“It's a holiday weekend–– next week I'm going to start losing the weight...”
“I think I might try out that diet my friend told me about...”
“I'm feeling super bloated lately, I think I need to go on a cleanse again...”
“Maybe I will call that weight loss company that sends out the packaged food…”
Is this you?
Are the words “diet” and “weight loss” in your head, on repeat?
Do you look at some foods as GOOD or BAD?
Do you promise yourself when you look in the mirror that tomorrow will be the day?
And what usually happens? Well, tomorrow never really shows up. So here is the good news for you – forget tomorrow; TODAY is your day!
Whether you have a birthday, holiday, or special occasion THE TRUTH IS—THERE WILL NEVER BE A PERFECT DAY TO START.
But, what if you didn’t HAVE to be PERFECT? What if you could hit the RESET button every day you choose?
All over the world, women struggle with their weight.
Years pass by and as those unwanted extra pounds continue to pile on, and you ask yourself— will anything ever work for me?
You try the latest diets, detox teas, exercise routines… Some of them worked, some of them didn't— but at the end of the day, nothing lasted forever and you're still not happy with your weight.
Have you ever considered that the secret to losing weight – permanently – is within you?
Now I am NOT suggesting that you beat yourself up even more than you already have. In fact, what I'm calling for— is exactly the opposite.
Let me explain— because I know this sounds simplistic, and perhaps a little "woo-woo."
By learning how to truly love yourself (which is no small feat, btw), you unlock your hidden potential not only to lose weight permanently but embrace the life of your dreams.
What? How? Really?
Because when we are in a state of self-compassion, we...
The older we get, the more difficult it can be to lose weight naturally. Our metabolism can slow down, our less-than-healthy habits can become ingrained, and our hormonal imbalances can trigger intense cravings, stress, and emotional eating.
Whether you’re looking to lose those stubborn 10 to 20 pounds or to lose a significant amount of weight, the success of your weight loss journey greatly depends on how you prepare for it.
In my years as a weight loss coach, I’ve discovered that, contrary to popular belief, losing weight is not just about food choices and exercising.
For real, long-lasting results when it comes to weight loss, women over 40 need to change their lives in every way. It is not only about what you eat – it’s also about how you think and how you feel.
Every journey starts with the first step.
If you are ready to truly change your life for the better and finally release that extra weight that’s been holding you...
Did you know that 98% of people who go on diets to lose weight gain their original weight back – and then some?
It goes like this:
You hear about the latest fad diet, check out some pretty amazing testimonials and before/after pics on Instagram, buy the food/pills/shakes/teas/membership required. You are PUMPED. This is going to be your triumphant attempt at losing the extra weight you’ve been struggling with for years.
Except, you don’t…
And so the cycle repeats itself as you get increasingly frustrated with your weight (and yourself) or give up and think that you’ll never be able to lose the weight.
I promise it’s not you.
Here are the top 3 real reasons why fad diets don’t work:
1. Your Body Thinks You’re Starving
The first problem with fad diets is that when you focus on losing weight – instead of fat – you lose sight of feeding your body with the right nutrients for it to function at its best.
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Do you ever feel helpless to your sugar & carb cravings?
You walk into the grocery store with the best intentions and then you walk past the bakery and the smell hypnotizes you, or you’re standing at the checkout line and the candy bars scream your name?
Maybe you grew up having ice cream after dinner and you can’t imagine not having something sweet after your meal.
Or perhaps you are in the middle of a project and you find yourself staring at your pantry even when you know you are not hungry so that you can feel better? Can you relate? You are not alone.
The above scenarios are not random.
They are my own personal experiences.
As a child, I don’t remember ever having any cravings that made me feel out of control.
But as I got older, things changed.
I started to feel like I had NO CHOICE and sometimes, I knew I was emotionally stuffing my feelings. Other times, it felt like my body was seriously craving carbs and sugar.
As a health coach, the #1...
So many women have been taught that healthy weight loss has to involve a harsh diet loaded with restrictions, deprivation, discipline, oh and a side of guilt.
Often, when we're trying to lose weight, we're trained to ONLY focus on cutting down calories and increasing exercise.
However, if we focus all our energy in this one area, it can actually make it MORE DIFFICULT to release the excess weight permanently.
As a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, I'm here to show you how you can lose weight naturally, Through healthy habits including clean eating, movement, and most importantly— getting to the root of our unhealthy cravings— women are able to release weight they've been holding onto for years.
The truth is, following an impossible set of restrictions for the rest of your life might produce quick results, but it's scientifically proven to be unsustainable long-term.
After all, more often than not, most women whose goal is weight loss, and who...
So many people believe that in order to achieve healthy weight loss, they have completely give up the things they love, their guilty pleasures like wine and chocolate.
Well guess what:
I'm a transformational health coach, and I love dark chocolate, salty potato chips, and a good cabernet sauvignon.
Shocking, I know!
This "all or nothing" approach does nothing but creates impossible standards that set us up for guilt, shame, and disappointment.
Here are my top 3 secrets to a healthy, balanced lifestyle:
1. The 80/20 Rule
A lot of people think that in order to be healthy, you have to aim to eat perfectly 100% of the time.
But in my training and experience, it's more like an 80/20 rule.
80% of the time I try to eat seasonal, mostly plant-based whole food meals that nourish my body.
20% of the time I don't worry about what I'm eating and I just enjoy life.
80% of the time I try to eat home cooked food.
20% of the time I order whatever I want!
We all know that the quality of the food we consume greatly affects how we feel, our weight and of course, our overall health.
But have you considered that beyond the nutrients, there are other factors that influence the energy we receive from the food we consume?
4 Hidden Factors Affecting the Quality of Your Food
1. The Cook's Mood
There is a great magical realism book (adapted to a movie in 1992) from the Mexican author
Laura Esquivel called Like Water for Chocolate.
In it, the protagonist’s emotions become infused into her cooking, transmitting her feelings to everyone that eats her food. If Tita was feeling loved, everyone felt her passion. When she was sad, the tears that slipped into her stews made everyone cry.
We might not be living in a mystical Mexican village but – just like Tita – the energy a cook has
while preparing the food can affect how you receive and process it.
You can test this by consciously observing the...