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 […]

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 […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 5

The silent hell-raisers: Sleep & Stress     You’ve set your goal, you’re tracking your food intake, you’re faithfully walking and doing your intervals, you’re pushing some weight around, and you’re all set! Well hold on a second there, girlie. We’re besties, remember? I would never let my best friend walk out of here with […]

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 […]

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

This is Part 1 of a 6-part blog series. Here’s the scenario: my best friend has come to me and wants to know exactly what to do to get in shape for her family summer vacation. In 6 steps, here is exactly what I’d tell her to do. I dug out my summer shorts today […]

Online Training – The Secret New Tool For Fitness

When it comes to health and fitness we’re all just trying to find tools that work for us, right? Some do programs like Weight Watchers, some sign up for marathon races, some join the local gym.  But unless you have a built in coach or support system, just trying things out with no real plan […]

“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 […]