Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
not fat youre burning

How You Can Know it’s Not Fat You’re Burning

It’s easy to fool ourselves into thinking that because the number on the scale is dropping, we’re doing a great job and should keep it up. The thing is, the bathroom scale can’t tell what it is that you’re losing. After all, that’s why – if you’re anything like me – you either weigh yourself in the buff or blame that extra pound this week on a heavier outfit than you’d been wearing the week before. Because the scale doesn’t know the difference between you and that massive oversized sweater dress.

That said, not all weight changes can be blamed on fat – or sweaters, for that matter. Just because you get on the scale and see the number going up or down it doesn’t mean there has been any change in your body fat. This is something I learned the hard way from trying to lose weight too quickly. It’s also why steady, gradual weight loss is generally considered to be way better for you than trying to drop an extreme amount of weight in a short period of time. Keep reading this post

Nov, 21, 2017 ,Tuesday
Crossfit Nutrition Recommendations

Why I Don’t Listen to My CrossFit Coach’s Nutrition Recommendations

I love my CrossFit coach. She’s spectacular. She puts up with the fact that I’m very motivated – sometimes. That I’m extremely dedicated to a healthy lifestyle – most of the time. That I consider cake to be an essential food group and there’s nothing she says that is going to change my mind about that.

I have a lot of respect for her. She’s a fitness expert, and she lives and breathes what she teaches. She looks fantastic. I can tell that she knows what she’s doing and I trust her when it comes to my physical training. When I attend her classes, I know I’m going to get a great workout and that she’s going to keep me in line when I’m slowing down or doing something wrong. Keep reading this post

Nov, 14, 2017 ,Tuesday
Mexico vacation on my mind

Mexico On My Mind

It’s that time of year again. The fall is in full swing, and I’m starting to think (very seriously) about how I’ll be enjoying some warm weather during the winter while it’s too cold at home. This year, I’ll be looking into vacation rentals in Mexico.

More specifically, I’m planning to get into one of the best luxury villa rentals Mexico has to offer. I’ve been to the country twice before. I’ve gone to some of the more touristy areas. Now I’m ready to head off the beaten trail for a bit of privacy, a lot more authenticity and tons of luxury.

This year, I’ve researched the villa rentals Mexico visitors love the most, and I came across Villa Estrella. I’m in love! Of all the luxury vacation rentals Mexico has to provide, that’s where I’m headed this winter. Keep reading this post

Oct, 04, 2017 ,Wednesday
choosing a diet buddy

Things to Consider When Choosing a Diet Buddy

You’ve likely heard that one of the best ways to lose weight effectively is to build a support system for yourself or even to diet with a buddy. A buddy system can be tremendously motivating. You can help each other to stay on track, share struggles, celebrate victories, and push yourselves toward your common goal.

However, as much as there are a lot of benefits to having a diet buddy, there are actually quite a few potentially unexpected negative effects of trying to shed the pounds with someone else. A recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology examined the mental health and weight loss progress of pairs of female roommates. These pairs of roomies were separated into three different groups. In the first group, one roommate dieted and the other one didn’t. The second group involved both roommates dieting. The last group didn’t have any dieters in it. Keep reading this post

Oct, 04, 2017 ,Wednesday
old school weight loss tips

The Best Old School Weight Loss Tips We Need to Bring Back

As much as we are always moving forward and trying to find the latest celebrity strategy or scientifically proven technique to help us to lose weight, sometimes those old school tips we’ve been hearing about since the dawn of time are actually among the most effective. The reason is that many of them focus on building habits and being practical over the longer term. These aren’t just fads. They’ve stood the test of time and are just as beneficial today as they were when they were first recommended to you.

To be clear, these aren’t actually dieting methods. After all, in that area, we have come a long way. We’ve learned that the low-fat diets we used to swear by are actually not nearly as effective as we thought they were. Moreover, we have even found out that very low carb diets aren’t the miracles we once believed in. We’ve discovered the dangers of sugar not only in terms of diabetes risk but also in their addictiveness and production of food cravings, among other issues. Keep reading this post