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How Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight

I know you have heard it many times...drinking water is essential and good for you. It keeps you hydrated. But, did you know that water helps you lose weight as well? Wait...come again??? Yep, drinking water aids in weight loss. Here are 3 ways why you lose weight when you fill up your glass with H2O. Water Helps Flush Waste Your body is constantly getting rid of waste products that are created through the many chemical processes happening every day. When you don't drink enough water, you get dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, waste products build up in your body. These waste products affect the way your body works, the way you feel, and your mental sharpness. Waste products can show up on

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Diet

Starting a new diet can be hard. Not only will you need to learn how to eat on this new diet, but somewhere along the way you may find yourself hitting a few road blocks. Before embarking on a new diet journey, here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure your new diet is successful. 1. What are my current eating habits? This may be the most important question to ask yourself. How drastically are you going to have to change your eating habits in order to follow this new diet? The more drastic the change, the less likely you are to be successful at this new way of eating. For example, if you are use to eating fast food every day, how likely do you think that you will be able to adhere

5 Ways to Start Eating Healthier

Cleaning up your diet can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What do you eat? What foods do you avoid? All of these are pretty loaded questions, but here are 5 things you can start doing today that will put you on the road to healthy eating. 1. Eat Whole Foods The first and best thing you can do to eat healthy, is eat whole foods. I'm talking about fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains. Everything you see pictured above is a perfect example of what a whole food is. Whole foods contain a ton of healthy micronutrients that are essential for your body to function properly. Eating whole foods will give you energy and aid in your weight loss goals. 2. Shop the Perimeter of the Grocery Store

Why the Scale Lies...

So you want to lose weight. First thing you do is hop on the scale to get your starting point. You are unhappy with the number, and so your journey begins. You try different diets, different weight loss drinks, you have increased your exercise...and after all that, the number on the scale isn't moving much. Well, I'm here to tell you that the number you are seeing...is most likely a lie. Weight loss is multifaceted. That number on the scale is multifaceted. The number on the scale alone does not determine weight loss success. Here are a few reasons why the number on the scale is not accurate... 1. Inflammation Inflammation, to some degree, is always present in the body. Inflammation refers t

What Is the Best Diet?

Everyone is forever in search of the "best diet." Is the best diet the Keto diet? the Mediterranean diet? Paleo? Zone? Weight Watchers? There are so many variations out there, and it seems like you can find pros and cons for each one. So what is the ultimate best diet? Which diet works? Well, I'm here to shed some light on this topic... The Best Diet Is the One That Works For You! Well, there you have it folks! The answer you have been looking for... I bet that wasn't what you expected though. Let me explain... Each of the diets I mentioned above have pros and cons. Each diet I mentioned above will not work for everyone. People have different metabolisms, different lifestyles, different nutr

6 Diet Tips for Staying on Track While Traveling

It is inevitable...at some point in your life, you will find yourself on the road. Whether it be a vacation or a quick getaway, you will need to figure out how to stay on track with your diet while you are away from home. In this article, I will share with you 6 diet tips that will keep your diet on track while you are traveling. 1. The Type of Hotel Matters The type of hotel room you stay in can make all the difference in staying on track. If you have the choice to pick your hotel room, choose one that has a kitchen and a fridge. Having these two things in your hotel room will give you the freedom to pretty much eat whatever you would like. All you would need to do is a little grocery shop

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