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Day 28

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 28

  Day 28 Challenge: Add some SPICE to your life! Try cooking with a new herb or spice today. If salt and pepper are all you’re using – you are missing out. Fresh herbs are great and can be found in the produce section – basil, oregano, thyme, cilantro, sage, rosemary, parsley (yes, you can… Continue Reading

Sleep

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 27

Day 27 Challenge: Tonight, 1 hour before bed – turn off the TV, computer, tablet, phone and any other form of artificial light. Instead, relax by reading a real book with pages (yes, they still make these…), do a crossword puzzle, journal, talk to your family or just zone out. Your sleep quality will be… Continue Reading

Day 26

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 26

Day 26 Challenge: Eat what’s in season! Do some research and find out which fruits and vegetables are at their peak right now. This might mean you have to step away from that banana today… Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Keto diets aren’t for everyone and neither is Intermittent Fasting – don’t jump on the latest and… Continue Reading

Day 25

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 25

Day 25 Challenge: Baby got Bac(teria). Eat something fermented today. Raw sauerkraut, dill pickles kimchi, cultured beets or other fermented/pickled (not SWEET tasting pickled) vegetables. You can find these in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. Shelf-stable and canned products don’t count – those bugs are DEAD! Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Kombucha is a double-edged… Continue Reading

Day 23

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 24

Day 24 Challenge: Make today ‘snack free’. If you’re eating well at each of your meals – adequate protein, fat and non-starchy vegetables – your body should be well fueled to carry you through to the next meal. And contrary to popular belief – eating 6 times a day does not keep your metabolism ‘revved’…… Continue Reading

DAy 24

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 23

Day 23 Challenge: Enjoy a treat today. Choose one food that you REALLY want. Make sure your portion size is reasonable (2 slices of pizza – not the whole pizza; 1 donut – not a dozen donuts, etc.) Sit down and ENJOY every single bite of it. If at any point it stops tasting absolutely… Continue Reading

Day 22

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 22

  Day 22 Challenge: Try a NEW vegetable today. Think beyond kale, broccoli and carrots. Explore the produce department and bring home something new. There are SO MANY choices and varieties – purple or orange cauliflower, okra, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, turnips, broccoli rabe, rainbow chard, eggplant, spaghetti squash… Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  There will be another… Continue Reading

Day 20

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 20

Day 20 Challenge: Expand your post workout carb horizon. Sweet potatoes are great – but they shouldn’t be your ONLY option. Try parsnips, butternut or acorn squash, plantains, white potatoes (if you don’t have an autoimmune disease), or even some white rice – really, it’s OKAY! Two-Second Take Away:  Did you say CARBS?!?!? Carbs are… Continue Reading

DAy 19

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 19

Day 19 Challenge: Pull out the slow cooker (or get one!). Seriously, this one kitchen tool will change your life! Today, pull it out and try a new recipe! Put everything in before you go to work and dinner will be waiting for you when you get home! Here’s a recipe to get you started… Continue Reading

Day 18

30 Challenges In 30 Days – Day 18

Day 18 Challenge: NO NUTS (or nut butters)! That’s right, today focus on getting your fat from other sources – avocado, olives, coconut, etc. Amy’s Two-Second Takeaway:  Don’t go nuts with nuts and nut butters – one serving = ¼ cup of nuts OR 2 Tablespoons of nut butter. These shouldn’t be your primary fat… Continue Reading