How to Become a Morning Workout Person

MORNING WORKOUT PERSON

One of the best things I’ve done for myself is learn how to get up and workout in the morning.  I love working out in the morning for several reasons.  I’m a mom of three kids, so if I want to get a workout in, I pretty much have to do it before they get out of bed.  Working out in the morning also gives me insane energy for the rest of the day.  I also find that if I wait until later on in the day, I’m more likely to make excuses as to why I can’t fit it in my schedule.  Working out in the morning is the best way to start the day, in my opinion.  If you can’t quite seem to get up early enough to squeeze in a workout, try these tips!

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

HOW TO BECOME A MORNING WORKOUT PERSON

Set your Alarm on the Other Side of the Room

If you use an alarm clock or your phone, try putting it on the other side of the bedroom, not on the night stand right next to you.  This way, you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off.  Sometimes, just getting out of bed can be the hardest part.  If you’re already out of your warm and comfortable blankets, why not go ahead and workout?

Lay your Gym Clothes out the Night Before

Try making it as convenient as possible for you to workout in the morning.  Pack your gym bag ahead of time.  Lay out your clothes.  Have your water bottle filled and waiting in the fridge.  All of these things will save you time in the morning, meaning you can sleep in just a little bit longer.  It’s also a little extra motivation to get up and get it done.

Find an Accountability Partner

It’s great if you can find an accountability partner that will meet you at the gym in the mornings.  It’s even better if it’s your spouse or partner and they’re forced to get out of the very same bed in the morning.  Knowing someone is waiting on you and counting on you can be just the nudge you need to get it and get moving in the morning.

Find a Program you can do at Home

If you can find a program you can do at home, it makes getting out of bed so much easier.  Knowing that all you have to do is go into the other room and get your sweat on for 30+ minutes is great.  I love the workouts that go with The FASTer Way To Fat Loss because they can be done in the gym or at home.  I love knowing I can sneak into the basement while the kids are asleep and complete my workout uninterrupted.

Preset your Coffee Maker

Most coffee makers have a delayed brew function where you can set the time that you want the coffee to brew.  Set it for 10 minutes before you plan to wake up and have a hot cup of coffee before your workout (or on the way to the gym).  It’s a great way to wake yourself up a bit and caffeine has been shown to help you exert more energy and burn more calories during a workout.

Try to go to Sleep a Little Earlier

If missing out on quality sleep is what concerns you, try going to bed just an hour earlier at night.  Put your phone down, turn off Netflix, and close your eyes!  I’ll be honest, getting more sleep doesn’t make it any easier to crawl out of my comfortable bed in the morning, but you want to make sure you’re still getting the rest you need to be productive throughout the day.

I hope these tips help you become a morning workout person!  Even if you can just commit to trying for one week and see how amazing it feels, I challenge you do so.  Comment below if these tips help or if you have a great tip of your own!

15 Small Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

15 SMALL CHANGES FOR BIG WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS

Whether you’re just getting started or just want to lose those last 10 pounds, these little changes can have a big impact on your weight loss.  While losing weight and getting healthy can be difficult, sometimes, we over complicate it!  With many of my clients, I find that it’s better to start off with small changes, and gradually add more lifestyle changes over time.  That way, it’s not a huge adjustment all at once (making you more likely to stick to it and actually see results).

