Summer is a season where the weather is hot, salads are a cool treat, and it’s easy to want to be out and about. Flashforward to winter where many of us seek to stay indoors, enjoy warm comfort food, and our activity levels tend to drop. In turn, we may lose sight of our goals and our abs.
What if this holiday season, this didn’t happen? Today I’d like to share 5 ways to help you not only find your abs, but keep them!Read More
It’s almost November, which means holidays are coming full speed ahead. With the FASTer Way to Fat Loss lifestyle, I have no doubt that myself and my clients will be still be able to reach goals and find the flexibility to still enjoy events and parties that lie ahead. Whether you’re just beginning this lifestyle or have been following it for a while, here’s why you can continue to do so through these holiday months!Read More
Every holiday season, I find my countertops filled with sweets. Whether it be cookies, candies, or sweet bread, temptation lies at my fingertips - especially when the temperature drops and I find myself wanting to stay inside to avoid the breezy air! It’s so easy to fall into the bad habit of binging through the holidays, but this year, I encourage you to think, “Do I love myself enough not to?”Read More
Can you believe it’s the holiday season already? It feels like 2018 has just flown by! With that said, it’s important to keep our goals that we have been working towards the last ten months in mind as we enter the holiday season. Today, I’d like to share three tips to help you stay on track.Read More
When on vacation, it is easy to lose track of our goals. We’re in a new place, with friends and family, and ready to enjoy ourselves - I get it! I’m traveling as I’m writing this on a business trip. However, this does not mean we have to feed our bodies food that does not fit our goals. Today, I’d like to share a few tips that I use when traveling that not only helps me stay on track during vacation and traveling, but get right back at it with my FASTer Way to Fat Loss routine when I return.Read More
Carb Cycling is simply alternating between higher and lower carb days that promotes fat loss and muscle building. It is the approach that all of my clients use when working with me, whether their goal is to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain their current state. With that said, can you carb cycle long term? Absolutely! Why?Read More
Hey momma! I bet you can relate to this scenario: You’ve had an early morning getting the kids ready for school, dropped them off, and headed straight to work. Around 3pm, it’s time to pick the kids up and run to dance and softball practice before heading home to eat dinner and do it all over again the next day. With busy days like that, how do you stay in tune with your nutritional goals and not reach for the easy, over-processed snack? Today, I’d like to share my favorite options for a mom on-the-go!Read More
The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a program that I am so passionate about and hope to create the same sense of passion within each of my clients that enroll in my bootcamps. A question I am often posed with is, “How can I make this work for my whole family?” Today, I’d like to give a few ways you can make this program work for you and your entire family.Read More
Intermittent Fasting, or IF, is a large part of my FASTer Way to Fat Loss® Bootcamps and the method that has led to many of my clients’ success. What is it exactly? Intermittent Fasting is simply not eating for a specific amount of time. This might mean a full 24 hour fast followed by a regular calorie day, or shortening your eating window during the day time to allow your body to rest and repair itself before digesting food again.Read More
Are cheat meals allowed in a healthy lifestyle? YES. Will a cheat meal impede all results and diminish any progress made throughout the week prior? Simply put, no! It is so important to allow yourself a weekly cheat that will create a balance in your diet and overall lifestyle, leaving you feeling satisfied and not a case of serious FOMO. How can you make the most of this weekly cheat and keep your progress in check for lasting success?Read More
Carbs. An essential macronutrient for healthy living. However, they often get a bad rep in the fitness and weightloss industry. Today, I am going to share a few reasons why you need carbs to lift heavy and strength train!Read More
It is WAY too easy to overcomplicate nutrition. There are hundreds opinions and options on what diets, trends and nutritional styles. The truth is there isn’t one absolute right way. But, there is one very effective way to eat and trust your body is getting proper and needed nutrients to function not only as it should but WELL.Read More
Happy Friday, friends! Today I want to talk about fat burn in the body. You’ve heard me say before that eating fat IS good for you! It truly is and today we’re going to learn why. The fact of the matter is you need to be eating the right kind of fats to burn fat. I’m sure you know that not all fats are healthy.Read More
Hey friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today, I want to jump into a quick but hopefully helpful blog on grocery shopping for the right things so you set your kitchen up with the right foods to feed your family and yourself with real food that will nourish your bodies and keep you healthy and cutting the ties with the sugary, processed foods we become addicted and accustomed too.There is no magic way to scour the store for the right things, really. The reality is fairly simple and non-complicated.SHOP THE PERIMETER OF THE STORE.Read More
Earlier this week I shared a short blog on what Binge Eating is and some of the symptoms and behaviors that would indicate a true struggle or realization for those who struggle with this issue. I would invite you to check it out if you are wondering if this is a true problem that you struggle with. Take it from me, this is a common struggle for MANY out there but doesn’t have to derail your life if you can get some methods for tackling the root of the problem. Not everyone who binge eats has a disorder, but if you are not careful it can escalate to that quickly. My general response is to dive fully into changing your mindset and tackling mental health around issues like low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, or pressures of life that cause the desire to feel in control by what you eat, and in this case how you overeat. So today, I’d like to share three tools to use to help stop binge eating habits or tendencies.Read More
“If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.”- unknown. This week I want to touch on a topic that I believe can be a big deal for many of us. It might not be something you or I struggle with regularly, but can flare up from time to time. For some, this may be a regular habit or coping mechanism. Binge Eating.Read More
We’ve all heard the tried and true comment “Abs are made in the kitchen,” or “you can’t out train a bad diet.” The fact of the matter is, these aren’t just silly catchphrases.That’s right, not only are abs made in the kitchen, our bodies truly are a product of what we eat. No amount of training can undo what eating a diet of junk and fake food does to our bodies. So today, I want to shed a little light on why nutrition outranks exercise. Let me preface this by also stating that exercise IS important for our overall health and fitness but it starts with what we eat (or don’t eat) for maximum results, friends. Let’s talk about why.Read More
I know you’ve seen those polls on social media that ask if you could have a house that cleans itself, a person who did all your grocery shopping, a million bucks, etc, what would you choose?
Okay, so in real life if I could, I would hire someone to do my meal prep, cooking and planning for my family. And I know I’m not alone, right?
For those of us who are short on time and desire healthy meals I think this is a true idea we may covet! It’s also true that this likely isn’t reality for many of us now or maybe ever, and that’s okay!Read More
Memorial Day is the kick off of the summer season for many of us. BBQ’s, camping trips, family get togethers and more often the poor food choice options are everywhere. Here’s the thing, friends- we’ve got to have balance in life and enjoy treats on occasion! You will never hear me preach something I don’t follow and that’s why Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting as a lifestyle works so well for me and hundreds of clients who do the same.Read More