Lifestyle Change Tip: Educate Yourself

I have spent years amassing my knowledge of health, wellness, and weight loss. I’m currently close to completing a certificate in Integrative Nutrition from UCSD. The internet and various social media platforms make a regular diet of health and wellness information pretty much effortless. I pull from a variety of source but prefer getting my Read more about Lifestyle Change Tip: Educate Yourself[…]

Low Carb & Weight Loss

A low carb approach to weight loss is popular because it works for a lot of people. But referring to a dietary pattern as “low carb” or “keto” is really not useful because it’s not specific enough. Additionally, diet is only one determinant of weight. Other important components are stress reduction, getting quality sleep, and Read more about Low Carb & Weight Loss[…]

Eating for Weight Loss & Health

I’ve read a lot about different diets and weight loss methods over the years. We know, from Science, that simply reducing calories and going “on a diet” is not likely to lead to successful long term weight management. We have the Atkins, South Beach, whole food plant based, and paleo style diets which allow followers Read more about Eating for Weight Loss & Health[…]

Weight Loss Tips

I’m going to start off by saying…I’m not overweight at the moment; my weight is in a healthy weight range. In the past, I have been heavier. In the past, I have been intent on shaving off the last 5 (vanity) pounds. Personally, I’ve had weight loss success with all types of eating plans aside Read more about Weight Loss Tips[…]

Food Addiction Eating

I recently listened to some interviews as part of the online summit The Real Truth About Weight Loss. One interview in particular I found very interesting was with Dr. Vera Tarman which primarily centered around food addiction. To learn more about food addiction, check out Dr. Robert Lustig’s website. Here are some of my takeaways Read more about Food Addiction Eating[…]

Best Diet?

During their weight loss journey some people latch onto a diet philosophy— Paleo, keto, whole food plant based, vegan, Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc— and it seemingly becomes their One True Way of Eating. The reality is, all of these can be various tools that an individual follows for varying amounts of time during their weight Read more about Best Diet?[…]

Maintenance Update

To recap: I started a 20 net carb pescatarian diet and reached my “dream” goal weight in under 2 weeks. I was not particularly overweight & didn’t have much weight (if any) to lose, realistically speaking. I stuck to this plan for about 2 weeks. My first step once I reached my dream weight loss Read more about Maintenance Update[…]