Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night

Oh, that elusive sleep.  That time to relax and regenerate.  To heal and repair. 

If you need that coffee or two (or three) every morning you may get some very useful tips in this post.

Sleep isn't just important for your mind and body to have energy and be alert.  Lack of sleep can contribute to serious health issues which you don't want.

So let me have your attention for this “tip-filled” post on the importance of sleep and how you can get your fair share.  I'll even throw in an amazing caffeine-free latte recipe for your afternoon “pick me up”. 

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it's Making You Fat and Tired

is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends.

But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good.

In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat.

Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider.  Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe.  HINT:  Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

We all do it.  Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavour gets the best of us.  Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.

 

I'm talking about overeating at meals. 

 

This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and well being.  Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods.

 

But we may still overeat.  In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening.  Seriously!  If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you've got one up on the overeating cravings.

 

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

 

Do “calories” really count? 

 

Well, yes they do, but they're not the only thing that matters when it comes to how much you weigh and how much energy you have.  In other words it's all about your metabolism.

 

In a nutshell metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, heat, and storage.  But what's really more important is how fast your metabolism works i.e. your “metabolic rate”.  And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.

 

But, what you may really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage.  Of course it's not just about how much you eat but also your hormones, body composition, and even what you eat counts!