The New Year is upon us! I don’t know about you, but 2016 definitely had its rough moments. All in all there were some wonderful highlights and amazing memories, but there were also some low points. Sometimes when we’ve had a tough year we approach the New Year as a “re-set” point or a time to “change things around”. I think it’s fine to set goals and aspirations, but if there is one goal I can encourage you NOT to set, it’s a weight loss goal.
The holidays are upon us! This year even more than other years, I have felt a bit overwhelmed and “behind”. I haven’t had much down time lately and almost every weekend has been taken up with numerous activities (fun activities, but activities none the less).
Hello all! Today we are going to talk about the difference between being a “sugar burner” and a “fat burner”. This also includes a quick self-quiz to determine what category you fall into!
First off, what do these categories even mean? A sugar burner is someone that runs off sugar (or glucose) for fuel. While this might not sound like a bad thing, this means that your body doesn’t go into your fat reserves when it needs energy because it already has a steady supply of carbohydrates. Being a fat burner is the opposite of this; your body shifts from using glucose as its primary fuel to using fat. This will allow you to go hours between meals, feel full and satiated, and your hormones will become balanced for you to lose weight and keep lean.
The holiday season is one that brings about excitement and joy, but it also comes with a heavy dose of stress. Between traveling to new places, getting out of your routine, and extended time with family (which may or may not be stressful) it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
Below are a few tips to follow for the holidays so you can make sure that you enjoy this time fully but keep your stress levels at a manageable level.
Over the past few years, the Paleo diet has really gained in popularity. Even though some magazines and articles say that it’s “unrealistic” and “challenging”, most people can’t deny the fact that it makes them feel really, really GOOD (and spoiler alert- it’s really not that hard!). My journey to the Paleo diet started about 5 years ago. I came out of college feeling pretty rough; mostly from drinking too much, eating too little, and (literally) running my body to the ground. I went to a holistic doctor and she ran a bunch of tests. While most of my health markers came back in the normal range, my thyroid was underactive (hypothyroidism), my cortisol levels were tanked showing adrenal fatigue, and my hormones were non-existent. I left her office with a brand new protocol: stop the running, sleep more, and change your entire diet.