Foolproof Ways To Enjoy A Holiday Without Ruining Your Progress

Next week is the 4th of July and that brings with it mountains of potato salad piling up in kitchens and the sound of burgers sizzling on the grill across the US. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be a challenge for anyone who is trying to … Continue reading Foolproof Ways To Enjoy A Holiday Without Ruining Your Progress

Why I Don’t Give My Clients Meal Plans

Meal plans sound great, right? You get to take out all the hard work of figuring out what food is healthy, what you want to eat, and how many calories you are eating because a professional did it for you! What better way could there be to make sure you are eating well and losing … Continue reading Why I Don’t Give My Clients Meal Plans

Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition

There is a lot of information out there about nutrient timing, especially when it comes to what we should eat before, during, and after exercise. Do you load up on carbs beforehand? Do you need BCAAs mid-workout to keep up your energy? If you aren't able to chug a protein shake within 20 minutes of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition

The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

If you've ever hopped on a treadmill or elliptical you've probably seen it: a screen that tells you when you are in the "fat burning zone" vs. the "cardio zone". In theory, this means that you should stay at this zone to trick your body into burning more fat than carbs in your workout. Maybe … Continue reading The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

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

Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too! 3 Tricks to Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind.

When you decide to try and lose a few pounds, whats the first thing that you think you should do? Start some cardio? Cut out desserts? Usually, there are a few things that everybody gravitates toward, but it can be hard to follow through an create a concrete plan that works without leading to a … Continue reading Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too! 3 Tricks to Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind.

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?" … Continue reading Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss

Get Outside: It Could Change Your Life

This morning I found myself on my way to a session when I got that dreaded last minute cancellation text. It was 5:30 and I thought about my options: I could turn around and go back to bed for an hour, or I could stay up, go for a walk, and enjoy the sunrise while … Continue reading Get Outside: It Could Change Your Life

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Picture this: You've been working out consistently, eating pretty well and feeling good about your progress and how your body looks. You decide to put that confidence to the test and step on the scale, only to be devastated by the number you see. Two minutes ago you were feeling great, but now your day … Continue reading Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either