[HOW TO] Manage Cravings + Recipe Inside 😍

Managing your cravings may seem like an impossible task, then toss in the the stressors of everyday life, and you might be feeling completely defeated 😕


But by knowing these 5 things, you can make a game plan and be one step ahead of your cravings!


 5️ Things that can lead to cravings:


✔️Not eating balanced meals – Prepare meals that include protein, complex carbs (brown rice, quinoa, squash, sweet potato), and high-volume veggies like broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, cauliflower, green beans, etc.


✔️Skipping breakfast – When you eat a healthy, balanced breakfast you’re more likely to make healthier food choices throughout the day. Include a source of protein with your breakfast to help you stay fuller longer.


✔️Nutritional deficiencies – Craving chocolate? You might need more magnesium. How about soda? You might need more calcium. Eating meals that are more balanced and eating regularly throughout the day, can help you obtain the vitamins and minerals you need to help you reduce cravings.


✔️Lack of sleep – When you’re tired, you might crave foods that will give you a quick boost of energy like pastries, cookies or candy. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Create an evening routine that signals to your body that it is time for bed.


✔️Extreme restrictions – I promise that you do not need another detox, juice cleanse, low carb diet, or laundry list of “bad” or “off limit” foods. When you follow these unsustainable trends, your body will eventually rebel and crave large amounts of that food you’ve been restricting. A better approach? Try a portion controlled amount of what you want! Eat it slowly and mindfully. Enjoy it and then move on! You can have what you want, just not all of it , all of the time.


How do you manage your cravings?

COCONUT CHICKPEA BLONDIES!

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Women’s Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

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You Should Do This More Often….Relax

I know life can get insanely busy  and you might find yourself feeling like this 👉🏽🤯 or let’s be frank, like this 👉🏽😭

So, what can you do? RELAX

I know that sounds obvious. But oftentimes, we get so caught up in day-to-day life, that we neglect the basics.

Why should you learn how to relax fast? Because stress is more than just unpleasant. It’s also dangerous. Many diseases are now known to be caused by or made worse by stress. And what else happens when we get stressed, WE EAT! 🍩 🍪🍫🥨 🍟 🍕

Trust me! I am not judging, because I have eaten my fair share of Ben & Jerry ice cream pints back in the day!

Since I know you have goals, and because I am rooting for you, I want you to know that you can do something to manage your stress.

Just try these relaxation techniques today, and use them whenever you feel that tension coming on.

How To Relax Fast

1. Have a hot shower- The hot water relaxes your muscles, and the break from more stressful activities helps too.

2. Play relaxing music– Experiment to see which music relaxes you the most effectively. Then keep your favorite relaxation music on in the office, at home, or wherever you’ll need it most. Two of my favorite Pandora stations are Smooth Jazz Allstars and Instrumental Christian Songs!

3. Go somewhere else- This really helps if the things stressing you out are in the room or associated with it. Why not get out for a little while?

4. Have a cup of chamomile tea- Chamomile seems to have a calming effect on the nerves, and hot drinks in general can help you relax.

5. Watch your mind- If you can spot the stressors lurking just below the surface (hunger, worry, a phone call you need to make), you can resolve them and feel more relaxed.

6. Have a laugh- Of course, you know from experience that this helps you relax, right? Watch a short YouTube Video or watch a Netflix comedy special.

7. Breath deep through your nose- Just close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathing while doing this. Five slow deep breaths will provide a mini-mental break.

8. Take a walk- Walking is one of the best relaxation techniques if you have at least ten minutes to spare. Find a pretty place to walk while you’re at it.

9. Give someone a hug– As long as it’s from somebody you don’t mind hugging, this really can be very relaxing.

10. Interrupt your routine- Stop to talk to that new co-worker or strike up a conversation with the store cashier. Anything that breaks you out of your habitual patterns can relieve stress.

Over time you can change to be more relaxed. The relaxation techniques above really aren’t difficult, so why not try a few, and learn how to relax fast. Which techniques will you try this week?

