Top 6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Weight Loss Efforts

Almost half of the people in the United States say that they’d like to lose weight, and roughly 1 in 4 are actively trying. If you’ve ever dieted, you know it can be hard. A study out of UCLA found that when people do lose weight, they tend to put it back on. The same study showed that within a few years, roughly one-third of dieters put on ... Read More »

Soul Saturday with Danette

It doesn't have to be the weekend to spend a little time getting in touch with your soul. Here are some rituals I do to ground myself and I felt moved to share this with you today. Yours in Health, Danette P.S. Please share this with someone you care about and I love to hear from you in the comments below. ... Watch Video »

11 Hacks to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday hubbub starts gearing up at Thanksgiving. If you struggle to maintain your weight from the time you see the stuffing and pumpkin pie until the time you toast the New Year, you’re not alone. That may not seem like much until you start adding it up year after year. This doesn't have to happen to you. There are plenty of ... Read More »

Staying Motivated- Gym Workout on a Snow Day

Here's what to do on those days when you just can't seem to find the motivation to get moving. I always feel this way when the snow starts falling. Temptation to stay snuggled up in bed with a good book kicks in but I know better than to give in to that. I KNOW I'll feel better if I do exactly the things that I'll share with you in this ... Watch Video »

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Have you ever wished it could be Thanksgiving 365 days a year? Not for the turkey and stuffing but for the joy of having your whole family gathered around. It’s because we all get a big boost from actually stopping to give thanks for our blessings. There’s been a great deal said and written about gratitude. Many people have started ... Read More »

This Is One of the Worst Ways to Start Your Day!

Picture this: Your morning alarm goes off, you get up and walk to the bathroom half-awake. You go to the bathroom, undress yourself and step on the scale for your (often times, dreaded) daily weigh-in. Your only hope is that the number on the scale is less than it was yesterday. You take a deep breath, exhale everything out and lightly step ... Read More »

3 Big Sleep Mistakes that are Making You Fat

It’s no secret that when you don’t get enough sleep, you don’t feel your best. You can’t think clearly and are just plain moody and sluggish. But did you know that lack of sleep actually has a serious negative impact on your health? Sleep experts say that each of us has our own best sleep quantity. Still, we all need 7 to 8 hours of quality ... Read More »

5 Hacks for Mindful Eating

Ever sat with a bag of chips in your hand, watching tv and suddenly realized you ate the whole thing? How about a pint of ice cream? You may have meant to just have a spoonful or two. But then you got distracted, and it tasted good, and you ate much more than that. It’s called eating mindlessly, and it’s all too easy to do. What is ... Read More »

3 Reasons You Need to Eat Cheat Meals

You've stayed true to your meal plan for over a month. Now you may be wondering, how often should I have a cheat day? Or should it just be a cheat meal? Or, maybe cheat days make you nervous altogether. Maybe it feels like having cheat meals is taking a step backwards? This is not the case. There are a lot of advantages to having a cheat ... Read More »

Focusing On Diet & Exercise To Lose Weight Won’t Work

Losing weight and getting in shape is hard work. That’s not news. There are plenty of people who say that dieting is as simple as putting down the fork. Those people are wrong. If you’re aware of the food that you eat and put effort into exercising, then you’re on the right path. But if that’s all you’re doing...there’s a good chance ... Read More »