Want to know a surprising fact? I have yet to meet a woman who has never been on a diet at some point in her life. If you’re a woman and you’re reading this, I bet you can think back to at least one time where you went on a diet. Maybe you tried a 3 day cleanse, or a 21 day fix, or even Atkins/South Beach/Weight Watchers, etc. There are so many different diets out there, which is why it makes it so easy for people to bounce around from diet to diet. We are so focused on finding the “next best thing” thatRead More →

a woman pouring water at a restaurant table

The other night I was out to dinner and I overheard a conversation at the table next to me. I know you shouldn’t eavesdrop, but they were talking loud and I couldn’t help it! It was a man and a woman out to dinner and the man asked her what she was going to order. I heard her sigh and say “I guess I’ll just get a salad”. She didn’t seem too thrilled by the idea, so he asked her why. That’s when she admitted, “I’m trying to eat healthy and everything else would ruin my diet”. This really bothered me. I felt bad forRead More →

Let me guess what’s going on in your life right now… You’ve been trying really hard to lose weight. You started eating healthier. You cut out a lot of processed, junk food. You even passed up that piece of cake at the office last week. Woohoo! Maybe you lost some weight initially, but now you’ve hit a plateau. Or maybe you never even saw the scale move and now you’re getting discouraged. Thoughts of giving up are starting to enter your head… How did I know this about you when we’ve never met? Well I’m no physic (but that would be cool wouldn’t it??). It’sRead More →

The other day I was in the grocery store shopping for turkey burgers. I went into the store knowing exactly was I was looking for. At least I thought I did. Until I started looking around and realized just how many choices there were. They had low fat turkey burgers, full fat turkey burgers, spicy turkey burgers, and some claiming to be “all natural”. With all of these choices I realized just how important it is to read food labels. There were so many brands claiming to be “healthy” yet the ingredient list had 10+ items, and some I didn’t even recognize! So in orderRead More →

Employees sitting at an office meeting with papers and laptops

According to a recent study, “on average, adults in Western countries spend between 55% and 70% of their day sedentary” (Chau 2013). For the average person who spends about 16 hours a day awake, that equals out to be about 9-11 hours of sitting each day! To make it even worse, the same study found out that “that each additional hour of daily sitting is associated with an overall 2% increased risk of all-cause mortality.” If you have a desk job, I’m sure you spend more time than you’d like sitting. If you start to do the math, it can get frightening! But the goodRead More →

bare feet in bed sleeping

Your life is busy. I get it. I understand that when you feel like you have a million things to do, that sleep is an easy thing to cut out. But what if I told you that simply getting more sleep could help you reach your weight loss goals? And that with the combined weight loss and increase in sleep, you would have more energy and feel better than ever? I bet I have your attention now. As a certified Health Coach, it’s my job to help people feel their best and be the healthiest version of themselves. Did you know that at least 40%Read More →

Isobag mini packed with healthy food for work

I totally understand when people tell me that they have no time to workout because of their full-time job. I get it. I also have a full-time job that usually turns into more than 40 hours a week. I realize just how easy it is it fall off track. Especially when my days can be booked full with appointments with hardly any breaks in between! However all of my crazy hours have just helped me get better at planning. Meal prep is now more important than ever. Before I used to get away with making 2-3 meals at a time. But now I’m cooking 7-9 mealsRead More →

The supplement world is booming. There are hundreds of supplements out there claiming to do everything from burn fat all the way to increase muscle mass. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are one of the most widely used supplements in the fitness industry. So before you go spending lots of money on BCAAs, let’s look at the research to see if it’s even worth the effort. What are BCAAs Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids, meaning that they are crucial to our survival, and without them we would die. Out of these nine essential amino acids, threeRead More →

A variety of fresh bread on a wooden table

I’m sure at some point in your life you heard somebody say that you should go on a low carb diet if you want to lose weight. You might have even had a friend who tried it themselves and lost weight! But let me tell you a little secret. Your friend might have lost weight, but they really didn’t lose much body fat, if any at all. The weight that you lose is really just water weight. The human body holds 2.4 grams of water for every 1 gram of carbohydrate consumed. So naturally when you decrease your carbohydrate intake, you end up holding lessRead More →

Polar A360 watch

When Fitbits first became popular, I jumped on the band wagon so fast. I’m all about health and fitness, so why not track it on my wrist? I loved my Fitbit. I was obsessed with getting 10,000 steps every single day. I tracked my workouts daily, and always looked at my sleeping patterns. I didn’t think it could get much better than that. But then all of a sudden I started having issues with my Fitbit. My workouts wouldn’t sync to the app. The estimated calories burned seemed extremely low. And it literally starting falling apart by the screen. Customer service was great and sentRead More →