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Women’s Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

Mind Over Matter: Key Strategies for Weight Loss Success

I wonder if you are feeling the same way I felt back in 2008 when I was stuck on the dieting rollercoaster? If you are feeling that way now, then I have some encouragement for you this week 😍

I want to give you some strategies that aren’t shared that often. The key to long-term weight loss success is not just in the body, but the mind. Research shows that those who have a positive outlook on life are more likely to lose weight—and maintain it. But you might be wondering how you can have a positive outlook when you’ve tried so many times? Is it possible that changing your mindset is the key to unlocking weight loss success?

Mind Over Matter: Key Strategies for Weight Loss Success

1) One technique that has been proven effective in sports training is something called visualization. For instance, a baseball player might visualize his bat connecting with a ball, leading to a homerun. A soccer player might visualize kicking the winning goal in a soccer match. And a golfer might visualize sinking the winning putt in the Masters Tournament.

You can use the same technique. Visualize yourself as your ideal weight. How do you look? How does your daily life improve? Picture yourself in those jeans that might be a little snug for you now. Imagine stepping onto the scale or looking in the mirror and being pleased with the image staring back at you. Visualize yourself saying “no” to that extra slice of chocolate cake. Or saying “no thank you” when offered the breadbasket.

2) Maintain a positive attitude. Be forgiving of yourself. If you veer off track, simply get back on track with your next meal. Don’t waste time “beating yourself up” over your decisions you can’t change. Instead, celebrate your successes—by incorporating non-food related rewards. For instance, when you reach a milestone—say you’ve lost ten pounds—reward yourself with a trip to an art museum or to your favorite coffee shop (but skip the cream and add some Stevia). Marking milestones will give you a sense of accomplishment, a sense that you are triumphing over food.

3) Another helpful technique is prayer. The Bible App has Bible-based weight loss devotionals that use scripture verses to help inspire and see the deeper meaning behind your goals. By handing your weight loss concerns over to God, this will give you sense of peace and hope. Try praying over your goals at the start of your day. This can help you feel refreshed and ready to handle whatever challenges may come your way that day.

4) The last technique you might consider is role-playing. Grab your spouse, sibling, or a friend and ask him or her to act out a situation in which you might be tempted to overeat. You’ll be forced to come up with strategies to fight temptation. This rehearsal could prove to be quite helpful when a real-life dilemma comes your way.

Mind over matter is not just a clever saying. It can actually be the solution to your weight loss challenges. By using your brain power, you can develop the techniques needed to make healthy food choices. When your mind and your body are both healthy, you have the best of both worlds.

​If you found these tips helpful, then I would love to know which tips you plan to try!

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Women’s Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

[Maintenance] Why Aren’t More People Talking About This?

So, what happened once I reached my goal weight?

How have I maintained my 60lb weight loss since 2009?

Maintenance is not something many people talk about. It’s easy to become consumed with losing the weight that you don’t consider what it might take to maintain that goal weight.

Weight regain is a real possibility. But is it inevitable?

Weight Loss Tips for Women: 5 Solutions to Staying Snatched

Follow these five tips, and your scale will stay put:

1. If you gain a pound, lose it! People who are successful at maintaining weight loss weigh themselves at least once a week. Pick the same day and time each week to weigh yourself and keep track. If you don’t see any changes in a month or your weight is steadily increasing, get back to basics. Dial in on your nutrition. Follow a structured meal plan with nutrient-rich foods until you start seeing progress.

2. Have planned snacks instead of grazing. To combat spontaneous snacking, plan a couple of balanced snacks every day that you can measure out and enjoy. Be sure to include some protein and complex carbohydrates in your snack. If you eat more frequently during the day, you will be less likely to graze mindlessly.

3. Balance your treats with healthy choices. You can have an occasional treat, but you can also have an occasional healthy choice. Keep the treat portion-controlled so that you don’t experience a huge blood-sugar spike. If your treat is something sweet or an unrefined carb like pasta, eat a little protein with it so that your blood sugar doesn’t crash and cause cravings.

4. Admit your trigger foods. Your trigger foods are the ones where you all you have to do is eat one and the one turns to two and two turns to ten! 🍩 🍪 Avoid keeping any snack foods in plain sight. Put them away. Out of sight, out of mind. If you find yourself going to the pantry or refrigerator to find those snack items, I suggest keeping the trigger foods out of your house altogether.

