not an uncommon phrase to hear these days, but knowing how to stop sugar cravings can be a really difficult thing to get the hang of.

Since refined sugars are filling 80% of the items on the shelves in our grocery stores, it’s literally unavoidable these days. Taking the time to get yourself well informed is the first start in successfully cutting back.

sugar detoxEveryone is different when it comes to healthy eating and setting goals. Cold turkey works for those special few people, but for the rest of us, it usually leads to a failure. It seems, the second you put the instant pressure of no sugar on yourself is one second before you crave all the sugar you can find.

From morning coffees to pasta sauces for dinner, sugar is in just about everything these days. So let’s talk through all the different ways you can start making changes toward a sugar balanced life. Finding a happy place when it comes to sugar can greatly benefit your brain, body and mood. There is no better time than the present to get yourself informed and start heading in the right direction.

Before we get started on a great sugar detox plan, let’s break down what it is about sugar we that’s got everyone running the other way in the first place?

Weight Loss Shakes: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth

Today I hesitantly joined a workout class that I have always been inconsistent with going to. I take insane amounts of mental preparation before I step foot in that door. I look for excuses not to go. Oh, it’s started 5 minutes ago. I’ll be too sweaty. What if I fart?  Then today I realized something, I am awesome at this class. I love this class. I hate cardio, but I love this class! It is an hour strait of cardio kickboxing moves and I thoroughly enjoy every second of it! So naturally, during some kicks and punches I started wondering why if I like this class so much, does it take so much for me to get psyched about it? Then I started thinking about weight loss shakes.

It brought me back to a skinnier time, when I just started attending this class; the time I was drinking weight loss shakes. It all became so clear to me that I just knew I had to share the wicked truth with anyone willing to listen. Now, I’m not going to just full on bash weight loss shakes, I will give it to you strait. Let’s talk about the good, the bad and the harsh reality that it took me a year to accept (and still keep working on.)