Tag Archives: diet

You Are NOT What You Eat.

“You are what you eat.” The saying has been around forever and it’s not the saying itself that I have a problem with, it’s how we use it. Like when you’re standing in line at Dunkin Donuts and you hear this convo between two friends: Girl #1: “I really wants a chocolate donut” Girl #2: […]

Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 1: Kitchen Update

“Abs are made in the kitchen.” We’ve all heard this, right?  While there’s certainly something to that, what you put into your body goes a lot deeper than seeing visible abs, especially from a health perspective. But let’s be honest- we want to look good, right? We want to look and feel healthy and vibrant, we […]

How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Like You’re Dieting

Even if we’re eating the right stuff, if we eat on autopilot or out of fear that we’ll get hungry, we’re setting ourselves up for a huge struggle. The six tips I have for you below will teach you how to snack less, how to know when you’re really hungry, how to stop mindless eating […]

How to Change Your Body Without Losing Your Mind

If you prefer video, watch below for a recorded version of this blog.  If you’re more of a reader, keep scrollin’! There’s a huge shift happening in the fitness industry right now.  There are more and more people jumping on the “love yourself and your body just as you are” bandwagon, and while I love […]

3 Tricks for Faster Fat Loss

You want to lose fat.  You want to be comfortable wearing shorts and tank tops in the summer. You want to feel good in your skin and be confident in your body. You’ve tried the diets, the cleanses, the detoxes and the latest exercise fads.  You got results of course, but they didn’t last. One […]

What Does it Take to Get Toned?

I’ve been a personal trainer for almost 10 years and I’ve talked to literally hundreds of women who want to tone their arms/legs/abs/every other body part. I love when women say this to me because while they might not know it, what they’re actually saying is they want to build some muscle (yay!) as well […]

Why I Don’t Believe in Willpower or Temptation When it Comes to Food.

“UGH! I don’t have any willpower!  The pizza was there so I just ate it!” “The candy jar at work is just too tempting.  I can’t stay away.” “It’s hard when you’re at a cookout and have to use willpower to not eat anything bad.” “The reason I struggle to lose weight is because I […]

5 Dangerous Effects of Quick Fix Diets

Last week I was chatting with my client who wants to get leaner, tighten up and lose a bit of fat.  Cool. Nothing new and nothing I’m not used to hearing.  What sort of surprised me, though, was her saying “I mean, I’m 32 years old.  I’m probably going to have to do something pretty […]

Should You Do a Sugar Detox?

I’ve tried it, chances are you’ve tried it, lots of my friends, family and clients have tried it, and it sounds like a great idea because if we cut out all sugar, we’ll never have to worry about eating too much chocolate, we’ll become more aware of what’s in our food by reading labels (they add sugar […]

There’s No Room for Self-Doubt When it Comes to Reaching Your Goals.

You’ve been trying to lose weight for what seems like forever.  You hit your stride then BAM! Self-sabotage. After lots of anger, some tears, and a few bingeing episodes, you go back to square one vowin that this time it will stick. You’re sick and tired of “falling off the wagon” and you have to […]

How I Ditched My Binge Eating Behavior For GOOD.

A few years ago I was a serious binger.  This isn’t a secret and it’s something I talk about a lot, but I’m about the get super real and very transparent with you about it here.  It wasn’t an easy behavior to change and I certainly had my share of slip-ups and shed a few […]

When Your Routine Gets Thrown Off, It Doesn’t Mean Your Goals Go Out the Window

Vacations, sick days, having friends in town, snow days, office/holidy/birthday parties, eating out. All these things can throw off our normal routines.  We’re creatures of habit.  We’re comfortable sticking to our usual routine, taking our usual classes at the gym, eating our own food, sleeping in our own bed, waking up, starting our day and […]

4 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories and 2 Simple Things to do Instead

So how much do calories matter when we want to lose weight? Short answer: A lot. But the good news is you can still lose weight without counting a single calorie. But first, what makes calories so important? When the goal is weight loss, the only absolute requirement is a caloric deficit.  That means we […]

The 3 P’s of Fat Loss

If you’ve ready any of my past blogs about fat loss, you know that I’m not a fan of meal plans or diets that don’t come customized for an individual. I’m the kind of coach that gets to know my clients on a deep level because the only way I can actually help them long-term. I need to know their […]

Yes! You really CAN eat whatever you want and still lose fat.

