Fats vs. Carbs- Which Has More Calories?

Fat vs. carbs. What's the best to cut if you're trying to lose weight? The answer might surprise you.. but if you're trying to lose weight, cutting fat is the best way to go. Let me tell you why. Weight loss all comes down to being in a calorie deficit. Fat has 9 calories/gram and… Continue reading Fats vs. Carbs- Which Has More Calories?

Macros or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?

A question I receive quite frequently- should I be counting macronutrients or calories to lose weight? Let’s start off by taking it back to the basics so we can really understand the importance of each. Macronutrients refer to the three essential nutrients that provide us calories in the diet- carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each plays… Continue reading Macros or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?

Why You Lose Weight FAST (In The Beginning)

Have you ever noticed that you lose a good amount of weight as you first begin your weight loss journey? But then it slows down? I had a student email me the other day telling me she lost 3.2 lbs during her first week in my course- Flexible Eating 101. I calculated her calorie goal… Continue reading Why You Lose Weight FAST (In The Beginning)

Can protein powder boost fat loss?

If you ever see a protein powder claiming to help decrease body fat.. don't fall for it! You probably have this idea in your mind that consuming more protein is probably a good idea while losing weight but might not be exactly sure when or how you made that realization. And growing up with the… Continue reading Can protein powder boost fat loss?

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

You've probably heard that muscle weighs more than fat and that sometimes the reason the weight loss scale is not moving is because you are gaining muscle (if you're engaging in strength or resistance training). Source: Avance Care This can definitely happen. But it's not that muscle "weighs" more than fat. In the photo above… Continue reading Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

1200 Calories Is Not Enough

Today's topic is one that I'm super passionate about. Why even talk about this? Because it's a HUGE problem. And I don't think people are understanding the harm they are causing long-term to their bodies by not consuming enough calories for weight loss. 90% of the women I speak to each week are consuming 1200… Continue reading 1200 Calories Is Not Enough

What I Still Do In Weight Maintenance (That Started In Weight Loss)

I've lost 20 lbs as a flexible eater. I did this by tracking my macros to learn portion sizes. And I've managed to keep this weight off because of realistic behavioral changes I made during the weight loss period that I have continued during weight maintenance. Here are some of the things I did in… Continue reading What I Still Do In Weight Maintenance (That Started In Weight Loss)

Being Strategic With Volume Eating During A Calorie Deficit

We talked about volume eating in the past. Today, let's talk about being strategic with volume eating because having a strategy to consume volume-friendly foods while losing weight can help promote fullness AND allow you to have room for fun/calorie-dense foods. Two strategies that can make a huge difference while losing weight: Include volume-friendly foods… Continue reading Being Strategic With Volume Eating During A Calorie Deficit