If you have been struggling with weight-loss, you must watch this video. In this video, I explain how a simple shift in perspective can improve your long-term motivation and commitment, helping you staying on track.Read More
Weight-loss is not just about calories in and calories out
This is a gross oversimplification of a very complex process. You see, weight-loss is a multifaceted process with way too many variables that cannot be just boiled down to a mathematical equation.
The truth is that even the scientists don’t know for sure everything that it is involved in it. So let’s spot pretending that this is just a matter of exercising more and eating less.
The human body is a complex piece of machinery that relies on homeostasis to function properly. If you are not familiar with the term, homeostasis is a self-regulating process that resists changes in the external environment in order to maintain a steady state of physical and chemical conditions that are crucial to survival.
When we make drastic attempts to lose weight, we threaten the stability of systems, and the body has no choice but to defend the energy balance.Read More
“Your body will not manifest anything that your mind doesn’t believe is possible.”Carla Torres
That’s right. Everything is created in your mind first. Your thoughts influence your behaviours and your behaviours, well, they influence your results.
If deep inside you don’t feel you can achieve something, your mind will prove you right. This means that you won’t find the strength you need to push your limits. You won’t have the will to look for solutions. You may try again and again but you will always fall short.Read More
You know how we can feel very confident one minute and totally inadequate the next?
Well, that happens because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. It’s not as if we do this on purpose. It happens automatically in our unconscious mind.
You see, in order to process the immense amount of information that comes our way every second, the unconscious mind must find a way to filter what is relevant and important.Read More
A New Year begins and with that comes renewed hope for a better future.
At this moment, we are generally more optimistic and enthusiastic which makes it the perfect time to design the future we would like to manifest.
So to get the best out of the positive vibes we are experiencing, I suggest the following visualisation exercise.Read More
You probably heard about affirmations before. You might even have tried doing affirmations as part of a self-development process. But have you being performing them in a way that will bring you the results you want?
You see, to be effective you must fully believe in the affirmation you are performing. And I find that that’s where most people fall short. Repeating a sentence without fully understanding or accepting its content will not change how you feel about something.
So let’s look at a better way of doing it, shall we?
First, what are affirmations?Read More
So you want to change your body, to become fit and healthy, to feel comfortable in your own skin so you can finally be free to enjoy life, go after your dreams and fulfil your true potential.
I get it.
It is not as if you haven’t tried before. You certainly did. Some things worked for a while. Others left a bitter taste behind. And now, you might be a little discouraged.
You are not alone. I’ve heard this story multiple times. That’s why I decided to make this video. To show you that there is nothing wrong with you. It is the way you have been approaching that it’s not the best.
Here’s why you haven’t succeed yet and what you need to do to get back on track.Read More
Did you know that your gains happen outside of the gym, when you are resting? That’s right.
Exercise is just the initial push, a necessary stimulus that forces the body to go through physiological adaptations (getting stronger, building muscle, becoming leaner). For those adaptations to occur, the body requires time to clean up the mess created by your workout session (think of all the by-products left behind) and to repair broken down tissue that was (purposefully) damaged during exercise.
So what happens if we don’t give time for the body to recover?Read More
The fitness industry loves Challenges. And at this time of the year, they seem to be everywhere: “40-day build challenge” or “12 weeks to a bikini body.“
I’ve never been very fond of challenges because they tend to reinforce behavioural patterns and beliefs that are not beneficial.
For instance, most challenges are short-lived contributing to the erroneous belief that losing weight (or building muscle) is a fast process. To deliver results in such short period of time, most programs rely on endorsing extreme behaviours that are not realistic (or safe) for the average person. Those behaviours generate an enormous amount of deprivation which could potentially lead to unhealthy compensatory behaviours (binging, purging or over exercising). Besides, most programs don’t expand on how to maintain the results, so once the challenge is over you are on your own.Read More
You know how people start very excited about a goal just to lose motivation within a few weeks?
This is because it is normal to experience an emotional roller coaster as we pursue a goal. One day, we are super excited and passionate. The other, we may feel overwhelmed and discouraged.
The biggest challenge is to go through the downs without falling off the bandwagon. But how do we do that?
In this video, I share my top tip for staying connected and committed to your goals even during hard times.Read More