Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change, Uncategorized
The other day I was training one of my long-time clients on zoom. I noticed that she was looking a lot slimmer, something I don’t always notice over the internet. I commented on how she was looking really good and she said with the nutrition coaching we were doing this past year she had lost about 26 lbs.  She then followed it up with what I feel every woman does, and said,  “I would like to lose another 10 lbs.”We explored why that was important for her over the next couple of minutes and then I asked, “What do you think you could change to help reach that goal?”She thought out loud for a moment, going over several possibilities and then eventually said, “Well, I could reduce that can of tuna…
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Why Weight Training is a must for Weight Loss

Exercise Deep Dive, FitNews
Want to lose weight....lift weights. As a trainer you get asked a lot of questions. They are often the same questions. This one is a popular one…. What exercise is most beneficial for weight loss. Cardio or weights?  My, sometimes, surprising answer is both but emphasize weights. We all know the many benefits of weight training. Improved bone density and glucose utilization, an elevated metabolic rate (hint this helps with weight loss!) and insulin sensitivity, increased strength, not to mention a boost to your mental health. We know there are benefits to lifting weights but rarely do we think weight training is a must for weight loss. Usually the question is - doesn’t cardio burn more calories? Or when I need to lose weight I just start running. Then I’ll lose the weight I…
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Hearty Winter Salad

Recipes, Veggie of the Month, What we're up to
We know that spring is upon us but we had to share what has become what we call in the Berg house our Winter Salad. This hearty salad has plenty of crunch and fiber to almost make it a meal. For me at least I need a little more protein. This salad checks off a lot of requirements for us. One it keeps for 3-4 days. (I hate chopping vegetables every day!) It is full of different colors of veggies. Meaning more nutrients. It has a very satisfying crunch to it. Oh and it tastes pretty good too. We also wanted to give all of our Habitual Fix members a little more inspiration during our vegetable week! Plus inspire all of our other clients to eat more veggies! For more info check…
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Meal Planning Tips for Success

How To, Meal Planning, Recipes
One of the biggest challenges for my clients seems to be meal planning. I feel like when I ask how meal planning is going I get an audible sigh and not a real, ‘want to’ answer. I decided to outline what we do in our house to help others feel a little motivated or inspired. Meal planning is one of the biggest ways to lose weight and to save money. A lot less wasted food!  For me, with all my food issues, I need to have a meal plan. The plan outlined below comes out of complete necessity since running to grab take out can be difficult and, well, boring when left with just a few choices. Also, I love having my lunches already taken care of for the next…
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Spring Salad

Recipes, Veggie of the Month
One of my favorite memories growing up was picking wild fresh asparagus when visiting my aunt and uncle in Nebraska. Picking this strange vegetable fresh and then cooking it up salified my love of asparagus.  It was because of this fond childhood memory that a couple of years ago I tried growing it to no success. For the past two years I have nurtured and watered and tried to keep my little asparagus plants alive. Unfortunately this spring the plant was just dead. So I headed to Trader Joes to pick my asparagus instead of enjoying it fresh from the garden. Since I am constantly trying to get more vegetables into my daily diet as well as preaching to all my clients to eat more veggies I thought I would…
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