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

I’ve tried more diets than I can even remember, so as you’re reading this article, remember that I’ve been there, too. I’ve been the girl that lost and regained the same 15-20 pounds over and over again. I’ve been the girl who jumped from diet to diet hoping that the next one would be IT! I’ve been the girl who … 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

Calling all PERFECTIONISTS!

“I’m a perfectionist.” “I’m an all or nothing kind of person.” “I’m either on track 100% of off track. There’s no in between.” Sound familiar? They probably do- they certainly do to 2012 me!- and these are the exact thoughts that are keeping you stuck. I cringe when people say “I’m a perfectionist!” because identifying as such sets us up … 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

My Top 5 “Most Bang for Your Buck” Exercises

You know you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get results… You know that short bursts of exercise can actually be more beneficial than those 60+ minute workouts that are so 2013… You know that if you want to get tight and toned you have to lift weights… But you might not know where to start! What … Read More

6 Fat Loss Trends that NEED TO DIE!

Quick fixes and fad diets continue to be all the rage. We’ll do just about anything the promises drastic, results quick, right?  And I get it. When we want to lose weight we want it to be easy. Dieting is synonymous with suffering, hunger, restriction, hard work, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed…So I totally get why people would want to skip … 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

You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

There’s a huuuuge body positivity movement going on in the world right now and it seems to be all about self-acceptance and finding self-worth no matter what your body does, or doesn’t, look like. But I’d argue that reducing body love and body positivity down to only what our body looks like is missing the big picture, because how hard … 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

How to Prep for Holiday Meals: Mindset Edition!

I remember walking into Christmas five years ago thinking “OK, I’m not going to overdo it. I’m not going to stuff myself. I’m going to eat turkey, green beans, maybe a little stuffing if I don’t eat any appetizers and I’ll have one piece of pie after.” That year I wasn’t allowing myself any leeway. No cheese & crackers, no … Read More

Want to stress less? Do this…

Lottttttts of people are telling me they’re feeling stressed right about now. There are presents to buy and wrap, parties to plan, food to make, packing and traveling to do…it’s a lot to deal with, and I can aboslutley see where the stress is coming from. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel some of it myself.  But … 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

3 Crucial Things You Need to Stay Motivated!

I get emails like this all the time: “Hey Lauren, I’m still struggling with motivation to work out. Yesterday I didn’t go to the gym for no reason at all! I’m not sure how to get out of this funk. Any tips?” And lemme tell you, I feel this so hard! I’ve been through my own struggle to get my butt … 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

Ladies Who Lift: Fueled Physique Edition

Just a reminder that STRENGTH SCHOOL is open for enrollment for one more week! The program kicks off on Monday, October 9th, so grab your spot right now by clicking the button below! I’ve trained and coached literally hundreds of women over the past ten year in the fitness industry. The majority of those women did not want to strength train- they … 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 3: Get Your Mind Right

If case you missed Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 1: Kitchen Update, click HERE If you missed Healthy Living Revamp Part 2: Fitness Shake Up , click HERE ************************************************** I have had countless women come to me and say “I want to lose weight and I know what to do but I just can’t stick with it. I do so well … Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Revamp Part 2: Fitness Shake Up

Did you miss Part 1 of this series? Check out how to revamp your nutrition and kitchen to reach your health and fat loss goals plus two free downloads HERE. ******************** Would you believe me if I told you that all you really need to improve your fitness levels and change your body was 20-25 minutes of exercis 5 days per … 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

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