Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

If you felt stressed over the holidays, you may need a low key day of R & R. When you’re in “fight or flight” mode (rushing to work, not getting enough quality sleep, letting the small stuff get to you, etc) your body increases the amount of adrenaline and cortisol...
Say “Bye Bye Belly Fat” with These 3 Changes

Say “Bye Bye Belly Fat” with These 3 Changes

A recent University of California San Francisco study revealed stress levels go hand-in-hand with deep abdominal fat. Personally, I think this is a really big deal and important for anyone who often feels “stressed” to think about. The nine-week study included...
Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Wait a minute…food is not the only culprit of weight gain? How can that be? Isn’t the holy grail of metabolism ‘calories in, calories out?’ It’s true that if you eat too much there is a very good chance that you’ll start putting on the pounds. It’s also reasonable to...
Sleep Your Way to a Lean body

Sleep Your Way to a Lean body

 I am the mother of two girls – ages two and four. I’m sure I speak for every mother in the world when I say that sleep is a hot, hot, hot commodity. When you’re sleep deprived, nothing is more important. Nothing. I would say that I really started sleeping through the...
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