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Eating For Pleasure and Weightloss

Eating for pleasure and weight loss

When talking to a client recently, she cited the hardest thing about meal preparation is trying to think of food as only fuel, not pleasure.  Hold the phone—what?? This made me very sad!  I was also struck with the realization that I have not been clear in my message to clients.  You absolutely can associate food with pleasure and still lose weight.  In fact, it is a necessity if we are to create a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable in the long term.  Here’s why:

  1. Eating food is one of the basic human pleasures—take that away and what do you have left? It is important to be mindful of the tie between emotions and over eating.  When eating is your primary coping mechanism you are stuck in an unhealthy cycle of not addressing feelings (Smith, et.al, 2017)However, for most people, food needs to be appealing for them to eat it day in and day out.  According to Marc David, founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating,...
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5 Tricks to Losing Fat Over 40 When You Sit All Day

As women over 40, we are battling a slowing metabolism, hormonal imbalances and stress from having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Add in sitting all day and we increase our risk for obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels (Laskowski, E. 2018).

However, there are ways to avoid developing chronic diseases from a sedentary lifestyle. Here are 5 tricks to lose fat over 40 when you sit all day:

  1. Increase your NEAT

    It stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis, so we’ll just call it NEAT. NEAT is any movement that is not sleeping, eating or organized physical activities such as jogging. Little movements can add up to big results! Just standing 2 hours a day can add up to an extra fat loss of up to 10 pounds per year. Some examples of increasing NEAT are standing, walking the floor of your office, walking outside, taking the stairs or even better, doing “deskercise” which...
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3 Secret Diet & Lifestyle Changes That Fit & Fabulous Women Over 40 Won't Tell You... But I Will 

 The 3 steps that most women are missing when working on their health & wellness.

 The 5 MISTAKES you might be making preventing you from Becoming  your Fit & Fabulous self.

 The exact methodology I've used and my clients have used to go from feeling exhausted, sluggish and irritable to losing inches, feeling energized and confident.