I've lost 20 lbs as a flexible eater. I did this by tracking my macros to learn portion sizes. And I've managed to keep this weight off because of realistic behavioral changes I made during the weight loss period that I have continued during weight maintenance. Here are some of the things I did in… Continue reading What I Still Do In Weight Maintenance (That Started In Weight Loss)
I use Google for just about everything whether it's how to get a stain out of my white couch to the best rated skincare products to air frying eggplant. And a lot of people use Google to figure out the best way to lose weight. But unfortunately, weight loss is extremely controversial. And there are… Continue reading Biggest Reason People Find It Difficult To Lose Weight
We have two kinds of people in this world- ones that eat breakfast and others that don't care for it! I'm all for eating breakfast but is it necessary for weight loss? The short answer is no. It's not necessary but it also isn't ideal. In last week's post, we talked about protein being the… Continue reading Is Breakfast Necessary For Weight Loss?
Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat. Our three macronutrients. They all serve unique functions in the body but one is especially queen when it comes to fat loss. And it's probably no surprise to you that protein is it. But today's post is to explain WHY protein is the best macronutrient for fat loss. Because understanding why… Continue reading The Best Macronutrient For Fat Loss
According to the FDA, food labels are allowed to have a 20% margin of error when reporting calories. That means a yogurt that is 100 calories can actually be anywhere between 80-120 calories. So what's the point of tracking calories then?! Regardless of the 20% margin of error, we know calorie tracking works really well… Continue reading Are Calories On Food Labels Accurate?
We talked about volume eating in the past. Today, let's talk about being strategic with volume eating because having a strategy to consume volume-friendly foods while losing weight can help promote fullness AND allow you to have room for fun/calorie-dense foods. Two strategies that can make a huge difference while losing weight: Include volume-friendly foods… Continue reading Being Strategic With Volume Eating During A Calorie Deficit
It's 9 pm, you've had dinner, met all your calories for the day but find yourself feeling hungry. Following your daily calorie goal is essential to help you remain in a calorie deficit so you're able to net a drop in weight. So what do you do in this situation? Do you go to bed… Continue reading You’re Hungry But Do Not Have Calories Left Over For The Day
I started to notice something big happening with a lot of the women I was speaking with who were struggling to lose weight. They would say things like… “I’m 3-4 lbs heavier at the end of the day, I’m not sure what’s wrong with me.” Or…”I weigh more right after I eat.” Today, let’s talk… Continue reading 5 Times You Should Avoid Weighing Yourself
I often get asked about which bread I eat. I try as often as possible to select a whole-grain bread. As stated perfectly by the Whole Grain Council, "A grain is considered to be a whole grain as long as all three original parts — the bran, germ, and endosperm — are still present in… Continue reading The Best Bread For Weight Loss
If you struggle with being able to enjoy your favorite foods in the right portion sizes and you find yourself wanting larger servings to feel satisfied, this post is for you. One thing I want to say is that we ALL overeat and indulge in foods larger than a typical portion size "because it's SO… Continue reading 3 Impactful Tips To Help With Portion Control