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Emotional eating (part 2): How to beat the comfort food feeling!

Are you really hungry, or are you going through another emotional wack? Emotional eating is a little bit tricky! I totally get it if you tell me that you are tired and you just want to reach out for a little bit of comfort in something small and delicious like a piece of chocolate or a cookie…and to tell you the truth, life is too small for worrying about eating a tiny cookie. It’s the little pleasures in life that make our days special! You see, you are not going to book a first class ticket to heaven if you behave, because it’s not a sin to enjoy naughty food…What most likely makes your relationship with food a living hell is the guilt of overeating. The real problem with emotional eating is not what we eat, but how much we eat and our inability to take control. These moments that bad mood takes…

Emotional eating: Why do you love comfort food so much?

Hey there beauties, After reading your messages about my posts on nutrition, writing about emotional eating was the next post to do. Many of you told me that you find hard keeping on track. So, what is some ways to stay away from comfort food? I know it can be a big struggle trying to change your habits, especially when there is so much going on in your life…because, Hey! Life is never perfect! How many times have you found yourself unhappy eating ice cream or peanut butter from the tub? And what about this uncontrolled grazing state? Or the crazy cravings you have? I certainly had a lot of these moments in my life and I can not always blame PMS for that! I don’t know if this will make you feel better, but you are not alone…in fact, I haven’t met someone so far who has total control over…

Stay Fit & Fab with BodyBoss’ Ultimate Body Fitness Guide

It’s summer and you know what that means – fun, sun, and travel! Now, before you pack your bags for an unforgettable adventure, make sure you have a way to fit your workout in your schedule. Don’t know how to do it? No problem! The Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss will keep you in check this season. Let’s face it, sticking to your workout plan is difficult whatever season it is. But it becomes much more challenging during summer when all you want to do is have fun and go on road trips with your best friends. Am I right? Today, I’m going to share with you a fitness guide I discovered that I really love for three reasons: It’s easy to do You can do it anywhere You don’t need any equipment What’s the Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss The BodyBoss Method combines different exercises in a…

Let’s talk about macronutrients in your diet!

Knowing how to use macronutrients as an ally to your diet does miracles in your training and shaping your body! As I explained on my previous blog post How to turn a “diet” into fitness goals, the way we combine macronutrients in our nutrition affects our appetite, hormone levels, energy and general health. Each of the macros has a different effect on our bodies in ways that help your overall fitness goals. If you use your macros in a smart way, you’ll very soon see results on your body and understand the meaning of “We are what we eat”. So, don’t worry, it’s all about chemistry here, and it’s much simpler than it seems! Protein: The muscle builder Why should you love protein and include it in every meal? Protein intake is vital, because it regulates most of our body’s functions. It is important for cell renewal and maintenance of various body structures such as organs, blood circulation and…

How to turn a “diet” into fitness goals

Let’s face it! Anyone can lose weight! However, most of us have difficulty developing healthy eating habits which are long lasting. A “diet” lasts only for a while…the question is how do you learn to eat healthy and maintain a fitness lifestyle nutrition? What is a nutrition regime that supports your fitness goals and helps you be strong and sexy? If your goal is only losing weight, all that is required is for you to reduce your calorie intake (How much should I eat for weight loss? ) However, this is not going to be an effective solution for building muscle, toning, shaping and feeling your best. You see, simply reducing calories will ensure that you lose weight, however you will also be losing muscle mass, and this will be defeating the purpose. As I mentioned in my previous post (How to make your Weight Loss plan work!)  a good…

How to make your Weight Loss plan work!

Have you ever thought that calories are more than an amount of energy that fuels your body? Seeing healthy food as more than just the means for weight loss, will expand your perception about all the reasons for eating clean and making it a way of living! Food has never been the enemy to maintaining a gorgeous slim body full of energy. In fact, with smart nutritional choices and a better understanding around nutrition you can eat much more than before and turn your body in a fat burning machine! Yeah, baby! 🙂  It is only the choices we make that can either break us or make us. Having a good understanding about healthy nutrition will help you in so many different ways! I’m pretty sure that you already know that a balanced diet combined with regular exercise and activities will give you the best results, but is not always about energy in…

How much should I eat for weight loss?

Hey there all, After receiving a lot of questions about my fitness and nutrition, I decided to share with you all a series of posts that we’ll help you get a better understanding of how to burn body fat, make your workouts more effective and most important live in a body that you love! Since, I’m not sure about the level of understanding that each of you has around nutrition and training I decided to start with a clean slate and spell out the basics. At the end of the day it’s all about the basic understanding we have that sets a strong foundation of healthy habits. I’d like to believe that most of you out there, have an idea of nutrition basics, but since this is my first post regarding this topic, I’ll start with making clear a few concepts around nutrition in order to avoid any confusion in the future. Most important, if you…

Benefits of Stretching Everyday

Stretching yourself brings you maximum effort with effortless flow, aligning with spirit and purpose – Ron Broussard Stretching is more than a warm up or cool down in a fitness routine. Healthy mind and body benefit from regular stretching whether it consists of static, dynamic or both.  Start your day in a positive relaxed frame of mind with stretching and have a more relaxed sleep after evening stretches. Why should your stretch it out everyday? Stretching is just an awesome expansive practice for your body and mind, especially if you spend a lot of hours working on your laptop. You don’t need to do intensive stretching, yoga or pilates to benefit from stretching. Just let your body go with the flow of the day.  I find that stretching helped me a lot with my posture and freedom of movement. Both are fundamental for modeling and dancing that I love, but I also noticed changes in…

March Fitness Inspiration – My current workouts

Hey hey! March is here and I hope you are as motivated as I am! I was taking it easy with my fitness lately, so I decided to push my boundaries this month. Sometimes knowing that you can do more, is the best motivation. Knowing that you show up always feels great! Since you are all curious about my workout routines here’s some inspiration for March. Note that these workouts are customized around my needs and current goals and it’s not a workout plan, hence there is no Monday to Friday structure in the routines you’ll find below. It’s just ideas that you can try out! I like changing it up with my training and I go with the feel. Some days I go hard and some days I take it easy. Some days I improvise and some days I go according to the plan. FYI I’m training in a…

A More Human Fitness

In our day to day life we come across numerous theories about dieting and workouts. Most of these are based on science and observation. Some are just another fad and nothing more that a well-marketed idea. Regardless, I find that all of these methods don’t take into account something extremely important: The human factor! Fitness is one of the sciences studying the human body, however I find that our knowledge to date is far behind. This statement not only comes from a strong believer of science, but also from a person who after spending most of my life training, I came to a greater understanding that there are much more about our bodies, than plain statistics. Functions and connections which science hasn’t found yet, proved or demystified. Our minds or phycology would be one of these unexplored areas. I prefer naming these “intuitive” or you can just name it “unpredictable…

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