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Author: Jen Comas

Should You Compliment Others on Weight Loss?

“You’ve lost so much weight! Tell me your secret!” There is a woman — we will call her Cindy — that I’ve seen at the gym for the last eight years. I don’t know her well; only enough to exchange a friendly “hello” when we see each other. Recently, I was in the locker room […]

How to “Eat Healthy” When You Don’t Like to Cook

I’ve never liked to cook. Many years ago, when I started trying to make better food choices, I tried forcing myself to cook in hopes that I’d eventually learn to enjoy it. It wasn’t until recently I finally came to terms with the cold, hard truth: I loathe cooking. However, I love eating, and it’s […]

How to Get Back in the Gym After a Long Hiatus

You’re going to the gym and working hard on your fitness. You’ve got your workout schedule thoroughly organized, you’re in a good groove and feeling great when all of a sudden, something comes up and causes you to start missing workout sessions. Maybe it’s a vacation, holiday, illness, injury, work deadline, or simply a busier-than-usual […]

Why Maintenance Phases Are Important for Fat Loss

“Months.” “Years.”  “What feels like forever.” These are the most common responses that I receive when I ask new clients who are seeking fat loss how long they have been working towards that goal. Countless women have shared with me that they have been working towards fat loss for what feels like an eternity. They […]

Don’t Let the Fitness Industry Tell You What to Do

When I was five years old, my mom would play an album on the record player, put on her leotard, tights, and leg warmers, and do aerobics in our living room. I had my own little leotard and leg warmers, so I’d put mine on, too, and try to keep up with her. We always […]

Guilt, Shame, and Helping Your Clients Separate Food From Morality

I’m about to share something that I’ve only ever told one other person throughout the last two decades. Ready? I used to hide in the bathroom at school and eat pizza. Before you send me a message to tell me how gross that is, I implore you to reconsider because: I know. I agonized over […]

The Power of Accepting Personal Responsibility

Personal responsibility is the golden ticket to living your most empowered life. By accepting full responsibility for your words and actions (or lack thereof) you are putting the most important person in the driver’s seat — yourself. When it comes to shirking responsibility, people are often surprised to hear that it isn’t always as straightforward […]

Your Purpose in Life is Not Fat Loss

For years, I put my life on hold: all I did was grind away, working towards fat loss. When I say it was all I did, I’m not exaggerating: I didn’t have any hobbies and I avoided doing almost everything that wasn’t centered around fat loss, because I was so nervous that it would interfere […]

Sep, 28 Jen Comas Mindset

Managing Your Expectations: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Several years ago, I was following a pretty strict meal plan in hopes of losing some body fat. I could only white-knuckle my way through the meal plan for so long before I started sneaking in extras, usually in the form of nuts and nut butter. I’d toss back a heaping spoonful of almond butter […]

How to Combat Stress Eating

Disclaimer: the intent of this article is to give proactive suggestions to women to help prevent seeking self-comfort from food during occasional increases in chronic stress. For a list of behaviors that may indicate the need to consult with a professional regarding emotional eating, please see the bottom of this article. Cookies and wine are […]

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