I’ve wanted to write this article for a long time now. After many years of struggling to lose weight, I have finally lost my first twenty pounds. For a while now, people have asked me for “the secret” to losing weight. I have learned a few things along the way, but I’m certainly no expert! The key for me is that there’s no secret; but there are some basic fundamentals to losing weight. These are the same bits of advice [...]
The Effects of Sitting at WorkHow much of your workday is spent sitting down? For the average American, over 9 hours are spent sitting down, wreaking havoc on your lower back, your weight, your heart health, and a number of other health factors that are directly related to mortality rates. Take a stand and make a change! Include five-minute long standing breaks every hour for more energy and a more focused mind.
The journey toward a healthier lifestyle is a road that I didn’t see myself taking a few years ago. In fact, I thought I would be stuck yo-yo dieting; I was desperate for a better way to lose weight. I used to be quite active as a child. I ran, was in gymnastics and dance, but as I grew older, those activities slowly stopped. I starting feeling too uncomfortable to participate. I found myself buying bigger sizes and feeling more [...]
We all know mornings are probably the most hectic time of day in a household, especially mine. Trying to get everyone up and out the door on time is like an act of God. It’s just as important, though, to make sure my family eats a good breakfast at the start of their day. And recently, I have been trying to go greener on the morning Blast. It’s a great way to sneak vegetables into their diet without them ever [...]
Learning From My MistakesI still make my share of mistakes on my quest to eat healthier. I think I do pretty well with my NutriBlasts and what I eat during the week, but there’s always that one weekday that trips me up. I used to have a big problem with my cheat day, a day during the week where I rewarded myself by eating regular food that I didn’t usually eat during the week. It took me a long time [...]