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 […]

Just Tell Me What Food To Eat!

You want to eat right. You want to drop some weight. You want to feel good. But the grocery store is overwhelming with all its choices. Labels screaming “Low Carb”, “Gluten Free”, “Lower Your Cholesterol”. Should you get the non fat greek yogurt or the full fat, grass-fed version? Fruit is good for you, right? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 4

Hell yes, let’s throw some weight around!   We have finally arrived at one of my favorite topics: weight training! Yes, I know, I get excited over weird things, but that benefits you as I know this topic backwards and forwards. So let’s make sure we’re on the same page here first. You want to […]

6 Simple Steps to a Fit Confident Body This Summer – Part 3

Step 3) What kind of cardio hell must I tolerate to get in shape?   Let’s remember our goals for a second, okay? You want to prance around the beach (or pool) in your teeny tiny swim suit and feel damn good about yourself. In order to do that, we have to move our bodies […]