This blog is moving

I am moving this blog to a new website: marquisepublishing.com As of February 1, 2020 this website will no longer be active. I appreciate all of you that currently follow my blog and hope that you will continue to follow me at the new website. I am excited about this new transition and I will…

Happy New Year!

As we embark on this new decade, let’s set goals and intentions with actionable steps to reach our health goals this year. My goal with this blog is to focus more on the mental and emotional side of creating a healthy lifestyle and be more transparent with my struggles to maintain health. I appreciate all…

Do not put your life on hold for 20lbs

As the year is coming to a close, I am reflecting on my accomplishments and setting goals for the upcoming year. Looking back, I have to be honest, there were outings I passed on, parties I didn’t attend and other fun things I withheld from myself all because out of the 61lbs I lost almost…

Tips to prevent you from overindulging during thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us. A celebration of family, friends and food. Overeating during the holidays can cause stress and anxiety. It’s easy to gain unwanted pounds and start down the road to binge eating. To avoid these pitfalls, try these tips: Eat normally. Don’t starve yourself until thanksgiving dinner that may cause you to overeat….

Seasonal affective disorder

Tis the season where the days get shorter and the nights are longer. This is also the holiday season that focuses on food. So when the time falls back so can our healthy habits. It has been documented that the absence of sunlight during the winter months, can cause you to feel less energetic and…

Self sabotage

In chapter 9, Mind Games, in my book I Know How to Lose Weight So Why Haven’t I, l discuss the topic of self sabotage. Self sabotage is a game we play with ourselves when we try to save ourselves from our own negative emotions. We get close to accomplishing a goal then we start…

Consistency is key

When considering a lifestyle change the words will power and motivation come to mind. These are strong words that hold a lot of weight and can cause anxiety if you don’t feel like you possess either. I have a new word that I feel is not as daunting and hard core as the other two:…

Feeling full vs feeling satiated

We’ve all seen a picture or commercial of the satisfied eater with the bloated belly and unbuttoned pants. The idea of feeling full after a meal conjures up this image. When a meal is tasty or during the holidays such as thanksgiving, we tend to eat until we have no room left. The feeling of…

Which kind of bad habit eater are you?

No matter how hard we try to adopt healthier eating habits and eat clean, sometimes our fat, salty sweet processed faves still make it into our hands and eventually our mouths. There’s no such thing as perfection and the occasional snacks and comfort foods that don’t fit into our new healthy ideal won’t kill us,…

Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean it’s healthy

There is a misconception that vegan is synonymous with healthy. That is not the case (as I write this post eating double stuff Oreos). Vegan is defined as someone who does not consume or use animal products. Although some foods that can be categorized as vegan don’t contain animal products, they are highly processed and…