Carbs and Fat Loss: The Facts

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I love the phrase "When you know better, you do better". Information is one of our most powerful tools. With it, we can create and achieve just about anything we want as long as we have the desire and commitment to go with it. Unfortunately, there is an enormous amount of misinformation on food, nutrition and weight loss. You can have the desire and the commitment but if you're misinformed ...Read More

Thoughts From My Mom: Raising An Overweight Child

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A couple weeks ago I had a difficult conversation with my mom. I wanted to let her know about the blog I had written and was planning to post about some of the difficult events in my childhood that led to my body image issues and disordered eating patterns. I needed to explain why it was important to share my story and let her know that I love her and ...Read More

How to Make Your Kid Fat

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Sure, I doubt any parent sets out to ‘make their child fat’. I’m sure most parents want their children to be healthy and happy. I know that’s what my mom wanted for me. Her intentions were pure. Unfortunately, she had no idea how to help me and, looking back, no one can argue that her well-intended attempts to ensure that I was healthy were the root of my issues with ...Read More

Setting Fat Loss Goals You’ll Actually Achieve

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I have these little notebooks I’ve been keeping for years now. There’s a particular brand and color I like, I buy them in bulk online and I always have one or two of them with me. I write my monthly and yearly goals in them, most days I write what I eat and which workouts I complete. I pay special attention and make note of my hunger, energy, cravings and ...Read More

My Favorite Fat Loss Protein

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Protein is a critical component of the Primal lifestyle. Every meal should be built around clean protein and non-starchy vegetables. Protein can be a powerful tool along your fat loss journey.  It will keep you feeling fuller for longer when compared to carbohydrates or fat. It also helps to balance blood sugar (keeping your energy and mood more stable) and control cravings.  Let’s compare 200 calories of each of the ...Read More

6 Steps to Beat Your Sweet Tooth

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Sometimes you need something sweet. You need it more than you need to freaking breathe. You aren’t getting anything else done until you’ve scoured your cabinets and found something sweet. Uh huh. I get it. I’ve been there. I still get there!! There are several ways to keep that feeling at bay, but today we’re going to tackle it head on. I’m going to share with you some of the ...Read More

5 Ways to Maintain Motivation

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My weight loss journey has been a LONG one. I can’t remember ever not being on a diet. Granted, this time has been different – I don’t feel like I’m on a diet – I feel like I’ve adopted a new, healthy lifestyle that is naturally driving me towards my weight loss goals. However, even though it’s a lifestyle and there is no end point where I’ll go back to ...Read More

Primal Principles for Fat Loss

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I've written here about the Primal lifestyle philosophy and the types of foods I eat for fat loss. I've read a lot about different Primal and Paleo guidelines and, combined with my own personal and educational experiences, I've put together my own list of Primal Principles for fat loss. It's important to remember that the most effective plan is the one YOU will follow. This is not a challenge to ...Read More

Your Scale is Keeping You Fat

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I was one of those crazy people allowing the number on the scale to dictate my mood, my attitude and my self-worth. It was ugly and it was 50 shades (or more) of crazy. I would get up in the morning and not allow myself any coffee or water. I’d drive to the gym and workout with my trainer. No water still because, duh, I hadn’t weighed myself yet. When ...Read More

Is Food Your Drug? Overcoming Your Addiction

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For years I convinced myself that food made me feel good. I really thought it was true. After a long, hard day at work, thinking about relaxing at home with Mexican food and ice cream seemed to calm me. It provided a release. It gave me something to look forward to in stressful or emotional moments. Planning my “comfort food” let me escape for just a few minutes. What I’ve ...Read More


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