What the Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Cellulite

With summer fast approaching, I have had more and more conversations with people who are dreading swimsuit season. One of the top fears I hear is about cellulite--everyone wants to know how to make it disappear and everyone is scared of others knowing they have it. Cellulite is a tough topic because we have been [...]

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The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health

This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a [...]

Bath Time: Just for Kids or the Secret to Achieving Your Fitness Goals?

I am a HUGE proponent of baths. Bubbles, candles, an episode of Grey's Anatomy, maybe a glass of wine if the mood so strikes--I go all in on a relaxing night in the tub. And while the relaxation alone is a great reason to slide in, there are some big health benefits to bath time. [...]

The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress

I get it. I really do. I used to love having one day a week where all nutritious thought went out the window and I could eat pints of ice cream and boxes of pizza until my pants got uncomfortably tight while still thinking I could reach my goals. That can be a fun bubble [...]

Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I'm naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I'm talking full on, shaking, can't breathe, feel like my [...]

Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I get asked about motivation a lot. It seems like this is the one elusive concept that clients and friends feel is holding them back from reaching their full potential--"How do you stay motivated to workout?" "How can I get motivated to get  up early and meal prep?" [...]