Clarifying Clean Eating: The 80/20 Principle

Clarifying Clean Eating: The 80/20 Principle

Six years ago I was a lethargic woman who couldn’t eat anything without bloating up three waist sizes.  Sometimes it was so bad that I had to lie down to alleviate the cramps. I thought this was just normal for me: eating equaled pain. I never even considered that eating refined, overly  processed foods high in sodium, fat, and additives was causing my digestive issues. It might seem far-fetched that I just carried on this way, but when you aren’t aware of what a truly nutritious {Read More…}

56 Reasons to Lose Weight BEFORE the End of the Year

Amber lost 6 inches in 8 weeks

I see you over there, shutting your calendar. You’ve decided to lose weight, alright – but you’re waiting til the new year. But not so fast – there are 56 days left in this year. That’s two whole months (or about 1,344 hours, to be precise). I can’t think of a single reason to wait til the new year to start losing weight. Not one. Oh, you might have your reasons: “Why should I deprive myself  when everyone else is devouring homemade fudge and holiday gift baskets?”  {Read More…}

Fat Loss 101: The Only 2 Things You Need to Know

Fat Loss 101: The 2 Things You Need to Know

Last week I talked about how mindset affects your chances of achieving an enviable physique. Today I’m covering the second essential ingredient for fat loss: Nutrition. Nutrition is confusing area cluttered with conflicting opinions and trendy tactics. It doesn’t help when well-known coaches draw minscule distinctions between this popular method or that. Let’s not make it complicated. All you need to know to lose fat is what to eat and how much to eat. What to Eat for Fat Loss Keep it simple. Follow these guidelines and {Read More…}

Holistic Fat Loss: Is It More Effective?

Getting lean and strong means taking a holistic approach!

Women don’t want slim without strong any longer. They know that a tight, shapely body and strength and conditioning are a result of a holistic approach: Eating wholesome, nutritious foods in the right amounts Moving more and lifting weights Rocking a positive mindset This is the lifestyle that results in a smokin’ hot, energized body. It’s sustainable and delivers results. But very few programs address all three of these components for fat loss. That’s why today I’m answering frequently asked questions about LEAN AND STRONG, my online training group {Read More…}

4 Tips for EASY Lifestyle Changes

Sitting in the middle of muckety muck: That’s how it feels when you’re struggling to eat a healthier diet. You can see your diet weaknesses and may even know how to fix them, but you can never move forward. Why is it so hard to make diet changes and how can you eat healthier for the smokin’ body you want? When I begin Lean and Strong, my online training group for women, I ask members to tell me about their biggest struggles around getting healthier. I hear things like… {Read More…}

Ladies, You’re Not Really Eating for Muscle

Muscle-building-foods

It’s not so easy being a woman who wants more muscle. Cultural norms and mental conditioning cause us to sabotage our own good intentions, especially when it comes to eating for muscle. But ladies, if you want more muscle, you’ve got to let go of your FAT PHOBIA. The Skinny Trap It’s drilled into our heads all our lives that attractive means skinny.  In my experience as a personal trainer, I see many fit women in a state of perpetual calorie restriction and cardio overtraining, afraid of gaining an {Read More…}