I DON’T GET IT…

I gave a nutrition crash course lecture last week up in Vallejo, and I brought up a toxic belief that almost ALL of my clients have: Once I weigh (insert your dream weight here), then I’ll start (insert how you think you’ll be different here). Once I lose 20 pounds, then I’ll: Go shopping for cute clothes Start dating Feel comfortable in my own skin Be more social and go out with friends Feel sexy enough to have sex Go to the beach Be more active Go to a pool party Feel worthy of someone’s love During the talk, I showed them that by waiting to live their life until… Read More

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Do you hate your thighs?

I remember being 8 years old laying on the couch with my knees bent, looking down at my thighs. They touched. Despite what I know now about my very normal sized 8-year old body, at the time, I thought I was fat and I had proof because my thighs touched.  To this day, I remember having the thought, “I wish I could just cut off the parts that were touching… then I’d like my thighs…then I’d be happy.” It’s easy to hear a story like this and feel sorry for that 8-year old.  Clearly, 8-year olds (including myself) get this message from family, older siblings, friends, TV ads, magazines and… Read More

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NAKED IN PUBLIC

This holiday weekend, I decided it was time for me get naked in public. No, this isn’t some April Fools joke a week late. I really decided it was time. The first time this thought ever crossed my mind was when I was studying at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. At the Institute, we not only dove into the real reasons we hold more weight than our body needs (i.e. psychological and emotional reasons), we also did a ton of work around our relationship to food AND our relationship to our own body. In our work around healthy body image, I remember my teacher talking about being very… Read More

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WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I WORKOUT?

I can’t believe how many times over the past 2 decades I’ve been asked this question. I finally decided… it’s time to just answer the damn question! Look, there’s going to be a lot of people out there with a special powder, shake, or special bar that will tell you they have the answer to what to eat before a workout. First: What time are you talking about? If you’re working out in the morning…. you’ve likely been fasting since the night before, so naturally your blood sugar is down. If you go out on an empty stomach it can cause BS to decrease even further, creating a situation where… Read More

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The Hunger Scale

Have you ever sat in the absolute back seat of a commercial plane?  I’m talking about the last row, where the seats don’t recline and you’re right next to the bathrooms. Well, that’s where I am right now as I write this to you.  On this plane, the jets cover the windows, so you can’t even see outside. I’ve just spent the past 5 days in “The Big D”, (aka: Dallas), mixing some family time with a business trip.   I tackled 2 (yes….TWO) big family reunions in one very long weekend.  It’s always good to see my family, young and old, who travel from all over to be together for… Read More

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To Eat Meat Or Not? The Great Vegetarian Debate…

I am deep in the heart of East Texas spending time with my family for our bi-annual family reunion out at my Aunt and Uncle’s lake front property. It’s pretty much station vacation out here.  The weather is surprisingly awesome (90 as opposed to the typical 107 degree days!) and spending some quality time with my family is always great. Two of my favorite people in the world, my brother and his wife, drove in from North Carolina and they look amazing.  My brother looks like he’s glowing.  He’s always been lean and athletic, but today he looks like my yoga teacher, long and lean!  He’s actually leaner than I’ve… Read More

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Motivation Monday: Chill Out!

Hey Hot Stuff. I think I’m learning how to relax and add a bit of balance into my life, and this weekend was a prime example of chilling out, from a much needed mountain bike ride with a great friend, to dinner and a pedi with my BFF. Learning how to balance and more importantly, de-stress before it gets outta control is top on my list, and I think it should be top on your list, too… especially if you’re in the process of creating a healthier you:  more exercise, mindful food choices, and losing weight. In the video training below I’ll teach you the #1 reason why you might… Read More

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Changing Habits For Good!

  My time here on the island is coming to a close, and although most people get sad at the end of a tropical island vacation, I’m pretty stoked to get back home.  Island fever, I guess. : ) But mostly I’m excited to keep instilling these strong habits I’ve created for myself since I’ve been out here. In the video training below, you’ll see exactly what I did to add important, life-changing habits into my every day routine. It’s not rocket science, but it’s profound… and it’s exactly what it takes to make new habits stick for good. In the comments below the video, tell me the habits you… Read More

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My weekend of Dreams (and too much wine…)

The weekend of Dreams Well, I’m going to give you a recap of my weekend.  What was supposed to be one night in the city turned out to be a very long weekend of fancy dinners, parties, and then a wine country finale to include a Michelin rated restaurant, spa treatments, champagne, wine, and… A RING!  Yup…I got engaged this weekend! And since I’m sharing with you my food and exercise journey over the next few months, I feel like I need to share with you what happened this weekend! In regards to exercise… we tried to get a little in, but the weekend was pretty much dedicated to spa… Read More

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