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

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.

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.

The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?

Well, that's a great question!  Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.

In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow.

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Smoothie Meal: Chia Peach Green Smoothie

Smoothie Meal: Chia Peach Green Smoothie

There 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.

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3 Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

3 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

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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!

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Top 7 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water Daily

Top 7 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water Daily

Drinking lemon water is one of the easiest things we can do daily to improve our health. Every morning wake up and drink a glass of warm water with fresh juice from 1/2 a lemon. This one habit will do wonders for your digestion, skin, and hydration. Here are my top 7 reasons why you should drink lemon water daily. 

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