What will you BUILD in 2022? Will it be things that build you up or tear you down? Will you build sustainable habits or will you do more quick fixes that are unsustainable? Will it be… Unsustainable health changes More fear of food More obsessive fitness regimens More discorded eating patterns More banned food groups More dieting. More quick fixes … Read More
What the heck are macros?
You’d be surprised at the number of people that don’t know what macronutrients are! So, let’s dive in! What are macros? The abbreviation is short for macronutrients. Macros are protein, fat, and carbs. All foods are made up of one or a combo of the three macronutrients. Understanding what you eat is imperative, and it helps us understand our own … Read More
Is Intermittent Fasting Right for YOU?
In this IGTV, I discuss why Intermittent Fasting is Probably NOT for You! A STRONG friend, on my last IG Weight Room Wednesday, asked if I do IF and that she is looking into it herself. No! During my extreme dieting days, before it was popular, I gave it a shot! I was not too fond of it. … Read More
When is it time to take a diet break?
Hey, STRONG friends, popping in with a Beauty of Strength fam bam question that came through on my weekly Weight Room Wednesday Q&A. So, a STRONG friend asked, “How often or when should you take a diet break? For how long? Let’s start with… What is a diet break? Taking a break from dieting and eating at a maintenance calorie … Read More
5 Things to Steer Clear of When it comes to your nutrition, health, and fitness!
Quick fixes will kill your progress & your health! Avoid these 5 things that I talk about in this IGTV episode while you’re navigating your fitness, health, & nutrition journey! Changing everything all at once. Slashing your calories too low! Cutting whole food groups out, specifically carbs. Messing around with quick fixes, ya know those voodoo quackery things such as … Read More
How to increase your metabolism!
I know, I have talked about this many, many times, but it keeps coming up. I have lost count of how many times women have asked me about boosting their metabolism. Specifically, what can they take for their metabolism? I get it. We are bombarded with so many messages about how to lose weight. Lose weight in 20 days, eat … Read More
10 Year Challenge – A Reverse Transformation!
I jumped on the 10 Year Challenge… Here’s a different transformation of sorts, a Reverse Transformation. You’re probably looking at the photo on the left, saying you look so good! No ma’am, nope. Now I’m in a great place on the right, both physically and mentally. 2009: 27 years young: Dieting Mentality! – Scale weight: Lighter, probably around 150 – … Read More
Where’s the meat?!
Dang it, there’s no “Where’s the Meat?!” GIF, lol! Before we jump into the blog today, let me tell you how the “Where’s the Meat?!” quote came to be. Some friends and colleagues of mine were on a biz trip, and one of the girls suggested we go to this one restaurant that they found in Venice Beach. They said that … Read More
No, you don’t have to earn your food!
The other day, I was watching one of my favorite Morning TV Shows – Hoda and Kathie Lee. They had a segment on called Burn it Off – How those holiday snacks can add up – and ways to burn them off! I was appalled. While I’m not surprised, this is the norm for stuff on TV when it comes … Read More
Get this right first!
Nutrition has become so complicated these days! It really doesn’t have to be this way. We really don’t know which way to turn, which way to go, or what to eat. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. Keto is all the rage these days. Everywhere you go, you can catch people talking about how much weight they have lost … Read More