One of the biggest concerns during any healthy living journey or weight loss journey is metabolism. A good metabolic rate works wonders while a slow one – well, that’s not fun is it? The problem here is that everyone’s metabolic rate is different....more
There is something that is just so incredibly satisfying about that delicious soreness we all get in our muscles in the day or two following a challenging workout. That little bit of “hurts-so-good” feeling in our triceps, glutes, and hamstrings tells us that we owned that workout! There was no “phoning it in” as Jillian would say. We put in the effort and expect to see results, right?...more
I have a little secret: I am concerned about my son's future weight. He's not in any danger of being overweight right now, but it is an issue that I try to keep my eye on. Is he getting enough regular exercise? Eating enough healthy food? Growing the way he should? I am concerned about all these things.
Clearly, I read too many parent studies, and they weigh on my mind.
I am a milk drinker. I am not sure why, but it sounds a little funny saying that as an adult. It's as if drinking milk is exclusive to little kids. But, I drink a glass at least once a day - not because I have to, but because I like it. I tend to stick to 2%, as I left my full-fat milk days long behind me....more
Neural networksThe neurons in our brain communicate with one another through the exchange of neurotransmitters (small molecules). These molecules fit into receptors on the surface of brain cells and lead to either stimulation or depression of the neuron's activity. Whether the neuron gets activated or depressed depends on the kind of neurotransmitter....more
Do you ever come home from work, excited that the day is over, only to realize you still have to hit the gym? Does your alarm ever go off at 5 AM and you groan because you just want another half hour of sleep? The excuses start to roll in... I'm too tired, I don't have anything to wear, the gym will be too packed, I can't get into the class I want...
For decades I always believed that cavemen had the best diet, as refined carbohydrates were not present then, and therefore cavemen were able to eat a lot more healthily and as nature intended. (1)...more
How many times have you heard the question “Mom, what’s for dinner? And how many times did your mind draw a complete blank? I am sure this led to a total panic because one of our main responsibilities as parents is to make sure our kids are happily fed–a job that never seems to end.Keeping healthy, interesting meals coming out of our kitchen can be a stressful endeavor. Sometimes we just don’t feel inspired to whip up that perfect creation that will please everyone sitting around the dinner table....more
Dear Discouraged Overweight Women Over 40, I have been struggling a bit with what to write to help you with recently until I read a post on the Fit Found Me's Facebook Women Over 40 Losing Weight and Living Healthy group page. First, I am truly sorry you are feeling discouraged in your weight loss goals....more