Always Hungry: 4 Tips for Fighting Hunger

If you are constantly feeling hungry, I have some tips for you!

Before making any macro changes, ask yourself this: Have I been stressed? Am I not sleeping well? Am I dehydrated? What has been my quality of food choices?

Food Choices

Fill your diet with foods low in macros but high in volume. Eating foods like vegetables (spinach, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, etc..) and fruit (berries, apples, oranges, etc) for example will allow you to eat a lot more volume for fewer macros and will help you stay fuller! On the other hand, macro dense foods like juice, soda, bread, chips, bars, cookies, processed snacks, etc. will be more macro dense for less food volume. Get “more bang for your buck” with healthier food choices!

Dehydration

You might find that you feel hungry frequently if you’re not drinking enough water. Feelings of thirst can be mistaken for feelings of hunger. It may be helpful to drink a glass or two of water before a meal to find out if you are just thirsty.  Check out this post on staying hydrated.

Sleep

Getting adequate sleep can help control your appetite, as it helps regulate ghrelin, the appetite-stimulating hormone. Lack of sleep leads to higher ghrelin levels, which is why you may feel hungrier when you are sleep deprived. To keep your hunger levels under control, it is generally recommended to get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Are you hormones out of whack?

Stress

If you experience frequent stress your cortisol levels might be higher than normal. Cortisol is a hormone that has been shown to promote hunger and food cravings. Be sure you are powering down electronics and blue light an hour before bedtime or wear some blue light blocking glasses.

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How to Fit Restaurants into Your Weight Loss Plan

These tips for going out to eat are great for anyone working to lose weight. These tips are especially great for anyone following a macro counting diet plan. My favorite plan is the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. It utilizes carb cycling, intermittent fasting, and macro counting to give you the best results without depriving yourself.

Dining Out

Sometimes it’s nice not to have to worry about cooking or preparing a meal – I totally get that. I’ve got you covered with some tips in order to enjoy a meal out while staying on track with your diet progress!

  • Research restaurants with the nutritional info listed and then choose which meal will fit into your macros ahead of time
  • Choose food that is easy to eyeball and estimate (ex: lean meat, veggie, rice or potato – ask your waiter to hold any oil or butter)
  • Log your best guesses into your my fitness pal
  • Always over estimate, most of the time restaurants add butter, oils etc and do not have to list them in nutritional facts
  • Watch my video on the topic

Alcohol

If you’d like to enjoy a drink every once in a while that is fine as long as you track it and allow it to fit into your macro numbers.

For the FASTer Way to Fat Loss macro counting purposes, alcohol is tracked as a carb, fat, or combination of both. To calculate macronutrients for alcohol, we need to know how many calories it contains.

Once you know the calorie content, (simply google your beverage of choice) you can calculate alcohol this way:

  • As a carb:
    • Total number of calories in drink/4 = total carb grams
      Example: 5 oz Red Zin Wine has 132 calories/4 = 33g carbs
  • As a fat:
    • Total number of calories in drink/9 = total fat grams
      Example: 5 oz Red Zine Wine has 132 calories/9 = 14.6 g fat

Falling Off the Wagon

We’ve all done it. Someone brings a cake to work and you’re tempted to have a slice even though you’ve already planned your food for the day or maybe “just one bite” turned into the whole plate.

What do you do now?

  • Don’t feel guitly you wanted the treat, enjoy the treat, guilt tends to make us over eat more
  • Don’t give up on the rest of the day!
    • Just because you had a slip up, it doesn’t mean that you have to “blow” your whole day, weekend or week. Focus on making healthy choices for the rest of the day and get back on track! (If it’s early enough you might be able to rearrange the rest of your day’s meals to fit in your treat).
  • Write down how you felt afterward and save it as a note to reflect on next time you feel like your willpower is low or you need some extra motivation to stay on track
  • LOG your treat, most of the time it doesn’t put us off track near as much as we think

Don’t forget that losing weight doesn’t mean you have to eat grilled chicken and broccoli everyday. The old school ways of low calorie eating and excessive workouts are over. You can learn more about the cutting edge strategies utilized by the FASTer Way to Fat Loss here!

How to Organize your Kitchen for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, there are so many little things you can do to help you be successful.  When your environment is conducive to your goals, you’re so much more likely to achieve them.  Here are 7 ways you can organize your kitchen for weight loss success.

