How to Become a Morning Person

  Have you always been a morning person? This is always the question I get when I share that I get up pretty early. And my answer is that I do naturally enjoy waking up early (not like 6 am early.) I love sunshine and am most productive during the day. However, I used to get up around 10 or …

Don’t Have Time to Workout? Let Me Help!

Do you think you’re too busy to workout? Well I have some helpful advice and a little tough love for you. The reality of this is that you’re not too busy, you’re prioritizing other things. Before you say, “Wait a minute! I have a full time job, kids, a house to care for, and so much more.” All of that …

Intuitive Eating: Where to Begin

Disclaimer: Intuitive eating is not a diet for weight loss. It’s a lifestyle that shifts your mindset with food to eat more in tune with your body. If you feel a little lost when it comes to listening to hunger cues and tend to overeat, this might be for you! Intuitive eating sounds like it should be simple: You listen …

Favourite Tips for Dining Out

The word “control” comes up a lot when I first get to know my coaching clients. Many love the control they have over their diet when eating in a routine. The security that comes with preparing your food and knowing what’s in it is a double edged sword. On one hand, it directly supports your progress and helps you reach …

Comparison is the Biggest Thief of Joy… & Progress!

Today I want to talk about progress. When we think of our fitness goals, we usually get caught up in all the ways we track progress: photos, measurements, scale, strength gains, endurance gains. But the thing that trips us up most in acknowledging our own progress: Comparison  We tend to get caught up in other people’s progress on social media. …

Tips For Weighing Yourself

PREFACE:  When you work with a coach: Make needs and goals clear. If you don’t want to weigh yourself, speak that out! Often we have nonscale victories that directly track progress: lifting heavier, progress pictures, measurements, the ability to run longer- there are so many ways! That being said- I do have clients that like the scale. They can look …

2 Most Important Questions for Your Success

As a nutrition coach and personal trainer, I’ve found that the 2 most important questions to ask when you want to lose or maintain your weight are:  Am I hungry? And How did today go? Ground breaking, right? No but seriously, these questions are extremely important! Am I hungry? might seem completely self explanatory, but it’s not quite as simple as …

Reward Yourself With Food? Listen Up!

Before we begin, let me just say, I am not here to ban you from celebrating huge milestones with a delicious dinner. There are plenty of legitimate occasions to worthy of some champagne and white table cloths. You got that huge promotion and want an evening out?  Yes Queen! You got engaged and are dining at your favorite Indian place?  …

Why Hiring a Meal Planner Isn’t Worth It

When I’m interviewing prospective clients, one of the most popular questions asked is “Do you offer meal plans?” I always answer no, and I’m usually met with “why?” Meal planning is a skill and something we should all figure out for ourselves (unless you have condition that requires a medically prescribed meal plan.) If you don’t fit into that category, I …

Why You Need to Stop Labeling Your Food

I am so over hearing about “good” and “bad” foods. I swear, everytime someone says, “Oh I can’t have that- it’s bad for me!” I can’t help but roll my eyes. I’m a nutrition coach and personal trainer. And if you know the tiniest bit about me and my approach to diet, you know that I don’t buy into restricting foods …

Tips to Enjoy Eating Out

When I first began my fitness journey, in 2015, I went 12 weeks without missing a workout, without eating out, or eating a single food I deemed “unhealthy”. When I made plans to go out for dinner with friends, I’d just order tea and eat when I got home. At the time, I saw myself as being disciplined and dedicated …