Mar 192017
 

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.

 

But you know what?  There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health.  That is your waist circumference.

 

Ahh, just a minute!  It’s not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it’s about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.

 

That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.

 

In today’s post I’ll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it.  And (of course) there’s a super-nutritious recipe at the end. Continue reading »

Feb 012015
 

Slim and Trim Tip – Scales

Do you weigh yourself daily, hourly, weekly, monthly, never? Does the number on the scale influence your mood?  I have seen clients get very upset when they have gained two pounds or through the roof excited when they have lost 5lbs.

Personally, I don’t have a problem with you checking your weight every few months but you must know that it doesn’t always give you a clear picture of what’s really happening.

A scale doesn’t measure the weight of your memories or your daily stress, the smiles you display and the lives that you touch, the hours that you sleep, the level of your hormones, the brightness of your future…it just measures your physical mass when you step upon the scale. And for all these reasons and many more, we don’t need a scale ……- Tanya Willis

If you do step on a scale, have a look at these factors presented by Richard Talens of www.greatist.com that can affect the variations in your weight… Continue reading »