15 Small Changes for Big Weight Loss Results

SMALL CHANGES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

  • Do simple swaps.  Instead of refined carbs (like white bread), try whole grain carbs.  Instead of sour cream, try plain Greek yogurt.  Try adding things like hot sauce and mustard (both low in calories) to spice up your food.
  • Drink more water.  This is such an easy way to see a change in your health, yet most of us don’t drink enough water throughout the day.  A simple rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces!
  • Take the stairs.  When you’re in the office, at the mall, or anywhere the offers the option of an elevator, just take the stairs instead!  Getting in those extra steps can make a big difference.
  • Eat at home.  If you’re big on eating out, try eating one extra meal at home each week.  Restaurants and fast food restaurants are notorious for adding extra oils and fats to your food.
  • Shorten your eating window.  An easy way to lose weight quickly is intermittent fasting.  Instead of eating from when you wake up to when you go to bed, you shorten your eating window during the day.  For example, I eat for 8 hours a day and fast for 16.  Eating from 12pm – 8pm is a simple way to make sure my body gets into a fasted state and actually digests what I’ve consumed (and burns fat too).
  • Walk.  A short walk each day can be the first step to adding meaningful exercise into your life.  If you’re intimidated by the gym or fitness programs, start out slow and walk.
  • Cut the soda.  There are so many of us who drink our calories (and don’t even think of it as consuming calories).  If you’re big on soda or sugary drinks, try cutting back a little bit at a time.  Look at the calories you’re consuming each day and let that be your motivation.  Drinking flavored water or a sparkling water can help you kick the habit.
  • Get more sleep.  Getting more sleep is easier said than done, but treating your body right and giving it time to reset is so important, especially when it comes to losing weight.  If you could go to bed even an hour earlier each night, it could have a huge impact on your health.
  • Try daily greens.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at getting in my vegetables.  That’s why I started drinking my greens every day.  It’s an easy way to make sure I’m getting in those important nutrients without stressing myself out counting vegetable servings.
  • Wait ten minutes before getting seconds.  Just because you feel like you can eat more, doesn’t mean you should.  It takes a little while for our bodies to tell our brains that we are full.  You should be eating until you’re 80% satiated.  This will help you avoid overeating and help you lose weight.
  • Find a supportive partner (or partners).  Having someone on your side that you can text or call when you’re feeling tempted can be a game changer when it comes to losing weight.  If you can find someone who’s willing to workout with you… even better!  If you’re looking for a little motivation and support from other women who are trying to lose weight, join my free Facebook group!
  • Portion out your snacks.  Avoid taking the whole bag of chips to the couch with you while you’re watching Netflix.  We’ve all been there.  Next thing you know, the bag is empty and you feel like a true couch potato.  Instead, portion out a handful of chips into a small bowl and when they’re gone… they’re gone!
  • Treat yourself… but not with food.  Anytime you reach a goal, treat yourself, but not with food!  Quit using food as a reward system and buy yourself a new shirt or get yourself a manicure.
  • Don’t trust the packaging.  Just because something says “organic” or “low fat” or “sugar free” doesn’t mean it’s good for you.  Learn how to read a nutrition label and understand what you’re putting into your body.
  • Set small, manageable goals.  Instead of saying “I want to lose 20 pounds”, start by saying, “I want to lose one pound in the next 2 weeks.”  You can also make goals that don’t revolve around the scale like “I want to cook at home 4 days this week” or “I want to eat vegetables with every meal.”  Smaller goals are quicker and easier to accomplish and add up over time.

Want more simple tips and tricks to lose weight and stay healthy?  Join my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss,where I host monthly challenges, share recipes, and support and motivate women on their weight loss journey.

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Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

When I first started talking about intermittent fasting in my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss, many members freaked out!  I get it.  Fasting sounds scary.  So let me start this post by saying that intermittent fasting is NOT starving yourself.  Intermittent fasting is eating in a window versus eating all day long.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO INTERMITTENT FASTING

For years I believed that you were supposed to eat every 2-3 hours.  I meal prepped like a crazy person and my entire day revolved around the next time I’d be putting calories into my body.  My insulin levels spiked and dipped like crazy and I constantly found myself getting hangry if I had gone too long without a carbohydrate.  After adding a third baby, a new business, and lots of extra traveling to my life, I knew I needed a change.  I was far too busy to spend each and every day focused on food.  That’s when I introduced myself to the world of intermittent fasting.

Intermittent fasting is when you consume all of your daily calories within a certain window.  I personally love the 16:8 method which means I fast for 16 hours and eat within an 8 hour window.  On a typical day, I’ll eat my first meal at noon and I won’t eat after 8pm.

What does Intermittent Fasting do for your Body?

Intermittent fasting allows your body to dip into glycogen stores so that you can start burning stored fat.  Your body burns carbs, then protein, then fat.  If you’re eating every two hours, you never give your body the chance to start burning fat.  Fasting for 16 hours allows your body start to burn stubborn fat like muffin tops, chubby thighs, and love handles, and gives your body time to repair itself.

