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June 27, 2016

Summer parties and BBQ’s are ENDLESS, which comes with its pros and its cons. This is a common concern I get from my own clients ALL THE TIME. “How can I enjoy the parties without packing on the pounds and feeling guilty come Monday morning?” When there’s a will there’s a way and it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. BBQ’s are notorious for copious amounts of food- good food, but not necessarily healthy food. So how do you do it? Below are my top tips (that I follow myself) and a few of the most common questions I get. I can’t promise you that following these tips is easy and mindless. It will require some focus and effort. But what I can promise you is that on Monday morning (and come Fall) you’ll be feeling a lot better about the choices you’ve made over the weekend.

               

1. Plan ahead!

I can’t stress this enough. Get organized at the beginning of each week. Look ahead for that week and a few weeks ahead to...

June 7, 2016

 

 

Do I think breakfast is “the most important meal of the day?” ehh.. I think all of our meals and snacks are pretty important. But there are many proven benefits from starting your day with a healthy breakfast. If done right it can kick start your metabolism, get your gastrointestinal tract moving and help regulate hunger levels, energy levels and even your mood. I have many clients who tell me they don’t feel hungry in the morning and try to wait as long as they can to eat something, thinking they’re saving calories. Skipping breakfast usually leads to over eating later in the day whether it’s a large and indulgent lunch and dinner, constant grazing throughout the afternoon or late night snacking. Skipping breakfast is also associated with intense sugar cravings and energy crashes. When a client starts to incorporate breakfast they will find they feel hungry earlier in the day. I tell them that this is not a bad thing, as long as what they’re eating is a healthy option with protein a...

April 11, 2016

Hunger is the physiological need for calories, salt, and water driven by a number of factors including diet, sleep quality, activity levels, hormones and emotions. It is normal to experience an increase in appetite after going hard in the gym or during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or breastfeeding but if you feel like a bottomless pit, something might be up! Below are some of the more common reasons you may experience constant hunger.

1. Going too long in between or skipping meals. When your stomach is empty for too long your body will release more ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, resulting in feeling ravished. Let this go on for too long and it’ll typically leads to overeating. As a rule of thumb consume a meal or snack every 3-4 hours. Also, have a go-to snack on you, like a protein bar or piece of fruit, for when you run into situations where you’re tight on time.

2. Dehydration. Not only will dehydration decrease your metabolism and affect energy levels but it may also ca...

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