The revolving door

Cycle of Dieting

My mission is to help women get out of the revolving door of dieting through habit based behavioral coaching.

So what is the revolving door? This – the cycle of dieting.

This is where you enter into a diet (which ultimately is calorie restriction of some type), you lose weight, but then unbeknownst to you, your body starts to fight the process of what you just did and you end up gaining weight, often times as much as what you lost and sometimes more than you lost. You feel frustrated, defeated, a failure, so you try something else. Except you’re just going into the same revolving door, but this time with a slower metabolism to start, despite the weight loss/gain, if not because of it (see kcal examples on the inside of the circle).

This is 95%+ of people that attempt a diet.

No, you say, I am doing a lifestyle change. Those often masquerade as a diet, sorry.

So what now, Megan? We just give up?

No, I propose that there is a better way, a way that is formed by improving upon  who you are, not demeaning it by not allowing foods. It is about habit change and allowing for foods to remain, but in a way that is sustainable. Sustainable for your health, energy, weight, and emotions.

These changes are very individual and exactly why you need someone to walk you through the process that works best for you.

Expect frustration when seeking success

Someone out there needs to hear this – when you seek success, frustration is guaranteed. It will not be an easy road. You will make mistakes. You will fail. You will feel defeated.

Last week I was in the mountains with my kids and took some time with my oldest to make a path to sled down. We had a few good runs on it when her sled started going down a different way towards the top. She was getting frustrated when it kept going down the wrong path and stopping mid-way when she said, “Why am I such a failure?!” I responded, “You are not failing. You sometimes have to keep trying to figure out how to deal with bumps or splits in the road. You won’t have success until you get back up and try again.” She did. And she failed a few more times before she got a great run down.


Success comes with moving past frustrations, instead of expecting to not have them.

Replenished Eggnog Latte – A Healthier Eggnog Latte

I love coffee/tea drinks as much as you do, but I don’t like the price tag or the unnecessary ingredients. Here’s a recipe to save money and replenish your body with better ingredients!

Replenished Eggnog Latte by Replenish Nutrition, LLC

Healthier Eggnog Latte

1 oz creamer of choice
4 oz milk or milk alternative
Sweetener of choice (Stevia used here, maple syrup or honey would work too)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
6 oz coffee or Chai tea
Pinch of ground cloves

Heat milk, add the spices and sweetener. Blend or froth. Add coffee or Chai and blend until mixed well.

DON’T FIT THE JEANS, MAKE THE JEANS FIT YOU.

I see you, friend. I see you picking out those jeans out of the closet where they’ve been sitting for a while. You think, I’ll try those again and just see. Do they go over my hips? Do they button? Even if they do, do I have skin spillage?

Friend – get new jeans. I know you what you’re thinking – “But I’ll lose weight! I’m in the middle of my process there! I don’t want to buy new jeans yet. I WILL MAKE THESE WORK.” But… “They’re so uncomfortable. I feel squeezed all day. My rolls are making new rolls.” New jeans will make you feel confident, help you stop thinking about every place that you’re squeezed and give you room to breathe and think about other things.
What if these jeans are the diet you’ve been doing repeatedly? You go back to it again and again, and yet it still doesn’t fit.

STOP TRYING TO FIT YOUR BODY INTO THE DIET AND FIT THE DIET TO YOUR BODY.

Change the areas of your life that need tweaking and adjusting based on your lifestyle, desires, physiological needs, and health outcomes. Don’t pick up that old diet because it never fit right anyways. Transform your eating, moving, doing habits around what works for you and watch yourself sit up straighter and walk with confidence because you make those jeans look good.

Friend – this person has been me before. I am that friend. I have tried the diet, but now I know, with experience and education and expertise with past clients,  that there is not one cookie cutter thing that will fit YOU. Uniquely you.

Not keto, not veganism, not Paleo, not carnivore, etc etc etc. You need to figure out what your body/life needs and go from there.

Give the jeans away and I’ll help you find new ones. I’ll walk you through and measure your lifestyle and hold your hand as we fit the food and lifestyle to you. To get you healthier and more confident than ever before.

We can do this, together.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Yesterday it snowed in Colorado (after a high of 80 degrees the day before), but you bet I still made a smoothie! No, I don’t wear shorts in winter, why do you ask?

I love this Pumpkin Pie Smoothie at any time of year, but in the fall it really captures the flavor of the season (pumpkin, duh) for sure. I love it with vanilla protein powder, but feel free to make it with yogurt instead! Great for breakfast or a high protein snack.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Granola topping

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Top with granola or pumpkin seeds for fun! 

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