Author: Maria Goodwin

  • For The Love Of Vegetables?

    I recognize that veggies are hit-or-miss for many people, so I am not going to tell you bad things about them or try to tell you how great they are so you walk away feeling guilty about not eating them. I HATE GREEN BEANS. I really do. The outsides feel like coarse, dry sandpaper assaulting…

  • Secrets Of Naturally Skinny People

    For those of us who have spent any amount of time overweight or obese, we eventually find ourselves wondering how those skinny people eat whatever they want and stay thin! I mean, come on, that girl ate a whole pizza and wore a size 6! What the hell? After losing 70 pounds, I have cracked…

  • How to Track Fat Loss?

    When you’re determined to meet your fitness goals, it’s crucial to find ways to stay on track. And one of the best ways to achieve weight loss success is to track your progress. Losing that extra weight, dieting, doing exercise, and living right is no walk in the park. You often fall into the temptation…

  • 3 Strategies to Fight Head Hunger

    Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that emotional Hunger can be the death-knell of your glorious, mighty, awe-inspiring weight loss ambitions. Understanding and harnessing your Hunger allows you to get control back from the raging monster. At the beginning of your weight loss plan, Hunger looks and acts like a cute, cuddly…

  • What Are Your Motivators For Weight Loss?

    The reason a person decides to lose weight is very individual and often highly personal. Sometimes it is a very sobering experience to recognize the aspects of your life that you will improve with weight loss. It might make you feel emotional and vulnerable. That’s ok! It’s perfectly normal! Weight loss tends to provoke many…

  • I’m Not Losing Any Weight!

    So you’ve found yourself on this page because you’ve been tracking your food and exercise, weighing and measuring everything you consume. You weighed in this morning buck-ass naked, but the scale keeps telling you that your weight ISN’T going down! Or worse, it’s going up! WHEN YOUR SCALE IS GOING UP, AND YOU’RE DOING EVERYTHING…

  • What To Do If You Mess Up Your Diet?

    I have to tell you a harsh truth about losing weight; at some point, you’re going to fall off the wagon. You’ll be chugging along on your plan, losing weight steadily, and then life will happen. Maybe it’s a birthday or anniversary celebration, an illness in the family, or extra stress at work while working…

  • Science Behind Calorie Burning

    As a science teacher, I was tasked with teaching biological, chemical, and physical science concepts to high school students. They were usually unabashedly disinterested unless I could make the abstract and foreign seem more accessible and understandable. But I’m sure YOU were always paying close attention in science class and never passing notes. Still, nevertheless,…

  • 22 Ways To Lose Weight Overnight

    “What should I do to lose weight overnight? I want to lose weight, but I don’t know-how! What is clean eating? How can I figure this weight loss stuff out?” If this sounds like you, and “clean eating” sounds more like eating in the shower than a way to lose weight, you’re in luck! Fortunately,…

  • My Experience: Does Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

    I love fruit. I really do. Strawberries, bananas, pineapple, clementines, pears, kiwis, raspberries, apples, grapes, oranges, and blueberries! Hooray for fruit! I’ve always liked fruit but have only grown into really loving it as an adult. When I joined Weight Watchers (WW) with my Mom and Dad back in 2012, we learned that the WW…