5. Experiment and use the tools that work for youI wrote down what I ate for visibility and accountability. I found ways to stay active – both planned workouts and non-exercise activity. I weighed and measured my food to help me practice portion controlI enjoyed treats in moderation. I pre-planned them whenever possible, enjoyed them, and then got back on track. These basic tools are highly effective. Be open to experimenting until you find what works best for you.

Weight regain is not inevitable, but you need to take action to avoid it.

How can you apply these tips to your journey so that weight maintenance can be easier and more satisfying? Leave a comment and let me know ✍🏽

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Women’s Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

Feeling Overwhelmed? Read This!

Let me guess. Your mind is all over the place, because you’re trying to do all of the things. Am I right?

You’re juggling competing priorities with your work life, home/family life, and your personal life.

It can all seem so overwhelming and that you can never catch a break.

But there can be relief in sight. Conditions will never be perfect, but they can get better. I want to encourage you as you head into this week with some tips on how to reduce overwhelm so that you can show up in life with more energy, clarity, and confidence!

6 Tips to Reduce Overwhelm

1. Stop what you are doing for a few minutes and take a break. Go for a short walk, sit outside under a tree, pray, breathe deeply, go to a movie, read, journal, call a friend to have coffee and share what is going on.

2. Get a piece of paper and make two columns. In one column, list urgent things you need to do this week. In the other column, list those tasks that you can delegate or hire help to accomplish.

3. Eliminate, eliminate, eliminate. Unfollow toxic people on social media, organize your work space to decrease clutter, stop saying “yes” to things you really don’t want to do, get off committees and decrease volunteering at fundraisers unless you have a total passion for the organization and the cause.

4. Do not spend time with people who drain you. Assess your relationships, both business and personal. Do they support and honor who you are? If they are negative and unsupportive, you don’t have to spend another minute with them.

5. Decide what is most important in your life. If you want a balanced life, you will have to make changes in your life to allow this to happen. That takes some time and planning but it will be worth the improvement in your life!

6. Take an action step today to make change in your life! Call a friend who will support you, take an online course to help you in a particular area, or work with a coach (like me 😍) who will support and motivate you to have a more balanced life.

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

📌PS. Do you want to learn how to take a non-dieting approach to your health so that you can lose the stubborn pounds and keep the weight off this time? Then I invite you to check out The Fab Academy Small Group Coaching Program! I designed this program for women like you who want more hands on support, community, and personalized accountability to help you reach your weight loss goals. I incorporate a holistic approach to weight loss, which is missing from most weight loss programs. By improving your nutrition through meal planning, implementing strategies to help you move more, and strengthening your mindset, you can build a strong foundation for long-term, empowered, sustainable change! Imagine what it would feel like to finally ditch dieting, have more energy, regain your confidence, and fit into your favorite jeans again…..What would that mean for you…..

The Basics Still Work: 10 Healthy Eating Habits

I’ve been saying this for the longest time…..THE BASICS STILL WORK!

Diet culture is pervasive and would have you think you need to go to extremes just to get results!

You don’t have to be extreme; just consistent with the basic

You make weight loss harder than it has to be when you add in all of these foods rules and make unnecessary, unsustainable changes.

So, No! You don’t need to do ANY of these:

(1) Cut carbs or go keto

(2) Intermittent fast

(3) Take an appetite suppressant

(4) Go on a juice cleanse

(5) Follow the cabbage soup diet

(6) Stop eating your favorite foods altogether

(7) Cut out meat

Ditch the overwhelm and adopt these habits instead!

The Top 10 Healthy Eating Habits

(1) More home-cooked food, less eating out. This will help you save money, too!

(2) More fresh fruit as snacks.

(3) More fresh vegetables as snacks and with meals.

(4) More beans as sides or in stews.

(5) More whole grain or sprouted bread, less refined white breads. Yes, you can eat bread and still lose weight!

(6) More fish, skinless chicken/turkey, less red meat.

(7) Smaller servings of red meat, larger servings of vegetables.

(8) Eating low fat dairy foods.

