Toronto & York Head Coach Holly's personal blog

The Number 1 BEST Diet on the Planet

By Holly Dykstra | December 12, 2021

So, you are wanting to lose a few pounds, maybe tone up, and you google this very line… “What is the best diet plan?” Suddenly, you are bombarded with 365 ways for you to lose weight. Amazing. Now what?! Which one is really the best? We’ve got low carb, high carb, low fat, high fat, […]

The Best Form of Exercise That ALL Women Should be Doing

By Holly Dykstra | December 9, 2021

I have said it once and I will say it again… what is the best form of exercise that you should be doing? The one that you LOVE and that you are going to do! Plain and simple. I can sit here all day and tell you about the benefits of what I believe to […]

3 Ways to Start Eating Better Today

By Holly Dykstra | December 6, 2021

If you’ve been following me on social for a while, you will know that this girl is NOT about dieting. Been there. Done that. Bought the T-shirt and the tacky mug. No bueno. Diets are nothing more than short-term stresses that yield short-term results. However, building lifelong healthy nutrition practices can do soooo much for […]

3 Blood Sugar Balancing Smoothies That Will Tickle Your Taste Buds

By Holly Dykstra | November 27, 2021

I think that I may actually be the poster child for beefy breakfast smoothies! Now we are not talking a bunch of water, ice cubes and spinach here… these smoothies are designed to give you an incredible does of nutrients while keeping you super full AND they taste like pure delight in a cup! As […]

Why Exercise Isn’t the Best Weight Loss Strategy

By Holly Dykstra | November 25, 2021

Ok ok I know…. You are totally like WTF when you read the title of this post! Of course exercise is one of the best weight loss strategies – why else on earth would we put ourselves through all of that if it doesn’t help us lose weight?! Let me elaborate. Regular exercise, when used […]

Mindset Matters: Ditch the Diet and Avoid Comparison

By Holly Dykstra | November 23, 2021

We live in a world where weight loss seems to be on the minds of many women. Just a handful of decades ago, the average celebrated female body was anywhere from a size 8 to a size 16. Fast forward to the 90’s when “Twiggy” became the ideal body shape and BAM! Enter the size […]

3 Things That May Be Impacting Your Fat Loss Efforts

By Holly Dykstra | November 18, 2021

Weight loss, and more specifically fat loss, is STILL a very hot topic these days. Have you ever wondered why that is? We are a society deeply entrenched in the diet industry yet our overall fat storage continues to climb. Typically our weight loss conversation includes a whole lot of chatter about diet and exercise; […]

My Favourite Blood Sugar Balancing Salad

By Holly Dykstra | November 2, 2021

We have all heard about blood sugar and that we need to balance it but what the heck does that even mean and why? Let’s break it down quickly and get to the good part: THE RECIPE.

Creating New Habits: Starting Small, Stacking Habits and the Power of Consistency

By Holly Dykstra | October 20, 2021

I think we can all agree that there are a few habits in our lives that we would like to “upgrade” or maybe even some that we really want to adopt. But just like our dietary patterns, habits are hard wired, ingrained and difficult to change. I have talked before about changing our eating strategy, […]

I Just Can’t Sleep: The “Why” behind Poor Sleep and 3 Easy Ways to Help Sleep Better Tonight

By Holly Dykstra | October 18, 2021

Sleep, or should I say, lack thereof, is a HOT health topic these days. Insomnia and various sleep disturbances are no longer reserved for a select few. In fact, some statistics show as many as 78% of North American adults report sleep troubles. Something that was once so innate has now become a widespread issue […]

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