Just Say NO to Diets, Counting Calories & Food Points!

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Weight Loss

Over the short-term a diet can work well for jumpstarting weight loss and improving overall vitality. However, over the long-term diets simply don’t work. According to studies, 97% of people who lose weight regain the weight and then some after three years. Weight loss studies usually fail to disclose this as often the participants are tracked for 18 months or less. The best long-term strategy is to create a lifestyle and nutritional plan that naturally results in a balanced weight. There is a long held belief that if you simply take in fewer calories than you burn off each day you’ll lose weight. This myth has led many people to obsessively counting calories, tallying points, bargaining (this cookie or cookies … KEEP READING…

Willpower: It’s Not a Long-Term Solution for Achieving Goals

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Weight Loss

THIS is why I LOVE hiking!

Willpower is a funny thing.  It only takes us so far before life happens.  We have a fight with our spouse, feel stressed by an important deadline at work, get tired of hearing the kids argue, or are unable to pay a bill and next thing you know…we cave to temptation and are easily swayed away from our goals. The first step to sticking with diet and exercise goals is to stop relying on your willpower alone.  You won’t get to where you want to go unless you take a different approach. What I recommend is to consider WHY you want to achieve your goals and HOW you want to feel when you achieve them.  This is your primary motivation. … KEEP READING…

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse? That is the Question.

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Detoxification, Weight Loss

Our bodies are naturally awesome at taking care of us. They know how to heal. They are beautifully and miraculously designed in every way. They are filled with such intelligence.  And…our bodies have built in systems to detoxify us each and every day. We eliminate and neutralize toxins through our colon, liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, and skin. So, why would we need or want to do a cleanse or detox?  In today’s world, we are exposed to much higher concentrations of environmental pollution than ever before.  The water we drink is more contaminated, and the food that we eat is nowhere near the quality that our grandparents ate. The Standard American Diet (SAD) contains excess amounts of animal proteins, saturated … KEEP READING…

5 Tips To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Detoxification, Weight Loss

Nearly every single client I work with wants to lose weight. Most of my clients are in their 40’s and 50’s and are finding it more challenging to lose weight due to the hormonal changes that can come with being this age.  They feel like they are eating healthfully and exercising, but aren’t seeing the weight loss results they desire. Hormone balancing is important and revving up the metabolism can be helpful as well.  One of the most common questions I receive from my clients is “how can I speed up my metabolism?” Here are 5 tips to do just that! 1.         Reduce stress levels. An increase in stress is one of the major reasons we have a difficult time … KEEP READING…