5 Days to a Flatter Stomach

If you’ve been following my blog you know I’m a big proponent of body acceptance, awareness, and self-love. However, if you are in the gym and eating well to feel your best, you probably want to see a change in your appearance as well. I know I do! And this doesn’t mean you have poor body image. It’s natural for us to want to feel fit, strong, and fabulous! What I don’t believe in is depriving yourself of foods you enjoy eating or spending hours on the treadmill, in the gym, or in group exercise classes to try and achieve an idealized image of beauty that may not be realistic for your body type. A balanced diet full of nutrient-dense Read More




How to Bounce Back from a Binge

We’ve all been there. Monday morning and we feel like a train wreck. Indigestion, bloating, guilt, regret, the symptoms after too many weekend indulgences haunt our lethargic bodies. Some of you may be feeling the consequences of a mini holiday weekend “binge” after 4th of July celebrations. Take a second right now to forgive yourself. So what, you had fun and enjoyed food with friends and family. You’re human! We were not put on this earth with the ability to easily resist temptation. In fact, the desire to eat food and enjoy it communally is part of our DNA! What is not natural is how the food industry has created processed and addicting food that people self-prescribe as anti-anxiety or Read More




10 Tips to Identify True Hunger from Emotional Eating

It’s 11:30am and I’m already starving!! Some of the instructors and clients at CarmelBarre suckered me into doing a 2-day juice cleanse. With a combination of peer pressure and a good discount, I couldn’t say no. I’ve never really believed in cleanses. Most likely, if you are eating clean 80% of the time and staying active, your body is fully capable of cleansing out toxins on its own. However, a reset is never a bad thing. I’m most intrigued by the cleanse’s promises of reduced sugar cravings and increased energy. So, here we are, day 1 and I’m already struggling. Other than the hunger pains and desire to chew something 6 hours into the cleanse (I wake up at 5am on Tuesdays to Read More