Richard Bragg

4 Ways to Keep Yourself Encouraged on Your Weight Loss Journey

One of the most difficult things about losing weight, is staying encouraged. A couple weeks of little to no change on the scale can easily persuade us to give up. Without any encouraging proof that progress is being made we feel as though all of our efforts have been for nothing. Because being able to see progress is so pivotal to your success, we have come up with a few strategies that will make it easier for you. [Read more…]

Spring Cleaning Your Body

Winter is almost gone and spring is almost here. What does that mean? It’s time for a little spring cleaning! This time the cleaning wont be done around the house, but in our bodies.

We are going to talk about three ways to cleanse your body of toxins and restore healthy balances. [Read more…]

3 Quinoa Recipes to Jump Start Fat Burning

The popularity of quinoa is constantly growing among all people, healthy and unhealthy eaters alike. It tastes good, it fills you up and it’s something different to spice up your old recipes. Something that most people don’t realize, is that they’re actually doing themselves a huge favor by eating quinoa. This delicious little grain is secretly helping you lose weight! [Read more…]

3 Salads That Will Make You Love Eating Healthy!

Salad, even the name of it makes you think “boring!” We know salads are good for us, and can provide us with huge nutritional benefits that help us lose weight. But who wants to eat lettuce every day? Even “spicing things up” by replacing the lettuce with spinach doesn’t make us enjoy salads any more. So what do we do? Is all hope lost for salads?

No! Here’s a secret for you, salads are only as delicious or bland as you make them. So why not make them great? [Read more…]

3 Smoothies That Boost Metabolism

Do not drink your calories! This is the number one rule we hear as people trying to lose weight and live healthier. Many times this rule leads us to believe that the only drink we can have, is water. This is not true! There are a variety of drinks that are actually beneficial to your health and will cause you to lose weight faster than you would regularly.

Teas, juices, smoothies the options are endless. Today, we are going to talk about smoothies. Not just smoothies that taste good, but smoothies that are 100% good for you and work with you to burn fat and lose weight fast! With the help of these smoothies you will be on your way to meeting you weight loss goals! [Read more…]

6 Ways to Get Healthy With Lemons

We’re constantly hearing about the latest medications and products on the market that will rid our bodies of sickness, get us in shape or improve our mental stability. When you get down to it, many of these products are doing our bodies more harm than good.

The safest way to cure your body of sickness or impurities, is naturally. There are tons of options out there for natural remedies for bodily issues, but the one we have taken an interest in, is lemon. [Read more…]

How to Deal With Sabotaging Friends

Making the conscious decision to change your lifestyle, and start taking strides towards your weight loss goal is a huge step in the right direction. The next step you’ll have to take, is following through with your healthy lifestyle changes.

When most people think about this they say to themselves, “I have what it takes to control my own thoughts and cravings”. Although having the self control to get up and leave a room when you’re feeling weak, is important to your success, it’s also important to realize that you’re not the only one you will have to say no to.

Just because we’ve made the decision to live a healthy lifestyle, doesn’t mean that our friends have as well. In order to be successful on your weight loss journey, there are a few types of friends who you will need to recognize, and learn how to deal with (in a nice way). [Read more…]

Finding Your “Why”

Losing weight is not just about getting the pounds off. It’s not about stepping on the scale and being happy with the number you see. In order to be successful on your weight loss journey, you have to find your “why”.

Why are you trying to lose weight? What is it that you want to do, that you are currently unable to? Without a motive that actually means something to you, sticking to a weight loss plan is going to be nearly impossible. There will be no motivation for you to put down the chips and pick up an apple. [Read more…]

10 Weight Loss Tips to Help You Meet Your Goals

The majority of people want to lose weight whether it be 10 pounds or 100. Coming up with your weight loss goals and creating a plan of action is not where the real struggle lies. The hardest part of meeting your weight loss goals, and keeping the pounds off, is your day to day life.

Every day presents you with new challenges and knowing how to deal with them can be tough. There are a few things that, if done on a regular basis, will assist you in your weight loss journey. These things will make your successful days outnumber your cheat days, and shedding pounds easy. [Read more…]

Are You Drinking Your Calories?

One of the fastest and easiest ways to spoil your weight loss progress, is by drinking your calories. When you’re drinking and not eating, it’s easy to lose track of how many calories you have consumed in a day which eventually results in excessive weight gain.

The safest bet for a beverage choice is obviously, water. Water cleanses, replenishes and causes your body to run more efficiently than any other liquid ever could.

There are times, however, when water just isn’t enough. We need energy, we need sugar, we want to relax, sometimes water just wont do. So what do you we drink? Cafe con leche! Chocolate shake! A nice fizzy soda!

Well, let’s take a closer look at these drink we substitute for water and how good, or bad, they really are for us. [Read more…]