Organize your Fridge

Organize your fridge by keeping healthy foods front and center.  Make the healthiest options easy to grab and go.  Because I have a house full of kids, I like to make sure that I have healthy snacks on the bottom shelf in the fridge

Prep Fruits and Veggies

Prep fruits and vegetables as soon as you get home from the grocery store.  Clean, cut, and portion your fruits and veggies into single serving containers.  You’re much more likely to eat these healthy snacks if they’re easy to consume. These glass Pyrex containers are pretty and perfect for portioning.

Keep a Gallon of Water in your Fridge and Drink it Everyday

A simple rule of thumb when it comes to drinking water is that you should consume half your body weight in ounces every day.  I aim for a gallon each day.  The easiest way I can remember to drink my water is by filling up a gallon jug (like this one) and keeping it in the fridge.  That way, it’s always cold and ready to go and I know how much I have left to drink at any given time.

Don’t Buy Snack Food (or Portion it Out)

A simple way to make sure you don’t binge out on snack food is to avoid buying it.  If it’s not in the house, you can’t turn to it in a moment of weakness and ruin your progress.  If you do buy snack foods, portion them out into individual portions so you don’t overeat.  D

Don’t Buy Soda or Sugary Drinks

When you’re trying to lose weight one easy way to cut calories is by not consuming soda and sugary drinks.  Most people are shocked by the sugar content and number of calories that are in drinks.  Stick to water and shed the pounds.

Keep Lots of Spices on Hand

Healthy food doesn’t have to bland or boring.  Keep lots of spices on hand and use them as a calorie free way to add flavor to your food.

Plan your Menu and Keep it Visible

Fail to plan, plan to fail.  Plan your meals for the week and keep the meal plan visible in your kitchen.  A chalkboard or dry erase board is a great way to write your weekly plan and have it on display for the whole family to see.  I especially love this days of the week chalkboard for a cute way to spruce up your kitchen.

If you’re interested in other simple tips and tricks for losing weight, join my free Facebook community, Wellness and Weight Loss.  I share recipes, workouts, and host monthly challenges that will help you reach your goals.  When you join, feel free to share a little bit about who you are and what you hope to achieve!  I hope to see you there.

How to Count your Macros

COUNT YOUR MACROS

What exactly is this “macro” counting, you see all of the body builders and bikini chicks doing? You’re probably thinking, “what the hell is a macro”? Honestly, don’t be embarrassed, I was there too, and I have been in the fitness industry for a long time and had never heard of such a plan.

What are Macros?

Macros are simply macronutrients.  They are your fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. All foods can fit into one of these three categories.

What is Macro Counting?

Macro counting is so much more than counting simple calories. It is being in an energy balance to use food for fuel. It gives you the ability to eat more food without putting on extra fat. By tracking and counting your macros, you can still enjoy your favorite foods while still losing weight. It’s the least restrictive “diet” I’ve ever encountered, and less restrictive means you’re more likely to stick to it and see results. I love teaching my FASTer Way to Fat Loss clients how to utilize free foods vs logging all calories.

When you are in an energy balance you are eating the proper amount of carbs, fats, and proteins versus counting calories. When counting calories, you aren’t in an energy balance. You could be over eating fats and under eating carbs and proteins which can leave you exhausted and depleted. This is when most people find that they’re holding onto fat in their midsection, thighs, and bra area. In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, I work one on one with my client to create custom macros plans. However, you can get started on your own by following these simple steps.

How to Calculate your Macros

  1. Understand what your goal is. Do you want more energy? Do you want to burn fat? Are you trying to build muscle? Do you just want to maintain?
  2. Your percentages are based on your goals.
    Build Muscle> 40-60% carbs | 25-35% Protein | 15-20% fats
    Maintain/lose fat – 30-50% carbs | 25-35% Protein | 25 – 35% fats
  3. You will download my fitness pal, enter you goals, and set up these percentages to get your grams.
  4. Once you know your grams, you will be able to eat that specific amount of grams per meal.

So let’s say I had a goal to eat 2,000 calories per day and I needed 25% of those calories to come from protein. I would multiply 2,000 by .25 to get 500 calories. I would continue to do this for fat and carbs.

This can all seems very overwhelming which is why I love the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. I can help you customize your macros through our program and take all of the hard work out it for you.

Macros are the best way to be able to eat the foods you love and stop feeling like you are on a diet.