But what if I get Hungry?

The first thing you need to know about fasting is that it’s not as hard as it sounds.  It might take a little practice and a little time for your body to get used to this new way of eating, but I promise you won’t be starving.  For beginners, I typically recommend starting off slow.  Start by cutting out breakfast, then cutting out your morning snack.  Keep shortening your eating window little by little until you are practicing the 16:8 method.

What can you have During the Fast?

Water – add some pink himalyan salt. It helps curb your appetite and replenishes minerals and electrolytes.

Coffee – you can add stevia, but make sure it doesn’t have sugar in it!  Some Stevias, like Stevia in the Raw, have sugar in them.  I personally love Sweet Leaf Stevia.

Herbal teas – My favorite herbal tea to have during my fast is Birds and Bees

Bone broth – make your own or try this kind

During your fast, you can have anything that doesn’t spike you insulin. But, when in doubt, leave it out.

How to Break your Fast

The best way to break your fast is with a fat and a protein.  I break my fast with eggs, avocado, feta, and bacon or if I’m on the go I drink the 310 plant based protein shake or the Tone it Up plant based protein shake.  If I do a shake, I usually pair it with a handful of raw almonds.

Don’t Fast Alone

My best piece of advice for anyone who is new to intermittent fasting is to find some support!  Working with someone who can answer your questions, guide you, and give you support and motivation is a game changer.  Registration for the next round of Faster Way to Fat Loss is now open.  If you’re truly committed to changing your lifestyle, burning stubborn fat, and finally seeing success in your weight loss journey, I would love to work with you.  You can learn more about the program and register here!  And don’t forget, you can join my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss, for more tips, information, and support.

Home Gym Essentials – Skip the Gym and Get Fit at Home

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know that I’m obsessed with the Faster Way to Fat Loss.  After getting into a major fitness funk, the Faster Way to Fat Loss was the program that completely changed my life, helped me drop 50+ pounds of baby weight, and gave me the freedom to stop depriving myself.

One of my favorite things about the Faster Way to Fat Loss is that you don’t have to have an expensive gym membership to follow the plan.  While there is a workout plan that can be done at the gym, I always follow the home workout plan.  As a busy, work at home mom of three kids, I can’t imagine trying to make it to the gym multiple times a week.

Here is what I have in my home gym that makes it possible to get in a great workout without a costly gym membership, gym daycare germs, and time constraints.

HOME GYM ESSENTIALS

Home Gym Must Haves

Dumbbells

Dumbbells are a must for any home gym.  You can accomplish almost any workout with dumbbells, even if you want to get pull-up gains without a pull-up bar you can modify with your dumbbells! I love my Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells.  They quickly and easily adjust from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds.  The price is unbeatable compared to buying dumbbells separately (which typically costs about $.50 a pound).  Not to mention, they don’t take up much space if you don’t have a ton of room to work with in your home.

Bench

A weight bench comes in handy for every move of the body! This is probably my #2 pick for any home gym.  I’d say that about half of my workouts include the bench.  If you’re going to get a bench, I highly suggest getting an adjustable one that allows you to sit at an incline and decline.  This will give you the ability to do a lot more workouts.

Barbell

Having a barbell is great for workouts like bench presses, dead lifts, squats, and more.  It’s perfect for all parts of the body and is especially useful for workouts that lift and engage your glutes.  This barbell is totally affordable and worth every penny!

Kettle Bells

Kettle bells are perfect for HIIT drills, and total body moves.  This set of three is the perfect addition for any home gym.

BootyBands

Booty bands are my favorite way to activate my glutes for a toned, built booty, You can also do a lot of variations with these and target your upper body as well.  They don’t take up any space which is perfect for any home gym.  This set comes with four different resistance levels so you can do a multitude of workouts.  If you want to build a home gym on a budget, these bands are a must!

Yoga Mat

If you’re working out at home, you’ll probably want a yoga mat for any floor exercises (especially if you’ll be setting up your gym in basement or on hardwood floors).  Yoga mats are especially useful for ab exercises, push ups, and planks (oh… and yoga!)  This one comes with a carrying strap so you can easily take it on the go.

