Learn Your Nutritional Level

If you're trying to lose weight, your nutritional level is a really important factor to consider when deciding what approach to take. Very often, women come to me wanting to lose weight and expect me to just hand them a meal plan, calorie goal, or macro splits and...

Meal Prep Made Simple. For Real.

Meal prep is the primary activity I would credit with my ability to consistently eat well. Now, I know some of you probably read that and thought, "that's for bodybuilders and models and people who don't mind eating the same thing every day. Not for people like me,"...

6 Steps to Healthier Restaurant Meals

Trying new restaurants is one of my favorite hobbies. Can I call that a hobby? Sometimes eating out is celebratory & you decide you're going to get the most indulgent, delicious thing(s) on the menu and savor every bite. But sometimes dining out is more routine or...

So you overate, now what?

If you overate this long weekend - judging by my social media feeds - you are not alone. Holiday weekends, sunny summer days, celebrations, really any occasion is a potential opportunity to overeat. Hopefully you checked out last week's article about avoiding BBQ...

4 Tips to Avoid Barbeque Binges

What would 4th of July weekend be without a barbeque?! Prior to living somewhere where we can grill year-round, summer BBQs were some of the highlights of my childhood.  From waiting (im)patiently for the charcoal to heat up, to eating #allthemeats, to attempting...

Forget Food Rules; Do This Instead

Stop blindly following rules or guidelines that you don’t really understand or that aren't actually benefitting you. Is It Working For You? One of the most common things I hear when talking to women about nutrition is “______ [insert weight loss fad: meal plans,...

Is Exercise a Punishment?

"I was so bad this weekend! I'm going to have to kill myself in the gym this week!" You've probably uttered a phrase like this a time or two. One that suggests that what you ate and drank needs to be reversed, compensated for, or punished with exercise. This kind of...

Foam Rolling 101

In our latest installment of Exercise 101, my friend Quinn is walking us through the basics of Foam Rolling: what it is, why it's useful, and how to start implementing it right away! In case you missed our first installment, check out Pilates 101!) Why Foam Roll? Have...

3 Steps to Find More Time

I recently polled the ladies in my Facebook community, Live Diet-Free about the top reasons that they haven’t achieved their weight loss/health goals. One of the top answers was “not enough time,” so I recorded a video for them breaking down the steps I’m about to...

Is Banana Bread Healthy?

There will be people who read this title and think, “psh, of course banana bread is not healthy! Who would even think otherwise?!” There will be people who read this title and think, “duh, it has bananas, of course it is healthy! Who would even think otherwise?!” If I...

Recipe: Mixed Berry Oat Crumble

Today's awesome post comes to us from Nicole Nelson, founder of Living Well with Nic. When she offered to create a recipe just for us, it was an absolute no-brainer. When she sent me some suggestions and one featured a berry medley, I knew that was the one. Enjoy!...

The Non-Cooker’s Guide to Cooking

I’m sure this won’t be your first time hearing that cooking as many meals at home as possible is in your best interest for weight loss and healthy lifestyle purposes. Benefits of Eating In -Save money because buying ingredients that you cook yourself is cheaper than...

Pilates 101

This post is the first installment in what will be a recurring series to expose you to all different forms of exercise & movement. If you think that exercise is confined to lifting weights or running on a treadmill, my hope is that these guest posts will help...