Posts by Lisa Burbage

How To Get What You Want

How To Get What You Want

I was a presenter at the SC Bar convention last month. One of the other speakers said, “Many people would rather be right than free.” It got me thinking about why some people have success with weight loss and others don’t.  Many people join my programs with prior knowledge of diet and fitness. They have tried different things in the...

Cues and Triggers

Cues and Triggers

Last week on my vlog—or video blog— we learned about the importance of a cue when it comes to having good and bad habits. Most of us are looking to break bad habits. So, in our example, we focused on eating left-over birthday cake in the refrigerator after a long stressful day at work. We learned the three parts of...

What Causes a Bad Habit?

5 Ways to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

5 Ways to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving a few days away, all thoughts are turning to food, good times with family and friends and extra calories. Did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal can easily total 3,000 calories? Add additional calories for appetizers and drinks and before you know it you could be up to a whooping total of 4500 calories in one day. But...

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

What’s Healthy, Tasty, and Inexpensive too?

Fall is a time of cooler temperatures, changing leaves and football games. However, it is also a time where there is an abundance of fall fruits and vegetables. Not only are these fall foods full of nutrients, but they’ll keep your immune system strong so you’re prepared when the temperatures turn chilly. There are many benefits to choosing fall produce:...

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

What Does Fiber Do Besides Keep me “Regular?”

In my last blog I talked about the importance of eating whole grains. I can’t leave this subject without talking about another reason you should eat more whole grains. Whole grains are high in fiber. Other high fiber foods are vegetables, fruits and beans. So what’s all the hoopla about fiber? All the newest research out there continues to promote...

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

Carbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

“I am not supposed to eat carbs when I am trying to lose weight.”… I hear this often. But nothing is further from the truth when you are trying to lose weight, live longer and reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and regulate your blood glucose and cholesterol. “Good carbs,” such as whole grains,...

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

5 Tips for Your Best Night’s Sleep

Why is it hard for me to get a good night’s sleep? It’s no longer true that you need less sleep as you age, so why is the 7-8 hrs of quality sleep eluding me? The problem for me isn’t falling asleep but waking up during the night. In an effort to get a sound night of shut-eye, I started doing...

Lisa Burbage | National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC

Good Health is More Than Diet and Exercise

What does being Healthy really mean?

What does being Healthy really mean?

I saw my doctor the other day for my annual physical. As always, we talked “health” and compared notes. One thing I was surprised to hear her say was some patients don’t see a correlation between being overweight, getting sick and quality of life — “sick” meaning taking multiple medications, getting a chronic disease or simply not feeling their best...

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