Something weird happened today…

“Something weird happened… I walked around stop and shop and had no desire to buy or eat anything that wasn’t a whole food or considered clean” This morning I had to substitute teach Body Pump at 6am for one of my friends so I had a banana on my way in (I’m really trying not…

Sweets everywhere😓

Today was the first day back to work after 4 days off – so you can imagine that I was less than excited to get back to my routine. Despite cookies and holiday goodies still making their way around the hospital (I work for a very high paced specialty animal hospital that seems to moonlight…

Food journal: the beginning

I mentioned this morning that I was starting a new plan. The plan consists of eating mostly vegetables and lean protein. I’m not counting calories or macros because in my experience doing these things tends to exacerbate my binge eating disorder. So, without further ado – here’s what I’ve eaten today.  Woke up: around 7-7:30am…

A New Direction…

As a group fitness instructor I’m asked almost daily the same simple question – what should I eat? My answer is usually something like this: In general to eat healthy – eat mostly vegetables, berries and fruit, more veggies than berries and more berries than fruit – healthy fats and protein like salmon, avocado, coconut oils,…

Intermittent fasting: another diet trend?

Recently a fellow fitness professional told me he was toying with the idea of intermittent fasting. He began explaining that it had to do with insulin sensitivity and some of the research was pretty astounding – he said that if done right one can lose fat and gain muscle .. Wait for it… At the…

24 Day Challenge: Day 11

Some days you may find that you’re more hungry than other days. All things considered (with my history of binge eating disorder) the fact that i’ve been pretty hunger-free the last 10 days or so is pretty impressive. I haven’t binged, and I even said NO to froyo, but today was the first day of…

All-or-Nothing or somewhere in-between

As I get older I realize how important it is to stay up to date and do your own research. I’ve always been an all or nothing kind of girl – with everything, but I’m starting to learn that sometimes it’s better to do your homework before jumping with both feet in. I tend to…

Depression…

Some say that exercise is the best way to combat depression – mainly because exercise releases endorphins, and we all know endorphins make you happy. But what happens when that’s not enough? Over the last two or so weeks I’ve been fighting a, sort of waxing and waning, depression. I’ll have a few days where…

Break the cycle: the end to Yo-yo dieting

The idea of yo-yo dieting is simple – rapid weight loss, followed by weight gain, followed by weight loss, and the cycle continues. According to many studies the overall health ramifications are not set in stone – there’s nothing (that I can find) that’s really showing that there are cardiovascular ramifications for those who fall…