Blogs about Weight Loss

From Flabby To Flat: Weight Loss, Loose Skin, And Surgical Interventions

 Do you dream of having a six-pack, or a bikini body? Maybe you just want to lose the excess weight and gain some confidence. Whatever your weight-loss goals may be, it’s worthwhile to recognize that change won’t happen overnight, and it takes more than dieting to get that firm, fit look. It may even entail a little surgical help. 

Nutrition Myth: Eating At Night Causes Weight Gain

The Numbers Game...and Why I Hate It

 We are so obsessed with  numbers in the fitness field...what does the scale say? what are your measurements? How much do you bench? You had HOW many ounces of potato? When you get obsessed with counting calories and measuring your food you simply set yourself up to have an unhealthy relationship with food and in some cases that can lead to eating disorders. 

Ways to Reduce Belly Fat

Reducing belly fat can be a challenge and it is something that many of us want to do. We let the years go by eating a little bit than we need. We reach for that extra snack and we put extra sugar in our coffee without a thought about it and before we know it we have a spare tire around our midsection.  Here are some of my favorite ways to fight off the belly fat. HIIT Training 

7 Insider Tips to Help You Succeed on Your Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight is tough. It takes hard work and persistence – there’s no magic bullet. However, it’s one of the best things you can ever do for your health. Unfortunately, many people find themselves failing in their weight loss efforts because they don’t have the information and support they need to reap results. Even if you’ve failed before, you can lose the weight with a little bit of help. Try using these insider tips to enjoy the success you want on your weight loss journey.

Now accepting new clients! Oh my gosh it's Labor Day weekend!

Hello everyone! Hopefully you're enjoying this Labor Day weekend! I wanted to let you all know I now have openings on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and 7:30, and Tuesday and Thursday mornings as early as 4:30 (yes, really!) until 7:30am.  If you live in Ventura County and have been considering a change, contact me!Our 30-40 minute exercise program will incorporate balance and strength training, flexibility, and cardio. Please feel free to email me and ask any questions you have. I look forward to meeting with you! In good health,Sarah

Talk Yourself Out of Your Bad Eating Habits

I have many clients with eating disorders and I also struggled early on in my life with an eating disorder.  It is difficult to rewire the brain to get out of the "old habits" or ways of thinking and to make the brain think of an alternative way to cope.  Stress is the #1 cause of emotional eating as I know this personally and I see it daily with my clients.  The simplist way to deal with this if you turn to food as your release is to TALK YOURSELF OUT OF IT!

Meet the Trainer of NAPS 2 B Fit

Email: naps2bfit@frontiernet.net    Phone: 610-294-8296.  Hello, I am Natalie, of NAPS 2 B Fit...Customized Health + Fitness Programs. Please contact me directly by phone or email, which are provided above, to speak about your needs and wants.This is a free service that gives you the chance to become acquainted with me and what I can do for you.I look forward to speaking with you.Thank you and good-bye.

How to find the right diet?

Human genome is extremely complex and so unique that each persons blue print on dieting along with psychological perception of stress, emotions and food can NOT be summed up in a meal plan or a diet. What may seem to be an "optimal " diet approach that works for most is not looking into the outliers (we all have our own unique outliers) and what's worse the prevalence of obesity in US (36% obese adults and 17% obese youth - CDC 2015 statistics).

Overweight with an eating disorder

Hi there! I want talk about how I ended up overweight with an eating disorder. I have always been your classic Type A, overachieving, perfectionist. As a child, I was overweight and when I entered middle school the pressure of being “thin and pretty” as a means of fitting in took over. I started down a long journey of starving myself. Not only was food restriction a means at trying to improve how I looked, it became an outlet for control when nothing else was under my control.