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3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes Women Make

The key to fat loss success and sustainability is a little more nuanced than simply “diet and exercise.” Your long-term success will depend greatly on your approach. Unfortunately, we see women making the same common mistakes in their approach to fat loss, time and time again. Mistakes that prevent them from achieving their goals, or […]

4 Keys to Fat Loss Beyond “Eat Less and Move More”

Diet and exercise get all of the attention when it comes to fat loss. While they both do play a major role in the process, it’s not quite as simple as the outdated “eat less and move more” mantra that so many people repeat with full conviction. That approach can work for a while, but […]

Why You’re Not Making Progress And What You Can Do About It

I was 9 years old the first time I heard the word “plateau.” I had been competing in gymnastics for 2 years, practicing no less than 9 hours a week, and hadn’t achieved any new tricks for months.  I was feeling frustrated and wanted to quit.  Luckily, my Mom talked me out of it, but […]

Is Metabolic Damage A Real Thing?

“Metabolic Damage” and “Metabolic Adaptation” are probably terms you’ve heard floating around the fitness industry as of late. They are typically used when referring to the physiological adaptations that take place when someone is in too great of an intended calorie deficit for too long. This deficit can be from reduced calorie intake, increased calorie […]

The Fat Loss Nutrient You’re Forgetting

You’ve probably heard about fat burning boosts from supplements like green tea extract and coleus.  And there’s been many a blog written on the metabolic bonuses from fish oils and vitamin D, but the unsexy one that doesn’t get talked about enough, (or at all, really) is oxygen. Of course, if you are eating Fruit […]

Complexes: A Fantastic Way to Do a Lot of Work in Very Little Time

My last several of weeks have been packed full of amazing things. First was the most amazing Girls Gone Strong Event Weekend (where we can hang in person!), then packing up and heading to Salt Lake City where I will stay for the remainder of the year. I landed in Utah, and spent exactly 24 hours there before […]

The 3 Biggest Myths About Fat-Burning For Active Women

I am really angry. I have spent my entire career firmly planted in the field of sports nutrition, where the goals are performance-based. In sports nutrition, weight-loss is an outcome of enhancing physical performance, not a goal unto itself. Because the goals of performance are mostly objective, athletes and active clients depend on science-driven evidence […]

Why “Comply Or Die” Doesn’t Work For Fat Loss

When I first started personal training and teaching fitness classes in 1999, it initially surprised me that all my clients would also ask me about nutrition. “Can I tell you what I eat and you can tell me if I should change anything?” Or, “Just tell me what to eat and I’ll do whatever you […]

How To Prevent Re-Gaining Lost Fat—Forever!

It’s here! You’ve finally reached your fat loss goal after months and months of hard work, good eating habits, and consistent exercise. You relish in your success and you cannot wait to show the world the results of your hard work. You’re so happy that you begin to celebrate by going out constantly: dinners out during […]

Strength Training For Fat Loss

There is a lot of debate in the fitness world over what type of exercise is best for fat loss.  But my question is: why do we have to choose just one? Can’t we simply program an intelligent combination of modalities like high intensity cardio, moderate intensity cardio, and strength training for optimal results? Wait a […]