The 3 Keys

Healthy weight – 2 very important words that have stuck with me from the beginning of my weight-loss/maintenance journey, so let's talk about them!

Healthy weight – 2 very important words that have stuck with me from the beginning of my weight-loss/maintenance journey, so let's talk about them!


No one is the same, and not everyone is going to look like a fashion model no matter how hard you try. However, you can be all YOU can be by following my advice in my two prior blogs and those that follow.



A lot of people questioned my weight after they saw me on The Dr. Oz Show. They found it hard to believe that I currently weigh 141 pounds, but I do and I'm proud of it. People kept saying to me, "You don't weigh that much!" But I'm here to say, yes I do.


The reason I look smaller is because I combine healthy eating, cardio, and strength training. Those are the 3 keys! I have built up some muscle and, believe it or not, muscle actually makes you look smaller and leaner. Plus 1 pound of muscle at rest per day burns 50 calories; that fact alone was enough for me to add strength training into my routine.


Eating right and exercise will get you there! Weigh yourself only once a week, keep track of your progress, and enlist a friend to weigh in with you. That person can give you that extra nudge you need to keep on the right track.


I went from 201 pounds to 141 pounds. I'm a lean, mean machine because I combined the 3 keys; eating healthy, cardio and strength training. I am at a healthy weight, and the best part is it's easy to maintain. If I can do it anyone can!


Finally, my last tip this week is if you haven't done so already, get rid of all salt in your house! I replaced my salt with hot red pepper flakes. The best part is they actually help you lose weight and give your food a kick without the sodium!

Follow my 3 keys and ROCK ON! You deserve it! 

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If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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