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Everything Wrong with the “Fast Track” Trial

Everything Wrong with the “Fast Track” Trial

In Australia, a group of researchers are set to conduct a trial that will force teens to consume extremely low calorie diets for an entire year. The goal of the study is to determine which of two low calorie eating plans is superior for weight […]

I Finally Stopped Hating Pictures of Myself

I Finally Stopped Hating Pictures of Myself

This post was originally sent as an email to my mailing list. Fill in the form below to get on the list and get content like this straight to your inbox! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Before I found body positivity, I […]

The Truth About How to Feel “Healthy and Confident”

The Truth About How to Feel “Healthy and Confident”

When I meet with a new client for the first time and ask them what they hope to gain from working with me, they almost always answer with some variation of: “I just want to feel healthy and confident in my body.” At first, this […]

10 Things You Risk Losing When You Give Up On Your Weight Loss Goals

10 Things You Risk Losing When You Give Up On Your Weight Loss Goals

Before you read any further, I need to tell you that this post is NOT going to help you stick to your weight loss goals. If that is what you are looking for, sorry! I guess my clickbait title worked. But, wait! Before you leave, […]

When Healthy Habits Make you Sick, Tired, and Burnt Out

When Healthy Habits Make you Sick, Tired, and Burnt Out

I began my career in fitness for one main reason – I believed so strongly in the importance of exercise and good nutrition that I wanted to dedicate my life to spreading the message of healthy living. I wanted to be a role model and […]

Vegan Pumpkin and Kale Mac and Cheese

Vegan Pumpkin and Kale Mac and Cheese

This recipe is a new favorite for sure! The “cheese” sauce has a cashew base and is flavored with nutritional yeast and spices. It tastes downright cheesy and is 100% vegan and gluten-free, and the sauce is paleo friendly! I used gluten-free brown rice and […]

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Workout Program

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Workout Program

So, you are thinking about starting a new fitness plan. That’s great! Having a solid plan to stick to makes it easier to see consistent progress and reach your goals. Maybe you have downloaded a cool looking plan from a trainer you follow on Instragram, […]

Make the Most of Your Vegetarian Diet

Make the Most of Your Vegetarian Diet

There are many reasons that people choose to eat a vegetarian or plant-based diet. Animal welfare, environmental concerns, potential health benefits, and religious practices are just a few of the factors that draw people to this way of eating. With the popularity of documentaries like […]

Tips for Confidently Starting a Strength Training Program

Tips for Confidently Starting a Strength Training Program

There are countless benefits to training with weights from stronger muscles and bones, to better posture, to improved self-esteem. Unfortunately, for most people, resistance training is not a part of their workout routine. How many people do you know who pay for memberships to fully […]

Diets Don’t Work

Diets Don’t Work

“Diet” it is an interesting word. Depending on the context, it can have many different meanings. In the world of dietetics, “diet” simply means the food that a person eats. A “diet” can also refer to a dietary protocol meant to manage a specific health […]