5 Ways to Keep Weight Off (Without Being Obsessive)

You’ve spent weeks, months, even years working toward your fat loss goals. And now you’ve arrived. It feels… …just like any other day. You wake up and have your normal breakfast, pack clothes for your workout, and fill your water bottle. You knew that your life...

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Why Motivation Isn’t The Answer (And What Is)

Motivation isn’t the key to your success. You need a strategy to keep you on track toward your goals regardless of how motivated you feel. Here’s how to create that. How many times have you started a new workout program or diet plan, guns blazing, ready for this to be...

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4 Tips to Road Trip Without Going Off The Rails

For many of us, road trip is synonymous with "eat all the snacks." I am certainly included in this group. However, if you've gone down this road before (ha ha), you know that eating all the snacks while sitting in the car all day (or for multiple days), can lead to...

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Finding the Root of your Weight Gain

Without knowing the root of your weight gain in the first place, it'll be pretty hard for you to do much about it. Before you can make a lasting change, you need to have an understanding of how you ended up where you are in the first place. Once you have a clearer...

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4 Reasons You Should Use a Grocery List

I used to think grocery lists were lame and far too adult for someone like myself. Now, having gone shopping sans list & come home without things I needed basically every time, I know that I'm better off with one. Much like an open book test at school, it almost seems...

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How to Not Feel like a Newbie at the Gym

Being a newbie - anywhere - is the worst. Regardless of the environment, it's pretty standard to feel awkward and out of place when you're new somewhere. Can't everyone just tell how new you are?  Being at a new gym (or a gym for the first time) is no exception.  It...

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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...

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How to Have Realistic Weight Loss Expectations

The other day I went down an internet rabbit hole that led me to this article about the most common cause of divorce. The author believes it isn't money, infidelity, or fights over Netflix queues.   So what did he claim it to be?   Unmet expectations.   To be honest,...

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How Living for the Weekend is Stalling your Progress

When I got my first personal training job after college, I was also bartending every weekend & would often see gym clients at the bar. I got more than one shocked look when groups of ladies would look up from their nachos (the bar was famous for them & they were sooo...

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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,"...

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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 out...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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