Foam Roller

There are so many people that forget about taking care of their bodies after a workout.  Stretching and being kind to your muscles is so important when it comes to getting in shape.  Foam rollers are my favorite way to relieve muscle tension after  a workout.  You can check out some of my favorite foam roller moves here.

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12 Must Have Products for Weight Loss

Must have products for weight loss

Losing weight is hard… we all know that.  But, I believe it can be made easier by making simple changes in our daily lives.  Over the years, I’ve found many products that have made living a healthier lifestyle easier.  From the kitchen to the gym, here are my 12 must have products for weight loss.

Must Have Products for Weight Loss

12 Must Have Products for Weight Loss

In the Kitchen

Gallon Jug

One thing I always make sure to do is drink a ton of water. You probably already know that water has tons of benefits. I always try to drink at least a gallon a day. I fill up my jug the night before and put it in the refrigerator that it’s cold and ready to go in the morning. For me, it’s easier to have my goal in front of me all day long. I like to see how much I’ve drank and how much I have left to go. It’s made me so much more successful when it comes to meeting my goal.

must have products for weight loss

Measuring Scale

I measure all of my food to make sure I’m not over eating or under eating. It also ensures that all of my macros are in balance!

Measuring Spoons and Cups

Having and extra set of measuring spoons and cups helps me accurately track my servings.

Shaker Cup

I always use a protein shaker cup to mix my ketones. Even if you aren’t taking ketones, you’ll probably want a shaker cup for protein shakes or pre-workout.

Shaker Cup

Silicone Cupcake and Muffin Pans

I love these silicone cupcake and muffin pans for making a few meals a week in advance. They’re perfect for meatloaves and keto breakfast sandwiches.

In your Body

Ketones

Anyone who has tried the keto diet knows it isn’t easy. I consider myself to be a very dedicated person when it comes to health and getting in shape. After discovering the keto diet and all its benefits, I decided to give it a try. After an entire week of unsuccessfully getting my body into ketosis (even though I followed all the rules), I knew there had to be a better way. That’s when I discovered exogenous ketones. All you do is drink them and your body is in ketosis in under an hour! If you don’t know what ketosis is, you can learn all about it here!

Swerve

Swerve is a sugar substitute that I love. It’s great for baking. It measures like sugar (unlike other substitutes) and has zero net carbs.

swrve

Pink Himalayan Salt

I have a glass of room temperature water every morning (before I break out my refrigerated gallon jug). You can read about the benefits and my 30 day room temperature water challenge here. I always add a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to my water. It helps detoxify your body and gives you a caffeine free boost of energy.

Collagen

I love adding a teaspoon of collagen to my morning coffee.  It helps fight aging, boosts your metabolism, and improves the health of your hair, skin, and nails.  I’ve noticed a huge difference since I implemented this tiny change.

In the Gym

Wireless Headphones

If you plan on adding workouts to your weight loss plan, I highly recommend wireless headphones.  Whether you’re running on the treadmill or lifting weights, wireless headphones are a game changer.  You can get these ear buds for just over $20 or spring for the real deal and get the Beats headphones.

FlipBelt

The FlipBelt is perfect for going to the gym, going on a hike, or even just going on a walk with the kids.  It holds your keys, ID, cash, and more.  And, it’s actually cute.

Waist Trainer

Okay, so I don’t wear my waist trainer in the gum, but I like to think of it as a bonus to working out.  It helps me put everything back where it belongs after baby, gives me extra support, and even helps me lose a few inches.

If you’re working on your post baby body, or just need to lose a few pounds, I hope these products can help! Don’t forget to join my free Facebook group for other great tips, motivation, and support. If you join, please introduce yourself! I love connecting with my readers and helping women feel good about themselves.

