Processed Foods Are Hard on Your Diet

Processed Foods Are Hard on Your Diet

When I first started reading nutrition labels, the only things I looked at were calories, carbs and protein. That’s all I looked at, because that’s all I thought mattered. But it’s not true at all. Ingredients matter. Nutrition matters. Do you...

Calories, Quality and Macros: they all matter

If you’ve read my intro page or Starter Guide, you’ll know that I stress the fact that weight loss is primarily diet. Tracking macros is really important to maintaining a calorie deficit, thereby helping yourself lose body fat. However, I don’t want...
What to do when you don’t feel like – any of it

What to do when you don’t feel like – any of it

There will be plenty of times that you don’t feel like sticking to your diet. It can be hard, especially if you’re stressed or exhausted, to stick to your set meals. The turning point that separates successful weight loss from a weight loss attempt is how you handle...
Brownies got you beat? Here’s how to fight back

Brownies got you beat? Here’s how to fight back

We all have cravings. All of us are tempted at one time or another by something tasty or delicious. Sometimes it’s good for us to give in. Other times, those brownies just stare at us all day long, begging us to take another sliver of a bite. You can prevent...
Is Your Metabolism to Blame for Weight Loss Struggles?

Is Your Metabolism to Blame for Weight Loss Struggles?

Do you feel like you’ve been dieting forever? Do you feel like no matter what, you’ll never lose weight? Some decide it must be their metabolism. They’re doing everything right, cooking the diet food, and exercising to no avail. It’s a word...
The Starter Guide to Getting Healthy

The Starter Guide to Getting Healthy

What does healthy mean to you? A web search will pull up many different results but for the sake of discussion (and because this is a fitness site), let’s define “healthy” as something that is beneficial to your body in the nutrition or fitness...
What is a VO2 Max?

What is a VO2 Max?

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably heard the term VO2 max tossed around. For any casual runner or exerciser, it’s probably not the most important statistic to know. But if you’re a competing athlete, or love marathons or cycling races and want...

Super Bowl Sunday: How to enjoy it without packing on the pounds

It’s Super Bowl time!  Go Seahawks! Over 80-90 million people are tuned in at any given moment to this incredibly popular sporting event. Even if you don’t like football, chances are that you’ll be at a Super Bowl party where there’ll be copious amounts of beer,...
What are Macronutrients?

What are Macronutrients?

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “macronutrient.” But what does it mean and why do you need to know more about it? Macronutrients are the three main sources of energy: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. You might say, “ohh, I get it...
The Truth Behind Weight Loss Programs and Diets

The Truth Behind Weight Loss Programs and Diets

I’m sure that most of you have wanted to lose weight at one time or another. So what do you do? You take a look at the newest weight loss program that has a ton of success stories and dive in, consequently throwing out half the items in your cupboard or fridge and...
How to Not Gain Weight on Vacation

How to Not Gain Weight on Vacation

Hello everyone! Mexico was amazing. It was a wonderful break from the busy-ness of the season and Geoff and I loved the quality time we spent together. There was a lot of laying by the poolside, margaritas from our favorite bartender, and plates full of every dessert...

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