Cortisol is Wreaking Havoc on Your Health–Here’s How to Fix It.

Are you feeling stressed today? Take a second here and pause–check your shoulders for tension, see if your jaw is clenched, take a nice deep breath….in……and…….out. Phew. Stress is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s good; having a healthy amount of stress pushes us to do our best…

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5 Healthy Tips For Eating Out

Eating out while trying to lose weight can feel impossible. I mean, have you looked at those menus with the calorie information on there? When a salad has more calories than a burger, you know you’re in for some trouble trying to navigate what is the healthiest option while out with friends. Thankfully it doesn’t…

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Foolproof Ways To Enjoy A Holiday Without Ruining Your Progress

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…

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Why I Don’t Give My Clients Meal Plans

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…

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Everything You Need to Know about Workout Nutrition

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…

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The Myth of the Fat Burning Zone

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…

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Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I’m naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I’m talking full on, shaking, can’t breathe, feel like my…

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Stress and Weight Loss: Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I’m naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I’m talking full on, shaking, can’t breathe, feel like my…

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Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too! 3 Tricks to Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind.

When you decide to try and lose a few pounds, whats the first thing that you think you should do? Start some cardio? Cut out desserts? Usually, there are a few things that everybody gravitates toward, but it can be hard to follow through an create a concrete plan that works without leading to a…

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Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I get asked about motivation a lot. It seems like this is the one elusive concept that clients and friends feel is holding them back from reaching their full potential–“How do you stay motivated to workout?” “How can I get motivated to get  up early and meal prep?”…

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