Losing stubborn belly fat may not be as difficult as it seems. It doesn’t necessitate an hour of cardio or 100+ crunches a day (though that will help as well). Excessive belly fat is largely due to poor dietary choices. The accumulation of fat cells is specifically due to an overabundance of glucose (sugar and refined starch). Here are 5 simple suggestions that will promote a tighter tummy. Drink more Water– Drinking water before each meal has been shown to promote weight
I woke up this morning to find a message in my inbox from The Universe. True story. It read, “Ever notice Katie, that in the long run those who don’t eventually go ‘within’ often go ‘without.’ The timing of this little gem was obscenely impeccable. Blindly moving an ocean’s distance out of my comfort zone in pursuit of passion has drudged up feelings of isolation, fear, stress, anxiety and severe sadness. For the record, I am wildly uncomfortable with each of these emotion
“When we really see each other, we want to help one another.” -Amanda Palmer Last week I was reading FoundR’s latest issue on The Changemaker when I stumbled upon an interesting take on asking for help. Musician Amanda Palmer, an extraordinary Changemaker stated, “It is our feelings of unworthiness that prevent us from seeking help.” Considering I am challenged by asking for help, I gave this a great deal of thought. Am I challenged by feelings of unworthiness? Are we all at
Struggling from perpetual impatience, I believe my dreams CAN’T wait. Pressuring myself to execute with efficiency, generally leads to unreasonably high expectations. My latest focus has been one of entrepreneural endeavours. I’ve been reading, breathing and dreaming in business. Regardless of my obsessive compulsive behavior, I often experience disappointment in my efforts, feeling discouraged that I’m not putting in enough time and energy into their actualization. In th
Last month I was privileged to participate in a long overdue family celebration. We met at grandpa’s in Old Town Eureka Springs Arkansas. While delighting the senses with a decadent spread of hors d’oeuvres and Argentine Malbec, we began discussing birthday festivities. Not so much as a casual mention of turning 35 sent my sister into roaring laughter. She turned to me and asked, “seriously Kate?” To which I appropriately responded, “what?” “You’re not turning 35,” she s
“Life has a way of taking you past your wants and hopes. Instead, it drops you in front of what you need.” ~Shannon L. Alder Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email #challenge #inspired #happiness #confidence #aloha #wanderlust #focus #Hawaiinei #love #intentions #gratitude #passion #adventure #bittersweet #appreciation
“There’s a way of playing safe, there’s a way of using tricks and there’s the way I like to play which is dangerously, where you’re going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven’t created before.” Dave Brubeck Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email #success #vitality #Thailand #strength #confidence #travel #yoga #determination #love #adventure
IT’S A COMPULSION. It can’t be denied. It’s more than an itch; it’s a severe case of ants in the pants. It brews and festers; incessantly reminding, it necessitates relief. THE CRAVING FOR EXPLORATION is ferocious. It rejects fear. It insists on leaving comfort behind. It promotes passion. It promises growth, regeneration and renewal; and it always delivers! THE PURGE, is undeniably liberating. Stuffing the bare essentials into a suitcase fit to fly is humbling. Bidding
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you discover will be wonderful. What you discover will be yourself.” ~Alan Alda 21.277287-157.82306 Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email #inspired #balance #strength #confidence #aloha #authentic #intuition #intentions #truth #appreciation
We all have a friend that can crush 5 animal style burgers from In-N-Out Burger and not put on a pound. Whereas others of us pack it on within the first bite. Why is that? Aside from human variability of size and stature, this is a prime example of our metabolism at work. Essentially, metabolism is the chemical process by which the body utilizes food in order to generate energy. Quantitative measurements of metabolism can be tricky due to variables such as age, gender, an
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau Share this: Pinterest Facebook Print Email #challenge #inspired #confidence #aloha #authentic #focus #unadulterated #intentions #gratitude #appreciation
Luscious, succulent, & saturated! From flesh to fiber; January marks the beginning of the 30 Day Vegan! Diet directly affects our body’s taste & smell. Certain foods invariably account for unpleasant odor, whereas others can promote attractive aromas. Here’s a basic list of foods to hit or quit in order to arouse & attract… Foods that make you smell & taste delightful:
Fruit: pineapple, apples, kiwi, cranberries, watermelon, grapes, & strawberries (in particular)
What are you determined to accomplish this month? Let’s talk INTENTIONS…
As with just about anything in life, verbalizing ones desires and aspirations serves as an initial step in the process of actualization and fulfillment. However, as speech can be fleeting, I find it obliging to translate my spoken word to written. In an effort of organizing the overflow of intentions, I prefer to break them down. Daily Intentions are set for specific tasks, appointments, and basic resp
10. Avoid foods with labels– if there is an ingredients list be sure there are 5 items or less, all of which you can pronounce.
9. Refrain from evil white powders– sugar, flour, white table salt, cocaine, heroin (all similar hormonal pathways generally resulting in overuse/consumption).
8. Nix high fructose corn syrup– studies have concluded that it punches holes in your gut causing inflammation or leaky gut syndrome.
7. Avoid inflammatory fats– meaning trans & saturated
Living in Hawaii has it’s guaranteed share of perks. However, there is one very crucial season Hawaii so casually skips over…autumn. Aside from the glorious offerings of crisp air, dried leaves piled for jumping, & warm apple cider fresh off the press; autumn exudes renewal. I’ve been examining the relationships I hold close. With limited time, and potential expiration at any given point, it’s crucial to share of yourself only with those deserving of your energy. Life is to