Depression During the Holidays

    Do you struggle with depressive feelings during the holidays? Remember these 3 words to help cope: acknowledge, reconstruct, gratitude. Don’t suppress those emotions when they appear. Acknowledge them. Bringing them to the light weakens their control over you. Re-structure those thoughts by shifting the focus from the bad to the good, i.e. if…

3 Reasons Why You Will Never Ever Stick to Your Diet

Around this time three and a half years ago I was close to 40lbs heavier than I am right now. Before finally creating a weight loss strategy that worked for me, I had spent 8 years trying so many different diet plans to lose weight but could never stay on track for more than 3…

5 Strategies to Manage Stress & Anxiety Without Medication

Please note that I am not a doctor and cannot emphasize enough that if you suffer from debilitating stress and anxiety you should absolutely seek professional help.   I’m stressed.  You’re stressed.  We’re all pretty stressed out.  As a matter of fact, 8.3 million adults in the U.S. suffer from serious psychological distress. Not only…

How to Eliminate Mid-Day Cravings & Energy Crashes

I have the privilege of sitting directly across from the vending machine at work.  Every single day, between the hours of 2:30 and 4:00pm I bop my head to the clink of coins and rustle of dollar bills being fed into the machine. There are two types of people that stroll passed my desk to…

Five Simple Steps to Lose 5lbs in 7 Days

I have no doubt that this is not the first “how to lose five pounds in one week” post that you have ever read. With the explosion of the health and fitness industry over the past thirty years, you’d have to be living under a rock to not know the very basic response to the…

The Non-Dieter’s Guide to Eating for a Swimsuit Body

Summer is right around the corner and swimsuit season is swiftly approaching!  In 5 Steps to Lose 5lbs in 7 Days, I introduced my jumpstart to weight loss formula: Rest, Exercise, Movement, Moderation, and #thebounceback. In this post I want to provide a little more insight into what I mean by Moderation, and the most…