Sometimes referred to as “macros,” the three categories of macronutrients are carbohydrates, fat, and protein. The caloric combination of the macros is where that mysterious total number of calories comes from. Here’s the breakdown: They are found in all foods in varying amounts, measured in grams (g) on the nutrition labels.read more
No, I’m sorry, this is not causing you or your child’s eating disorder. Eating disorders are very complex things and there isn’t one thing that causes them. How do I know? Science! (Well, that and extensive research on my own personal issues and disorders). In any case, NO, movies did not cause my eating disorder, and after watching ‘To the Bone’, I can safely say you can watch it without it causing you an eating disorder. As a matter of fact, this movies subject matter is not new.read more
I love making meals in a jar!
Meals-in-a-jar are great for storing or as portable meals! Customize
this burrito bowl with your favorite Mexican ingredients.
Be sure to layer your liquid ingredients on the bottom so they
don’t get the other ingredients soggy!
Many people let the idea that “eating healthy is expensive” hold them back, when that really
doesn’t need to be true. In fact, many don’t realize that cutting out the junk and processed food
can actually save money!
If you have ever met me you know I ADORE pancakes! Breakfast food of any kind really, but make them pumpkin, throw in some pecan, and I am in heaven! Check out this fantastic recipe I found. It fits my macros and I suggest you find a way to fit it in yours too. ;)...read more
Our scales seem to be the most popular measure of weight. Some of us get on our scale everyday, some of us don't even own a scale. Scales aren't the only measure of whether you are at a "healthy" weight. The scale measures only weight. Not whether you're healthy, not...read more
I can't tell you how many e-mails I got this weekend about my clients either needing more motivation, or falling off teh wagon in terms of sticking to their plans. I'm not going to say it's not hard because IT IS! BUT If you really want something you need to do...read more
People often ask why it's so important to hire a personal trainer. There are many reasons to hire a certified personal trainer, and the biggest one in my opinion is to have some one to hold you accountable. Someone in your corner pushing you to your limits safely...read more
I'm sure many of you know that in addition to being a personal trainer, I also teach quite a few group fitness classes. One of these classes is Spin. I LOVE spinning and find it to be one of the best sources of cardio calorie burn out there. In an hour long spin class...read more
I hate to break it to you, but if you’ve just joined a 12 week challenge or you’ve spent the last two weeks nearly dying of starvation and drowning in sweat then you aren’t going to lose weight and keep it off forever.- If you're just thinking about that 12 week...read more