(9) More low-calorie condiments, such as mustard, hot sauce, salsa, low-sugar ketchup, sugar free BBQ sauce and using non-stick cooking spray. Adding less fat in the form of butter, mayo, and sour cream.

(10) Stocking up on healthy snack foods to keep at bay. By including more nutritious snacks, you will be less likely to want the processed snacks that being hungry makes you crave. As far as weight management goes, hunger remains Public Enemy Number One. Don’t let it happen to you!

What are 2-3 habits from this list that you can try implementing? Let me know! I would love to hear from you!

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

PS. Do you need help mastering the basics? Then I invite you to check out The Fab Academy Small Group Coaching Program! I designed this program for women like you who want more hands on support and personalized accountability to help them reach their weight loss goals. I incorporate a holistic approach to weight loss, which is missing from most other programs. By improving your nutrition, finding movement that you enjoy, and strengthening your mindset, you can build a strong foundation for long-term, sustainable change! Imagine what it would feel like to finally ditch dieting, have more energy, regain your confidence, and fit into your favorite clothes again…..

Metabolism – What is it? Why should you care about it?

Let’s just get to it!

Your metabolism…more specifically, what it is, why you should care about it, and how it effects weight loss.

Here’s a test: define metabolism. Go ahead, what is it?

If you said it’s how fast you burn caloriesyou’re partially right. Your metabolic rate does determine the number of calories your body burns. But your metabolism controls more than just your metabolic rate. It also keeps everything in balance – like your blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.

When metabolism goes wrong….

In ideal circumstances, your metabolism works like a well-oiled machine. You eat energy in the form of food. The body breaks the food down into sugar. The sugar is transported out of the blood and into the cells by the hormone insulin. Simple. Right?

But if your diet is high in simple carbohydrates (like white bread, rice, and pastries), these foods cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. In response, the pancreas secretes loads of insulin. That’s okay occasionally, but when we consistently eat simple carbs, so much insulin is flooded into the system that we can eventually become resistant to it. In fact, one in five Americans suffers from insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes and metabolic syndrome – both of which increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. That’s why it’s important to learn how to lower blood sugar.

Balance your blood sugar

There are several things you can do to support normal blood sugar levels. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet top the list.

When you balance your blood sugar, you’re investing in your long-term health. But you also get short-term benefits, like higher energy levels and an easier time losing weight.

Love your heart

If you become resistant to insulin, chances are it’s putting a strain on your heart. That’s why you should also be working to improve your cardiovascular health. How? Again, exercise is key. Your heart is a muscle and, as with any muscle, exercise is what strengthens it. Also consume heart-healthy foods like salmon and avocado and reduce stress.

Give yourself a good foundation

Fill most of your diet with fruit, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, eggs, whole grains, beans, lentil, nuts, and seeds. Give your metabolism an opportunity to really thrive by regularly supplying your body with essential vitamins and minerals – in just the right quantities.

PS. If you need help creating a good foundation for your health so that you can improve your metabolism and maximize your weight loss efforts, then check out the Fab Academy Small Group Coaching Program! Follow a simple and sustainable approach to weight loss – no restrictions or fad diets. I teach you the same methods that helped me lose 60lbs and keep it off since 2009!😍

​Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

10 Small Steps to Lose Weight without Dieting

I know you set some goals for yourself to finally shed the unwanted pounds. How are things going with that?

It’s ok to be honest and say things aren’t going well and that you might need some help.

Perhaps what’s holding you back is not knowing HOW to start and then keep going after you started. Am I right?

If that sounds like you, let me help you move past that roadblock, get out of your own way, and start getting results…consistently!

While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health.

“Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. “They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change.”

10 Small Steps to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goal without Dieting:

1. Try breaking your larger goal down into smaller goals. For example, my goal was to lose at least 50 pounds. I ended up losing 60! But, I took that and broke that down into wanting to lose my first 5 pounds, then my next 5 pounds, and on from there until I reached my end goal. It was less overwhelming to think of 5 pounds at a time instead of the whole 50 pounds.

2. Take more small steps. Use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take 10,000 steps on most days.

3. Eat breakfast. Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and are more likely to make better foods choices throughout the day. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, make overnight oats with fresh fruit and nut or seed butter, green smoothies with protein powder, egg scrambles with veggies and a side of fruit or whole grain toast.

