Ditch the Plateau! (spring cleaning time)

A plateau is when you feel like you’re doing everything right but you’re not seeing the changes you expect to see on the scale or in your clothes. Basically you’re not progressing.

Sometimes it really is a matter of your body holding on to those last few pounds and you needing to pull out some tricks to get your body to let go of them. However in my experience working with lots and lots (hundreds!) of women I find that really there are just some things you need to buckle down on and clean up (usually in the diet) to get back on track and get over this “plateau”.

So since it’s now officially spring let’s do some spring cleaning of your weight-loss habits.

These are the top 3 areas that most of us aren’t really being as diligent as we can: [Read more…]

Why Soda Is Making You Fat!

If you’ve been drinking one or more sodas every day, that aluminum can in your hand is to blame for those extra digitsget educated at Sacramento's Booty Boot Camp on the scale. We’re not talking a couple pounds either. We’re talking long term weight gain. One can of cola adds more than 100 calories to your daily intake. That’s over 10 lbs of additional body fat every year.

Obesity, type-2 diabetes, and soda addiction have all risen together steadily and scarily over the past decades. Coincidence? Not a chance. Soda is sabotaging your body. [Read more…]

Try This One Thing For 30 days (get leaner)

In my line of work, the one thing I’ve gotten used to is people looking for that one little “secret” or “magic pill” to lose weight quicker……and while there isn’t a pill, there are definitely some tips and tricks that can speed the process along.

But there’s this one that is so simple and so effective but is often overlooked. In fact when I start to tell people how to do it they usually just start nodding their head like “yeah, yeah ok I got that, but what else?”

Sometimes I wanna grab their head, stop it from nodding and say : No, really pay attention, this is BIG and you’re just throwing it away!”

What is it? [Read more…]

Eating Out This Weekend? Avoid This…

A couple of days ago I did a blog post about making most of your meals at home if you want optimal results fast.

But, I got several emails from some of you saying yeah, but it’s not realistic that I’m never going to eat out and I still want to lose weight so what should I do?

You are absolutely right.

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And things actually have gotten easier for us calories watchers since restaurants are required to put the nutrition info next to every meal. I don’t know about you but I’ve been shocked at what I see more than a time or two. Most restaurants also feature a “light” menu now to make up for all their calorie secrets being outed but if you’re like me, that light menu can look a little drab when compared to the rest of the calorie loaded fare on the menu. So I’m going to give you 3 quick tips that you can use to transform a meal off of the regular menu into a flat abs supportive meal. Warning: not every meal is salvageable; you need to be ok with that :).

Here are 3 tips to keep in mind if you eat out this weekend:

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This pep talk is for you (Monday motivation)

 

It’s Monday, time to get the week started off and maybe time for you to start another attempt at eating better and exercising.

I’ve often wished that I could give each and every one of you a personalized pep talk to get you up off the couch and into a regular exercise program day after day because the number one reason that most people are out-of-shape or have some extra belly fat is that they don’t exercise enough.

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So here’s my pep talk in bullet form – 21 rewards that you will gain from regular exercise.
Do yourself a favor and print this list and post it where you’ll see it every day. When you need motivation or encouragement simply read over this list and feel your motivation soar.

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Fit Into Your Jeans In 5 Seconds Flat?

 

I saw a commercial the other day for a product that made the Loud Bold claim that it could get you into your “skinny jeans” in about 5 seconds. I wasn’t actually looking at the TV screen when it first came on but of course that caught my attention and my eyes fixed on the screen, then I just about died laughing.

It was for a waistband extender (which is pretty much a glorified rubber band) that you loop around the button and hole of your jeans to give yourself some “breathing room”.

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Now this is perfectly ok if you are in the early stages of a pregnancy, but if you’re not pregnant, is that really how you want to get into your skinny jeans? What if your shirt rides up and exposes your little secret? How embarrassing! Not to mention, it just plain ol’ doesn’t make you feel super hot to have your pants half un-zipped all day.

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So if you want to get into your skinny jeans for real, sans the rubber band, then follow these 5 quick tips to get started:

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Survive Game Day and Still Have Fun (recipes)

 

This Sunday millions will be watching the “Big Game”. Even if you’re not an actual football fan the game day festivities are a lot of fun, but they can also wreak havoc on your diet.

One of the best things you can do to stay on track is take some healthy delicious eats with you to the party you’re going to or to lay out a few healthy options to munch on if you’re the host.

Here are some recipes to get you started, and trust me, no one will know it’s diet food.

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Why You’ve Plateaued (external factors)

 

Last week we talked a little about hitting that wall where nothing you do seems to make the scale budge in the direction you want it to. I listed some of the most common reasons why you may have hit this thing called a plateau, and how to identify if you actually have in fact hit a true plateau. If you need to come up to speed you can read that here: Are You Stuck At Your Weight? 

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Ok, so now that you know what and why, let’s get to the ‘what to do about it’ part:

First, you need to look at that list and determine which one(s) apply to you. Today let’s talk about external factors in a plateau. That means things that you can’t always seemingly control (notice the word seemingly).

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The Storm Is Coming

It’s here-just look at the seasonal shelves in your favorite store. Retailers refer to this time as the holiday season, but I like to be more accurate:
Weight Gain season starts now and runs straight through New Year’s.
The next month and a half will bring ample opportunity for you to indulge, to enjoy and to expand your waistline. Of course the choice is yours.
Why do I bring this up now and not mid way through December? Quite frankly now is the time for you to plan for the weeks ahead. Once the whirlwind of activities and obligations begins, you’ll be too caught up to put a plan into action.
So in this moment of clarity, this calm before the storm, let’s outline a plan that will save you from unwanted holiday pounds.

I’ve highlighted two simple steps that could make the difference from squeezing into your little black dress to slipping into it easily.

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The Chicken And Rice Diet

I hope you enjoyed my article yesterday on the best way to keep dieting simple. It really isn’t as complicated as we tend to make it. In fact my husband swears by his “Chicken and Rice” diet. When he really wants to get lean and “get on it” he eats, [Read more…]