Not Understanding THIS Kept Me From Losing Weight

Not Understanding THIS Kept Me From Losing Weight

A few weeks ago I wrote an overview of Metabolic Effect’s concept of buffers and triggers. It’s a powerful tool that genuinely redefined the way I look at food choices for fat loss. To read my overview of buffers and triggers click here. To check out my buffers and...
WHAT Did You Just Eat?!

WHAT Did You Just Eat?!

When I first got out of college I worked in nutrition education. It was my job to help people understand the impact of their food choices on their health and their weight. I found that a lot of people, regardless of their weight, felt confident that they were making...
10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Weighed 300 Pounds

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Weighed 300 Pounds

I used to be very, very fat. I felt isolated, I was ashamed of myself and I beat myself up daily for being so weak. None of those feelings helped me get fit. In fact, I’m pretty sure they were keeping me fat. I never understood why the guilt and shame never were...
Combat Cravings and Win!

Combat Cravings and Win!

Cravings are powerful sensations, aren’t they? I had one the other day for s’mores. I wasn’t hungry at all, in fact, I had just finished dinner a few minutes earlier. I was watching TV and there were s’mores on some (evil) commercial and while I’m sure I had seen the...
Up Your Energy – Defeating the Dieting Brain Drain

Up Your Energy – Defeating the Dieting Brain Drain

One of the primary determinants of your ability to burn fat is your hormonal balance. Your body is either primed to store fat or burn fat and that is dictated by your hormones and how they interplay with your lifestyle. Know this: there is FAR more to hormone balance...