Posts tagged stress
10 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PROGRESS ON TRACK

Are you training hard and eating healthy but still can’t see results??

Trust me I have been there too and I know how frustrating it can be to feel like you are doing everything right, but no matter what you do there is no shift in your weight or body composition. Its ok take a deep breath and refrain from throwing in the towel just yet. If you are not seeing results, then chances are you are missing something somewhere along the line. Fat loss can be a complex thing. It doesn’t always happen as easily as we would like it too. But that is because there are so many factors that play a role in helping your body lose fat. You are not smarter than your body, believe it or not, your body knows exactly what is going on. The last thing it wants to do is lose fat because it wants to stay in its “happy place” in balance with plenty of food and minimal exercise. But there are a few things you can do ensure you keep your progress in check.

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WHY YOU ARE BLOATED

Bloating. That one thing that makes you just feel yuk and keeps you from wearing that little tight dress that is snug in all the right places. But it's that big bump in your tummy that makes you look about 3 months pregnant which can stop you from whipping out that little cute number and instead opt for something that resembles a potato sack. Sound familiar?

Bloating is, unfortunately, something that is quite common, I doubt that there is a woman out there who has not experienced a bloated belly in her life. It is definitely not something that is normal, it's uncomfortable and we want it gone, yesterday!

When you are bloated it is your gut telling you that it's not happy however sometimes it can be difficult to tell figure out what exactly is making us bloated.

So why are you bloated and what are the things that can cause digestive stress?

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METABOLISM AND PLATEAUS

As most of you know I have been trying to get ready for a photo shoot. The idea was to get ready by April, however, things have not been running as smooth as I'd like. In fact, the past couple of months I have had a few hurdles with my training and my results. I just want to share them with you so you can see that I too have little battles. I have been prepping for a shoot and it has not been going so well, everything is not always smooth sailing, but there is always a solution so I will keep you up to date on what I am doing each week and how it's all going.
 

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BATTLING ADRENAL FATIGUE

Part 2

In my last blog Battling Adrenal Fatigue part 1, I spoke about what adrenal fatigue was and the signs and symptoms associated with it in order to give you an idea of what to recognize and pay attention to. I know that left many of you think “well what now?” so even though I highly recommend seeking out a medical practitioner, there are some things you can take into your own hands to help reduce the stress on your body to either prevent adrenal fatigue from occurring, or to recover a little quicker if you are already battling with the disorder.

I know we are all skeptics at heart, and believe me when I say I am definitely the worst for it. I really was not convinced that simple lifestyle changes could help make a big difference but after becoming more open minded to the matter, I found that by adopting the following lifestyle changes as much as possible, have, over time made me feel a lot better. Now I realize that lifestyle is probably the most important factor in your road to recovery.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY GUT

A few years back when I was first diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, my entire body was of all sorts, even my gut, and digestive tract. I was constantly bloated and swollen and I seemed to react to foods that I once was able to eat.

I was a complete mess, physically and emotionally. It is quite amazing and frightening at the same how your body works and how all the different organs are connected. It has taken me a long time and a lot of effort to restore my health again.

This is why I am so passionate about working in this industry. I want to teach you about how the body works and about flexible dieting. I don't know if you saw it, but the other day I talked about your thyroid and how it may affect your metabolism and health. Today, I’d like to talk about your gut and why it is so important that you look after it.

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ARE YOUR HORMONES OUT OF WHACK?

You may be trying to eat well and exercises or even follow a nutrition plan and training regime to an absolute Tee, but no matter what you do the weight just des not seem to want to budge. Instead, you find yourself getting crazy food cravings, you are frazzled, emotional, tired, stressed, even when life is peachy in other aspects.

Sound familiar? So many women complain about symptoms like this and talk about it with their girlfriends as an accepted norm, however even though symptoms are very varied, they may be an indication that there is an imbalance of hormones happening.

Hormone imbalance in women can come about for many reasons such as yo-yo dieting, lack of sleep, stress, pollutants, chemicals, poor nutrition to name a few. And in many cases (particularly from my own experience) imbalanced hormones generally go unnoticed and cause determent to your body under the radar, in many cases, doctors will dismiss any underlying issue without any diagnosis. 

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9 REASONS WHY YOU CAN'T LOSE BODY FAT

So you may be following a training and nutrition regime to a Tee or just simply eating healthy and getting active but you get to a point where you can not lose any More fat and you don't know what else to do. How can you be doing EVERYTHING right and still not getting results?

Don’t worry! I know the feeling as I have been there myself. And, it can be very discouraging, I know. But even when you think you are doing everything correctly, chances are that you may be missing something small that can be stalling your fat loss significantly.

Here are 9 factors that you may be overlooking that might very well be contributing to your fat loss plateau.

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7 TIPS TO HELP YOU OVERCOME BINGE EATING

Overeating is something that is easily overlooked and in many cases socially accepted, particularly in the fitness industry. Notions such as cheat meal days are often celebrated and bragged about, yet what those individuals do not realise is that they are in a vicious restriction and binge eating cycle.

Think back to a time where you were absolutely full to explosion, was it at Christmas lunch or birthday dinner with the family, or was it you, by yourself in your kitchen after a tough day at work? Either way, how did you feel about it? Did you feel ok but just a little sick from too much food? Or did you feel completely guilty about what just happened?

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