What’s Worth Your Time?

Making time for our health is something most of us don’t do at all or don’t do enough. It’s so easy to simply state; I don’t have time to meal prep, I don’t have time to cook, I don’t have time to exercise, I don’t have time to “insert here”. Ask yourself this; what doContinue reading “What’s Worth Your Time?”

Change is Hard

Have you ever started an exercise regimen recommended to you by a friend which had worked wonders for him/her but isn’t doing anything for you? This happens to most of us, our bodies respond differently to exercise based on our body type, genetics, brain but also our lives. We often look for the magic cure,Continue reading “Change is Hard”

Should I Count My Calories?

Counting calories can be a great way to monitor your food intake but it’s not for everyone. The main risk with this method is reducing our calories too drastically by following a 1500 or 2000 calorie restriction recommended by the internet or an app. Someone who normally eats 3000 calorie would find it difficult toContinue reading “Should I Count My Calories?”

What We Do Without Thinking

Have you ever experienced doing a task without remembering doing it? This can be as simple as flushing the toilet. When we do such task without mental recognition it’s usually because they are habits of ours. A habit can be very good because in design they happen to allow us to focus our mental energyContinue reading “What We Do Without Thinking”

How Our Parents Habits Influence Our Current Behaviors

A lot of what we do in our day to day life started by mimicking our parents behaviors. Some of you might have experienced this by receiving comments such as “you remind me so much of your mother”. The adoption of our parents mannerism through years of living with them became habits. A habit isContinue reading “How Our Parents Habits Influence Our Current Behaviors”

The Power of Sleep

Consider this story, Anna is in her mid 40’s and has been living with obesity for most of her adult life. Her weight has however been stable for about 10 years and she is very happy where she’s at. One day Anna wakes up in the middle of the night in a panic, she dreamedContinue reading “The Power of Sleep”

The Set Point Theory

The set point theory refers to the idea of our weight being predetermined by our body. In other words our body has it’s own weight it tries to achieve and maintain regardless of our own personal goals. More research is needed to fully understand how our body determines it’s set point. However most agree itContinue reading “The Set Point Theory”

Diets Don’t Work

About 45 million Americans start a new diet each year, for 95% of them the diet will fail. If you’re one of the 42 million in this situation understand you did not fail but the diet itself failed you. Most diet promises rapid weight loss using drastic measures. In our motivation we often fail toContinue reading “Diets Don’t Work”

Do I Have to be Sweating?

No, no and no! Too often we associate exercising with the image of being miserable running on a treadmill or any other cardio machine of our nightmares. I’ve often heard I don’t mind exercising I just hate sweating, especially in public places like a gym. The answer is simple, if gyms or other traditional workoutContinue reading “Do I Have to be Sweating?”

I’m Living with Obesity, Should I Lose Weight?

This might not appear to be so at first but it is a very personal question. The obesity epidemic has made it to easy for health care professionals to talk about someone’s weight. We have to remember, not every one wants to or is ready to lose weight. Being told by someone else how toContinue reading “I’m Living with Obesity, Should I Lose Weight?”