GUEST POST: Getting Through Mental Hardships in Training

When you’re an athlete, or when you’re training to get into the best shape of your life for a race or competition, or simply when you’re training “for life,” just to maintain your fitness and health, some days are obviously better than others. Some days, the fitness gains come easily, and it feels like you’re not even trying, and other …

Control Your Hunger with these 8 Tips

  Here’s the simple version: We’ve got 2 big players in our hunger hormones: One that tells our brain we’re hungry – called grehlin. And one that tells our brain we’re full – called leptin. In order to have control over our hunger, to trust the signals from our brain, we need to balance our hormones. We need to know …

Eating and Not Gaining Weight: It is possible!

 You can indulge in your favorite foods without sacrificing your waistline. I know. It sounds ridiculous.  Because you’ve tried all the shakes and meal plans, stair stepper and bo-flex programs in the past,trying to eat your favorite foods and still shed the pounds.  But those plans failed.  So it must be impossible, right?  To lose weight requires sacrifice and that means …

The Truth about Red Meat

Somewhere along the line “red meat” became the Red Scare of the food world. The World Health Organization published a study claiming red meat and processed meats were carcinogenic – and although the study didn’t say it, headlines sure started comparing red meat to smoking. Eat Red meat and get cancer. That sounds pretty darn dangerous and gives reason for …

Everything You Need to Know about Cellulite

Cottage cheese, orange peel and hail damage. It doesn’t matter what you call it, cellulite still sucks. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon in search for the quick fixes to erase those lumps and bumps in hopes of smoother skin. But despite the huge amount of money spent on creams and lotions, lasers and lipo, we still can’t seem …