Is it possible to lose weight and build muscle at the same time? YES! Muscles use more calories to move, therefore, by increasing the lean muscle mass in your body your daily caloric burn goes up and it can be easier to have the caloric deficit you need for weight loss. Resistance training helps not… Continue reading Lean muscle and weight loss
Hi guys, here are the recipes for the dinners I have listed for week 1 of our clean eating challenge that I’m hosting on my facebook page (Patty Jones Fitness). My intent was to post this there but I am haviong facebook problems this morning so here it is, many of these recipes have already… Continue reading Clean Eating week 1 Recipes
Hi! Who loves taco night?!? Me me me!! There are very few food items as versatile as a good tortilla. You can use them for tacos, burritos, casserole layers, wrap sandwiches, toasted as a snack or chip (or conduit to scoop hummus or other such yumminess into ones mouth…). The problem is that it’s super… Continue reading Whole Wheat Tortillas
Are you actually hungry every time you think you want something to eat? Chances are, the answer to that question is no. We sometimes eat mindlessly or to fill a void, to match an emotion, or simply out of habit. Here are a few strategies for trying to change that. 1. When you think you… Continue reading Are You Really Hungry?
Oh holidays, how you try to break a good routine! If you follow along here you will know that I do not advocate ‘Diets’ but rather the idea of making lifestyle changes that are sustainable. This means it’s ok to splurge a bit on the holidays because you know you will get right back to… Continue reading Holiday Hangover
Have you ever wondered what the difference between steel cut oats and rolled oats is? Basically the answer is simple: Texture and cook time. Many real food or clean eating diets recommend steel cut oats because they are less processed and this is true, but only slightly. Starting from the same plant, the grain is… Continue reading Steel Cut Oats vs. Rolled Oats
A client asked me last week how I could possibly understand what it feels like to be fat. I cringe when I hear that. I hate the negative sound of it, the harshness of the word. The negative feelings it brings up. But really- what is fat. What is fat to you is not the… Continue reading Everyone Has a Story