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Episode 117: Does Fruit Make You Fat? Science Says...

Aug 31, 2021

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Summary

I can't count how many times in my career I've uttered the words, "No one is fat because of eating bananas."

I actually remember the first time I said it.

I had a client who ate virtually every meal out, who regularly drank 4-5 artificially sweetened ice teas at one sitting, and who was just getting into a workout routine.

They had a solid 60 pounds to lose and when I told them to eat a banana to fuel their workout their response was, "Don't bananas have a lot of sugar??"

Honestly, it hurt my...

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Episode 103: Keto. Is. Dangerous.

May 18, 2021

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KETO. IS. DANGEROUS.

Ok, after a doctor recommended my client be on a ‘keto lifestyle’ for no good reason I had to create this episode and VENT!!!

Understand, I would take no issue with keto if it wasn’t actively dangerous.

I have known multiple people who had life-threatening complications happen because of being on keto.

NO DIET SHOULD EVER COME WITH THE THREAT OF LIFE-ENDING CONSEQUENCES!

The cliff notes?

Keto makes your body highly acidic which is the perfect environment for pathogens to...

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Episode 90: Overcoming Post-Keto Carb Fear

Feb 16, 2021

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I can't begin to tell you how many clients come to me post-keto, sick and tired of following such a restrictive diet, looking for a more balanced, sustainable way to lose weight, but unable to shake the fear of carbs that keto instilled in them. 

What I find food fear truly stems from is either a lack of information, or misinformation spread about a particular food (and keto has mastered the art of misinformation). 

So let's clear some things up around how carbs actually affect the...

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Episode 69: 5 Times You THINK You're Being Healthy, But You're Not

Sep 22, 2020

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Summary

I can't tell you how many times I've had this conversation:

Client/friend/stranger on the street when they find out I'm a nutrition coach: "I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm seriously eating so much healthier than I used to, but I just can't get this weight off."

Me: "Hmmm, ok tell me what your diet and workout routine are looking like."

Them: *Gives me a list of seemingly solid choices based off old fitness magazines, but includes a number of red flags*.

Me: "Got it, here's what we've got to do..."

...

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Episode 53: 4 Reasons to Break Up with Low Carb Diets (According to Science)

Jun 02, 2020

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A few weeks ago, my friend Doug reached out to me wondering why he actually got more shredded while eating more carbs during quarantine.

This may sound totally counterintuitive, especially in the age of keto where 'experts' would have you believe that low carb is the best way to go if your primary goal is weight loss. 

But as per usual, the weight loss industry loves highlighting the quick fix side of these trends, while ignoring the long term implications on your health and weight...

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Episode 50: 4 Reasons Your Metabolism is Shot and You Can't Lose Weight

May 12, 2020

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Last week, we talked all about what mental shifts you need to make to get off the yoyo diet train.

But if you've been on that sucker for a while and you've spent years cutting calories, cutting food groups, and increasing your workouts, chances are pretty good your metabolism is all kinds of jacked up. 

I see it all the time with new clients, they come to me saying things like, "I only eat 1200 calories per day and workout hard 7 days per week, but I can't lose an ounce."

Yup, that's extreme diets at...

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Episode 28: 10 Reasons I'll Never Go Keto

Dec 10, 2019

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Summary

What is keto?

It's a diet made up of approximately 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs with the intention of putting your body into ketosis where it burns fat as its primary source of fuel. It sounds like a great idea... until you realize what it actually does to your body. 

10 Reasons You Can Count Me Out:

1. It's utterly unnecessary.

- People are singing keto's praises because of its weight loss effects. But keto is not some magical diet, it's simply forcing you into a calorie deficit by all but eliminating an ...

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Top 6 Diet Blunders You Don't Realize You're Making

Oct 02, 2018

Tell me, have you ever had this experience...

You're working hard towards your goals, you are following program after program, diet after diet, and you are following them to an absolute T. You are doing everything right, following every rule and guideline, and the scale just isn't budging and it is driving you mad. Meanwhile, you look around and see your friend Susan quitting her nightly cookie ritual and she drops 20 pounds in 10 days.

Super frustrating, I know. But allow me to let you in on a little secret... even the...

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Control Your Blood Sugar, Control Your Weight

Aug 30, 2018
 

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If you remember, back in my Candid About Keto post I explained the different mechanisms at play in weight loss success with the keto diet and I told you I would create a mini series on how to create those effects without tying yourself to the dangers of keto. 

So here is weight loss mechanism number two: balancing your blood sugar.

Note: If you missed weight loss strategy number one, check out this post and get your freebie all about calorie deficits).

Why is...
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Candid About Keto

Aug 23, 2018
 

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Okay you guys, I'm doing it, I'm biting the bullet. I'm going to put myself in the line of fire and talk about Keto. I have delayed writing this post because I know there will be backlash; but honestly your health and your safety are my top priority, so I have to speak up as the Keto cult seems to be getting louder and louder.

Spoiler alert: I'm going to tell you why it is imperative for your health and your long term weight loss goals to GET OFF KETO NOW. Unless otherwise SPECIFIED by...

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