Aah, those last 5 pounds. They can be a bastard. And I relate, because I struggled with them too. Except it was more like 10 pounds. But why quibble about details? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. And while there is no set reason you're stuck on those last 5 pounds, there are some common culprits. Are one of these are holding you back? You’re consuming hidden sugar - I … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Lose Those Last 5 Pounds
What's the best exercise for weight loss? This is a bit of a misleading question. Because everyone’s looking for that magical move that will shed fat from their belly or perfect their butt. Wouldn't it be nice if all it took was one exercise? But what I can give you is something even better. Because the best exercise for weight loss doesn’t come from a certain move. It comes from an approach … [Read more...] about The Best Type Of Exercise For Weight Loss
A healthy salad doesn’t have to mean a boring salad. Lots of people I work with love salads. But they get bummed out when taking out their “fun: ingredients. Hold the blue cheese? No crumbled bacon? Remove the candied pecans? I mean, where's the fun in that? But a healthy salad doesn’t have to mean boring. So first, let’s start with the basics. A healthy salad and a ho-hum one start in the … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Healthy Salad Not Suck
As a weight loss coach, I see first-hand the power of pre-diet preparation. What is this pre-diet preparation I talk of? This is the step you take in the days leading up to your new eating plan that can determine your diet success. So this week I’m going to go over a fun, (yes, I just said fun), 6 step plan to get you ready to hit a home run in the weight loss department. This will prepare … [Read more...] about Your Pre-Diet Game Plan For A Weight Loss Victory!
You can eat at a restaurant without blowing your clean eating You sure as hell don’t keep the foods that tempt you in your home. But eating in a restaurant is a different story. Temptation is abso-freakin-lutely everywhere! This is one of the biggest things that throws off my coaching clients. But take a deep breath before you start to panic about that big dinner out. You got this. Be social, … [Read more...] about Restaurant Temptation: Stay On Your Diet While Eating Out!
Most protein bars are marketed as healthy. But very few of them are. In fact, the average protein bar should be in a trick-or-treat bag rather than a gym bag. But these 5 protein bars break the mold. Now let’s get one thing straight.No protein bar is healthier than whole, real food. Better quality bars are still in the “treat” category. But these bars as better options. They have... Zero … [Read more...] about My Top Picks! On The Lookout For A Protein Bar That Isn’t Candy!
Think about the word diet When most people think of the word diet, they think of it is as meaning restriction. Not me though. I think of it as creating balance. And this little lingual disagreement has far-reaching consequences. Because restriction sets you up to try and lose weight in a way that is completely wrong. Now, I’m pretty bad with balance. Ask me to do a handstand and I won’t stay … [Read more...] about Surprise! The Crazy Reason For Your Weight Loss Plateau!
A lot of times I’ll have the best of intentions in eating healthy. But then I’ll be scheduled to be on the westside in the morning, with too little time to get to the Valley by mid-day. And don’t even talk to me about sitting down for a formal lunch. It ain’t gonna happen. And all of a sudden, my super duper healthy intentions seem like a unicorn filled fantasy. But I never despair. I just bring a … [Read more...] about Superfoods: a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant reboot
Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
Trying to lose weight can make you want to run into a well insulated room, take a deep breath, and scream it all out. I get it. I've lived through those days too. It’s horrible when you think you’re doing everything right and the scale is just stuck on a big “f@#ck you!”. But wait! Before you run off in a pit of despair, consider if you're making one of these weight loss mistakes. These simple … [Read more...] about 5 Deadly Weight Loss Mistakes You’re Probably Making