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 […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident Fit Body This Summer – Part 2

My best friend has asked me to help her get in shape for summer vacation. This blog series is my exact answer. Part One is here, if you haven’t read that yet. Step 2) What the hell should I eat? In the body building industry they say that 80% of what you look like is […]

“You Just Must Not Want it Bad Enough”

Picture this scene: the stone faced trainer with arms crossed with their crying female client trying to explain why she ate the equivalent of a buffet line over the weekend.  And then here it comes. The trainer says, “well, you just must not want it bad enough”.  <<crickets>> Seriously, that’s all you have to offer […]

With All This Exercise, Why Can’t I Lose the Weight??

Here’s an email from a nutrition client of mine a year or so ago: “I’m eating 5 small meals a day with mostly protein and veggies, with a few carbs here and there. I eat around 1200 calories a day. I’m lifting weights 4-5 days per week, plus 1 hour of cardio 6 days per […]

Is Your Diet a Life Sentence?

Here’s the thing: we all want to hit our health and physique goals, but we also want to have a life, right? If you’re a Type A personality like me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the dieting mentality and take healthy behaviors and make them too extreme. That daily leisure walk with […]