Tag: Losing Weight

The Difference Between Accountability + Support {and why you need BOTH if you’re trying to lose weight!}

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Losing weight? Then you probably already familiar with the need for accountability or support. Here’s the thing, though: when we talk about fat loss, lifestyle changes, or dietary overhauls, “accountability” and “support” are used pretty much  interchangeably, but as concepts…they’re not. Accountability and support are actually two very different things. Want to know more? Read on! I’m covering how it all breaks down, why you need both elements if you’re trying to lose weight, and how to add a little of each to your life ASAP. (more…)

TSB Quick Skinny Trick: Focus On Your DAILY Goals

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Practicing mindfulness–especially when it comes to focusing on the present moment–is a must when it comes to leading a balanced life. Choosing to live in the now {as opposed to fixating on the past or worrying about the future} is pretty widely accepted as a key way to a more full, fulfilling, and happy existence. It’s also awesome for your health, fitness, and lifestyle goals.

Here’s the thing: focusing in on your daily goals will cause your weekly, monthly, and yearly goals to fall before your eyes.

If you take things as they come, one day at a time, and focus only on knocking out the goals you set for each individual day, you’ll build crazy momentum that will get you closer and closer to your ultimate desire with minimal stress and anxiety. All those baby steps? They add up. Whether it’s adding an extra couple of minutes to your workout routine, drinking an additional bottle of water, or saying no to fast food for just one dinner, little changes can create big cumulative results. Breaking things down into teeny-tiny, super-attainable chunks not only helps you to feel accomplished and productive, but also ensures that you avoid overwhelm or burn-out. So, go to the gym TODAY. Eat well TODAY. Get eight hours of sleep TODAY. That’s easy, right? You’re only committing to one day of good behavior! Do what you can each day in the present moment, and you’ll likely hit your long-term goals sooner than you thought possible…and with minimal mental effort or anxiety.

xx,

Liza

February Fit News: Beyonce’s Vegan Food Delivery Biz, Cold Therapy Fat Burning, & Too Much Running is Just as Bad as No Running at All.

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As a fit girl and self-professed information addict, I’m OBSESSED with soaking up the latest in health/fitness/diet/wellness news. We’re only a few days into February and my reader is already packed with healthy-living stories! Love. From dealing with overeating, to new research on meal timing, to DIY orthodontics, I’ve been sifting through random articles all morning. Here are three of my faves! Check out my top-rated current events below.

  1. Queen Bey is expanding her empire! After successfully completing a 22-day vegan cleanse with husband Jay-Z last winter, Mrs. Carter has officially partnered with 22 Days Nutrition founder {and Bey’s own personal trainer!} Marcos Borges for a new vegan food delivery service. Meals will range in price from $9.76 to $16.50, allowing customers to purchase one, two, or three pre-made vegan meals each day. The offerings are all plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. More HERE.
  2. A NASA scientist has developed an “ice jacket”, designed to allow users to burn an extra 500 calories a day, sans exercise or dietary changes. The Cold Shoulder jacket, which is supposed to be worn two hours a day, strategically cools the body using ice gel packs, making temperature regulation a struggle–thus increasing the wearer’s calorie burn. The inventor claims that, when worn daily, the jacket will burn 1lb of fat a week. More HERE. Note: I hate being cold, so this development is actually my nightmare, but if you want one of your own, hit up the Could Shoulder Kickstarter page.
  3. Want an excuse to tone DOWN your hardcore running routine? Here ya go! A study has shown that strenuous joggers are as likely to die as sedentary non-joggers, and light joggers actually have the LOWEST rates of death. What’s that mean? Optimal frequency of jogging is no more than three times per week, for roughly 35 minutes each time you hit the pavement. Pace matters, too–fast joggers have almost the same mortality risk as sedentary non-joggers. All of the details are available HERE. TLDR; push yourself, but take it easy. Light jogging may actually be healthier and safer than long, intense runs. There’s definitely too much of a good thing.

Any new health/fitness/wellbeing stories on your radar?!

xx,

Liza