4 Truths to Get Toned Muscles

It’s the new year and I’ve asked my clients about their fitness goals for the year.  Many have said they want to get toned muscles. Despite it being January, getting more definition is the number two goal I hear from my clients all year around.  It’s...

Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are...

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based...

How to Prevent a Slow Metabolism

Have you ever lived this?  You wake up one day, step on the scale, and realize you’ve gained 10 pounds in the past year.  And you think to yourself, “how did this happen?  I haven’t changed my eating habits.  Maybe I need to exercise more.”  So...

Why Low Fat/Low Cal Foods Don’t Promote Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight.  You buy all the “right” foods.  The label says it’s low fat, so it must be healthy.  You eat low fat snacks and have low calorie lunches right out of the microwave and haven’t lost a single pound.  Sound...

Eat This, Don’t Eat That

“Drink 8 glasses of water a day.”  “Don’t eat foods high in fat.”  “Eat breakfast.”  “Don’t eat foods with gluten.”  There are enough food recommendations out there to really overwhelm a person!  Trying to...