If I could banish one word from my clients’ vocabulary it would be the word “bad” in reference to food, how they ate or how they feel about what they ate. “I ate so much bad food this weekend.” “I ate a few cookies and had a glass of wine. It was definitely a binge […]

3 things you need to lose weight that the diet industry can’t sell you

How much money have you spent on diets and meal plans throughout your life?   How often have you been disappointed by the lack of results, especially long-term results?   Maybe more importantly, how much time and stress has dieting cost you?   The diet industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason.  There […]

Cravings: Why they happen and what we can do about them.

Cravings can show up in a number of ways.  We can crave specific foods, textures, flavors, even certain times of the day can bring on cravings (3pm slump anyone?). If you’re into reading up on nutrition, I’m sure you’ve seen lots of different tips on how to handle cravings. Things like going for a walk, drinking […]

Want to lose arm fat and belly jiggle? Do this.

You want to lose the spare tire around your stomach and you want to lose the bat wings you’ve suddenly developed on the back of your arms.  You know…that extra stuff that hangs over your jeans and that jiggle that keeps waving long after you’ve stopped?  I feel you.  The stomach and upper arms are […]

Do you have a good relationship with food?

Food shouldn’t be the enemy.  Food shouldn’t be stressful.  But it can be for lots of us.  I know it used to be for me!  My thoughts revolved around food from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed and it was freaking exhausting.  I lived like that for years, obsessing […]

Exactly WHAT to eat, WHEN to eat it and WHY

I get tons of questions from clients and fellow gym goers about what they should eat at any given time of day- before working out, after working out, when they’re craving sweets, etc.  I’m laying it all out for you here to take away the nutrition confusion once and for all. Whether your goal is […]

Six Things to Look for in a Nutrition or Fitness Coach

It’s that time of year when all the nutrition/fitness/health/fat loss/diet/ body transformation coaches and trainers seem to come out of the woodwork. There are literally hundreds of posts on social media about coaches who can “finally get you the body of your dreams.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, that’s how online coaches market ourselves and get […]

The Truth About Weight Loss and Moderation

Do you get super frustrated and want to throw your phone through the window when you see an Instagram fitness “model” post a pic of them about to take a bite of pizza and caption it “everything in moderation!” while flaunting their flawless physiques. I used to, too. I’d get so frustrated because all these […]

How I Released Food Guilt *and* 20 Pounds

In high school I remember not wanting to eat breakfast because as soon as I ate I thought my stomach would look fat.  In college I remember going on the South Beach diet to get ready for Spring Break, but instead of following the diet, I made up my own version which consisted of cheese […]

How Do Treats Fit Into a Healthy Lifestyle?

When I’m coaching my clients, and when I’m considering my own nutrition, I like to keep things tasty and physique friendly. If you’ve be following me for any period of time you probably know that I have a pretty big sweet tooth and love a cockatil or two from time to time. I am 100% […]

Can you trust yourself to do the right thing?

We’re really good at talking ourselves out of doing the “right” thing when it comes to getting outside of our comfort zone. That’s why we order a pizza instead of cooking roasting chicken and veggies for dinner. That’s why we choose to watch another Friends re-run instead of working out for the 3rd time this week? […]

Self-Sabotage: Why We Do It and How We Can Stop

Do you ever wonder why we work and struggle so hard to eat healthy, change our lifestyle and lose weight, only to sabotage ourselves after just a few days or weeks? It seems pretty counter- intuitive that after eating healthy for a period of time or even losing a few pounds we would choose (because […]

The SANE Nutrition Method

A lot of women tell me that their biggest struggle when it comes to weight loss is nailing down nutrition strategies that actually work long-term.  We’re inundated with quick fixes and the promise of fast results and a new diet pops up almost daily and it’s super intriguing to jump on board, but by now I […]

Put a Stop to Nighttime Eating!

I hear from clients a lot that they eat really well during the day then at night they go nuts.  They have a snack before dinner, dinner, seconds helpings at dinner then something sweet after dinner.  That’s about three meals in a very short amount of time!  Then there are those who snack and eat sweets […]

How I Gained Control Back Over Forbidden Foods

Nowadays it seems like we all have a list of foods that we simply won’t allow ourselves to have.  For me, it used to be things like chips, trail mix, nuts, peanut butter, ice cream, candy and any kind of baked good or pastry.  I’m sure I’m leaving things out, too if I’m being totally honest. […]

Can You Hate Your Body Into Being Fit?

In short, no, but we sure do try! Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and said things like “I’m so fat” “I hate my gut” “my arms are gross”? Or maybe you and your friends are always talking about what you hate about your bodies. We like to use negative self-talk as […]