If you want more information about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, macro counting, and burning fat, join my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss. I’m constantly sharing tips and tricks for enjoying my favorite foods while still keeping my body in fat burning mode. Or, you can follow me on Instagram to see real results from my clients and get a sneak peek into what I’m eating and how I’m tracking my macros on a daily basis.

If you’ve struggled to lose weight because of crazy restrictive diets, I highly recommend you give macro counting a shot. I’d love to help you stop the yo-yo dieting and start seeing results!

How to Use a Food Journal to Lose Weight

how to use a food journal

When it comes to losing weight, I’ve never been super excited about counting calories.  I don’t believe that all calories are created equal, and for my clients, counting calories isn’t going to give them the results they really want to see.  In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, we track our macros and practice carb cycling to make sure that our bodies are always in fat burning mode. The best way to track macros and start losing fat is by keeping a food journal.

What is a Food Journal?

Food journals, also known as food diaries, have been around forever. Before smart phones, people would keep their food journals in a notebook and track their calories and nutrient intake that way.  While that’s still a viable option for anyone interested in keeping a food journal, I much prefer using the power of technology.

Like many others, my favorite food journal app is MyFitnessPal. It’s very user friendly and completely takes the hassle out of tracking your food.  There are plenty of food and fitness tracking apps to chose from, so do your research and chose your favorite.

Setting up your MyFitnessPal

Step 1: Download MyFitnessPal from the app store on your device

Step 2: Create an account

Step 3: Answer the questions to set up your profile.  Note: The second question will ask you about your activity level.  Look at your normal lifestyle and answer this question honestly. Even if you workout for an hour a day every single day, that doesn’t mean that you are “very active”.  Unless you do manual labor for a living and remain active for most hours of the day, I highly recommend you select “Not Very Active.”

Step 4: Use MyFitnessPal to track your food, activity, and progress

Why are Food Journals Helpful?

Food journals and tracking apps are helpful for many different reasons.  First, you’ll find yourself thinking twice before eating anything if you’re using a tracker.  You’ll have a much better idea of how many calories are in your commonly consumed foods and it will help you make better choices.  For example, once you see how many calories and sugars are in a can of soda, you’ll probably think twice before drinking it (or at least make the decision to drink less).

Food journals are extremely helpful for people like me who want to track their macros and focus on losing fat.  In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, I teach my clients how to use food trackers to track their nutrient intake (not just calories) so that they can still enjoy their favorite foods while losing weight.

Tips for Tracking your Food in a Food Journal

  • Use the bar code feature to easily scan food that comes in a container
  • Use the reminders feature to help hold yourself accountable
  • Always be honest with yourself and when you’re not sure, overestimate
  • Add your own commonly eaten meals so they’re easy to enter time after time
  • Easily add recipes
  • Easily track restaurants – anything with a green check mark is verified by my fitness pal
  • You can upload recipes from your favorite websites right into the app
  • Learn how to track macros and micros for maximum fat loss

Using a food journal has helped me lose weight and keep it off.  It’s an excellent tool for tracking macro and micro nutrients which is what my fat loss program thrives on.  Because I use a food journal, I’m easily able to plan my meals and still enjoy my favorite foods. Using a food journal is an amazing tool for anyone who wants to lose weight.

If you want to learn more about how to use MyFitnessPal, how to track your macro and micro nutrients, and how to lose fat and keep it off, I’d love to work with you on the next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  You can learn more and register for the program here!

3 Fat Loss Mistakes you Might be Making

3 fat loss mistakes you might be making

Have you ever wondered why your body is holding onto fat, even when you spend hours doing cardio each week and you watch what you eat? Your diet and exercise plan could actually be making your body hold on to fat! No one wants to waste time in the gym to see no results, or worse, to gain even more fat.

If you’ve been struggling to lose fat in those trouble spots, I want to help! I’ve coached thousands of women to lose thousands of total pounds in fat. Over and over, I hear that my clients were making the same mistakes before they found the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Here are the top 3 mistakes women make when they try to lose fat:

#1: They’re estrogen dominant.

Your hormones really can make your body hold on to fat! If you’re estrogen dominant, you could spend hours at the gym working out and not see any results in the mirror. You could be estrogen dominant due to birth control, or your body could be naturally producing an excess of estrogen. Luckily, there are ways to help overcome estrogen dominance and I can guide you through it with the FASTer Way to Fat Loss!

