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I’m Elise, a Lifelong Health & Fitness Enthusiast
I used to think that extreme calorie restriction and lots of intense daily exercise was the key to achieving a feminine hourglass figure. After suffering metabolic damage in 2013, I became determined to learn everything I could about sustainable fat loss and body recomposition. Read more about my story…
What Do You Need Help With?
I started this site to help other women stop punishing their bodies with unhealthy diet/fitness fads and start finding sustainable ways to achieve lasting fat loss and hourglass-like curves. Feel free to browse through some of my blog posts in the following categories:
Food & Nutrition
Your hourglass figure starts with what you eat. Browse through the following posts to find out how to tweak your meals and snacks in a healthy, sustainable way.
10 Foods That Are Good for Calming Your Nerves From Stress and Anxiety
In stressful situations, it’s easy to turn toward food to deal with emotions instead of choosing foods good for nerves and anxiety. The foods we’re typically drawn to when we’re stressed are usually very high in fat and carbs. When you’re in the moment, feeling all...
5 Super Smoothie Ideas to Satisfy Your Cravings
Looking for a super smoothie recipe to help satisfy some of your strongest cravings? You've come to the right place! Honestly, if cravings weren’t such a big problem, most of us would probably have no problem sticking to healthier food choices more consistently....
The Benefits of Mindful Eating (And How to Do It)
If you've ever wondered what the benefits of mindful eating might be, you've come to the right place. I mean, how often do any of us really give our full attention to what we’re eating, anyway? I’m not talking about simply picking out the type of food you want to...
Fitness & Daily Movement
You can sculpt and tone your muscles in a way that accentuates a natural hourglass shape. Find out what the best workouts are and how to keep moving all day long.
The Secret to Monday Workout Motivation
Health is often on the minds of most people during the first day of the week, but why is it so insanely hard to get motivated to work out come Monday? Believe it or not, your pleasure hormones could be behind the reason why your Monday workout motivation is so dang...
Why You Should Try Tabata Training
Tabata benefits more than just your body — it saves you loads of time, too. If you find that you’re always strapped for time and struggle to fit a workout into your daily routine, you might seriously want to consider looking into tabata as more effective alternative...
7 Awesome Health Benefits of Walking An Hour a Day
Are you making a habit of out walking an hour a day or more? Every adult living in today’s modern world has probably heard some kind of study about how weight lifting keeps your muscles strong and your brain fit, or how high intensity exercises can keep your heart...
Fat Loss & Weight Management
Trying to burn fat from stubborn areas? Here’s the real science behind fat loss, plus how you can work with your body instead of restricting your diet or overdoing it with too much exercise.
What’s My Body Shape? Find Out If You’re An Hourglass, Pear, Apple, Rectangle, or Inverted Triangle
Wondering what your body shape is? The body shape you have depends on far more than just your lifestyle (although lifestyle certainly plays a massive role). Your genetics are what determine your true body shape. In fact, it's your build, your metabolic type, and your...
25 Practical Tips to Minimize Holiday Weight Gain (While Still Being Able to Enjoy Yourself!)
‘Tis the season for eating too many sweets and lounging on the couch for some serious Christmas movie marathons. It’s far too easy to gain weight over the holidays, but if you make the effort, you can it altogether—and maybe even lose weight by New Year’s. Here are some of my best tips.
Hormones, Metabolism & Gut Health
There’s more to health than just diet and exercise. Here are some tips on how you can keep your hormones balanced, boost your metabolism, and heal your gut.
13 Science-Backed Ways to Reduce Cortisol Levels Naturally
In this high-stress kind of modern world, everyone is looking for ways to reduce their cortisol levels naturally and as effectively as possible. Cortisol is the body’s main stress hormone. When your brain senses a stressor, it sends the signal for your adrenal glands...
Lifestyle & Habits
The current state of your health is a result of your daily habits. Here’s how to tailor your lifestyle in a way that supports your fitness goals and overall well-being.
How to Indulge Yourself in Your Favourite Guilty Pleasures, Guilt-Free!
When you’re working hard to become the best version of yourself that you can be, it can be easy to get swept up in trying to be perfect all the time. No time to indulge yourself in unhealthy habits — there’s work to be done and progress to be made, right? The funny...
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