4 Ways to Bust Through a Plateau

It can be SO frustrating when we’re kinda just cruising along, getting some great weight loss results, then suddenly… it stops. Plateaus can be the worst, but, they can be a totally normal part of the weight loss process. So if you’re someone whose weight hasn’t budged in a few weeks and you’re like WTF?!?!?! I have a few tips … Read More

The TRIPLE A Method to STOP Over Snacking

Do you ever feel like once you start snacking, you can’t stop? Like, once your hand goes into the popcorn bag, you’re done for? Or once you eat a cookie, you need to eat 5?! I totally know what that feels like because I used to feel the exact same way. Food had total control over me and I had zero control … Read More

The #1 Reason DIETING is Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

We start dieting because we want the solution to weight loss. Any popular diet, be it Weight Watchers, 21 Day Fix, Whole 30, etc, provides a black and white, “do this, not that,” “eat this, not that” control mechanism which is supposed to help us get to our goals. Control mechanisms like a points system, a certain calorie bracket or pre-determined portion … Read More

Why the scale is UP…Even though you’re doing everything right!

You wake up so excited to see what the scale says after feeling like you NAILED your plan for the last few days. You feel slimmer and trimmer, and you just know you lost weight! You can feel the excitement and you’re thinking “I finally feel a difference!” So, you go to the bathroom, strip down, pull out your scale … Read More

THIS is *exactly* what you need to reach your fat loss goals.

Not to sound like a know it all, but I know exactly what you need.  I especially know what you need if you’re struggling with food, your weight, your body image, and your self-esteem. How do I know?  Because I’ve been there. For 15 years of my life I dieted myself CRAZY. Seriously. Food was all I thought about- When would I eat next? … Read More

CRUSH Your Sugar Cravings- Without giving up sugar!

I used to be the girl who couldn’t keep sweets in the house. In fact, I’d have my roommate hide them from me because the idea of just having one Reese’s peanut butter cup or Oreo was just…crazy. Even when I was younger, I used to be SO JEALOUS that my sister could save her Halloween candy for months and … Read More

6 Not-So-Healthy “Health Foods” That Might Be Stalling Your Progress!

Food marketers are GENIUSES. I really mean it. They can convince us that we need to buy gluten-free, vegan cookies even if we’re not gluten-free or vegan. They can convince us that Cheerios are a good source of protein. They can even convince us that drinking soda is healthier because it contains real sugar as opposed to artificial, and if … Read More

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself (Fat Loss Edition!)

#Moderation is alllll the rage in the fitness/health/nutrition/fat loss industry, and if you’ve ever ready my emails or social media posts, you know that I’m a huge believer in eating in moderation, meaning no foods is off limits and I can literally have any food I want at any time. I wholeheartedly believe that, and it’s how I’ve lived my … Read More

When Exercise and Dieting Became My Full-time Job

I’ve been in the nutrition and fitness industry since 2007. I started off getting my degree in Nutrition from Keene State College. I clearly remember on time in particular where we had to fill out paperwork so we could find things like our BMI, Ideal Body Weight and all that stuff. As I was filling out my paper, I glanced … Read More

Want to be a part of the 8% who DO reach their resolutions? Do this.

I read an article on Forbes.com which said only 8% of people reach their New Year’s Resolutions. That means 92% of people don’t. 92%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So what does that 8% know that the 92% doesn’t, especially when it come to fat loss? Probably a few things, IMO. 1. The 8% take small, truly manageable, baby steps. Majorly overhauling our lifestyle is pretty … Read More

Want Extreme Fat Loss Results? Do this…

ex·treme- ikˈstrēm adjective 1. reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.   I can’t tell you how many times clients have told me “I just feel like I need to do something extreme to get results.” And in some ways, maybe they’re right. Meaning, if they want rapid fat loss and quick results, extreme is the way to go. The … Read More

The Simplest Holiday Survival Hack You’ve Ever Seen

You’re hearing it all over the place… …”The average Thanksgiving day calorie consumption is over 7,000 calories!” …”Your 5k Turkey Trot will only burn off one slice of apple pie!” …”Want ¼ cup of gravy? That will cost you 50 burpees.” Instead of worrying about calories and what it’s going to take for you to burn those calories off, I … Read More

A Game Changing Way to Approach Fat Loss

At a basic level, the concept of clean eating is about eating whole foods that have undergone minimal to no processing. Clean eaters are eating foods as close to natural as possible. And I actually really love this concept. The idea of eating whole, healthy and unprocessed foods sounds great to me.   What I don’t love though, is how … Read More

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: Scoffs and says “Well…you are … Read More

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 want to look fit (whatever … Read More

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 and how to eat until … Read More

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 that (and have a free … Read More

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 of your goals for 2017 … Read More

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 as lose fat. Because being … Read More

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 have a hard time saying … Read More

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 radical if I want to … Read More

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 to bread now, FYI), we … Read More

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 get a grip on the … Read More

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 thousands tears about it. The … Read More

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 running on a schedule. When … Read More

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 want to burn more calories … Read More

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 thought patterns, hang-ups and barriers … Read More

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 and it was so bad.” … Read More