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What is Intermittent Fasting

intermittent fasting

I’ve always worked in the health and fitness industry.  It’s my passion and I love what I do, but after I had baby number three, I was in a serious weight loss funk.  When you’re the girl everyone looks to for fat loss advice and inspiration, it can hard knowing all eyes are on you to bounce back and lose the baby weight.  I had done it twice in the past, but this time things were different.  I had three kids.  One was starting school, one was an energetic two year old, and one was an adorable (but needy) newborn.  I was busy, and finding the time to meal prep, eat six small meals a day and workout for over an hour was nearly impossible.  My old strategies for losing weight and staying in shape were no longer a realistic option.  I knew there had to be a better way, so I got to work, did my research and quickly discovered intermittent fasting.  Four months later, I had lost 50 pounds of baby weight and more importantly, I had gotten my life back.  Gone were the days of fretting over when to eat, what to eat, and waking up early to squeeze in a workout.  If you’re looking for a way to change up your weight loss routine, I highly suggest intermittent fasting.

How I lost over 50 lbs with intermittent fasting

How I Lost Over 50 Pounds with Intermittent Fasting

What is intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is not a diet.  So many people hear fasting and think that it means they’ll have to starve themselves.  This is totally not the case.  Intermittent fasting is simply a schedule for eating.  The idea behind intermittent fasting is to get your body into a fasted state.  This usually happens 8 – 12 hours after your last meal.  Most people rarely get into the fasted state because they’re eating late in the evening, then having breakfast first thing in the morning.  But, when your body is in the fasted state, it starts to burn stored fat.

How is Intermittent Fasting done?

I do 16/8 intermittent fasting, meaning that I fast for 16 hours and eat all my food in an 8 hour window.  On a typical day, I have my first meal around noon and stop eating around 8pm.  This gives my body approximately 16 hours of being in the fasted state, which means 16 hours of burning stubborn stored fat!

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a simpler way to eat.  You don’t have to meal prep, eat multiple small meals each day, count calories, or portion your food into color coded containers (we’ve all be there, right?).  While I still like to count my macros and track my carb intake, many people can lose weight with intermittent fasting without changing their diet at all.  Again, because most people’s bodies never enter the fasted state, it is totally normal to see results as soon as you start fasting, even if you don’t change your diet.

Intermittent fasting leaves you feeling satisfied after a meal.  Instead of eating a handful of almonds and half an apple, you get to eat real meals.  That’s right… you get to eat a big meal, with your family, and walk away feeling full.  When you’re eating six small meals a day or portioning your food into containers, you never feel fully satisfied after a meal and you’re always looking forward to your next “snack”.

Intermittent fasting helps you lose fat, especially stubborn fat.  Once your body is in the fasted state, it starts to use stored fat for fuel.  Instead of running on glucose, your body is stealing fat sources and using them as energy.  This is great news for muffin tops, jiggly bellies, and, dare I say it, thunder thighs.

Intermittent Fasting has a multitude of health benefits.  Studies have shown that intermittent fasting lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, reduces inflammation in the body, is beneficial for your heart, may help prevent cancer, and may even extend your lifespan.  You can learn more about the health benefits of intermittent fasting here.

Intermittent fasting has been a game changer for me.  It has simplified my life, allowed me to enjoy food again, and obviously, helped me lose over 50 pounds of baby weight.  If you want to learn more about intermittent fasting and other tips and tricks for losing weight, join my free Facebook group.  Join a community of women who are ready to quit dieting and start losing weight.

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8 Lazy Girl Ways to Lose Weight

When it comes to losing weight, you don’t have to over complicate it.  There are simple things you can do every day that don’t involve crazy workouts or insane diets.  With a few tweaks to your lifestyle, you can easily start losing weight.  Here are eight lazy girl ways to lose weight.

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Lazy Girl Ways to Lose Weight

Count Calories

If you’re just starting out on your weight loss journey and you don’t want to jump into a crazy diet, start simple by downloading My Fitness Pal and tracking your calories.  It’s a great way to get a realistic idea of how many calories you’re actually eating in a day (my guess is that you’ll be surprised).  I don’t recommend counting calories in the long run, but it’s an excellent way to get started and hold yourself accountable.

Plan You Meals with Skinny Taste

Skinnytaste.com has a free 7 day meal planner that includes recipes and even gives you a grocery list. This is the perfect way to get your eating on track the lazy girl way.