#2: They don’t sleep enough.

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces a lot of a hormone called cortisol, which makes your body hold onto fat, especially in your belly. Your blood sugar levels will also be elevated, which causes the fat cells in your body to store more fat. Lack of sleep can also cause your thyroid hormone levels to be out of whack, too. All of this leads to fat that just won’t come off, even if you work out and eat healthy foods.

#3: They don’t eat enough.

For years we’ve heard that calorie restriction and cardio will lead to weight loss. To some extent, that’s true. For the first month or two, you’ll lose weight. But, that weight loss comes from losing fat AND losing muscle. If you’re looking to get a lean, toned body, calorie restriction won’t get you there! You need to make sure you’re eating enough calories, and eating the right kinds of foods at the right time to really turn your body into a fat-burning furnace. That’s exactly what I teach in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss!

If you’re struggling to shed fat, it could be because you’ve been following the wrong program! Don’t let your weight loss goals hinge on outdated research. You can actually work out less, eat more, and look even better than you did when you were starving yourself! That’s what the FASTer Way is all about. I know you’re busy, which is why I’m passionate about showing you a fast, simple plan that WORKS when it comes to losing fat (and keeping it off).

Client Spotlight – Annie

What did your health and fitness look like before the FASTer Way to Fat Loss?

My fitness was seriously dragging. I remember sitting at the bus stop waiting for my kids the first week of school and seriously struggling to get up from sitting on the ground! I was out of breath and my body felt very ‘fluffy’ to put it nicely. I had my fourth baby & csection 5 months prior and only lost 15 pounds. I was so sad I couldn’t wear cute clothes for back to school night and it had me in tears.

How did you find out about FASTer Way to Fat Loss with Brittiney Landis and what made you invest and join? 

I have known Brittiney since Janruary of 2016, she helped me with nutrition and workouts to get back to my pre-baby weight back and within 9 months postpartum I was below my pre-weight! After having my fourth baby it was no hard decision to make when trying to find a way to get myself back to what I was! I reached out to Brittiney and she asked me to join a live video all about FWTFL! She was so happy, excited and beyond helpful when explaining everything to me. She is marvelous to work with!

What do you love about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss experience?

I love the community of women more than anything. I never felt so empowered and driven to get my life back! I love the MACROS breakdown, the simplicity of the program and the interaction you get with your coach.

What do you love about intermittent fasting?

I loved waking up and having coffee then getting stuff done around the house before thinking of food. It was relaxing to know I was going to eat at 11, so it was simple to plan my day.

What do you love about using macro couting?

It was so simple. I didn’t have to make special meals and I could enjoy everything my family enjoyed!

What do you love about carb cycling?

Carb cycling was great. It helped me realize the proper nutrition you need and on what days. I never felt hungry and I always felt like it gave me the specific energy I needed!

What’s your favorite part of the workouts & which do you use (beginner, home workout, gym workout)?

I use the home workouts. They are wonderful, they aren’t time consuming and they truly burn!!! The first few week I remember it was hard pumping the shampoo out of the bottle in the shower because my arms got such a great workout! They are challenging and never boring!

How was your overall experience with the FWTFL? Did you decide to become a coach? Affiliate? Do you recommend Brittiney Landis as your coach?

I love FWTFL! I plan on starting the VIP membership February 3! I recommend Brittiney and will over and over again! She is so passionate about what she does! She truly understands all life’s bumps. She is hands on, honest, driven and sincerely caring.

Ready to make your own transformation? Register for the next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss today!

Client Spotlight – Jennifer Crutchfield

What did your health and fitness look like before the FASTer Way to Fat Loss?

 I was at my breaking point literally 48 hours prior to finding the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. I had been struggling with a variety of health issues over the past several years and consequently slowly gaining weight. Nothing was taking it off and in fact almost everything I did added a pound or two on a regular basis. I remember at my last appointment just prior to joining the program I had a breakdown at the doctor’s office saying I could not handle even 1 more pound. I was also struggling with lack of energy and strength. I felt like I was 100 years old and just over feeling that way.

How did you find out about FASTer Way to Fat Loss with Brittiney Landis and what made you invest and join?

I was on Instagram and I saw a post by Brittiney about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program and was intrigued. I took a screen shot and decided to pray about it. Over the next day or two I could not get it off my mind. I then saw a second post by Brittiney for her last call to join on Instagram and decided not only was it a sign but it is an affordable program and I felt I had nothing to lose at this point.

