do diets work

Do Diets Work?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been on a diet. Most of you at one point of your life, whether it be for 2 days or 2 years, have tried out a hyped up diet plan. Am I right? Most likely, it didn’t last. As a former dancer and actress, I have definitely had my experience in dieting. Did I lose weight? Yup. But only temporarily. Did it work? Nope. As soon as I “fell off the wagon” and went back to my normal eating habits, I went through mental turmoil caused from bloating, water weight, and putting pounds back on. These little “experiments,” though they made my stomach flat, left me miserable and usually in tears when I felt like Read More

I’m Official! Who Wants to Get Fit One-On-One With Me?!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say I have taken another step towards my fitness career goals. Friday I was officially certified as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer! After countless hours of studying, practice in the gym, and about 400 flash cards, I passed my test. Since I have been researching and exploring nutrition and fitness on my own as a hobby for the past 6 years (ever since working the Front Desk at Equinox Fitness in Los Angeles whilein college), a lot of the training principles in the course were reinforcing the concepts I already knew. However, my Communication and Marketing degree from University of Southern California was no help when it came down to learning scientific Read More