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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How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are one of my favorite “go-to” breakfast recipes. It is so easy to make and the ingredients are high in fiber to allow for proper elimination of toxins and waste from the body.

In-fact, we should aim to consume 30-40g of fiber every. single. day.

A diet too low in fiber, insufficient in good bacteria and too high in processed foods is the major cause of most digestive problems. The colon requires bulk in order for it to move 2-3 times per day. (Yes, you should be pooping 2-3 times PER day!)

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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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