It's All Mental

When it comes to changing our lifestyle for the better, sometimes the biggest hurdle we face can be mental. Here, let’s discuss those hurdles and how we can overcome them together!

22 05, 2014

Get Life: The Power of ‘No’

By | May 22nd, 2014|It's All Mental, Out and About|7 Comments

On learning to say no, and developing the will power necessary to succeed.

22 05, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: Preparing Yourself For Success

By | May 22nd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|12 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 5 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

6 05, 2014

Stop Defeating Your Weight Loss Efforts Before You Begin

By | May 6th, 2014|It's All Mental, My Journey, Running|39 Comments

On talking yourself out of wanting to losing weight, and why this mentality never helps.

21 04, 2014

Be Conscious: No More Mindless Eating

By | April 21st, 2014|Conscious Consumerism, It's All Mental|13 Comments

I'd like to talk about something that I think is pretty important when it comes to weight loss and changing our eating habits. However, I think this is different because I'm talking about the habits we don't necessarily know that we have. Let's talk about breakfast for an example. If you think about the average [...]

8 04, 2014

Self-Sabotage, Internal Dialogue, Motivation And Focusing On Your Goals

By | April 8th, 2014|It's All Mental, My Journey|9 Comments

But how do you convince yourself that you don't want that doughnut more than you want to achieve your goals?

8 04, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: Creating Your Calorie Goal and Being Honest About It

By | April 8th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|26 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 3 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

8 04, 2014

Admitting The Desire To Lose Weight: Does It Affect Self-Esteem?

By | April 8th, 2014|It's All Mental|17 Comments

I think about all of the conversations I've had about health and my weight over the course of my life. Who I talked to about my weight, who I let advise me on how to lose it and how I expressed my desire to lose. I never verbally stated how much I needed to lose, [...]

3 04, 2014

101 Revolutionary Ways To Be Healthy

By | April 3rd, 2014|Inspiration, It's All Mental|23 Comments

101 revolutionary principles to live by to help us all live a little healthier and happier.

24 03, 2014

The Ancient Art of Snack-Fu

By | March 24th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, What Are You Eating?|24 Comments

Yes... because it has truly become an art form for me. Trying to diagnose when I'm hungry - truly hungry, and not just craving something because of a memory or a scent - then slowly determining just how hungry I am followed up with finding the proper item to feed my hunger? Yeah, that's an [...]

20 03, 2014

Portion Control: Gaming The System

By | March 20th, 2014|It's All Mental|28 Comments

When it comes to some things, it's hard to not operate on auto-pilot. One of those things is... portion control.

13 03, 2014

“Motivation As We Know It Isn’t Motivation At All”

By | March 13th, 2014|It's All Mental, Running|23 Comments

Re-approaching motivation and how to stop waiting for it.

13 02, 2014

It’s Not About YOU: Dealing With “Implied Judgment”

By | February 13th, 2014|It's All Mental, Social Construct|17 Comments

All you have to do... is do something they didn't.

13 02, 2014

My Personal Guide To Getting Through The Holidays

By | February 13th, 2014|Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|16 Comments

I'm not gonna lie — I hate this time of year. Sure, I love the family gatherings, the reminiscing, and the making of new memories... but damn, can we do it without it surrounding food? It takes a giant pot luck holiday and the promise of a full tummy to bring everyone together? Cold game! [...]

9 01, 2014

On Enabling Myself: Hiding Junk Food Around The House

By | January 9th, 2014|It's All Mental|29 Comments

Once upon a time... long, long ago... I can remember going to the grocery and buying a 4-pack of coffee drinks. I'd bring them into the house, not let anyone know I bought them and hide them in my bedroom. They wouldn't last throughout the whole day. I'd even say that they probably [...]

9 01, 2014

The Four-Week Plan For Curbing Your Sugar Addiction

By | January 9th, 2014|It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|40 Comments

A four-step plan for defeating a sugar addiction.

23 12, 2013

The Calorie Counting vs. Intuitive Eating Debate

By | December 23rd, 2013|It's All Mental|42 Comments

Discussing intuitive eating against calorie counting.

23 12, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Payoff – Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 4 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

21 11, 2013

Lies Damn Near Everyone Tells Me: Nutrition and Independent Thinking

By | November 21st, 2013|It's All Mental|10 Comments

A few words on challenging accepted practices and theories about important issues.

21 11, 2013

Why Your Critics Aren’t the Ones Who Count

By | November 21st, 2013|It's All Mental|6 Comments

If you've ever taken my word for anything, then take this: check out this amazing presentation on vulnerability, courage, and being a sweaty creative.

19 11, 2013

Can Food Addicts Retrain Their Brains?

By | November 19th, 2013|It's All Mental|3 Comments

Dr. Peeke's new book, and learning to literally retrain your brain.