OK, People. Let's just talk about it... The elephant in the room. We all want to lose weight. Some more than others, obviously... and now there is this new and easy way to achieve all the success without all the work. So. Let's talk about weight loss medication... Let's talk about Ozempic.
Ozempic is a prescription medication that has been found to promote weight loss in addition to its primary use in treating type 2 diabetes. The medication belongs to a class of drugs called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which work by mimicking the action of the hormone GLP-1 in the body.
Clinical trials have shown that Ozempic can help people lose an average of 8-10% of their body weight over a period of 6 months to 1 year. The weight loss is thought to be a result of several mechanisms, including:
We all know that eating a balanced and nutritious diet is essential for maintaining good health, but did you know that certain foods have the power to boost your metabolism, lower inflation, balance hormones, and help you look and feel younger? These foods, we’ll call them transformational foods, have been shown to have a significant impact on our health and wellness, and combining them in your diet can be the key to a successful metabolic reset.
Avocado, Brazil nuts, chili pepper, cinnamon, flax seed, ginger, kale, lentils, turmeric, and wild salmon are all examples of transformational foods that can help improve your health and metabolism. Let's take a closer look at how each of these foods can help reset your body and health:
In my newsletter this week I talk a bit about mindset and using some pretty cool tools to get you where you want to be. One of my favorite tools to use with my one-on-one clients is called mental rehearsal.
Mental rehearsal is a visualization technique that involves using your imagination to see yourself successfully achieving your goals as if it has already happened. It can be used to prepare for any kind of physical or mental challenge, such as hiking a difficult trail or losing weight.
Mental rehearsal can be incredibly effective in increasing motivation and building confidence, as it helps you to focus on the positive outcome you desire, and to feel a sense of ownership and control over your goals. By regularly practicing mental rehearsal, you can train your brain to believe in your ability to succeed and to maintain motivation towards achieving that success.
Working with a health coach can make the experience of mental rehearsal even more powerful. I can help...
Self-care is essential for our overall well-being, yet it often falls to the bottom of our to-do list. We are constantly bombarded with distractions, and it can be challenging to find the time and energy to take care of ourselves. That's why it's essential to schedule "sacred appointments" with ourselves, dedicated time for activities that nourish our mind, body, and soul. But what exactly is a sacred appointment? And why are they so important?
A sacred appointment is a dedicated time for you to engage in activities that are meaningful to you. It could be a yoga class, a walk to clear your mind, time to meditate, a call with your coach, or any other activity that you find nourishing. The key is that it's an appointment that you make with yourself, and it's one that you don't break.
One of the most significant benefits of keeping your sacred appointments is that it helps you prioritize your well-being. When you make time for yourself, you are making a conscious decision to take care...
Soooo… I want to chat with you about something that's been on my mind lately- accountability and weight loss. We all know how hard it can be to stay on track with our goals, especially when it comes to our health and fitness. But, I've learned that having someone to hold you accountable can make all the difference in the world.
Let me tell you, joining a group fitness class was a game-changer for me. Not only do I need the accountability of the instructor, but I also love the support of the other members in the class. It's so much easier to stay motivated when you have people cheering you on and pushing you to do your best.
And, have I ever told you about how working with a personal trainer was a total lifesaver? My trainer helped me create a workout plan tailored to my needs and goals. He also made sure I used proper form and technique, which helped me avoid injury and see better results. Plus, he kept me accountable by checking my progress and giving me feedback on...
OK - So we hear alllllll the time about why we should be gluten-free... But, do you know why? I do - so here you go:
One of the main reasons for the popularity of gluten-free diets is the over-processing of wheat. In order to make wheat products more convenient and shelf-stable, many manufacturers remove the bran and germ from the grain, leaving only the endosperm. This process, known as milling, strips the wheat of many of its nutrients and fiber, making it less healthy and less satisfying.
Additionally, many wheat products are heavily processed and contain added sugars, preservatives, and other artificial ingredients that can be detrimental to health. This has led many people to seek out healthier alternatives to traditional wheat products.
A gluten-free diet, on the other hand, focuses on whole, unprocessed foods that are naturally gluten-free, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes. These foods are rich in nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, and can help to...
So, I have to admit, I cheated on my food prep this week. And you know what? It was kind of a game-changer for me. Yes, I am still recovering from the holidays a bit.
I usually pride myself on making everything from scratch, from sauces to spice blends. But let's be real, sometimes life gets busy and I just don't take the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen. Aaaand, that's where store-bought sauce hacks come in.
Let me tell you about a few of my favorites...
I discovered Omsom starters, which are these packs of starter sauces that make it super easy to create authentic Asian dishes at home. I was a little skeptical at first, but man, the results were impressive. I used the Korean Spicy Bulgogi starter to make a delicious and flavorful chicken bulgogi in just a few minutes. All I had to do was marinate the organic chicken thighs for at least 15 minutes in the sauce and sauté for about ten minutes. The end result was this spicy and savory bulgogi that tasted...
Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, many of us are thinking about resolutions and goals for the coming year. When it comes to health, there are a few key resolutions that can make a big difference in your overall well-being.
First, consider resolving to eat a healthier diet. This doesn't necessarily mean going on a strict diet or cutting out all of your favorite foods but rather making an effort to incorporate more whole, unprocessed foods into your meals and snacks. This could mean adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals, choosing whole grains over refined ones, and opting for lean protein sources like chicken and fish. Eating a healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your energy levels, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
Another great health resolution is to move more. Exercise is crucial for maintaining good physical and mental health, and it doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. Simply making...
The holiday season can be a stressful time for many people. With all the added responsibilities and events, it's easy to become overwhelmed.
Here are some examples of healthy ways to prioritize yourself during the holidays:
Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury or infection. It is a crucial part of the immune system, as it helps to protect the body by eliminating harmful substances and promoting healing. However, chronic inflammation can be harmful and is linked to a range of diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
There are many factors that can contribute to inflammation, including genetics, stress, and environmental toxins. However, one significant contributor to chronic inflammation is the food we eat. Certain foods can promote inflammation in the body, while others can help to reduce it.
Some foods that are known to promote inflammation include refined sugars, processed meats, and trans fats. These foods can cause the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals, which can lead to chronic inflammation. On the other hand, foods that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds can help to reduce inflammation in the body. These include fruits, vegetables,...