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Past Blog Posts

Why "Eating Better" Doesn't Work: The Truth About Diets and Weight Loss

Confused by all the different diets out there? Let's cut through that confusion with some straight-talk about diet and weight.

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The Secret to Fitness Success: You Gotta Want It

How do you achieve your fitness goals?  Read this article to help understand the motivation that will drive success.

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Ditch the Scale? What Research (and a Trainer) Say about Weighing for Weight Loss

Are you confused about how often you should weigh yourself and even if you should weigh yourself?  Check out this article for a detailed explanation of what the experts (and I) think about it.

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How I Beat My Eating Disorder

In this post, I share with you a special story that helps to explain why I love what I do as your trainer.  If you have ever struggled with an eating disorder, or know someone who has, I hope you will read this and find hope.  If you are currently struggling with an eating disorder, please know I will be frankly sharing information that could be considered "triggering."  But more importantly, please know it doesn't have to always be this way.

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To Track or Not to Track: That is the Question

Are you curious about food tracking and if this could be helpful to you?  Read this article to learn what it is and exactly how it can be used.

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Troubleshooting Your Food Tracking

Are you tracking your food intake but not sure why it doesn't seem to be working?  Read on to find out more.

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Eat What You Like and Still Lose Weight: Too Awesome or Too Good to Be True? (Part 1)

Does the idea of weight loss mean deprivation to you?   We often correlate those two things, but check out why it doesn't have to be!  Be sure to check out part 2 as well!

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Eat What You Like and Still Lose Weight: The World of Flexible Dieting (Part 2)

In this post, I share how to actually "do" Flexible Dieting.

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How Much Should I Exercise?

There are so many different recommendations about how much one should workout, it is easy to feel uncertain about what is right.  Check out this post where I break down those recommendations.

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Think You Can’t Eat What You Like and Still Lose Weight? Think Again!  Why You NEED to Eat What You Like TO Lose Weight!

You’ve probably heard it before: in order to lose weight, you have to eat “clean” or “cut out the junk.”  Seems logical, right?  After all, eating junk and “dirty” is what likely put the extra pounds on anyway.  Ready to have your mind blown?  It’s probably not.  Read on to find why.

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Owning It

I truly believe one of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to manage their weight is to pretend like they are only supposed to like eating bland “healthy” stuff like boiled chicken, plain broccoli, and no more than 22 almonds per day (or insert whatever else you have been told or consider to be “healthy”).  This is nonsense.  When you tell yourself these lies, you are not being true to yourself.  And when you stop being true to yourself, you cannot possibly commit yourself to long-term, sustainable change.  Read more here.

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It's Never Too Late!

Don't let your age or past self image stop you from trying new things.  Read about my own journey here.

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Will Exercise Make Me Lose Weight?

Will exercise make me lose weight?  What a silly question, right?  Of course it will!  Hold up there for just a minute and let's explore what we hold to be common sense just a little further...


It's time for some SCIENCE!

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Help! I've Hit a Weight Loss Plateau! A Comprehensive Guide to Breaking Your Plateau

Do you think you may have reached the dreaded weight loss plateau?  Read this article to find out if you are in fact there and what you can do about it.