Low Calorie Foods That Fill You Up

We all know the basic premise of weight loss: burn more calories than you eat. Whether you reach this by IIFYM, high-fat low-carb, or some other form of eating – the science is basically the same: you can’t lose weight if you’re eating drastically more calories than you’re burning up. So what’s a hungry girl…

Workout From Anywhere

You don’t need a fancy gym or tons of equipment to whip your body into shape and get your sweat on. In fact, there are plenty of ways to build muscle, increase endurance, and feel good about yourself, right from the comfort of your own home (or hotel room… or really anywhere!) When I find…

Handwritten Notes: And Why You Need To Write Them

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: People love to feel special. OK, that’s not really a secret. But how special do you feel when receiving a text, a mass Snapchat, or a tag on Facebook? (I’ll be completely honest, when someone tags me in a meme I feel incredibly blessed.) Anyway…

Go With Your Gut

The intricacies of the mind body connection are nothing short of baffling. Deep in our brains lies the hypothalamus, our primary thirst center. When your body needs water, this area becomes increasingly active and sends a message: DRINK. NOW. And what do you do? You drink of course. Do you fight your mind on this?…

Walking For Cardio

I used to run – a lot. I ran because I thought it was my best bet for fat loss and staying “skinny.” Once I became enamored with weight lifting, running for miles on end didn’t exactly complement my training. I was exhausted 24/7, my legs never recovered, and I wasn’t seeing the results I…

Finally Fall!

Or should I say, “Wow, why is it winter?” Anybody else think winter swooped in a little too quickly? Seems like I was just wearing shorts and a long-sleeve and working up a sweat. Now I’m wrapped in 13 layers and shivering. Anyway, enough complaining from me. Today I’ve been thinking a lot about my…

HELP: I Can’t Sleep!

We’ve all been there, tossing and turning for hours on end wondering if we’ll ever fall asleep, or just pass out into oblivion from exhaustion. Nothing is worse than not being able to fall asleep. In fact, I’d rather give up cookies and cheese for the rest of my life than struggle to fall asleep,…

The Perfect Avocado Toast

My amazing friend Caroline Weeks, registered dietitian, sent me this ridiculously delicious recipe for so-simple avo-toast. Caroline and I have been friends for a few years after meeting in the Iowa State Weight Club. I’ve always admired her tenacity and drive, and envy her ways with food, the gym, and always staying joyful. Before we…

The Skinny on Fat

Fats – the macronutrient sugar companies want you to fear. But are fats really that scary? What are the different types and which should you eat? You’re about to learn all that and more, but please remember I’m not a dietitian nor doctor. If you’re looking for personalized food info you’ll want to check in…