Jun 062016
 

Breathe Right, Now

 At the age of 2 I was hospitalized with pneumonia. I grew up with parents that smoked. I had chronic bronchitis until my mid 30’s, breathing issues for decades, and pneumonia at 2, in my teens and 20’s. At times it was painful to breath and I know my breathing was impaired. I went to the doctors/hospitals on numerous occasions because I couldn’t get enough air. I had a puffer for a while but I really didn’t like the idea of using it. I was offered medication but didn’t take it. I had grown up on antibiotics, cough syrup, medication and I didn’t want to continue on this path.

When I breathed it hurt, like I couldn’t get enough air. This would cause anxiety because I always felt like I was gasping and struggling to live. Continue reading »

May 312015
 

IMG_20160205_082911_resized_1Avoid the Afternoon Slump 

Oh, here it comes again…that afternoon drowsiness – quick, give me a pick me up, aka- sugar, caffeine – to artificially keep me going…STOP, there is a better way.

For most of us, the cause of mid-day sleepiness (its more sleepiness than actual tiredness/fatigue) is eating too much sugar or carbohydrates around breakfast and not eating enough healthy fats. A sugary morning leads to a quick burst of energy for a few hours followed by a crash in energy levels. During the Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions, everyone tasted a sample of a blended drink and loved it. We talked about why we need fat, and also what is at the root of your fat storage. Starting your day off one way or the other can put you in fat burning mode or fat storage mode…what’s your choice?

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May 242015
 

Drink this to keep you in fat burning mode

We’ve been told for years that eating fat will make us fat…but that is not true. Today there are more low fat/no fat products than ever before and our population is getting more obese by the mouthful.

I bet that you might even be afraid to eat more fat during your day…I know I was. To start my morning with oil added to my morning routine does not sound inviting or productive, but let me tell you, in days I could see the fat melting from my waist and thighs. (Also, my energy went up and my cravings went down). I have also consciously starting adding more healthy fats to each meal and snack.

How did I start this new adventure?

For years I have been consuming MCT oil or coconut oil during the day but never in the morning (such as added to my smoothies, cooking with it or a tablespoon before a meal—because I know the brain is 60% fat and good fats are required for healthy living). After reading the Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey, I started to add his brand of Brain Octane to my morning tea (plus his collagen)…this translated into a softening of my afternoon slump and my sugar cravings decreased.

Then I stumbled upon healthfulpursuit.com and loved what holistic nutritionist Leanne Vogel was saying and bought her e-book, The Keto Beginning: Complete Guide +30-day Meal Plan…which has 17 chapters, 147 pages + over 70 high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein, dairy-, gluten-, sugar-, grain-, legume-free recipes. It’s the rocket fuel for achieving flawless health and effortless weight loss through sound nutrition practices and vibrant food preparation in ways you’ve never seen before.

It has further expanded my knowledge about nutrition and it is definitely worth the read. You can pick up a copy here…..

Which brings me to today…I wanted to share everything I have learned & tried, so I put together the Gain Energy Lose Fat sessions (which were a hit)…here is some helpful tips for you and if you would like a plan of how you can lose fat, email me, tanya@moveyourbody.ca and we can set up a time to chat.

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Mar 122015
 

Revive your Resolutions….act like its January 1st again.

 

I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions but I do like to keep improving my habits. Since our habits reflect what we do in a day….remember we are all just habits strung together. I want to make sure my habits are in line with my goals of living a healthy life, being strong & independent, keeping my mind sharp, having fun, and being calm and centered.

 

We get caught up in dates (like January 1st) sometimes and we go full throttle and make too many changes, too quickly. Unfortunately, we also have an “all or nothing” attitude, so after we have exhausted our will power trying to maintain all of the things we want to do, we tend to let things fall by the wayside. Typically, we are in the same routine by about mid-February. So now, it’s mid-March, who says you can’t start today? Continue reading »