10 Fastest Ways to Lose Weight
Why does weight loss feel like a last-minute meeting scheduled on a Friday afternoon? Both promote cranky people, and both take time away from drinking wine.
Losing weight can seem like a daunting task. There’s fear in giving up foods you love and fear in doing something different. Instead of approaching weight loss as a go-no-go situation, try following these simple tips to jumpstart your weight loss by increasing your metabolism first.
Have you ever caught yourself diving into a bag of cookies or chips (or both) for no apparent reason? Or maybe you went postal on your kids even though they just looked at you funny???
You can officially blame the crazy on your HORMONES!
Hormones affect every tissue and organ in the body. They impact everything from gut function, muscle growth and recovery, bone health, brain function, and play a significant role in managing weight. If hormones are unbalanced the body may have a difficult time living up to the lofty weight-loss goals you have in place.
Leptin and ghrelin are two hormones most involved in weight loss and appetite control. Ghrelin is responsible for signaling hunger and leptin is responsible for the feeling of satiety. Keeping these hormones in harmony is important for weight-loss efforts.
So what’s the secret to managing and balancing your weight loss hormones without costly treatments or medication? BIOHACK
How to Biohack Your Hormones
The holiday spirit came early this year as we’re all desperate to find holiday cheer in 2020. Winter + Covid brings days filled with Netflix & Chill, sweatpants, and warmth found in the most indulgent of foods. Grocery aisles fill up with holiday favorites and social media ads entice you to buy one get one free peppermint bark & snowflake cheetos (who comes up with this stuff?)
Caution goes out the window and we deal with the holiday bloat and raging headaches because it’s “normal” and everyone is doing it!
You know what everyone one else is doing… complaining about the notorious burden come New Year’s day: the Holiday “15.”
That’s right, the weight gain and feeling BLAH.
Here’s the thing, I’m not talking about deprivation during the holidays. Instead, I want to give you approachable ideas to help you enjoy the sweetness in life without counting calories and inevitable gut...
The holiday season is upon us! Bring on the gut rot and belly bloat!
I know, “This year will be different.”
But, it doesn’t matter who I speak to, come January 1st you’re in need of a good full body reset.
In the next few weeks I plan to deliver my favorite holiday tips, tricks and hacks to having a holiday season that’s not filled with multiple trips to the bathroom, pockets full of tylenol & Tums, or wearing out your favorite pair of stretchy pants.
My favorite tip may sound unrealistic but it’s still my favorite tip….
#1. The 90/10 Rule: 90% of the year, spend 90% of your time, consuming 90% “good for you fuel.” Yes, that means spending 90% of your day eating foods and consuming messages which lift you up and not wear you down. Why??? So come the holidays you don’t have to worry about depriving yourself or going on a “diet” before and after. Just worry about enjoying yourself!!
We use to park our cars and walk into the office, grocery store, or Target (oh how I miss the $300 benders). Now we barely walk from the home office chair to the car! Necessities & shoe splurges are delivered, food is curbside or on doorstep, and the office - well, the corporate office is basically extinct.
So this just leaves a sedentary society to become MORE SEDENTARY - ugh!
I get it though, you’re busier than ever and your job title grew from working mom to - Teacher, Doctor, Referee, and IT rep.
You’re exhausted and fitting in time to exercise isn’t on your 87 item “to-do” list. But movement is key to surviving the “Year of Brain Pain.” Movement causes your blood to bring oxygen to our organs, to build muscle and to strengthen the heart and lungs. Researchers are also finding exercise improves the healthy microbes in the gut and helps to carry toxins out of the body - with all those wine bottles and Claw cans...
*BALANCE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR*
That's right, the simple weight loss solution may be to balance your blood sugar.
As professional working parents we live life at max capacity. Placing stress on the body spikes blood sugar which releases adrenaline and cortisol. An excess amount of cortisol can wreak havoc on the body and cause several unwanted symptoms such as weight gain, acne, fatigue, irritability, headaches, etc. Stress also breaks down the gut lining causing a whole list of other issues, you can learn all about that in my program RESTORE YOUR GUT HEALTH.
If you go long periods of time without eating it places a lot of stress on an over-stressed body. During this period the blood sugar levels plummet, and you may experience wicked cravings for more food—specifically simple carbs or sweets. If you live at max capacity eating a balanced diet every ~3 hours will help to balance blood sugar levels and may prevent disruption of your body’s functions and help...
Kids screaming...“MOM, MOM, MOM!”
Phone notifications…”Ding, Buzz, Ding, Buzz”
Relationship demands, Career demands, Self Doubt and NO time for thyself.
These are the daily sounds and thoughts you hear and feel as a working mom.
In the era of wearing multiple hats, you stretch your ability to feel like you’re succeeding in all areas of your life. No matter how you divide your time you still feel like you’re failing at something, or with someone or with yourself.
These feelings compile into stress - actually, distress. Whether it is mental, physical, or chemical, chronic distress can be extremely destructive. When you continue to ignore the constant distress of life the hidden stressors can boil up in your body and have a massive explosion. It will show up differently for everyone but it can show up in the signs of weight gain, allergies, headaches, depression, mood swings, reduced immune system...the list...
Within minutes your job title became Professional Working Homeschooling Super WoMOM.
Our entire worlds were turned upside down when my hubby and I received the news our schools were closing through mid April. There is so much uncertainty and we’re not confident school will go back in session before the next school year! Thinking about the unknown sends chills up my spine and plagues me with a lingering headache.
I’ve connected with my Super WoMOM community because I know we are all feeling the same - overwhelmed, stressed out, scared, nervous, and encountering random symptoms - aka headaches, craving, anxiety...list goes on.
The coronavirus is not only affecting you physically but mentally and emotionally. You see the panic, you feel the panic, and are confused and conflicted.
On a regular day you're dealing with a hectic lifestyle that looks something like ripping the kids outta bed hoping they run out the door with pants, tripled...
Without exercise it is hard to reach your full physical and MENTAL potential.
Without exercise it is hard to reach your physical and MENTAL potential.
Before kids I used exercise as a tool to “maintain” my weight while I was consuming a lot of beer, popcorn and gummy bears. When I became a professional working mom over 10 years ago my first thought was, “Must exercise to lose baby weight.” After the first week back to work my thought process completely changed, “Must exercise to stay sane!” I needed an outlet to punch the air instead of a co-worker, haha!
I love having a career. I love the challenge of a career. I love to have adult conversations on a daily basis. I love adding value to an organization. I love to mentor and coach others. And, as a working mom, exercise has been my saving grace. My mental health and promotions rely on EXERCISE. :)
In this season of Superbugs &...
When I started taking the Coronavirus Apocalypse seriously, buying several months worth of toilet paper did not cross my mind!
...You know you’re a Foodie when you rather eat than wipe your booty with the softest toilet paper on the market. #tmi
What I've learned while becoming certified in health is that high antioxidants fruits and vegetables help to boost the immune system. When I went shopping to "stock up" for the Coronavirus Apocalypse, my cart was 100% proof that I’m a veggie freak.
My cart was not piled with toilet paper, wipes, bleach, or hand sanitizer. It was jammed packed with super high dense nutritious whole foods which I planned to use as natural weapons to protect my family. My primary purpose was to fill the cart with foods which are super high in nutritional value while having a long shelf life...just in case there is a major state wide shut down - yikes.
My Coronavirus Apocalypse...