When I first started to commit to fitness I was in college. Not only did I have a full time class load, but I also worked 3 jobs totaling over 40 hours a week. Working the equivalent of a full time job as a full time student doesn't leave a person with much time for … Continue reading How To Fit Fitness Into Your Life
You're frustrated. You've been great about tracking what you eat, making sure you exercise, and there is no possible way that you are taking in more calories than you are burning so why aren't you losing weight? The reality is, eating less is not always the solution. In fact, I would say that at least … Continue reading Is Eating Less Stalling Your Weight Loss Goals?
The magic question: how much do I need to work out to...lose 10 pounds? get a six-pack? be strong enough to bench press 200 pounds? You name a variation of this question and a trainer out there has heard it. Nobody wants to feel like a hamster on a wheel, working out without know if it … Continue reading This is How Often You Need to Work Out to Get Results
I get it. I really do. I used to love having one day a week where all nutritious thought went out the window and I could eat pints of ice cream and boxes of pizza until my pants got uncomfortably tight while still thinking I could reach my goals. That can be a fun bubble … Continue reading The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress
It seems like something always has to be the villain in diet culture. "Oh, fat is making you fat!" "Carbs are like glue, they just stick to your intestines and make you gain weight!" "Don't eat fruit, it's full of sugar!" "The only way to lose weight is to stand on your head every time … Continue reading Keto: A Healthy Diet or Dangerous Game?
What if I told you that all you have to do is sleep more and it will help you lose weight/bulk up/tone/whatever your fit little heart desires? Have I got your attention? You've been told a million times about the importance of eating well and breaking a sweat for reaching and maintaining a healthy body … Continue reading Sleep Your Way To A Summer Body
Next week is the 4th of July and that brings with it mountains of potato salad piling up in kitchens and the sound of burgers sizzling on the grill across the US. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be a challenge for anyone who is trying to … Continue reading Foolproof Ways To Enjoy A Holiday Without Ruining Your Progress
Meal plans sound great, right? You get to take out all the hard work of figuring out what food is healthy, what you want to eat, and how many calories you are eating because a professional did it for you! What better way could there be to make sure you are eating well and losing … Continue reading Why I Don’t Give My Clients Meal Plans
There is a lot of information out there about nutrient timing, especially when it comes to what we should eat before, during, and after exercise. Do you load up on carbs beforehand? Do you need BCAAs mid-workout to keep up your energy? If you aren't able to chug a protein shake within 20 minutes of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition
If you've ever hopped on a treadmill or elliptical you've probably seen it: a screen that tells you when you are in the "fat burning zone" vs. the "cardio zone". In theory, this means that you should stay at this zone to trick your body into burning more fat than carbs in your workout. Maybe … Continue reading The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone