Modern life keeps us busy. Time is a precious commodity that many moms and busy professionals are constantly running short on. You’re likely familiar with the phrase, “The Days Are Long, but the Years Are Short”!
People who are struggling to lose weight are always given the same advice: “You need to eat better.” But what does better mean? How do you know what is already good and what needs changing? Is it really that simple?
Getting fit and healthy is essentially the same as building up your financial security via your 401k or various other investments. If you want to make sure you get a great return on your hard-earned money later in the future, you need to think long-term and create a strategy that is tailored to your situation and delivers results via continuous progress.
HOW TO RECOGNIZE ISSUES, TREAT AND STAY ON THE WEIGHT LOSS TRACK
Having an issue with your thyroid is one of those things that you just assume will never happen to you. I never thought I would have issues after years of fantastic lab results. But according to the American Thyroid Association (ATA) around 12% of the US population will get some sort of thyroid condition during their lifetime and an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid issues and up to 60% of them has no idea they have a problem. I think this deserves a discussion, so let's talk thyroid.
Weight loss is a very simple concept, and yet many people I meet already know what they need to do to achieve it. However, for seemingly various reasons, many don’t seem to be able to stay on track with their weight loss routine for too long. I believe they fail because they weren't ready to do what it takes in the first place.
Today I’m sitting outside in my hammock, drinking my second cup of coffee for the day, and reading my Precision Nutrition coaching lesson for the day. It’s a rare cool April day in Arizona and I’m going to enjoy sitting outside as long as possible. Annie is providing me some much needed laughter by jumping in the pool and then running around in the dirt.
I remember when I first started eating "healthy". I'm using quotes because I think this word gets misused a lot. I would fall for all the advertising buzzwords like low-fat, healthy, fat free, natural, etc until I started paying attention to the labels. It was then that I realized that what I thought or better yet, what I was sold on as being healthy wasn't really healthy at all.
How much do you really know about the foods that you eat? The reality is that there are many foods out there sold under the premise of being ‘healthy’, but guess what? Not everything is always what it seems.
The simple act of putting together a meal doesn’t sound like it should be complex, but in reality you probably feel like it's not easy...almost like it's rocket science, right? There are so many different fad diets and eating plans in existence that things have become a tad confusing; and it’s difficult to know where to start. Some people demonize certain food groups - often the same food groups that others love. As a result of all this confusion, it can be tough to know exactly how to put together a genuinely beneficial meal.
As enjoyable as fitness can be (and it should be enjoyable), the simple truth is that the goal is also important. And while you should enjoy the process, almost everyone who trains wants to see their body change as a result of their efforts.
I am a wife, mom, grandma & former professional “diet and exercise hopper" who understands the challenges of being 40lb overweight after having children & the damage repeated sense of failure can cause to your confidence and self-esteem.