5 Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Energy Without Coffee

Stephanie Matos

One of the biggest reasons people give for why they don’t workout is: “I am too tired.” I can understand this since I know that working, raising kids, doing house work, and (the inevitable one) getting older, can all drain your energy. However, I also know that there are things you can do to get…

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3 ways language can boost your self-esteem (Your words are powerful!)

Stephanie Matos

In general, none of us spend much time focusing on the words we speak. Usually, especially during general conversations, our words just come out without a thought. Here is the truth… Your words are very powerful. Think about it this way, what else do you do everyday that has the power to inspire and uplift…

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Build a Happier Brain with One Science Based Step

Stephanie Matos

Did you know that your brain is actually hardwired to focus on the negative? That’s right, no matter how many wonderful things are happening your brain automatically “takes in” the bad and filters out the good. This is yet another aspect of our brain that we inherited from our prehistoric ancestors. The survival of the…

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The Science of Anxiety & 5 Ways Exercise Changes Your Brain

Stephanie Matos

When I was overweight and fretting every second of the day over my calories, workouts, and weight I now know I was suffering from anxiety. At that time I felt so alone and trapped in my negative thoughts, however, I was far from alone. Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million adults in the United States…

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3 Ways to Trick Your Genetic Code, Grow Your Brain, and Flatten Your Belly

stephanie matos

The way your body responds to stress was extremely important from an evolutionary perspective. Without it, the human race wouldn’t be here today. This response gave our ancestors the energy they needed to either fight off or runaway from a threat. This is why it is commonly called the fight or flight response. Fight or…

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[Video] Change Your Definition of Success & 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Stephanie Matos

I think it is time that you change the way you define success in your life. For example, the commonly accepted definition of weight loss success is reaching a certain number on the scale. I believe that focusing on daily successes that are completely non-weight related will help you  reach your weight loss goals much…

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The Science of Willpower & 2 Ways to Boost Your Willpower

Stephanie Matos

Many believe that overweight and obese people simply lack willpower and that is why they can’t lose weight. What these people do not understand is that all of us lack willpower. Willpower is a Limited Resource  You only have a certain amount of willpower to use everyday and every time you force yourselves to do…

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3 Science Based Reasons Deprivation Diets Don’t Work

Stephanie Matos

I am sure you have had a friend or family member who has lost a ton of weight on the latest and greatest fad diet. Yet it is estimated that over 95% of all people who lose weight on a diet gain it back (1)! Clearly something is missing from this weight loss equation. Almost…

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Comfort Foods: Men Vs Women & 3 Ways to Curb Your Comfort Food Cravings

Stephanie Matos

I just read a really interesting study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior that is all about comfort foods. In this study they surveyed 1,416 men and women to determine the most popular comfort foods (1). Men Vs Women           There are some pretty major differences between women and men when it comes to…

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How to Lose 10 Pounds Without Trying (Yes I’m Serious!) 5 Science Based Tips

Stephanie Matos

When I was overweight I gained weight very quickly and always knew exactly why I had gained it (usually because of binge eating after a crash diet of some sort), however, research shows that most people gain weight overtime without really knowing how or why it happened (1). When you first hear this stat you…

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