What do you love about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Experience?

Everything! My coach, Brittiney has been a total inspiration. All the ladies in every group I am in for the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Program are positive, uplifting, and supportive. Most importantly I am finally falling in love with my body again. What do you love about intermittent fasting?I feel amazing! I am a totally honest person and for me the first few weeks were rough transitioning from a sugar burner to a fat burner. It was worth sticking with it though. I also have more energy and my stomach was much calmer.

What do you love about using macro counting?

I know how much food I need to eat to keep my body healthy. I found quickly I under ate a lot and my diet did not include enough of all the macros. My comfort zone was lots protein and hardly any fats. Once I started tracking what I was doing I was able to better fuel my body and feel better.

What do you love about carb cycling?

I like the rotation of macros and exercises to create variety and it maximizes results.

What’s your favorite part of the workouts & which do you use (beginner, home workout, gym workout)?

I enjoy that the workouts rotate daily. If your legs are sore the next day you are working another body part so it does not feel physically overwhelming and it’s a completely sustainable program. I started with beginner workouts then moved to home workouts.

How was your overall experience with the FWTFL? Did you decide to become a coach? Affiliate? Do you recommend Brittiney Landis as your coach?

I had an amazing experience with the FWTFL. I decided to become a coach to share my struggles with other ladies so they know they are not alone. I absolutely recommend Brittiney Landis as your coach. She is inspirational, supportive and kind.

Register for the next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss today!

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

MORNING WORKOUT PERSON

One of the best things I’ve done for myself is learn how to get up and workout in the morning.  I love working out in the morning for several reasons.  I’m a mom of three kids, so if I want to get a workout in, I pretty much have to do it before they get out of bed.  Working out in the morning also gives me insane energy for the rest of the day.  I also find that if I wait until later on in the day, I’m more likely to make excuses as to why I can’t fit it in my schedule.  Working out in the morning is the best way to start the day, in my opinion.  If you can’t quite seem to get up early enough to squeeze in a workout, try these tips!

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

HOW TO BECOME A MORNING WORKOUT PERSON

Set your Alarm on the Other Side of the Room

If you use an alarm clock or your phone, try putting it on the other side of the bedroom, not on the night stand right next to you.  This way, you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.  Sometimes, just getting out of bed can be the hardest part.  If you’re already out of your warm and comfortable blankets, why not go ahead and workout?

Lay your Gym Clothes out the Night Before

Try making it as convenient as possible for you to workout in the morning.  Pack your gym bag ahead of time.  Lay out your clothes.  Have your water bottle filled and waiting in the fridge.  All of these things will save you time in the morning, meaning you can sleep in just a little bit longer.  It’s also a little extra motivation to get up and get it done.

Find an Accountability Partner

It’s great if you can find an accountability partner that will meet you at the gym in the mornings.  It’s even better if it’s your spouse or partner and they’re forced to get out of the very same bed in the morning.  Knowing someone is waiting on you and counting on you can be just the nudge you need to get it and get moving in the morning.

Find a Program you can do at Home

If you can find a program you can do at home, it makes getting out of bed so much easier.  Knowing that all you have to do is go into the other room and get your sweat on for 30+ minutes is great.  I love the workouts that go with The FASTer Way To Fat Loss because they can be done in the gym or at home.  I love knowing I can sneak into the basement while the kids are asleep and complete my workout uninterrupted.

Preset your Coffee Maker

Most coffee makers have a delayed brew function where you can set the time that you want the coffee to brew.  Set it for 10 minutes before you plan to wake up and have a hot cup of coffee before your workout (or on the way to the gym).  It’s a great way to wake yourself up a bit and caffeine has been shown to help you exert more energy and burn more calories during a workout.

Try to go to Sleep a Little Earlier

If missing out on quality sleep is what concerns you, try going to bed just an hour earlier at night.  Put your phone down, turn off Netflix, and close your eyes!  I’ll be honest, getting more sleep doesn’t make it any easier to crawl out of my comfortable bed in the morning, but you want to make sure you’re still getting the rest you need to be productive throughout the day.

I hope these tips help you become a morning workout person!  Even if you can just commit to trying for one week and see how amazing it feels, I challenge you do so.  Comment below if these tips help or if you have a great tip of your own!

