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I havereceived many questions about counting calories, so I thought I would share my thoughts after using both approaches in my personal journey to health. In general, I do think that counting calories, especially at first can be beneficial for someone who is just starting to read nutrition labels and get familiar with their bodies needs. However, I always suggest that the ultimate goal to aim for is to listen to your body, rather than counting calories long term.
Counting calories in the...
Traveling can be so refreshing. It is a time away from the every day 'routine' and a time to rest and relax! This can also mean a time of seriously getting off track when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To some to degree, this can be a good thing- I always think it is good to change things up from time to time, so I take this opportunity to try some new foods, enjoy a few treats, and shake up my workouts!
However, if you don't plan ahead, it can definitely go from being a good...
It is time to take a stand. A stand for real beauty.
While the world measures beauty by waist size and perfect skin, Beauty Revived is looking for real, beautiful women. We are looking for the women who show their beauty through their courage, kindness and strength.
For too long we have let others’ faulty expectations and perceptions make us feel less than we are. We have allowed others to wound our confidence because we don’t fit the mold they have created for us. No more.
If you struggle with emotional eating, or you find yourself running to food in times of stress, I can assure you that you are not alone. In fact, in many ways our society celebrates running to food to cope with emotions!
If you feel that you are lost in a vicious cycle of emotional eating, there is hope. In fact, I can speak from personal experience when I tell you that you can be free from all bondage from any food related strongholds. Not only do I know this personally, but the bible tells...
1. Enjoy Fresh Summer Fruit & Veggies. Take advantage of in season fresh produce and farmers markets. Also, wash and cut produce right away all at once so it is ready to eat, and to cut down on prep time in the kitchen!
2. Make Your Own Frozen & Iced Drinks. Skip the sugary frozen drinks and high calorie and high sugar fruit drinks and sweetened iced tea and swap it out for a home made healthy version instead! Check out the Dashing Dish shakes & smoothies, iced coffee, and try out True Lemon...
Comparison is the thief of joy. We’ve all heard it. We’ve talked about it here before. It’s truth! However, while it is true, sometimes guarding against comparison is easier said than done. Do you ever ask, “how do I practically guard my heart and mind against comparison?” If so, I pray this small tip will bless you!
The Bible warns against comparing ourselves to one another and says that doing so is unwise. I’d like to share one small way He’s shown me how to practically apply this to my...
When it comes to breaking free from bondage, I have found that many people often dread the work that comes with being free...And to be honest, I completely understand! I don't know about you, but just hearing the phrase, "breaking free from bondage" seems strenuous anddown-rightuncomfortable! This is especially true for many people when it comes to losing weight, or reaching a health or fitness goal.
After years of working with people, and experiencing change in many areas of my own life, I...
My 30th birthday was very special, as I was surprised by my older sister Sarah and her husband Phil this past weekend with a surprise trip to Chicago!
Sarah and Phil picked up my husband and myself, and my younger sister Emily and her husband Brett early Friday morning, and we drove to Chicago! When we arrived, I got the surprise of a lifetime when we pulled into the Trump Hotel in Chicago! It is a beautiful hotel from the outside, but even more stunning on the inside!
My sisters went in...