4. Switch to whole grains. Whole grains are less processed, so they include more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This means they will keep you fuller, longer. Whole grains include barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice, popcorn, whole-wheat bread, pasta, or crackers.

5. Have at least one green salad every day. Eating a salad with protein, lots of colorful veggies and low-fat or fat-free dressing, is filling and may reduce overeating later in the day (ex. Those late-night munchies!). It also counts toward your five daily cups of vegetables and fruits.

6. Trim the fat. Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats, eat poultry without the skin, switch to lower-fat cheeses, use a nonstick pan with only a dab of oil or butter.

7. Consider calcium by including two or three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt. Dairy calcium is good for bones and may also aid in weight loss. For non-dairy sources of calcium, choose chia seeds, almonds, soy milk, tofu, white beans, kale, sweet potatoes, or broccoli.

8. Downsize. The smaller the bag, bottle, or bowl, the less you will eat. Practice portion control by using a digital food scale, measuring cups, and measuring spoons.

9. Lose just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight. The health benefits are huge-lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides.

10. Keep track of your eating. Write down what you eat over the next couple of days and look for problem spots. Often, just writing things down can help you eat less. You can use an app such as MyFitnessPal or you can use a journal to record your meals. Tracking your meals is a great tool for accountability, awareness, and education.

Do you need help implementing these steps?

My *NEW* Fab Academy VIP Group Coaching Program is an intimate group coaching program for women wanting more hands on support and personalized accountability to achieve their weight loss goals. Over the next 90 days through weekly group coaching calls, weekly check-ins, and monthly 1:1 support calls, I will help you take a holistic approach to weight loss that focuses on nutrition, movement, and mindset so that you can transform your lifestyle, finally ditch dieting, and fit back in to your favorite jeans again!

Here’s some of the things that we’ll cover:

● A weight loss eating approach that doesn’t make you feel deprived.

● Exercise strategies to maximize results.

● Tactics for troubleshooting and conquering cravings.

● Tips for reducing stress.

● Mindset and habit shifts so your transformation sticks.

● And more!

>> Click here to learn ALL about The Fab Academy!

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

8 Sustainable Weight Loss Tips

Do you want to know something I wish I would have avoided when I first started my weight loss journey?

I wish I would have avoided going on a diet and looking for a quick fix method instead of creating a sustainable lifestyle change.​

While the quick fix dieting approaches continue to spread, they do not provide lasting results. More often than not, dieting methods which involve eliminating food groups (like carbs), time-restricted eating (intermittent fasting), supplements or pills, do not work. If they do, the results are just temporary.

What should you do instead?

Rely on a healthy weight loss method which will provide lifetime results. You have to set realistic goals. You can’t expect to lose the weight overnight when you didn’t gain the weight overnight.

Here are some tips on how you can lose weight in a sustainable way:

1. Do not starve yourself.

The key to a healthier way of losing weight is: Do not diet.

You may seem happy and feel that you are losing weight by skipping meals. But remember that this will not last long. Your body cannot tolerate having insufficient food to fuel the energy that you use up everyday.

If you get used to skipping one or two meals a day, your stored calories will be used up instead of the energy that should have been provided by your meals. So if you just eat one huge sandwich in one day, it will end up straight to your problem area (i.e. thighs, tummy, hips).

2. Start your day right.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a healthy meal in the morning, with protein, to jump-start your metabolism.

Your food intake after you wake up will be used to burn fat all day long.

3. Eat frequently throughout the day.

Eating more frequently throughout the day can prevent overeating. This will also increase your metabolism and help you burn calories faster.

4. Decide on how much weight you want to lose.

Keep your goals realistic. It is virtually impossible for you to lose 40 pounds in 2 weeks. Have a mindset that you want to eat healthy to stay healthy for the rest of your life.

Once you have decided on a weight loss plan, stick to it and make sure that it is something you can realistically follow.

5. Drink lots of water.

Your body needs sufficient water to burn fat and keep your cells hydrated and healthy. Adequate water intake also improves your digestion and reduces belly bloat.

