It's become rather wide spread that healthy eating leads to healthy living, for the most part - in terms pf physiological health. But is there a connection between our diet and mental health? Studies show that, yes, and it's very profound! Many people engage in unhealthy eating behavior (whether it's emotional/stress eating or eating processed… Continue reading Diet and Depression: is There a Link?
I got you there with the title, didn't I?!Well, don't get your hopes up, there isn't such thing! Or at least there isn't rapid FAT loss. When you lose weight, it's not all fat: depending on your weight loss strategy, some of it is fat, and the rest is water and lean mass (muscles). Often… Continue reading “Rapid Weight Loss”
For the longest time I thought of my love for food and eating in general as a shameful and faulty character trait. I would compare myself to thin and graceful girls who’d have very little interest in food, those who can take a bite of apple and put it down for 15 min before taking… Continue reading Take “hate” out of your “love-hate” relationships with food
So you've decided to lose some weight and are trying to figure out how to begin?! Treat it just like any other project! Below are 10 steps (or project management strategies) to get you off the right start: 1. Get some numbers - weigh and measure yourself (waist, hips, thighs and forearms), write them down… Continue reading HOW TO START A WEIGHT LOSS PLAN
Protein is essential for our health (and looks). We need it to make tissue (like muscles), hair, enzymes, skin, antibodies and many other things in our bodies. There's a ton of confusing information regarding how much protein to eat. Proponents of body-building and increasing lean body mass suggest to consume as much as 1-2 g… Continue reading HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD WE EAT?
If you haven't read the Part I of this post, please go back to it, as the information in here will make way more sense. Now that we know that women fluctuate in terms of their hormones, appetite, cravings, weight (not necessarily fat), it only makes sense to develop an eating strategy(ies) that reflect those… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part II
We all know well that women and men are different… dah! With that in mind, weight loss for women should be approached differently too, but is it so?! It so happens that women are not studies enough when it comes to diet and exercise - it's not easy to study women: they have hormonal changes… Continue reading Weight Loss for Women Part I
Ideal weight - is it even a thing?! I don't quite agree with it, mine is such and such and my friend's, who's my age/height - 10-15 pounds different and we both look fine (or even great 🙂 Here's a quick reference guide, based on current measurements and methods: BMI - Body Mass Index, which… Continue reading What’s your ideal weight?
Our weight-loss attempts often fail because they are not coming form a place of self-care and self-love. They are usually a way to punish ourselves for not being good enough in our current state (weight). What do we do to change that attitude and find internal power and motivation to get thinner? Here are the… Continue reading WEIGHTLOSS MOTIVATION
One of the ways to practice self-care is to ensure you surround yourself with quality. Would you rather spend a lot of money💰 on a lot of crappy clothes or pay the same money for a few high quality pieces🎎 that look expensive, are stylish and last long? Would you rather go out every night… Continue reading CRAVE QUALITY