Elisabeth Ricarda
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5 Non-Scale Victories to Celebrate Right Now

Mid-January is a tough time for a lot of people. In most of the northern hemisphere the weather is dark and grey, holiday bills are starting to roll in, and on top of that, you feel like you’re not making any progress on your weight loss journey. It’s been two weeks! Shouldn’t I have lost at least a few pounds by now? Not necessarily. Read More

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10 Questions to Set You Up for an Awesome 2017

Ah, a brand new year. Full of possibilities and excitement. Like with all transitions though, that excitement often carries with it seeds of apprehension and intimidation. “What if it doesn’t work out? I never stick to my resolutions anyway.” While we know that change is available to us at any time, January brings with it an ever-renewed hope that this will be the year it actually happens. Read More

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A Man's Perspective on Aging, Fear, and Letting Go

Elisabeth has asked me to write a guest blog post again this week. We quite often discuss our unique perspective on the U.S.A., being from a neighbouring country and all. Though some of you might think that Canada is just America-but-north (North?)... well, you'd be wrong - for reasons I’ll get into later. Read More

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Why Is My Man Losing Weight Faster Than I Am?!

Jason and I both started our first Whole30 on Monday. It’s been seven full days, and I’ve noticed mood swings, cravings, fatigue, and even flu-like symptoms. What I haven’t noticed? Washboard abs, boundless energy, and all the good things that (eventually) come with making healthier choices. As for Jason? Well, he’s voiced a few cravings here and there, but overall he’s feeling good and looking leaner (already!). What gives?! Read More

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Setbacks: A Sign of Growth

Resolutions. They can be so overwhelming. The word itself implies that something is wrong and needs to be resolved. I don’t believe that we need to be fixed, which is why I shy away from making them. That being said, I've been focused on the things I want to let go of from 2015, and the things I want to focus on in the year to come. And yet, something is bugging me. It seems to be a common theme amongst my friends and peers. We’re feeling the effects of the Holiday Hangover, and the long year ahead is starting to seem a bit more daunting than exciting. Read More

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How to Start 2016 off on the Right Foot

Although it’s difficult to measure, it’s estimated that 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail. Why? My own personal guess is that most people think in vague terms of “I want to be healthier” or “I want to lose weight.” Naturally this is difficult to achieve, because you can’t measure it, there’s no timeline, and it has no real meaning. The vast majority of us want to “be healthier” but what does that really mean? Read More

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