Tag Archives: weight loss

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sacrifices + Fat Loss. The 4 things you need to do if you want lasting fat loss.

To a lot of people, fat loss means cutting out carbs, spending hours in the kitchen prepping food, working out everyday, and running all the miles, but when it comes down to it, FAT LOSS IS SO FREAKING SIMPLE. And, it doesn’t have to suck. It can be really enjoyable, you can do all your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I tried a juice cleanse (yes, really) and I actually couldn’t believe what happened…

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know that cleanses, especially cleanses where you don’t chew food, aren’t on my list of recommendations. I just really don’t see the need to cleanse or detox- we have vital organs to do that for us- and if we’re feeling like we need a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Want to Get Lean & Strong & Feel Incredible? Do this (and I’ll tell you why).

I’ve been a personal trainer for 10 years and in allllll those years I can remember only a handful who told me they weren’t scared to lift weights and they weren’t afraid of the weight room.  On the flipside, I can’t even count how many women have come to train with me and tell me the exact opposite.   […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Tips for Getting Better Results in Less Time

You want amazing results but you don’t want to spend forever in the gym, right? Well I have good news for you 😉 Gone are the days of jogging on the treadmill in the “fat burning zone” for an hour.  Gone are the days of lifting for 90 minutes to get some definition and strength.  Gone […]

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 […]