Order your Groceries Online

One of my favorite tips is to order your groceries online and pick them up at curbside.  It doesn’t get any lazier than that.  You don’t even need to walk around the grocery store!  Although you’re missing out on burning extra calories walking up and down grocery aisles, you’re actually setting yourself up for weight loss success.  By ordering your groceries online, you have more control over what goes in your cart.  Order the healthy foods that you know are the right choice and skip over all the impulse purchases of potato chips and candy bars.

Don’t Drink your Calories

This lazy girl tip is huge!  Put down the soda, the energy drinks, and sugary juices.  So many drinks are packed with calories.  Try drinking La Croix or adding a calorie free flavoring to your water.

Drink a Glass of Room Temperature Water

Drinking a glass of room temperature water first thing in the morning can have huge weight loss benefits.  It re-hydrates your body, reduces inflammation, and puts your body on track for fat loss.  In fact, I created a 30 day challenge around this simple tip.  Check out the challenge and the other benefits here!

Ditch the Gum and Mints

Did you know that chewing gum and mints causes you to swallow excess air which leads to bloating.  In addition, many types of gums and mints are sugar free which only causes your body to want to eat.  Ditch the gum and mints and you’ll be on your way to a tinier tummy in no time.

Burn NEAT calories

NEAT stands for non exercise activity thermogenesis, which is any movement that isn’t intended as exercise.  That’s right, focus on burning calories without exercising.  What does this look like?

  • Parking at the end of the parking lot
  • Taking the stairs
  • Getting up and moving during TV commericials
  • Pace while you talk on the phone
  • Take the long way to the bathroom at work
  • Clean
  • Cook

Don’t Over Complicate

If you’re just starting out on your weight loss journey, don’t over complicate things.  The more you restrict yourself, make rules, and limit yourself, the more likely you are to give up and go back to your normal ways.  Start slow, be kind to yourself, and implement simple strategies that will put your body on the right track.

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The Room Temperature Water Challenge

It is my goal in life to help women radiate wellness and simplify nutrition.  After years of eating every two hours and spending hours a day doing cardio and lifting weights, I realized that my way of doing things wasn’t feasible for most women.  After having three kids and saying hello to my thirties, I’ve decided to change things up and find ways to make nutrition and weight loss easier for the everyday woman.  I love coming up with simple challenges for my clients and helping them realize what a big impact small changes can make in their overall health.  This week, I challenged all the women in my free Facebook group to the room temperature water challenge.  You won’t believe how this simple tip can get you on the right track to losing weight.

This Simple Tip can Help you Lose Weight

What’s the Room Temperature Water Challenge?

I challenged all my clients to drink a 16 – 24 ounce glass of room temperature water, first thing in the morning.  That’s right.  Before coffee, before breakfast, before brushing your teeth, start off your day with a glass of room temperature water.

Why does the Water Need to be Room Temperature?

When water is at room temperature, it helps your body absorb the water and rehydrate you.  When you first wake up, you’re dehydrated and your body is depleted.  You’ll be amazed at what one glass of room temperature water can do for you.

What are the Benefits to Starting your Day with a Glass of Room Temperature Water?

Starting your day with a glass of water helps to re-hydrate you, reduces inflammation, and puts your body on track for fat loss.  Drinking a glass of water in the morning can help kick start your metabolism, eliminate toxins, and improves the function of your digestive system.

Bonus Tip: I always add a pinch of pink Himalayan salt to my water each morning.  Pink Himalayan salt is made up of over 84 trace minerals.  Adding a pinch to your water every morning helps detoxify your body and gives you a caffeine free boost of energy.  It’s also great for your hair, skin, and nails!

If you decide to take this challenge, I want you to start a small journal.  Write down how you feel starting your day in a way that you know is healthy for your body.  In the evening, write down other healthier choices you made throughout the day.  I promise that you will start to make better overall choices when you start the day on the right foot.

If you haven’t joined my free Facebook group yet, please do!  I’m always doing weekly challenges (like this one), posting videos with tips and tricks for simplifying nutrition, and sharing everything I do to help my clients (and myself) radiate wellness!  If you join, please introduce yourself.  I’d love to see you there.

If you’re ready to take your weight loss to the next level, I am now accepting registrations for the next round of Faster Way to Fat Loss, an online weight loss program that teaches you cutting edge strategies for dropping pounds, increasing energy, and improving your life.

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