Fitness Journey

Carbs and Fat Loss

  I often hear this time of year, “I am cutting carbs” in attempts to lose weight or shed fat. Yes, cutting out carbs will definitely result in a loss of body fat.  When talking about carbohydrates we often focus on the refined and starchy carbs such as breads, pasta, rice, potatoes, biscuits, cereals. However, carbohydrates…

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Why Your Eating & Exercise Matter Even More After 40

“Stop following weight loss protocols designed for twenty year old male bodybuilders & female fitness models in their twenties & thirties!. Perimenopause, Menopause & Postmenopausal change requires a different approach” — Dr. Jade Teta This quote from one of my favorite fitness mentors above sums it up. Common complaints I often hear from friends, clients and…

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5 Foods that Detox Your Body

We are inundated on a daily basis with toxins we cannot avoid.  The world we live in is toxic, the air we breathe is full of pollution, our water is not 100% clean.  Fortunately, there are many things we can avoid and control when it comes to what enters our bodies.  Choosing to fuel ourselves…

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Healthy Eating on the Go

  One of the biggest struggles that most people face today is a crazy, hectic schedule. We are so busy that it makes eating healthy a real challenge. Quick and convenient foods end up taking the place of healthy, nourishing food when we’re on the go, go, go all the time. These less-than-ideal food choices…

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Understanding and Conquering Cravings

One of the most common topics that comes up in my Fitness Support group is cravings. Cravings can really sabotage your fitness goals. Cravings are something all of us struggle with at times, so you’re not alone if this is something you’re dealing with too. Cravings can be triggered by many things including; sights, sounds, aromas, environment,…

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8 Simple Tips for Better Portion Control

Portion control is an important part of a healthy eating regimen. If you have eaten a largely processed food diet, chances are your perceptions of portion are distorted. But the good news is….Portion control doesn’t have to mean deprivation. When we focus more on the quality of the food we eat, the portion control part…

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Lessons Learned from my Fitness Journey

  Over the years, I’ve struggled with staying consistent. I would go all out to get ready for Summer or after the New Year and then the number and frequency of my workouts would decrease as I got comfortable with my results. I finally made the decision that I was going to be consistent with…

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