Can I eat carbs? How many hours of sleep do I need? Is fat bad? In this Q&A I answer the questions I'm asked most often by my clients. Some of my answers might surprise you, but they're almost guaranteed to help you feel happier and healthier in no time. Do you have other questions that you don't see answered here? Ask in the comments below!
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Why do most diets fail? Because many of the foods that we eat today are biologically addictive. That means that our food is so chemically engineered that it tricks our brains into thinking that our stomach needs more. This brings me to our current view on diets and of those who are overweight and obese. Do Americans simply have a complete lack of willpower or is food addiction a real thing?
Sometimes, I feel like a hot mess. I'm running from one client to the next then, cooking, cleaning, trying to figure out how the heck I pay taxes, blogging, remembering to register my car with the DMV, oh yeah, and then taking care of myself!
After the holidays, vacation and then a week packed with moving and seeing clients, I haven't been taking the best care of my body lately. By that I mean, I haven't been getting to the gym as often as I'd like and had one too many pizza and wine nights last week. Oops! But hey, that's life and the pizza tasted damn good. Now, I'm even more motivated to get back on track. So, when I'm getting my body and mind back on a healthy routine after a brief hiatus, I focus on these 5 things to look and feel my best.
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As promised, here is a follow up post with details from my weekend.
Although living a healthy life is a huge part of my mission and who I am, I am a big believer in a good splurge every now and again. I actually think that indulging in a few special treats can be good for you. First, it helps tame our daily cravings. When we tell ourselves that we are never allowed to have another cookie or piece of bread then all we can think about is the cookie or bread! If we allow ourselves to enjoy those treats every once in a while, then we can get a better handle on our cravings. Second, when we overdo it on unhealthy food or alcohol, we really feel the effects of it the next day. Especially when we've been eating clean. So, it gets us back on the healthy train really quickly and we aren't tempted by those treats for a while. Lastly, life just kinda sucks when we don't allow ourselves to enjoy everything that it has to offer.
Charcoal, in your mouth? That's right! Activated charcoal toothpaste is where it's at!
For those of you unfamiliar with activated charcoal, it’s one of the world’s oldest detoxifying remedies. It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine and is even used in hospitals today to help patients that have ingested large amounts of toxins.