An Open Letter to Weight Watchers

Dear Weight Watchers, I am appalled that you recently announced a free membership for teens ages 13-17. As I told my husband last week about this tactic as part of your $2 billion revenue plan, I found my body temperature rising, my heart rate going up, and my voice getting louder and louder as I talked vented about it. It’s …

Are Your Smoothies Fat Loss Friendly?

I think smoothies make a great option for a quick, easy, and no-fuss meal or snack on the go. When made with the right combination of nutrient-dense, whole food ingredients, smoothies can taste delicious, nourish our bodies, and also keep us full for hours without feeling overly stuffed or bloated. Smoothies can seriously satisfy sweet cravings, and many of my …

What the Heck Does Clean Eating Even Mean?

In my Master Your Meal Prep coaching group, one of my clients recently asked if I could explain more about eating organic, what processed foods actually are, and what clean eating actually means.  I was really glad she asked this question because these nutrition related terms and phrases get carelessly thrown around so often that it can be really confusing …

Six Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Happy first day of spring!  Spring tends to bring a sense of renewal for many of us, doesn’t it? As the seasons change, and after hunkering down during the winter, we feel refreshed and inspired to get outside (c’mon Boston weather!), move more, and think about how we can spruce up our diets a bit.  If you feel like your …

Why I Don’t Sell Beachbody

When I tell people that I left my corporate job last March to start an online fitness business, the first response I usually get is, “wow, that’s awesome!” That initial exclamation of excitement is usually followed up with a question. “So how does that work? What do you, like, make money through ads?” Doh. I definitely could make money through …

My #1 Strategy for Handling Food Pushers

With the holidays this weekend, a common topic that’s come up recently with my 1:1 coaching gals is how to handle food pushers in social situations. It can be challenging to deal with friends or family members who try to push foods that we simply prefer not to eat or foods that don’t align with our current fitness goals. Many …

Why and How I’m Focusing on Fat Loss Right Now

Confession: I am focusing on fat loss right now. It’s been a while since I’ve embarked on a fat loss journey, but there are a few reasons I’m deciding to head in this direction at the moment. First, over the course of six weeks in August and September, I was away from home for 24 total days. While I did well with sticking to my nutritional daily definites (having …