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I don’t eat perfectly according to nutritional rights and wrongs, but I eat perfectly for me. I have my own set of rules and I call them my Personal Nutritional Boundaries (PNBs for short.) PNBs are my individual set of rules that I apply to my diet to help sustain healthier eating long term.  They include certain protein bars or cookies, chocolate, salad dressing, etc. Everyone’s is different because they are in place to help the sustainability of improved health and fat loss. Yes, I do promote natural, whole foods and those make the bulk of my diet. I would say most weeks 95% but it ranges from 80% and up. I’m perfectly okay with that. I do allow myself certain “treats” to buffer any deprivation and binge cycle. This is why I always tell my clients that I will NEVER say there is anything they cannot eat. Foodies ( like…

So often we hear the response “eat healthy” when we tell or ask someone about losing weight. Eating healthy is an extremely general statement and can mean many different things to many different people. So many times we hear that and then rely on our perception of what eating healthy is go for it. I mean there’s countless blogs and Instagram posts about healthy foods so all I have to do is eat those foods right? Well you’re almost right, but believing that eating foods labelled as “healthy” and blindly diving into that sort of diet can make matters worse. I’ve seen it over and over again. People filing their kitchens with organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO everything and then expecting those purchases to represent a fat loss diet. Or how about the “I’m going vegan to lose weight” friend? If I had a dollar for every time I seen that…

How much awareness do you have for the signs your body are sending? Are you hungry all the time? Is your energy crashing on you at the wrong times of the day? Do you give in to those late night cravings no matter how hard you try to resist? I ask because these are the signs that tell you what you need to change in your life for you to see improvement in your condition, fat loss, and overall health. The path towards weight loss is not only physically challenging, it can be mentally and emotionally exhausting too. It almost doesn’t seem worth it when you see your efforts go down the drain so easily, especially when it took large amounts of hard work and discipline to get there. Now, let’s talk about hunger, energy and cravings… Hunger: Gives you clues about your gut hormones and whether they are responding properly…

The Reiki Principles…

Just for today I will not be angry.

Just for today I will not worry.

Just for today I will be grateful.

Just for today I will do my work honestly.

Just for today I will be kind to every living thing.

Before learning about Reiki, the only type of energy I knew about was the type that burned calories. Because at the most basic level, when we diet, we look at calories in versus calories out. Most of the time, simply applying that method should work for most people when it comes to fat loss approaches. For women, it could be a bit more complicated.

This article is not for the female competitor or for someone who is trying to drop a lot of weight as fast as possible for a bikini shoot. It is for women who are trying to obtain good health with a sustainable diet that will help them lose body fat at a healthy rate, while maintaining their muscle mass. Ladies, let’s face it. Our minds are just as complicated as our bodies. We have all this information everywhere telling us to do this diet and that diet, eat this food and not that, and drink this shake and not that. After reading all of it, I don’t blame you for throwing all that information in the trash and grabbing a pack of Oreo’s. A lot of times when we don’t manage to take action, the culprit is usually a lack of clarity and not laziness. Us women are fantastic complicators.…

What happens when you are on a diet for 365 days in a year? Have you come across that person that is constantly on fat loss mode? Always trying the latest diet because the last one just “didn’t work for her”. First, she was afraid of eating any carbs or sugar. Second, she started counting calories for flexible dieting. Next it was low-carb instead of no carbs. Then it was low-calories. Perhaps now she’s gone Paleo and taken up cross fit 7 days a week with Rock Tape all over her body. I’ll admit, I’ve tried quite a few of these diets and I’m glad I went through all those phases. I’ve personally tested diets and workout regiments to know what works and what doesn’t for me. I also know first hand what my clients go through physically, mentally and emotionally. See, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with these diets if…