How to get rid of abdominal bloating FAST!

If you’ve ever suffered from abdominal bloating, you know just how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. The painful pressure pushing on your stomach. The terrible way your stomach can grow five times its normal size! And let’s be honest, the embarrassing gas that usually accompanies bloating is no fun either. Identifying the root cause of your abdominal bloating is a key factor in avoiding it in the future. You can check out my previous post here to learn what causes bloating. However sometimes it sneaks up on us and we need a way to get rid of it ASAP! So I’m here to help! I’ve compiled a listRead More →

Boiling water poured over a tea bag in a white mug

I’m sure at some point in your life when you complained about xyz, your mother or grandmother said that a cup of tea could fix that. And I’m sure you reluctantly drank it, all while thinking how crazy they were. Am I right so far? I used to be just like that. I used to think that tea was only for people who didn’t like coffee (and who doesn’t like coffee??). However as I began my studies to become a certified Health Coach, I started to come across a reoccurring topic….herbal tea. It quickly seemed like herbal tea could cure almost anything. Insomnia? Bloating? UpsetRead More →

I vividly remember this one time that I had a huge presentation at work. I was so nervous the entire day imagining everything that could possibly go wrong. I could forget what I am suppose to say, the PowerPoint could mess up, the audience would find me boring, etc. We’ve all been there right? As if all of this worrying wasn’t enough…BAM I get hit with a terrible case of bloating. Not only did my stomach look bloated, but the pressure on my stomach was extremely uncomfortable. So now on top of all of my other worries, I had this wonderful distraction. After my presentationRead More →

Want to know a surprising fact? I have yet to meet a woman who has never been on a diet at some point in her life. If you’re a woman and you’re reading this, I bet you can think back to at least one time where you went on a diet. Maybe you tried a 3 day cleanse, or a 21 day fix, or even Atkins/South Beach/Weight Watchers, etc. There are so many different diets out there, which is why it makes it so easy for people to bounce around from diet to diet. We are so focused on finding the “next best thing” thatRead More →

a woman pouring water at a restaurant table

The other night I was out to dinner and I overheard a conversation at the table next to me. I know you shouldn’t eavesdrop, but they were talking loud and I couldn’t help it! It was a man and a woman out to dinner and the man asked her what she was going to order. I heard her sigh and say “I guess I’ll just get a salad”. She didn’t seem too thrilled by the idea, so he asked her why. That’s when she admitted, “I’m trying to eat healthy and everything else would ruin my diet”. This really bothered me. I felt bad forRead More →

Let me guess what’s going on in your life right now… You’ve been trying really hard to lose weight. You started eating healthier. You cut out a lot of processed, junk food. You even passed up that piece of cake at the office last week. Woohoo! Maybe you lost some weight initially, but now you’ve hit a plateau. Or maybe you never even saw the scale move and now you’re getting discouraged. Thoughts of giving up are starting to enter your head… How did I know this about you when we’ve never met? Well I’m no physic (but that would be cool wouldn’t it??). It’sRead More →

The other day I was in the grocery store shopping for turkey burgers. I went into the store knowing exactly was I was looking for. At least I thought I did. Until I started looking around and realized just how many choices there were. They had low fat turkey burgers, full fat turkey burgers, spicy turkey burgers, and some claiming to be “all natural”. With all of these choices I realized just how important it is to read food labels. There were so many brands claiming to be “healthy” yet the ingredient list had 10+ items, and some I didn’t even recognize! So in orderRead More →

Employees sitting at an office meeting with papers and laptops

According to a recent study, “on average, adults in Western countries spend between 55% and 70% of their day sedentary” (Chau 2013). For the average person who spends about 16 hours a day awake, that equals out to be about 9-11 hours of sitting each day! To make it even worse, the same study found out that “that each additional hour of daily sitting is associated with an overall 2% increased risk of all-cause mortality.” If you have a desk job, I’m sure you spend more time than you’d like sitting. If you start to do the math, it can get frightening! But the goodRead More →

bare feet in bed sleeping

Your life is busy. I get it. I understand that when you feel like you have a million things to do, that sleep is an easy thing to cut out. But what if I told you that simply getting more sleep could help you reach your weight loss goals? And that with the combined weight loss and increase in sleep, you would have more energy and feel better than ever? I bet I have your attention now. As a certified Health Coach, it’s my job to help people feel their best and be the healthiest version of themselves. Did you know that at least 40%Read More →

Isobag mini packed with healthy food for work

I totally understand when people tell me that they have no time to workout because of their full-time job. I get it. I also have a full-time job that usually turns into more than 40 hours a week. I realize just how easy it is it fall off track. Especially when my days can be booked full with appointments with hardly any breaks in between! However all of my crazy hours have just helped me get better at planning. Meal prep is now more important than ever. Before I used to get away with making 2-3 meals at a time. But now I’m cooking 7-9 mealsRead More →