Erika Nicole Kendall’s A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss – A Blog for Natural Weight Loss, Clean Eating, Fitness, and Positive Body Image 2017-06-10T11:18:02+00:00
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Q&A Wednesday: How To Handle Rude Questions About My Weight Loss

July 12th, 2017|1 Comment

Q: You see, my family is mostly slim women - I was the odd one. So my relative Who was skinny all her life, asked me over dinner " how you keep small ? That is what you eat ?" ... I was lost for words her intentions were not good, she was being rude as she was not looking for help/ advice

5 Facts to Help Get Your Tummy on Flat-Flat

July 11th, 2017|5 Comments

I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what it actually takes to get and keep a flat tummy. Let's change that.

Fit Gear Review: The CitrusZinger and TeaZinger Help You Hydrate Deliciously

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

The water bottle, a personal favorite of mine, gets an upgrade with fancy new attachments, AND a tea-based alternative.

Q&A Wednesday: Am I Going To Be Calorie Counting Forever?

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: Thing is, I've been thinking about the reality of counting every single calorie forever. I never want to be this big again, but how realistic is this?

Coconut Oil is Unhealthy? Not So Fast

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week, a flurry of news reports were released, discussing research from the American Heart Association that discusses whether or not we can consider coconut oil a "healthful" food. From Huffington Post: An AHA survey [...]

What Does It Mean to Be Healthy For Good?

June 15th, 2017|1 Comment

The American Heart Association's Healthy For Good initiative has solid tips straight from my weight loss journey to help you live a healthier life!

What Two Years of Post-Partum Depression Taught Me About Myself

June 13th, 2017|1 Comment

What did I learn? That depression might be more familiar than I thought to me... it might be more familiar than you think to YOU, too.

The Quick Fix is Never Quick, and it Rarely ‘Fixes’ Anything

June 6th, 2017|1 Comment

Photo credit: Flickr /  DenizenFamily First, there was the drink that promised to help you melt fat away. "Just drink one of these for breakfast, have a salad for lunch, and a sensible dinner....and boom! [...]

What You Need to Know About Bloating, and How to Stop and Fix It

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Ever tried to cure bloating with diuretics, sauna suits, saunas, or fancy pills? Learn the real deal here.

Q&A Wednesday: The Truth About Six-Pack Abs

May 31st, 2017|1 Comment

Q: hey so i've been working my a$$ off trying to get this 6 pack in gear and it is just not happening! i'm trying to get on [redacted]'s level... i know you do troubleshooting [...]

5 Things I Say to Myself to Talk Myself Out of Bad Decisions

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Talk yourself out of making bad decisions, because sometimes it helps to hear the rationale behind making better choices than to simply hear the word "no."

Q&A Wednesday: Tips for Training When You’re Top-Heavy

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: I'm too heavy on top to do squats without tipping over! Help?

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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