Changing our behavior is hard work. And sometimes, despite our best efforts and intentions, it doesn’t lead to the results we want. Practicing self-compassion–accepting yourself “just as you are”–is an important addition to your weight-loss tool kit. Research even shows its significant role in helping us meeting our health goals (including shedding unwanted pounds). Says Coach … Continue reading 15 Ways to Cultivate Compassion (When You’re Not Losing as Much Weight as You’d Like)
Some people need to eat first thing to be able to start their day. While to others, the idea of having a meal when they’re still half asleep is a total non-starter. Whether you’re a breakfast lover or lean more towards brunch, the benefits of making your first meal a balanced one has some serious … Continue reading Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Which is more important for weight loss, diet or exercise? The Yes Health coaches get this question a lot. The short answer? Both. Being proactive about diet AND exercise is important for the best possible weight-loss results. Here are nine reasons why:
Did you know that when it comes to eating, how is nearly as important as what? Mindful eating means paying attention to the way food affects your senses (sight, taste, smell, texture), how it makes you feel physically and emotionally and any thoughts that arise. It’s all about being aware in the present moment as … Continue reading How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss
At Yes Health, we believe that the way you go about making new health goals (New Year’s intentions, anyone?) greatly impacts your success of keeping, and ultimately, meeting them. That’s why we encourage our members to set SMART goals, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Why? Because they tap into your own personal motivation … Continue reading How SMART Goal Setting Can Lead to Greater Success
Strength training is a key piece of everyone’s weight-loss puzzle. It raises your resting metabolic rate (RMR) to help you burn more calories throughout the day, and it decreases your chance of injuries, allowing you to age with grace. But if you’ve never done strength training, it can be intimidating to know exactly where and … Continue reading Strength Training Tips for Beginners
We all know we can’t survive without water. (Duh.) But did you know that water can help with weight loss too? (We’ve got your attention now, right?) It’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, which is why staying in tune with our body’s need for water is super important when we’re trying to shed extra pounds. … Continue reading Why We Should All Drink More Water
Well hello, 2018. A lot of us have been waiting for you to come round. A brand new year is the perfect excuse for a healthy reset and to try different ways of doing everyday things. Maybe you’ve even picked a theme for this year or set a few specific goals, like learning more about nutrition and eating a … Continue reading What’s Your Healthiest Weight?
For bread lovers everywhere (us included), that’s a painful headline to read. And the sad answer is, yes, eating the mother of all carbs can be counterproductive when we’re trying to shed extra pounds. While you’ve likely heard that white bread and refined grains aren’t particularly nutritious (or worth their weight in calories), you might not know that most multi-grain and … Continue reading Is Bread to Blame for Weight Gain?
Setting a weight-loss goal can feel empowering and daunting all at once. It might seem like you need to subscribe to a whole new way of eating overnight. (Hint: you don’t.) The truth is, making a few small tweaks to your diet can go a long way in helping you shed those unwanted pounds. Remember, living a healthy life … Continue reading 21 Healthy Food Hacks To Help You Lose Weight