“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”-Scarlett O’Hara Gone with the Wind was one of my favorite movies while growing up. Scarlett O’Hara is one of those infamous characters that you hate to love, and love to hate. She is flawed and selfish, but she is also real and unapologetic. Judging by the quote above, she is also a
“Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you—” If Paleo-style diets have taught you to cut all legumes out of your life, read this. I was standing in line for lunch when the server asked me if I wanted refried beans. I noticed that my friends had disdainfully skipped them, despite loading up on tacos. Being the good Hispanic girl that I am, I smiled and
I recently posted a blog about losing baby weight. This week, I saw a post by Sumi Singh about how to regain fitness post-partum. Singh’s Abs of Steel are not the result of making excuses. Check out her five tips for kicking those post-partum excuses to the curb! http://www.shailafitness.com/blogpost/motivation/fix-it-the-top-5-excuses-moms-give-to-avoid-exercise/#more-313
It is a rare woman who can go through 10 months of pregnancy cravings, give birth, and fit into her pre-pregnancy jeans soon after. Some women can gain 60 or more pounds while pregnant! Do the math. If you have 3 children, and gain 60 pounds with each pregnancy, you might need bariatric surgery by the end your child-bearing years.
Diets don’t work. No one can succeed on their own. Someone needs to tell me what to do and when to do it. If you have ever said those words, the weight loss industry has you fooled! According to the NWCR, 46% of successful losers did not join a support group or diet program. The NWCR is a study group designed to extract the secrets of successful losers who maintained
Have you ever talked to a passionate vegan who asked you to give up meat? If you’re anything like me, you might have responded with, “I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to eat plants!” There are many superb reasons to go meat-free: 1) For religious reasons 2) For greater wellness 3) For social reasons 4) For global reasons Unlike many carnivores, I am not
I don’t hate gyms. Nor do I hate the people who spend the majority of their free time in gyms. I admire these fitness “freaks” for their amazing passion and unwavering dedication. What I hate is the myth that fitness can only happen inside of a gym. I lost 100 pounds by moving more. Not by joining a gym. Let’s examine two myths around gym fitness.