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why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you

For a good chunk of my 20s and 30s, I lived with severe refractory #ulcerativecolitis. And all that time, I thought I was doing an excellent job of faking it. My clients and those close to me knew better. I spent far too long putting being sick “on hold” until my stomach disease told meContinue reading “why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you”

weight regain, rebound and self loathing

The number one reason why diets fail?  👉🏾 the restriction is too much too soon for too long  I know this vicious cycle all too well.  As a #chronicdieter for DECADES, I paid a hefty price to hold an “average” weight (155lbs) with a higher body fat (29%) despite a shit ton of calorie restrictionContinue reading “weight regain, rebound and self loathing”

“lifting weights will make me big”

I remember when I started my live and die by the scale dieting in 1997. Jenny Craig told me not to lift weights because we were focused on hitting that magical number on the scale. I am sure it’s different now, but I remember all of these statements running through my head. And it’s comeContinue reading ““lifting weights will make me big””

are you in a weight loss plateau?

Can you guess the ONE word that dieters absolutely dread? It starts with the letter P… Not yet? It’s PLATEAU! I get it completely. When trying to lose weight, if the scale ain’t moving, you feel STUCK, defeated, doubtful, and overwhelmed. And sadly enough, this is the time when I see clients throw in theContinue reading “are you in a weight loss plateau?”

hormonal fat loss players

Is losing body fat an uphill battle for you? Does it feel like you just can’t seem to lose weight despite exercising and eating right? You could say these last 5 years have been a hormonal roller coaster for me personally.  At 36 years old, I was told I was approaching menopause while I enduredContinue reading “hormonal fat loss players”

fat loss formula – part 4 alcohol

Fat Loss Series Part 4: Alcohol! I will never be the personal trainer that says you can’t drink or eat something. It’s not my philosophy; never has been and never will be. Why? Because I practice what I preach. Yes, I eat chocolate and I love to have a glass of wine with my friends,Continue reading “fat loss formula – part 4 alcohol”

fat loss formula part 2 – stress

Fat Loss Series Part Two! 👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾STRESS Your body is resilient. Your body can manage stress like a champ! In fact, we thrive when we are met with periodic stress. For instance, physical stress (exercise) is good in controlled doses. We get stronger, faster, leaner when stress is appropriately applied. BUT in today’s society, CHRONIC stressContinue reading “fat loss formula part 2 – stress”

fat loss formula part 1 – fat or fiction

TRUE! Did you answer correctly? Fat gets a bad rap. Fat is a great support mechanism for our bodies. Fat holds and releases energy. Provides support for our organs. Like anything else – too much fat or too little fat causes us problems. Weight loss isn’t the same as fat loss. We get tripped upContinue reading “fat loss formula part 1 – fat or fiction”

lifting weights and NOT seeing results?

Lifting weights and NOT seeing results? Are you constantly putting in the work but continue to feel like you’re not really seeing any reward? You’re not alone. Here’s the thing, for most of us…It’s not lack of effort. It’s not lack of consistency. It’s not lack of motivation.IT’S A LACK OF PROPER NUTRITION! Ladies, listenContinue reading “lifting weights and NOT seeing results?”

learn to love yourself

I’ve spent the last year under going fertility treatment, eating more and decreasing my exercise all as a means to provide the most thriving environment for pregnancy. I knew with 100% certainty that I would gain weight and I vowed to myself to not revert back to old eating and exercise disordered behaviors as “damageContinue reading “learn to love yourself”