15 Small Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

15 SMALL CHANGES FOR BIG WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS

Whether you’re just getting started or just want to lose those last 10 pounds, these little changes can have a big impact on your weight loss.  While losing weight and getting healthy can be difficult, sometimes, we over complicate it!  With many of my clients, I find that it’s better to start off with small changes, and gradually add more lifestyle changes over time.  That way, it’s not a huge adjustment all at once (making you more likely to stick to it and actually see results).

15 Small Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

SMALL CHANGES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

  • Do simple swaps.  Instead of refined carbs (like white bread), try whole grain carbs.  Instead of sour cream, try plain Greek yogurt.  Try adding things like hot sauce and mustard (both low in calories) to spice up your food.
  • Drink more water.  This is such an easy way to see a change in your health, yet most of us don’t drink enough water throughout the day.  A simple rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces!
  • Take the stairs.  When you’re in the office, at the mall, or anywhere the offers the option of an elevator, just take the stairs instead!  Getting in those extra steps can make a big difference.
  • Eat at home.  If you’re big on eating out, try eating one extra meal at home each week.  Restaurants and fast food restaurants are notorious for adding extra oils and fats to your food.
  • Shorten your eating window.  An easy way to lose weight quickly is intermittent fasting.  Instead of eating from when you wake up to when you go to bed, you shorten your eating window during the day.  For example, I eat for 8 hours a day and fast for 16.  Eating from 12pm – 8pm is a simple way to make sure my body gets into a fasted state and actually digests what I’ve consumed (and burns fat too).
  • Walk.  A short walk each day can be the first step to adding meaningful exercise into your life.  If you’re intimidated by the gym or fitness programs, start out slow and walk.
  • Cut the soda.  There are so many of us who drink our calories (and don’t even think of it as consuming calories).  If you’re big on soda or sugary drinks, try cutting back a little bit at a time.  Look at the calories you’re consuming each day and let that be your motivation.  Drinking flavored water or a sparkling water can help you kick the habit.
  • Get more sleep.  Getting more sleep is easier said than done, but treating your body right and giving it time to reset is so important, especially when it comes to losing weight.  If you could go to bed even an hour earlier each night, it could have a huge impact on your health.
  • Try daily greens.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at getting in my vegetables.  That’s why I started drinking my greens every day.  It’s an easy way to make sure I’m getting in those important nutrients without stressing myself out counting vegetable servings.
  • Wait ten minutes before getting seconds.  Just because you feel like you can eat more, doesn’t mean you should.  It takes a little while for our bodies to tell our brains that we are full.  You should be eating until you’re 80% satiated.  This will help you avoid overeating and help you lose weight.
  • Find a supportive partner (or partners).  Having someone on your side that you can text or call when you’re feeling tempted can be a game changer when it comes to losing weight.  If you can find someone who’s willing to workout with you… even better!  If you’re looking for a little motivation and support from other women who are trying to lose weight, join my free Facebook group!
  • Portion out your snacks.  Avoid taking the whole bag of chips to the couch with you while you’re watching Netflix.  We’ve all been there.  Next thing you know, the bag is empty and you feel like a true couch potato.  Instead, portion out a handful of chips into a small bowl and when they’re gone… they’re gone!
  • Treat yourself… but not with food.  Anytime you reach a goal, treat yourself, but not with food!  Quit using food as a reward system and buy yourself a new shirt or get yourself a manicure.
  • Don’t trust the packaging.  Just because something says “organic” or “low fat” or “sugar free” doesn’t mean it’s good for you.  Learn how to read a nutrition label and understand what you’re putting into your body.
  • Set small, manageable goals.  Instead of saying “I want to lose 20 pounds”, start by saying, “I want to lose one pound in the next 2 weeks.”  You can also make goals that don’t revolve around the scale like “I want to cook at home 4 days this week” or “I want to eat vegetables with every meal.”  Smaller goals are quicker and easier to accomplish and add up over time.

Want more simple tips and tricks to lose weight and stay healthy?  Join my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss,where I host monthly challenges, share recipes, and support and motivate women on their weight loss journey.

Ready for MORE?  Join the next round of The FASTer Way to Fat Loss where we implement these and other strategies to help you get into the best shape of your life.  Learn how to count your macros, take part in intermittent fasting, and use carb cycling to reach your weight loss goals!

Learn more about the program and register HERE!