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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Keeping in line with our conversation about obstacles last week, I want to talk about one that comes up a lot: what do you do when you don't have access to a gym? It's a valid question. When you see all these workouts based around heavy weights and fancy equipment it can be overwhelming to … Continue reading No Gym? No Problem. At At Home Workout with No Excuses.
I don't think it would be a surprise to anyone to hear that I love exercise and think that it is a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle, but there is one thing that is even more important than breaking a sweat and that's what you eat. Diet is EVERYTHING when it comes to … Continue reading Grocery Stores are Trying to Trick You: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game
The gym may be my second home now, but before I really started working out consistently (and even for a while after I did) the gym was a terrifying place. I was convinced that everyone else would be in perfect shape, would know I was a fraud with no idea what I was doing, and … Continue reading Stop Thinking and Start Thriving With These Four Solutions To Gym Anxiety