Survive the Free Breakfast Buffet, Clean-Eating Style

Not the best breakfast buffet

Oh, how I love free hotel breakfasts. Or to clarify, how I love the price – usually included with the room. It’s rare that I actually love breakfast buffet food. When I’m not busy dodging awkward reaches and jostling by other guests, I’m dodging the horrid food choices. At one hotel breakfast in a sleepy town near a national park, the buffet began with biscuits and gravy, progressed to all-white bread and cereals, and finished off with buttery eggs, slabs {Read More…}

Calling All Women Ready to Build Muscle and Get Cut!

Calling all iron sisters who want to build more muscle!

SOLD OUT! Sign up for updates to learn about my next group opening up! (Just enter your info in the green box at the right.) “I can’t believe the compliments I’m getting on the definition in my arms.” “I’ve gone from zero to three pull ups in the last two months!” “I feel stronger and more confident when I walk up to the squat rack.” Starting February 10th, I’ll be leading a group of women to more muscle in a {Read More…}

Will You Gain Weight From Lifting Weights?

Can you gain weight from weightlifting?

From what I’ve seen, there are two camps when it comes to women and weightlifing: Those who don’t want to gain weight from lifting weights and those who do want to (that is, gain muscle). This article will give you the facts about achieving either goal with weightlifting. Fat Loss and Weightlifting Hopefully you understand that lifting weights is critical to fat loss. Even so, you might be worried you’ll actually gain weight from lifting weights. If this is you, check out these {Read More…}

Your Guide to Bloating: Causes and Remedies


“She’s writing about bloating, of all things,” said my nine-year-old when she saw this article. Yes… yes I am. Bloating isn’t a popular topic of conversation, but it has more than likely been on your mind at some point or another. If you experience chronic bloating, you’re probably looking for answers, because you spend a lot of time feeling lethargic, heavy, and crampy. And if you’re not bloated at least occasionally, I hate you. Frankly, the emotional cost of belly distention {Read More…}

Are HIIT Workouts Superior to Steady-State Cardio?

HIIT Workouts: Are they better than steady-state?

Is  high-intensity interval training (HIIT) really the answer to weight loss and improved cardiorespiratory health? In the last few years, HIIT workouts have become the “go-to” cardio.  Word on the street is that if you’re not doing interval training, you’re training inefficiently. HIIT typically means circuit training, metabolic resistance training, or simply work/recovery intervals on a cardio machine. It’s currently the “hot” method of losing weight and increasing V02 max. I am not against HIIT at all, but I do think it’s important to look {Read More…}

Tips for Serving a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

Make it fun to have a healthy Thanksgiving dinner

No one is excited about the prospect of gaining weight over the holidays. After all, it’s not just one meal that comprises this season – it’s a series of parties, special occasions, and indulgences over a six-week period. So I’ve compiled healthy Thanksgiving dinner ideas right here along with tips for how to stick to a clean eating plan over the entire holiday season. When you’re mindful of each event that comes up and cook healthier options when you can, all your strength {Read More…}