All posts tagged: #DietTips

Toxic People – Get Rid Of Them

One of the biggest struggles my clients constantly encounter is guilt from “friends” just for choosing to be a better version of themselves. Of course it’s not just my clients. It’s almost everyone that wants to take their fitness goals to another level. Even me! While I certainly encourage a periodic dieting break while “on plan” to be used with friends, family, or loved ones so there’s plenty of room to enjoy food freely without getting negative commentary about your health choices… There are always others that are scheming to derail you or belittle you simply because they can’t take charge of their own life. So my advice when it comes to those people who belittle your goals and ambition: GET RID OF THEM. They’re TOXIC. Because when you do get rid of them, it’s still not fast enough. Having supportive people in your life is so important and when they fit my “Triangle Of Safety”, then I know I’m in good company. i) People that are truly happy for your success. ii) People that …

“Life Always Gets In The Way…”

None of us are exempt from the pressures in life. We all have stress and situations that test us or possibly even push us to the brink of crumbling. All too often, something or someone or some moment, causes us to lose track of our goal and revert back to behaviours that no longer add value to our lives. We’ve all been there right? Of course most of the time we don’t choose our adversity BUT we certainly have the power to choose our response to it. And it’s this response that I call the “IF Factor”. IF we respond positively to challenges and difficulties, then the outcome will be potentially positive. IF we respond negatively to our challenges and difficulties, then the outcome will be potentially negative. IF we respond to challenges and difficulties in the same manner as we always respond to it (i.e. emotional eating, BLTs, etc.), then the outcome will almost certainly be the same. The pain of adversity never leaves us unchanged, but if treated right, can be the catalyst …

Feeling Bloated?

With today’s typical diet being low in nutrients and high in empty calories coupled with high levels of stress and added medication, it’s no wonder that more and more people are suffering from some kind of bloating. In addition to feeling discomfort bloating can come with every embracing symptoms such as gas or needing to go to the bathroom very quickly. So what are the most common symptoms of a bloated stomach? If your stomach protrudes outwards and you constantly feel uncomfortable because you have built up gas inside of you then this is a sign of bloating. In fact many sufferers from bloating even joke around saying how pregnant they feel because of the need to unbutton their pants when their bloating becomes severe. The great news is a bloated stomach is very different from actually gaining fat mass around your stomach since the bloating is temporary with air simply being stuck around your abdomen causing the tummy to distend outwards. Even better, stomach bloating can be rectified very quickly by simple changes to …

“I LOST 45 LBS (AND LOOK AT THE MIDSECTION DIFFERENCE!!!) AND MY LIFE HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER!”

What can I say about the gorgeous Celine who came to me dreading shopping and a goal of covering up her body every time she went out. And… I cannot have any of my STRONG GIRLS feel like that so we put together a strategy to get that weight off using plenty of food, creating dietary structure, lots of food variety, and resistance training to shape her body…and shape it we have! To date, Celine is down 45 lbs down along with 8 inches off of her waist, 8 inches off of her hips and 4 inches off of her thighs! Insane. Celine says, “I was yo-yo dieting with my weight for such a long time and when I signed up with Jenny, I was the heaviest I’ve ever been. I was blown away by my friend Ilana who is a Strong Girl and looked absolutely stunning and it took me a while to take the plunge and commit. I wanted to lose weight and dreamed of being fit. Today my lifestyle has changed for …

Is The Snack Trap Interfering With Your Weight Loss?

We’ve all heard that snacking is great for the metabolism but I actually disagree with that notion especially if weight loss is your goal. Of course there are healthy snacks recommended such as almonds, avocado, crackers with peanut butter or cheese, cottage cheese, fruits, etc. and while these foods can certainly be high quality, excessive snacking can halt your weight loss results if your overall diet doesn’t fit into your body’s caloric deficit. In other words there are only so many calories that the body can have before it starts storing it as unwanted body fat so wven if you’re eating perfectly healthy meals and putting in your time at the gym, if your snacking is out of control then your results will be disappointing. Here’s what you need to know to avoid The Snack Trap: 1. Calories Count. Even when you’re snacking on “healthy” food, you’ve got to keep track of how many calories that you’re taking in. Almonds are healthy, but if you down 800 extra calories in them you’ll quickly gain weight. …

On Plan Casserole To Help Lean You Out…

Today I’m sharing a healthy recipe with you that will please your taste buds while taking you one step closer to achieving your fitness goals. What a delicious way to eat your veggies. This colorful dish is perfect for a healthy breakfast or a light dinner. All of that hard work that you put into your workouts can quickly and easily be lost on unhealthy eating – which is why it’s so important to enjoy light, protein-filled meals like this one. Servings: 4 Here’s what you need: 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced ¼ cup sweet onion, chopped 1-12 oz bag Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen broccoli 1-15oz jar Mezzetta Marinated Sweet Yellow & Red Roasted Peppers ¼ cup 2% milk reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese 8 egg whites 2 tablespoons nonfat milk 8 Calamata Olives, chopped Dash of salt and pepper Cherry tomatoes to garnish (optional) i) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a small saucepan with light cooking spray and sauté the zucchini and onion over medium heat until tender. Microwave …

POOR PLANNING VERSUS PLANNING

A couple of years ago, my hubby and I had the blessed opportunity to visit Japan as part of our honeymoon. This, of course, was a surprise to me because my husband likes to live by the seat of his pants and take me along on his adventures (part of why I love him and also how he drives me crazy lol) so he completely rerouted our trip home from Hawaii to the opposite direction (who does this??? LOL!) all because he wanted to eat sushi at a particular restaurant that required booking a few months in advance. I’m a planner. So after our very organized trip to Hawaii, I had some anxiety leaving the planning to my hubby going to Japan but because this was his idea I left it to him to research what we we were going to do and see. Because life with my hubby is always an adventure, I just sat back and let everything unfold because he is oodles of fun. Of course he barely did any planning beginning …