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Planning to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Instead of Trying to Lose

Planning to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Instead of Trying to Lose

This season is going to be all about a strategy to avoid holiday weight gain.  I’ve stopped fooling myself about actually trying to lose unwanted pounds at this time of year.  I’ve tried that in the past and have suffered such disappointments time and time again. I kept telling myself that this time would be different.  It wasn’t.

Is Not Getting Enough Sleep Why I’m Snacking So Much?

Is Not Getting Enough Sleep Why I’m Snacking So Much?

We all know that not getting enough sleep is bad for us. I’ve known it my whole life. I haven’t needed a research study to confirm it for me. After all, it feels awful while you’re lying awake at night watching the minutes and hours tick by. It feels even worse as you drag yourself around the following day. I don’t think clearly, can’t get motivated to do anything active, and am most likely to order in meals on days when I’m drained and not well rested.

Daily Sugary Drinks of All Kinds Lower Your Life Expectancy

Daily Sugary Drinks of All Kinds Lower Your Life Expectancy

I just read about the scariest study that now says that drinking sugary drinks on a daily basis can actually shorten your life.  The horrifying thing about it is that I have always joked that a certain giant pop or gas station slushy or other syrup-based beverage was likely cutting a day off my life. 

Starting Lazy Keto for the First Time

Starting Lazy Keto for the First Time

I hate to admit it but I’m starting Lazy Keto as a last-ditch attempt to save my diet and stick to this type of strategy. I’m pretty down right now. I’m trying not to be, but I’m discouraged because I’ve had such great progress and for a while it was pretty great keeping ketosis going…then it all seems to have changed.

Keto Cheat Days Ruin Ketosis So Fast

Keto Cheat Days Ruin Ketosis So Fast

Okay, so I’m going to tackle the topic of keto cheat days this week.  I know this is a controversial topic, and I know that I am not a medical expert.  Please consider this an opinion piece based on my personal experience. 

How to Know You’re Following the Wrong Diet for You

How to Know You’re Following the Wrong Diet for You

So, it’s my week to blog again and after Marley and I have both been struggling, I thought I’d talk about how to know if you’re following the wrong diet for you. After all, I’ve been testing out turmeric for weight loss (and I’ll get into that a bit in a minute) while Marley struggled a lot through her first week with the keto diet.

My First Week on a Keto Diet Plan

My First Week on a Keto Diet Plan

The keto diet plan is definitely more than I bargained for.  I give Holly credit for giving it a try, and I can see where there is a lot of room for error. I can also understand why she gave up. Am I going to give up? Not a chance!

How to Stop Eating out of Boredom

How to Stop Eating out of Boredom

It may sound silly but eating out of boredom and not a lack of actual food – is one of the primary causes of weight gain. Though it may seem as though this is an easy problem to overcome, it doesn’t take much to find yourself looking for something in the pantry, or...

Start a Hot New Relationship with Your Diet

Start a Hot New Relationship with Your Diet

When you begin a new diet, it can feel as though you’re going out on a blind date. You are hoping for the best, you’ve got a few reservations, and even though you may have been told a great deal about what to expect, you really won’t know what it’s all about until you...

Fat-Fighting Autumn Foods

Fat-Fighting Autumn Foods

If you are looking to lose weight and are trying to get your eating habits under control, then you may want to consider specific fat-fighting autumn foods that will be locally available and taste great at this time of year. Combine them in a healthy diet with a well...

Turn off the TV

Turn off the TV

Do you watch TV while you eat? If you do, and you’re trying to lose weight, you might want to think about shutting off the television and finding other ways to enjoy your meal and to prevent unwanted snacking. Why? When you watch TV, you are distracted and are not...

Spice Up Your Food

Spice Up Your Food

If you haven’t already done it, it’s time to spice up your food.  I fought this advice for a while.  After all, I like spicy and full flavors.  As a result, I figured that if I made food more appealing that way, I’d only end up eating more of it.  Since I’ve been...

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