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...

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...

The Pitfalls of Using Calorie Calculators

We live in an age where information is at our fingertips.  When it comes to deciphering how many calories we need to eat, it’s as simple as plugging in some numbers into a website calculator and within seconds we know the answer!  In this article, I’ll...

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...

5 Lessons Learned From A Cleanse

If you had asked me a year ago if I’d be willing to do a cleanse, I would have said no.  My thinking was that cleanses were either a rapid weight loss gimmick or a liquid/starvation diet.  This was a case of me not doing research on cleanses and immediately...

Good Hormones Behaving Badly

When you think about over-active hormones, the image of a teenager with acne may come to mind. But, what about us adults? It may be alarming to learn that our hormones may be contributing to weight gain. Our society has evolved from times of neediness for food to...