How To Break Your Scale Addiction!

“I used to live and die by the number on the scale!”   Many of us have heard that you shouldn’t rely solely on the scale to assess your weight loss progress. But if you’re anything like me or my clients, that can be REALLY hard to do. It’s a challenge to not value that number when it seems as though that’s ALL this world uses when evaluating successful weight loss. We hear that muscle ways more than fat. We hear that we’re supposed to use other forms of measurement such as measurements, progress pictures, body fat assessment tools, etc. But it’s not enough to just TELL you that these other forms of measurement are more accurate. But I want you to understand exactly why the number on the scale holds the least value of all so you can finally have some clarity! FollowFollowFollowFollowFollowFollow FREE Consultation! FREE Metabolic Jumpstart Guide FREE Combat Cravings Guide FREE Smartest Choices...

How To NOT Go Up A Pant Size Over The Holiday

How To Enjoy The Holiday Weekend WITHOUT Going Up A Pant Size! It’s the weekend before Memorial Day and you, of course are making your plans for all the picnics, parties, and grilling your little heart can handle. BUT you’re worried you won’t be able to enjoy yourself without completely blowing your diet. Right? Girllllll, I gotchu. This should be the LEAST of your worries. I have put together my top tips for conquering ANY picnic or party without sabotaging your progress. And with graduations, weddings, holidays, and “it’s summer” get-togethers, I highly recommend you bookmark this list of golden nuggets and keep it where you can find it easily. Here’s the thing with picnics… we feel like we need to gorge ourselves on all of Aunt Karen’s famous potato salad, Uncle Jim’s double chocolate peanut butter cake, AND Becky’s AMAZING cocktails. We can, to a point. But I’m not trying to nurse a sugar hangover, or any other hangover for that matter, for the week while I continue to bust my ass trying to get “BACK ON TRACK”. All aboard the struggle bus…. Instead, we can have our indulgences and still stay where we need to be to feel (and look) our best. First and foremost, I want you to remember your goals and WHY you want to live a healthier lifestyle and use that as motivation to stay on track and make smart choices.  But if that doesn’t work, go try on that itty bitty bikini you want to confidently rock this summer. Put that sucker on and feel PROUD of all the work you’ve put into...

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Aid In Weight Loss? It’s highly likely that you have heard of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and the endless list of benefits it supposedly has. It’s definitely been one of the most popular health buzz words over the last few years, coming up in conversations about skin care, heart health, weight loss, and more. It almost seems to be one of those “fix-all” ingredients (kind of like coconut oil being the said solution for everything). But today, we’re going to focus the primary ways it may benefit you in your weight loss journey… 1.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help maintain normal blood sugar levels.  How does this relate to you in your weight loss journey? Out-of-whack blood sugar levels lead to hormonal fluctuations, cravings (you know when you feel like a raveous creature), poor sleep, and more. One study found vinegar consumption to decrease blood sugar levels by an average of 31% after eating white bread (which normally will quickly spikes blood sugar). In another study, scientists gave ACV to diabetic rats for four weeks and found that it significantly reduced their blood sugar levels. Talk about a simple biohack! 2.) Apple Cider Vinegar can help increase satiety.  Studies have shown that taking ACV can help increase your level of satiety, or feeling of being full, which can clearly work in your favor when trying to lose weight! Feeling full can consequently help you to consume less calories and more easily control your cravings. One study found that, on average, people who incorporated ACV into their daily regimen consumed almost 300 LESS calories per day compared...

Biohacking Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Who Wants Chocolate For Breakfast?! Do I have your attention? Good! I thought that would help get this moving in the right direction. Have you ever wondered what you could eat for breakfast that tastes good AND is actually healthy? You very well maybe be sitting there thinking to yourself, “Yes Allyssa, I have. But Chocolate?! C’monnnnnnnn”. I know, I know. But I promise you want to hear me out! I’ve yet to let you down and I’m not going to start now. With so many breakfast options and endless opinions of what you should choose to break your fast, how do you possibly know how to make the right choice?! If you’re anything like me, there are countless mornings where you barely have enough time to sit down and pee. Let alone cook up an elaborate breakfast concoction. This smoothie recipe is perfect for you, Super Mom. Even better news, it’s only six ingredients, with chocolate being one of them of course. This is just ONE of the countless delicious recipes I provide for you in my 7 DAY RESET program! What you eat in the morning (or afternoon if you incorporate intermittent fasting) has a HUGE effect on the rest of your day, your energy level, mood, and ESPECIALLY you hunger levels! Ladies, we tend to be even more sensitive to blood sugar and insulin dips and spikes, (HANGRY MUCH?). This smoothie recipe is exactly what you need to help control cravings, keep you full, keep you focused, and keep those hormones balanced! Okay, let’s get to the fun part… THE RECIPE!!! INGREDIENTS: 1 handful organic spinach (spinach is high on...

Are “Natural Flavors” Actually Safer Than Artificial Sweeteners?!

Should you be concerned when consuming products with Natural flavors in them? How do you know which ones are truly natural, and which ones contain additional ingredients? These are the questions that need to be addressed, with “natural flavors” being the 4th most common ingredient on food labels these days (right behind salt, water, and sugar). The Live Training video above will give you the 411 on this trending topic. But if you’d rather read than watch, you can find the details below! First we’re going to address the question, “What is considered a “Natural Flavor?” The FDA states that for something to be classified as a “natural flavor,” it simply needs to originate from something natural (you can find the exact FDA labeling requirements for natural flavors HERE). But that doesn’t mean it STAYS natural. In fact, one natural flavor tends to have anywhere from 50-100 chemicals added to it! So about 80-90% of your “natural flavor” isn’t natural! Crazy, right?!? Here’s an example for you. Say you are drinking the strawberry flavored sparkling water beverage called Bubly. The ingredient label says the beverage contains “natural flavors”. So the scrumptious strawberry flavoring could have absolutely started from a natural strawberry source. But the FDA ultimately allows these companies, such as Bubly, to add over 3000 chemicals to the flavoring concoction and still list it as “natural flavors.” It’s very possible that it started as a strawberry extraction, had some ethanol or propylene glycol added to it, plus 90 other ingredients before they finally got the perfect strawberry flavor with zero calories to add to their beverage! Now, ready...