When I first begin working with clients, it is evident that often one of the biggest mistakes I see them making is that they are not eating enough food. I’m sure you’re thinking… But, don’t they need to eat less to lose weight? Not necessarily, and let me explain why. Food is energy. It gives us the fuel to get us through the day. So, how do you know if you under-eating? Here are five signs that may indicate you are not eating enough. #1 Low Energy Are you tired when you wake
We’ve had a lot of celebrating going on in the Upp house lately. Just before Easter festivities, we celebrated my youngest turning 10. (How do I have two kids in double digits?-- Sorry, I digress.)
All events combined sent me well over my 10% of weekly freebie food choices. It’s all fun and games enjoying those meals until you know you’ve gone overboard and lay down to go to bed.
UGH… One night my bloated and an over-full tummy literally prevented me from falling asleep
The busy-ness of the holiday season sure can be a challenge to stick to your healthy lifestyle and goals. In celebration of the upcoming 25 days of Christmas, I thought it would be fun to give you 25 tips for staying on top of your nutrition and fitness goals during this holiday season. Let’s get started: Plan – My planning day is typically Sunday, but with the extra parties and school functions, I must make sure to consider the extra events. Plan as many meals as you can a
What does healthy mean to you? For me, healthy means feeling happy, fit, strong and confident. It means feeling love and gratitude for my family, friends and YOU, having energy to keep up with my day, feeling positive and ready to take on anything that comes my way, and feeling good about who is staring back at me in the mirror each day. Eating a balanced diet that fuels my body with nutrition I need is a huge player of what keeps me healthy. So, healthy nutrition is one of
You’re going about your busy days, taking care of your kids (and maybe their kids - depending on your age), aging parents, the house, the grocery shopping, laundry, and still squeezing time in for your spouse and the dog… all while also holding down a job.
Phew! Life is freaking hectic! Sound familiar?
Then the day comes as you attend your routine mammogram, and suddenly life changes. A call from your doctor turns into weeks of the waiting game from test to test. And y
Al Fresco or Al Desko?
Working from casa de Upp and traveling back-n-forth to client’s homes, it would be very easy for me to grab a bite out when I’m on the road. Instead, my mindfulness takes over, I stick my goals, and it feels great!
Taking a homemade lunch to work is one of the simplest way to keep your wallet and waistline in line with your health goals. No doubt eating out for lunch can add up day after day, week after week; but even that "healthy" salad may not