Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain = Impossible??

The holiday whirlwind is here again and all I can think of is how much weight I gained last year!  I don’t want to do that again! But damn, that pumpkin pie looks really good…. Is that what’s going through your head right now as we hit Thanksgiving? Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders […]

Why This Nutritionist Eats Chocolate Every Day

Those 30 day challenges that require you to cut out all the “fun” foods just don’t work for me. Perhaps they did at one point in my life, but not anymore. No potatoes? No chocolate? No bread? No sugar? No effing way. You see I’ve gone even more “hardcore” than 30 days. I went a […]

3 Reasons Why Your Body Goals Are All Wrong Ladies

One of my clients the other day told me about a conversation she had recently with her doctor. As the doctor congratulated my client on her recent weight loss, she also asked what her final goal weight would be. Before she could even answer, the doctor piped in with “why don’t you go for the […]

What Are You Really Hungry For?

There you are with the door to the cabinet open, gazing longingly at the chips and crackers, gripping the door handles while you try to get a grip on your cravings. Again. This seems to be a habit now, like the Monday morning promises to clean things up for once. This moment where you could […]

Give Yourself a Motivational Kick in the Ass

Would you like to find a deep well of motivation to tap into at a moment’s notice to obliterate whatever goal you set? A kick in the ass on call whenever you need it? I can’t tell you how many people tell me this is what they’re looking for. Figuratively, of course. No one actually enjoys […]

Body Image Isn’t a Cute Catch-Phrase; It’s a Goddamn Thief

My mom died in a car accident when I was 19 years old. It’s been 18 years, with only a few old pictures to tide me over. Eighteen years is a long time to remember how someone’s voice sounds or how their laugh echoes through the house or how their eyes crinkle up when they […]

Hell With a Smile – Yes, Working Out Is Hard

I just finished a grueling run. Sweat dripping, blisters forming, lungs burning, legs on fire, totally wanting to quit. For four whole miles.   Yeah, I know, not what you were expecting, huh? Shouldn’t I be reserving the term “grueling” for those 20-something mile long runs that marathoners talk about? Or Navy Seal training? I […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 6

The final component in claiming your confident, fit body this summer: escape from body image hell!   I’ll give it to you straight: you can do everything we’ve talked about here in the first 5 steps, make fantastic progress to your summer body goals, and STILL be miserable on vacation. What?? I know! You put […]

Cellulite & Stretch Marks Packaged in Six-Pack Abs??

I spent the weekend up close and personal at a professional sand volleyball tournament. As a birthday present, I had box seats so close to the athletes, I could have leaned forward and patted them on the back in encouragement as they wound up their killer serve. Don’t worry, I didn’t actually do that even […]

Letting Yourself Be Seen & Heard

I see it all the time: clients come to me with either one of two energies: either they want to get in shape to prove themselves to others (or even to themselves!) OR they want to get in shape without anyone else noticing them (baggy clothes, can’t take a compliment, feel awkward when others notice […]