former food obsessed here

I’ve been there. On ALL the diets. Counting calories, restricting and depriving myself most of my adult life. I was Food Obsessed. How about you?  Do you have a constant stream of thoughts about food; what you can’t have, what you can have, how much you can have, how many calories, and so on??? It’sContinue reading “former food obsessed here”

medium fat protein sources in Hawaii

Welcome to Day 2 of my 4 day coverage of low fat, medium fat, high fat and plant based protein sources here in Hawaii. As a virtual and female certified personal trainer on Oahu, my clients are often confused as to why protein choices matter. Most of the time they are unaware they are needingContinue reading “medium fat protein sources in Hawaii”

low fat protein sources in hawaii

Here is Day 1 of a 4 Day PROTEIN CHEAT SHEET just for you! Living in Hawaii, we love our fish and poi; but, no doubt, we also love our fatty cuts of meat! As a female personal trainer in Hawaii, working on Oahu, I get asked ALL OF THE TIME, what low fat proteinContinue reading “low fat protein sources in hawaii”

how did I get here?

Do you remember your first diet? I do. I remember I was in 3rd grade at a school pizza party and a boy told me I didn’t need to eat any pizza because I was so fat. Now with social media in today’s culture, dieting and the “perfect” body is all around us. Can weContinue reading “how did I get here?”

former food pusher here, now in recovery

A Food Pusher or Pressure Feeder is someone who pushes or pressures you to eat something after you’ve already said no. Typically, they have their own agenda in wanting you to eat the food they are offering. Perhaps they want to be the best hostess or they feel they’ve gone to all this work and want you to enjoy.Continue reading “former food pusher here, now in recovery”

i have some bad news for you…

I have some bad news for you… There is SO MUCH FALSE weight loss and diet information out there that has BRAIN 🧠 WASHED us to believe that hours of cardio and cutting your calories super low is the answer to weight loss.  ☝️THIS is a common issue I see many women making when theyContinue reading “i have some bad news for you…”

my drug of choice

I remember, not too long ago, how food ruled my day; every day, every hour, every minute, every second. What was I going to eat? How long was I not going to eat? Was it time to eat? Did I have enough protein to eat when I was supposed to eat? Maybe I shouldn’t eatContinue reading “my drug of choice”

you have to actually like what you eat

What if you actually liked how you ate every single day? If you are like me, a LIFETIME dieter, then you’ll recognize these feelings right away:1. You are either STARVING or miserably STUFFED. 2. You are deathly afraid of eating out situations where you can’t control your food intake (a party, a special occasion, aContinue reading “you have to actually like what you eat”

how long does it take to lose weight?

You’ve just started a new workout routine and eating a more healthy diet (after noticing those jeans have in fact not shrunk, *sigh*), and you’re asking this one important question: How long does it take to lose weight? Is it a few days? Please, be yes. A few weeks? A few months? Let’s go over some basicsContinue reading “how long does it take to lose weight?”

moms, this is for you

Moms wear many hats and slay a slew of responsibilities every day. In the midst of all these moments and tasks, there’s very little time for you — even though self-care is essential for Your well-being. It starts with MINDFULNESS. As a Coach, I work with my moms to shift their perspective from “I haveContinue reading “moms, this is for you”