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5 Healthy Alternatives to Our Favorite Snacks

Snacks get a bad rap, but sometimes, you need something to hold you over between meals. Fortunately, snack time doesn’t need to set you back from your goals. You have plenty of healthy options, many of which taste even better than the classic snacks we’ve come to enjoy. These are some healthy options I recommend … Continue reading 5 Healthy Alternatives to Our Favorite Snacks

6 Strategies for Sleeping Better at Night

In today’s hustle culture, sleep is one of the most undervalued aspects of health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 3 adults in the United States have reported not getting enough rest or sleep every day. This can be for any number of reasons, but one of the most … Continue reading 6 Strategies for Sleeping Better at Night

Understanding How Exercise Impacts Physical and Mental Health

Everyone knows they need to exercise, but typically, people have one goal in mind: lose weight. What if I told you that exercise can do so much more than shrink your waistline? Regular exercise contributes to your health in so many ways, it should be a no-brainer for anyone looking to get healthy.  Makes Your … Continue reading Understanding How Exercise Impacts Physical and Mental Health

5 Common Nutrition Myths (and the Truth Behind Them)

If you’ve ever been on a weight loss journey, I bet you’ve read some bad nutrition advice. With the popularity of fitness and weight loss influencers, you can find all kinds of advice around every corner. You can even find studies that seem to completely contradict each other. This makes it hard to know what … Continue reading 5 Common Nutrition Myths (and the Truth Behind Them)

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Navigating mental illness means taking a tough journey. For many, it’s one of the most difficult things they face in life. Most people will recommend therapy to anyone struggling with mental health. Therapy can help, but it’s not as simple as showing up. To get optimal results from therapy, you need to put in the … Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

When you decide it’s time to lose the weight you’ve been carrying, it can be a difficult time for your self-esteem. Now that you’re finally measuring your weight and noticing the habits that have gotten in your way, you may be appalled. In wondering how you “let yourself” get to this point, you may overlook … Continue reading How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

The Connection Between Menopause, Hormones and Weight Loss

Reaching menopause often feels like going through a second puberty. You experience wild fluctuations in your hormones with symptoms that aren’t all that unfamiliar. When you start having hot flashes, mood swings and fatigue, you know that perimenopause is here. Perimenopause is the stage before menopause that can last anywhere from a few months to … Continue reading The Connection Between Menopause, Hormones and Weight Loss

When People Treat You Differently After Weight Loss

Weight loss can be life changing. Health problems that have been ailing you can get better or disappear. Clothes start fitting better. Exercise gets easier. By changing one aspect of your life, it can feel like more than the weight you lost has been lifted off your shoulders. One change you may not fully anticipate … Continue reading When People Treat You Differently After Weight Loss

Beauty isn’t Just Skin Deep: Dealing With Excess Skin

After bariatric surgery, almost all patients have some degree of excess skin. This happens because of the quick, dramatic weight loss in the operating room. For many patients, their skin needs time to catch up to the weight loss. Others have excess skin for some time after surgery, especially if their surgical weight loss exceeds … Continue reading Beauty isn’t Just Skin Deep: Dealing With Excess Skin