No matter how much you want the results of regular exercise, motivating yourself to start can be hard. Keeping yourself motivated can, at times, seem equally challenging. So how do you do it? How do you motivate yourself to start and stick with the actions that get you the desired results? Here are five tips. Read More

You know by now, I hope, that skimping on sleep can harm your health. You should know it can thwart your weight loss efforts; more accurately, your fat-loss efforts. Your body does incredible things while you sleep–which I’ve covered before here. When you don’t get enough quality and quantity sleep, you miss out on these benefits to varying degrees. In terms of body composition, these benefits include proper functioning of: areas of the brain that aid in decision making and affect cravings for certain types of food, and certain hormones that help regulate appetite and stabilize blood sugar levels.

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I love strong, dark coffee. Plain. Simple. Sometimes, thought, you need to spice things up, or in this case, sweeten things up! This diet-friendly take on a frappe hits the spot, especially as the days get warmer. Read More