Negativity: 3 Home Truths You Need to Hear

CoachMel Lifestyle 6 Comments

I asked myself the other day, “Just what is it that holds people back from making positive lifestyle change?” My personal belief is that it’s negative perceptions. We all get those days, when things get on top of us — we’re tired, we’re overworked, we’re stressed, there’s a mountain of housework, and the kids are running amuck. As if that wasn’t …

5 Steps to Normal Eating

CoachMel Healthy Eating 5 Comments

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes, and cannot tell the difference between reality, and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. ~ Sidney Madwed If you’ve been on a diet-binge-diet roller coaster for as long as you can remember, perhaps you can’t even imagine what a …

Exercise For Obese People: 3 Steps to Beginning a Safe Routine

CoachMel Exercise 16 Comments

If you carry excess weight, the very thought of working out (especially in front of others) can be totally off-putting. Whether you just don’t feel comfortable working out in a gym environment, or you physically don’t like the way exercise makes you feel, you just can’t seem to get over those mental barriers. Truth is, you probably know how important …

food portion sizes

7 Ways to Downsize Your Portions

CoachMel Healthy Eating 16 Comments

One of the best ways to reduce calorie intake, and ultimately lose weight, is to reduce your food portion sizes. Research shows that people have a tendency to eat more when they are presented with larger portions. It’s as if we’re still programmed to follow mum’s advice to clean our plates. The problem with this is that portion sizes have …

Too Busy To Exercise? Here’s 2 Exercises You Need To Do

CoachMel Exercise 16 Comments

I know I’ve harped on about this before, and you already know the importance of a regular exercise program, don’t you (I’m asking my ambivalent self that very question, too!)? Perhaps you’re like me, and you have the best intentions in the world to exercise regularly, but then life happens! Most of us don’t have much time left for exercise …