The Best Apps for Health and Wellness

The top 5 health and wellness apps.  Apps for health and fitness.  lemonadeandlunges.com

Isn’t it amazing how many things we use our phones for these days?  Our phones have replaced our calendars, address books, cameras, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  I have also found some really great ways to use my phone to help me achieve my fitness and health and wellness goals.  Here are my 5 favorite apps for health and wellness. Read more

Why Mindful Eating Might be the Best Way to Lose Weight

Why Mindful Eating May be the Best Way to Lose Weight

Ok I’m going to be really honest here, and kind of contradict myself.  I personally did not lose any of my weight from mindful eating (also called intuitive eating).  At this time in my life I just couldn’t do it.  BUT it is an approach that I feel really strongly about.

I came across the book How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too and I read it in a day and a half.  It was so eye opening and fascinating for me.  The author divulges all of the research that shows the effects of long term dieting on our minds, and it was mind blowing.  I immediately sent the link to my mom and told her she had buy it and read it. Read more

My Experience Counting Calories

How I lost 30 pounds counting calories using My Fitness Pal. lemonadeandlunges.com

I started my weight loss journey by counting calories.  It worked really well for me (that is until I got sick of it, but  more on that later).  I lost 30 pounds over the course of several months by counting calories and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  I still wanted to lose another 30 pounds, but I was getting so sick of counting calories.  That’s when I started trying out different diet plans and lifestyles.  You can read my unbiased thoughts on ALL of the programs I have tried here.

But enough about that, we’re talking about counting calories here.  Counting calories can be a good way to lose weight.  Tools like the My Fitness Pal app make it so easy to track your calories.  It tells you exactly how much you should be eating, including how many extra calories you should eat when you work out. Read more

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers According to a Personal Trainer. lemonadeandlunges.com

If you happened to read the about me section of my blog, you’ll already know that I’ve tried a lot of the weight loss programs out there.  In my experience, they all work if you stick with them, so it’s really a matter of finding one that works for you- one you can stick to without being miserable in the long run.

I initially tried Weight Watchers before I got pregnant with my first son, to try and get some extra college weight off.  At the time I really liked the flexibility it gave me.  I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted as long as I watched my portions and was mindful of including healthy foods.  I liked the flex points because I could save them and use them for a splurge sometime over the weekend.  I lost weight pretty easily this time around, granted I was young and had a pre-baby body back then. Read more