1. Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

    Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn't always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days. Or at regular meals. Or All. The. Time. Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals. (Psst, turn these into ha…Read More

  2. Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired

    Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it's cert…Read More

  3. What is Metabolism?

    This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and g…Read More

  4. 5 Reasons Why Diet Is More Important Than Exercise

    Is diet or exercise more important? This is a common question many of us ask when starting our weight loss journey. While movement is certainly important, diet actually plays a more important role in weight loss. Generally, weight loss is 75% diet and 25% exercise. Check out 5 reasons below. You can’t out exercise a bad diet. It is a lot easier to cut calories than to burn them off. A seemingly …Read More

  5. 5 Tips For Staying Healthy On Vacation

    Summer is just around the corner and you’re closer than ever to that family vacation you’ve been planning for months. When summer vacations come around, many people often throw their diets out the window and overindulge. Not you! You’ve been working hard on your bikini body and are determined to have fun and stay healthy on your trip. We are here to help. Check out these 5 tips for staying h…Read More

  6. 5 Simple Tips to Staying Healthy While Eating Out

    Go prepared Many restaurants offer their menus online. Check out the menu before going out to eat and decide what you are going to order beforehand. This limits bad choices you may make trying to decide what to order. Going in prepared will motivate you to make healthy choices! Limit portion sizes Portion sizes at restaurants are usually very large and not the size you would eat at home. To change…Read More

  7. My Healthy Summer

    Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you getting excited because a long weekend celebrating Memorial Day is right around the corner? But you know what comes with Memorial Day celebrations? TEMPTATIONS! Yep! its official, Summer time is almost here, and it can be difficult to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle when everyone around you seems to be indulging in your favorite Summer treats. Just follo…Read More

  8. 5 Ways To Stay Active As A Family This Summer

    When it comes time to start a weight-loss journey, it can be hard to get your family on board. Leading different lifestyles as those who live under your own roof is not ideal. It doesn’t have to be that way. Trying to live a healthier lifestyle and getting more active is beneficial to everyone. Whether young or old, we all have room for improvement. It’s important to think not only of your own…Read More

  9. 5 Summer Foods To Add To your Diet

    There are so many things to look forward to with summer around the corner. Vacations, family gatherings, and relaxation to name a few. Another thing that gets us especially excited this time of year is the food. Summer offers us some of the most delicious fruits and veggies to choose from. We’ve worked hard on our summer bodies. Luckily, summer provides us with foods that are not only delicious …Read More

  10. Have a Brain, Don’t Eat Grain in Springfield IL

    It’s really no secret – eating grains will make you put on weight. Refined grains will lead to obesity, and many of us are eating way more of them than we should be. People today think we need to eat grains for certain vitamins or minerals, but that truth is that we can find these things in much healthier foods. Fiber: apples, blueberries, broccoli, onions, mushrooms Iron: spinach, chicken, as…Read More