Exercising for Weight Loss: Are You Taking the Right Approach?

Exercising for Weight Loss: Are You Taking the Right Approach?

When it comes to weight loss, there are many factors, but simplified, to lose weight you need more energy (calories) going out than energy (calories) coming in. This is where exercise is an asset.

I have one disclaimer before I dive into my recommended approach. I titled this article using the word “exercise”, but what I’m really talking about is the umbrella term Physical Activity. Physical activity is broad and means your body is moving, whether for sport, fun, commuting, exercise, etc. I make this distinction because I consider exercise a structured form of physical activity that comes with the intention of improving physical fitness. Both require energy so we’ll discuss both exercise and physical activity in my top three considerations for weight loss.

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New Moms and Weight Loss: Nutrition Advice from the Experts

New Moms and Weight Loss: Nutrition Advice from the Experts

I often hesitate to discuss weight loss with new moms because it shouldn’t be your first priority. Your recovery and caring for baby are. However, often times hanging on to the excess weight can make you feel more tired, make physical activity less desirable and you may hear a nagging voice every time you get dressed. So although not a priority, weight loss is worth addressing.

There are thousands of articles, books, and methods when it comes to nutrition. I reached out to two fellow mamas and registered dietitians/nutritionists to help you with your approach.

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Post Baby Bounce Back: When to Start Thinking About Weight Loss

Post Baby Bounce Back: When to Start Thinking About Weight Loss

Snap Back, Bounce Back, Body Back...all terms you hear when it comes to moms that have dropped baby weight rapidly after giving birth (all terms that I think are inappropriate). Celebrities seem to do this rather well. So the question becomes, when is it appropriate to start thinking about weight loss after giving birth? My answer is two fold, but I will try to keep it simple.

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2018 Reflections

2018 Reflections

I’m a planner and organizer, so I always look forward to the New Year as a chance to set new goals and create a plan to accomplish them. However, more recently I realized that I’ve been missing a step... I don’t properly take time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close. I have been depriving myself from celebrating accomplishments and acknowledging where I fell short. So before we storm into 2019 with new goals and hopes, take some time with me to reflect on 2018. Inspired by several different reflection resources online, I’ve compiled this one for you.

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Getting to the Core of Pregnancy

Getting to the Core of Pregnancy

The body’s “core” is a system of muscles that support the spine and pelvis, with the ceiling being the diaphragm and the bottom of the cylinder being the muscles of the pelvic floor. The shift of the pelvis and the separation of abdominal muscles during pregnancy can result in a weaker core and unstable pelvis. This may lead to pain in the lower back and pelvis during pregnancy.

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The Trainer’s Trick to Designing a Better Workout

The Trainer’s Trick to Designing a Better Workout

It's been 8 weeks, are you more fit than 2016?

New Year’s Day was two months ago which means those of us that made fitness resolutions should not only be feeling, but also seeing the changes to our body. If you don’t feel stronger, leaner or more confident yet, no worries, here’s a formula to help you design a better workout.

What I’m sharing is not a new method. Personal Trainers have been using this method for years...

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Are You Setting Yourself Up for Fitness Success?

Are You Setting Yourself Up for Fitness Success?

One of the first things you decide when it comes to exercise is how and where you’re going to workout. Have you considered your abilities and preferences when making that decision? Or is your fitness success based on trends or what's worked for your friend (who now looks amazing!)? It's time you make the right choice for YOU by answering a few simple questions.

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New Year, New You in 5 Steps

New Year, New You in 5 Steps

The number one New Year's Resolution for Americans is to “get in shape”. This is probably the case because most of us are ready to stop the indulging we began in November...maybe October if your derailment began after eating most of your kid's Halloween candy. I want to tell you that if your resolution is to “GET IN SHAPE” then YOU’RE GOING TO FAIL. Let me explain why... 

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