You're on your weight loss journey and it's Saturday morning. You have a birthday party to attend in the evening and you want to be able to enjoy yourself. But you're in a calorie deficit. And you know realistically having wine, chips & guac, pizza, and cake with ice cream can mean going over your… Continue reading Skipping Meals & Saving Calories For Later
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)
We all have cravings for foods, and for me, sweets are on top of my daily list. Most of the time I'm able to satisfy a craving for something sweet with a portion of the food. For many, a portion never feels enough. The second these individuals allow themselves to enjoy something sweet, they feel… Continue reading How To Manage Sugar Cravings In A Calorie Deficit
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?
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?
My students in Flexible Eating 101 ask me this question all the time. "If I exercise on a Tuesday and burned 500 calories, should I be eating an extra 500 calories that day?" The quick answer: No. Let me explain why. If you are tracking exercise in a calorie tracking app such as MyFitnessPal, the… Continue reading “Should I ‘Eat Back’ My Exercise Calories?”
If you like to enjoy your glass of wine or spicy margarita, this post is for you! There is a significant amount of calories in most alcoholic beverages which can add up fast and potentially prevent you from being in a calorie deficit, especially if you are drinking multiple times during the week. This means… Continue reading Alcohol & Weight Loss
You actually didn't. It's annoying to work hard all week, lose weight, socialize and relax over the weekend, to see the scale showing a 5 lb weight gain on Monday. Why the heck does this happen?! First, accept that this is likely not fat gain but bulk, carb storage, and fluid retention. On the weekends… Continue reading Gained 5 lbs From Weekend Eating?
I've been a Registered Dietitian for several years and see people try different diets & eating regimens to lose weight. But flexible eating has always been the one methodology of losing weight that I strongly support. Today, I want to breakdown exactly why. Calorie & macro tracking IS flexible eating. Once you know your personalized… Continue reading Advantages Of Calorie & Macro Tracking
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