The simple answer for how to increase metabolism is: Step 1: Get enough sleep Step 2: Lift weights Step 3: Eat enough calories Step 4: Work movement into your day Step 5: Do not over exercise PIN me to your Health and Wellness Board! When weight loss seems to be stalled or difficult it is super tempting to just blame it all on the ol’ slow metabolism. Sometimes, this is the case. You’ve really slowed down your metabolism by doing all of the wrong things because you were told they were the right things. The idea of exercising more and… View Post
We all know food doesn’t judge. Chocolate understands. Pizza comforts us when we’ve had a bad day without asking any stupid questions…. this is stress eating at its finest.
It’s not enough that stress prevents us from losing weight, it also can be the reason we turn to food to try and dampen and numb all those stressful, negative feelings we are experiencing. View Post
Whether you struggle with bingeing and restricting or simply overeating or poor food choices when stressed, read on to discover why you’re stress eating and how to heal your relationship with food.
Most people have heard about stress hormones, particularly cortisol, causing weight gain or preventing weight loss, especially around the midsection. While being overweight is of course not something people should judge each other or themselves on and “fat shaming” isn’t cool, as a health professional, I will not ever agree to say that overweight and obesity are not a health concern.They absolutely are. And moreover, stress in and of itself, regardless of your weight, is very damaging to your health. View Post
Do you ever get completely stalled by obsessive thoughts, ruminating, stress and anxiety? Sometimes we just need to re-wire our brains For National Stress Awareness Month arm yourself with science-backed hacks or distractions to help end the cycle and get back to our day. Here is a list of 9 unique, proven ways to stop rumination and anxiety in its tracks. View Post
Click to Access! It is impossible to fill from an empty cup. If we want to be present in the lives of others and enjoy our own lives, we need to take the time to fill our own cups and that requires self-care. Now, contrary to what you might think, self care is not all bubble baths and high priced spa days. Many of us don’t have the time or luxury of those privileges. Some of us barely feel motivated to take a shower or comb our hair. Self-care is tough for people with depression and anxiety. The basics of… View Post