Articles in Category: Maintenance

My story of how changing my diet has changed my life

Written by Alayna Fern Posted in Maintenance on Friday, 28 August 2015.

My story of how changing my diet has changed my life

Last summer was rough…both mentally and physically.  I was struggling with non-stop, pounding headaches, stomach aches, anxiety, and I just felt sick all day long.  While I hated laying on the couch all day, the hardest part was knowing that each day I was falling further and further behind in gymnastics.  At the age of eleven, I lived and breathed for the sport of gymnastics.  Unfortunately, my health was going downhill and I felt completely helpless.  Summer plans were being canceled because I was too weak to do anything.  Not only was I falling further and further behind at the gym, my attitude and fears were worsening and as soon as school started, I couldn’t keep up and focus on academics either.  Nothing was going well and it seemed that doctors were even stumped.  I had already found my gluten allergy and had been gluten-free for three years.  I couldn’t have even imagined that my gluten-free diet wasn’t strict enough.

Are you getting enough sleep to lose weight?

Written by Cindy Posted in Weight Loss, Maintenance on Sunday, 12 July 2015.

Are you getting enough sleep to lose weight?

Have you ever wondered how sleep, or the lack of, affects weight loss? As the following information will discuss, sleep is vital in optimizing weight loss. Multiple studies have shown that sleep has a huge impact on how we burn calories, and more importantly, how the body regulates hormones which are instrumental in metabolism and appetite. 

Are you overweight because you eat too little?

Written by Rose Posted in Maintenance on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.

Are you overweight because you eat too little?

Are you overweight because you don’t eat enough?

  

Coffee is breakfast?  You skimp through lunch.  Then you realize about 4:00 that you are starving!!!  A quick reminder to yourself that you haven’t eaten anything all day and this, therefore, is the justification for making a less than healthy option.  Really…who wants a salad when they are starving?