Breakfast is the meal that breaks the fast from the night before. There’s an associated typical or traditional line up of foods we think of when it comes to this first meal….eggs, pancakes, cereal, bagels, coffee, waffles, oatmeal, and so on. Some claim they’re not hungry at this time or they lack time at this hour to eat. Others never skip. Truth be told, the winner of the breakfast debate is to eat breakfast. Here’s why…. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day beca
The skills and wisdom we achieve in life is the result of continued efforts. Most times we are graded or only praised for results, not the efforts it took to reach the goal or accomplish the task. Winston Churchill said, “Continuous effort not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential”. Effort is the act of trying, your level of intensity or work, your focus, and continuous drive to succeed. We are expected to give effort in the roles we play in life in
As the new year approaches, the onset of diet talk sets in. You have read up on which type you want to do and have tried countless others before. Why haven’t they ever worked but this year you are convinced that they will?? You restrict your calories and eat like a bird. Seems like if you were eating less you would lose more weight. Less calories equates to weight loss…. not exactly. Your progress has stalled, and you are frustrated that feeling hungry isn’t getting results.
We have to eat to live. Food is a necessity and with its consumption comes constant decision making. Consider how many times per day you think about food. All these choices have a label on them (even on restaurant menus now), that include how many calories per serving each item contains. A calorie is actually a unit of energy. Our body needs this energy to function. Scientifically speaking, a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise 1 kilogram of water from 0 to 1 degr
BREAKING UP WITH YOUR SCALE CAN BE HARD, BUT YOU WON"T REGRET IT! The glaring number Oh the scale. That number. That statistic. The games that nasty measurement tool can play. Why does it matter so much?? How has our society equated weight to being confident, comfortable, or “in-shape”?? Data can be motivating and an indication of progress when trying to lose weight. It can also be a major deterrent and psychological destroyer. The scale has a lonely glare, luring you in to s
YO-YO DIETING The “all or nothing” mindset Sticking to the plan can be challenging. We know that. But starting and stopping the plan, on and off, go then stop…. well that temporary approach hardly ever works. Yo-yo dieting can be that “all or nothing” tactic to weight loss, which typically starts off strong and then abruptly stops. Then the motivation to start again returns and the cycle starts itself all over. This approach to food is far from buying into a lasting lifestyl