6. Reduce sugar intake.

Plan your meals around lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plus lean meat and protein rich-foods. Sweets, sodas and pastries should be once-in-a-while indulgences.

7. Watch your fat intake.

Fat is not the culprit to being overweight. Your body needs fats to help you absorb certain vitamins.

There is such a thing as healthy fats. Olive, peanuts and canola oil have them. Tuna, salmon and mackerel have omega-3 fats which is good for the heart.

8. Exercise.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog, or cycle. Use these activities and other home chores if you can’t make it to the gym and take exercise classes. Make sure that you do this regularly and you will not even notice that you are already shedding pounds with these mundane activities.

It does not matter how much weight you plan or need to lose. What is important is that you set realistic goals for yourself.

Go slow.

To sum it up: Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. By sticking to the basics, you are more likely to lose weight and improve your health, which would result in a new, healthier you!

Were these tips helpful? Comment below and let me know 💗

P.S. If you need help setting goals with realistic action steps by following my holistic approach to weight loss, then grab my eBook and Meal Plan “Your Best Year Yet! A 90-Day Goal Setting Guide on Nutrition + Movement + Mindset!”

​Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

Weight Loss Strategies that Work!

Over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. That’s quite a high percentage of adults who might be looking to shed some extra weight. But the only way to do this is one pound at a time!

With our quick-fix society, it can make some people wish and hope for a quick solution to their weight problems. They’ll try anything that promises instant results! Unfortunately, these ‘miracle weight loss’ products are a waste of time! Why? Because the rapid results followers experience mainly comes from losing water weight and not actual body fat.

For those of you who have tried weight loss diets or are thinking about trying one, consider all the dieters who have tried the same diets and didn’t see long-term results. The number one reason for permanent weight loss failure is the inability to stick with the diet!

Many individuals become ‘yo-yo’ dieters. They try one diet for a while, lose a few pounds, quit the diet, gain back the weight (and then some), and move on to another diet. The process is repeated. With each new attempt, there is often more weight to lose than there was initially!

Successful Weight Loss Strategies

If you want to lose weight successfully, you must realize, first, that there are no miracle diets or products that will blast away the fat! You didn’t gain the weight overnight! You aren’t going to lose it overnight, either! You will have to put forth effort to lose weight, one pound at a time! Even after you’ve shed those extra pounds, you will have to continue to work at controlling your weight, if you wish to keep the weight off. That’s why this journey needs to be about a lifestyle change!

In an article on Consumer Reports.org which rates various popular diets, Cathy Nonas, R.D., M.S., (an obesity researcher at North General Hospital in New York) states, “The best diet is the one you can stay on.” Consumer Reports goes on to say that “adherence is important…To maintain lost weight, dieters must permanently reduce their calorie intake, because they will need fewer calories to fuel their now-smaller body.”

Fad diets typically fail in the end. From my own personal experience, I have found that eating sensibly works best!

If you want to lose weight (one pound at a time), keep it off, and feel good, too, why not try cutting down on the empty calories found in most American diets? Eat more raw vegetables and fruits and whole grains. Go easy on the saturated fats and processed sugary or salty snacks. Limit yourself to smaller portions and avoid having second helpings. This type of diet is one that you CAN stick with and live with for the rest of your life! #Sustainable

Yes, you’ll have to make some lifestyle changes, and you’ll have to work on being more disciplined in your eating habits. But, in the end, it will be worth it! You’ll look better! You’ll feel better! Your confidence will return, and you’ll believe that there isn’t anything that you cannot do!

P.S. If you need help creating a sustainable action plan to help you consistently lose weight, one pound at a time, then you need my 90-Day Goal Setting Guide on Nutrition + Movement + Mindset! So that you can have your best year yet!

Yours in wellness,

Sharae Jenkins, MBA, FNS

Nutritionist + Health & Weight Loss Coach + Blogger

Fab + Fit Health Coaching, LLC

@fab_fitcoaching

I help millennial career women who struggle losing weight create a sustainable lifestyle so they never have to diet again! Learn more about my 1:1 Health + Nutrition Coaching or my Personalized Meal Planning Service!

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