Are you on birth control?! Keep reading…
Cycle Syncing (a term coined by Alisa Vitti) is when you change how you eat, exercise and structure your lifestyle to cater to the fluctuations of your hormone cycle!
Cycle Syncing is what we walk all our female clients through at Be About Being Better! We do this so we can alleviate painful/adverse period symptoms, optimize fertility and give our clients more ENERGY!
Unfortunately, if you’re on a hormonal birth control, it artificially changes your hormones, so you’re not going through the 4 menstrual cycle phases…
BUT you can, and likely should, still consider Cycle Syncing! Especially if you went on a form of birth control because of adverse period symptoms like acne, heavy flow, irregular period, etc.
Adverse period symptoms are a sign of hormonal imbalance!
And while your hormonal birth control might be “alleviating” some of those symptoms...
Y'all, the 4th of July is coming up...
It's holiday time!
It's easy to be "on the wagon" with your healthy habits when you're in your normal routine... But as soon as a vacation begins, or it's a holiday, or finals week, or just a stressful week, your healthy habits get shoved to the back burner!
Trust me, that's what kept happening for me too! Which is why I became an "expert" at preventing it.
Let me support you this holiday weekend with my 4th OF JULY SURVIVAL GUIDE! It'll help you...
(And bonus, I've included some healthy recipes and drink choices in the guide!)
So often when people over-indulge during the holidays they feel guilty, tired and bloated... So, start here to avoid bloating:
Did you know that Intuitive Eating is more than just eating "mindfully"?
It's actually a really dynamic process that includes...
All of this is in an effort to help us eat "normally," without restrictions or diets!
(I personally love the concept of Intuitive Eating because it's an evidence-based model for eating developed by two registered dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Reach. And you know I'm all about following the science!)
If you want to start intuitively eating, here’s a few things you can do to get started…
1. Reject the diet mentality!
Dieting and restrictive eating can lead to binging, weight gain, and a stronger sense of shame and...
To be honest y’all, it hasn’t been easy…
I fractured my leg in January; and after being immobile for so long and gaining weight during recovery, I was itching to get my body and health back to where I “was” pre-injury.
The pressure to workout more and eat less in order to be “thin” is overwhelming!
Diet culture tendencies are so engrained in us, and in society.
I’ve had to be SO intentional about coaching myself through...
…wanting to eat sporadically and even skip meals.
….wanting to double up on workouts.
…wanting to step on the scale.
…all the negative self-talk in my head.
Like I said, it hasn’t been easy.
And I’ll be honest… There are some days I don’t have the energy to resist the pressures of diet culture, so even I, as a health coach, get sucked into it.
I even went as far as to buy another scale after not having weighed myself in 2...
In order to sustain a long-term healthy lifestyle, we have to implement small, healthy habits every day.
When we can't do everything for our health, it's important to do something!
And one thing I work on with my clients is developing a really solid morning and evening routine...
Which includes journaling!
There are so many benefits to journaling! And I'll be honest with you... Out of all the healthy habits out there, journaling is the healthy habit I am the most consistent with. I'll miss a workout and my water goal, before I miss journaling. It's because I value the benefits of journaling above all else!
Which, for me, include…
With journaling I...
Not only does journaling set you up for success within your day, it helps you grow...
Are you super busy, spending too much money on your Starbucks mobile order, and thus making unhealthy choices every morning? I'm here for you!
Here are super quick and super easy breakfast recipes for you to try!
And the best part is, you can meal prep them...
1. OVERNIGHT OATS
Leave in fridge overnight & top in the morning with fruit!
2. EGG MUFFINS
And if you get overwhelmed in the grocery store or don't know what to...
After the year we’ve had, I know this sounds ironic, y’all… but here are my tips for AVOIDING SOCIAL BURNOUT!
Even for the most extroverted people (who typically gain energy from being around others), this boom of social engagements as we progress into a post-COVID and vaccinated world can burn us out!
It’s important to have activities and self-care routines to refill your pitcher. That way you always have something to pour into the glasses of others.
In other words, you have to replenish yourself and your energy versus letting yourself become empty and depleted…
But how do you do that?!
So you want to know how to handle food cravings?!
Here’s a hint…
It’s not that you need more will power and discipline.
Food cravings come down to psychology and how habits are formed in the brain.
Habits are formed in the hind part of your brain, which can’t differentiate between what’s a “good” habit and a “bad” habit. This part of the brain only knows what’s hard-wired as a habit for you.
So, when it’s triggered and you experience a craving… maybe when you get home from work or after finishing a large dinner… That’s your hind brain sending you an “urge,” or a signal to indulge in the craving.
Every time you satisfy that urge, you strengthen the association with the trigger, which will tell your brain to send you that urge again the next day.
Every time you deny or ignore the urge to indulge, you weaken the association and start the process of breaking the habit.
One of my goals as a coach is to help you achieve your goals fast and in a sustainable way, but to ensure you don't struggle to see the results you want to see!
In other words, I wanna make things easy for you!
So let’s start by learning from my mistakes…
1. WRONG STRATEGY
I used to lookup workouts on Pinterest and follow the “1200 calorie diet”! Yikes.
No one has the same body, goals, or health history. Cookie-cutter strategies won’t cut it when it comes to achieving our goals!
2. ALL-OR-NOTHING MINDSET
I would be so on point, but the second I let myself have a more “indulgent” meal, I would go way overboard. I was either ALL in on my health or COMPLETELY off the wagon!
3. I TRIED TO DO IT ON MY OWN
I was super resistant to hiring my first health coach… I would always say to myself, “I’m smart I should be able to figure this out!” or “I don’t need...
Here are 5 insane health facts, that you probably didn't know...
1. Chia seeds!
If you consume chia seeds in the afternoon, it will actually decrease bloating.
2. Cranberry & Pineapple juice!
Guess what?! Both cranberry and pineapple juice have been found to burn belly fat.
3. Himalayan salt!
Your metabolism will actually speed up if you add a little bit of Himalayan salt to your water bottle.
If you eat an avocado before consuming alcohol, it will prevent the alcohol from being converted into fat.
And the most important one, y'all...
5. Don't believe everything that you see on the internet!
NONE OF THESE FACTS ARE TRUE!
It's so important to create the foundation for healthy living based on EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH INFORMATION! You have to be a critical consumer, especially when it comes to information about our health.
We over-complicate healthy living SO much! To...
If you want to go to a restaurant, order whatever you want, and NOT leave feeling gross, bloated & guilty about what you ate… I'm here to tell you, THAT IS POSSIBLE! The answer is here.