FIT TIP: Walt Disney, Katie Perry, Henry Ford, J.K. Rowling, J-Z, Jim Carey, Oprah, Stephen King, Bill Gates and Thomas Edison: We all know the names of these now successful people who failed MANY, MANY times before they got it right. Keep this in mind next time you feel discouraged, frustrated and like you can’t got on…;)

oxo

Take a look at this Self-Care list that one of my good friends and mentors shared with me.

Numbers 3, 6 and 7 are my most challenging ones. Which ones are yours?

Please feel free to print and post this list on your desktop to remind yourself that there’s only one YOU and you deserve some TLC!;)

80% of you’re body is water and its required for all the processes in your body like fat-metabolism, digestion, elimination and for supple hair, skin and nails. But the funny thing is, often we mistake signs for hunger that are really signs of THIRST…and this can make you gain unnecessary weight!

In this video, you’ll learn an easy trick to see if you are dehydrated that you can do anywhere!

ENJOY:)

Are complex carbs really better than simple?

Check out my fun little test of the glycemic reaction my saliva has when I test white bread, whole wheat bread AND gluten-free bread…it’s amazing!

Of course I also go into a little tangent about the importance of Sea Salt (pink Himalayan is my fav) for not only getting adequate electrolytes and flavor in food but also for maintaining regularity! 😉

Time and time again I hear of people upset and frustrated that they are “eating healthy” but still can’t loose weight. Here are 6 common foods that I often see as the culprits.

These foods usually cause people to hold on to the extra pounds because they are all higher in actual carbohydrates than people realize. ALL carbohydrates increase blood sugar and cause the body to produce insulin, the fat-storage hormone, to process them and clear them out of the blood.

  1. Dairy – Yogurt – Milk – Whey -Cheese
  2. Nuts – Nut Flours – Nut Butters
  3. Gluten-Free Products
  4. Artificial/Fake Sweeteners
  5. Starchy Veggies – Corn – Peas – Potatoes – Squash – Carrots – Beets
  6. Beans and Legumes – Hummus – Tabbouleh

You’ve heard me say it before but worth repeating:

To feel your best and get the lean and healthy body you want, you MUST understand some simple biology of how proteins, fats and carbohydrates actually work in your body. It’s not complicated but it’s critical!

Once you understand that not all calories are created equal, you will realize being fit and at your ideal body weight is not just a matter of “calories in and calories out”. This is an out-dated, hypothesis that we now know is inaccurate. We are not robots. Our bodies are WAY more complicated and dynamic than that! Rather, we now know there is a specific hormonal and chemical reaction to the different macronutrients in food which directly determines both your body weight and your moods. And please read your labels so you know what you are actually putting into your body! 

You don’t have to quit your day job to be fit. Just a little knowledge (of the hard science) goes a long way 🙂