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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…

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…

My Top 5 Lean Secrets

Many of my friends say that life is not fair, when they look at me eating a whole pizza, while they really struggle to maintain a lean figure eating tiny portions of food and punishing themselves with dieting. They tell me that I’m lucky and the truth is I feel blessed in a way. I’ve always been a calories burning machine tending to lose weight easily (don’t hate me!). Being by default lean, I never had to worry about gaining weight really. I used to think that I’m just this kind of person that I can eat as much as I can, and I was just taking it for granted. I haven’t realized until recently what was the secret of my success, I never thought about it much. Definitely I don’t eat pizza every day! I do enjoy good nutritious food and I eat a lot, but I also train…

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