Do you take more or less steps than the average American?

americans walking less than 5000 steps per day

Okay, first the facts: According to a recent Stanford study, the average American is taking about 4,774 steps a day. Most fitness professionals, myself included, would encourage you to aim for 10,000 per day, so we’re hovering at about 50% of where we should be as a nation. Not sure how many steps you’re taking […]

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How to make better decisions

better life decisions

  Lately, I’ve been thinking about life decisions and why in adulthood, some of us continue to make really bad ones.  You know, the ones that the rest of us cringe at because we know it’s not going to end well, yet the person making said bad decision is oblivious or unwilling to acknowledge the […]

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Your Addiction to Stress is Making You Fat

stress addiction

Very often my clients who struggle with weight, particularly belly fat, are actually suffering from over-stressing rather than overeating.  Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases. Until now, it has not been clear exactly how stress influences disease and health.  […]

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Turn a Bad Year Around Quickly With This Little Trick

letting go and moving on

I’ve mentioned this a few times already, but I’ll say it again. This year has been the year of “meh”. Nothing particularly awesome happened, lots of really crappy stuff did happen, and there was a ton of disappointments and letdowns peppered in between. It started in January and just snowballed from there. I’m not really […]

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Pantry Cleansing 101 – Making your kitchen lean-friendly

healthy pantry

It’s not rocket science. If you have garbage food in your house, you’ll eat it. So don’t have it there in the first place. Check. Done. But what determines garbage food? Chips? Gummy Bears? Absolutely, but what about other healthy snackable items that can sabotage fat loss?  Snacking is one of the major issues I […]

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