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The Story of Baby Sprout

June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

The story of my second child, otherwise known as Baby Sprout.

True or False: Drink Water Until Your Pee is Clear

June 21st, 2016|5 Comments

The claim: "Drink half your body weight in ounces of water! Drink until your pee is clear!"

When Working Out Starts to Feel Like an ‘Obsession’

June 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Sometimes, your exercise routine can feel unhealthy, and obsessing over it can take up so much of your time that it makes you fear that you're developing a disorder. Learn more about exercise obsession.

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Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need to Know About Repairing Your Post-Baby Tummy

June 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Everything you need to know about abdominal separation and getting rid of that post-partum belly pooch.

Decoded: What Does ‘Eat Less, Move More’ Really Mean?

June 2nd, 2016|2 Comments

Quite frankly, all 3 phrases—“eat less, move more;” “calories in, calories out;” and “everything in moderation”—are all crocks of sh—you know. Here's why.

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Skinny Fat?’

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Q: Hey Erika! Love the blog! I wanted to ask you, a message board I'm apart of has a lot of women who use the term "skinny fat," and I don't understand...

25-Minute Meals: Corn, Chickpea, and Cod Ceviche

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Yay for cooking without turning on the stove, especially when it's crazy hot outside! Learn about ceviche, 'cooking' without heat, and deliciousness!

Q&A Wednesday: Squats Make Your Thighs Bigger?

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Q: I read that doing squats can make your thighs bigger!! My thighs are the biggest part of my body, so my goal is NOT to have them bigger at all.

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The Challenges of Skipping Breakfast

May 24th, 2016|1 Comment

Some people CAN'T skip breakfast, because their diets leave them starving in the middle of the night.

Former ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Tell the REAL Story Behind the Show

May 23rd, 2016|4 Comments

Harper told her, 'Lie and say you were following the directive of intaking 1,500 calories — but I want you to do 800 calories or as little as you can.' People would take amphetamines, water pills, diuretics, and throw up in the bathroom.

What Impact Does Salt Have on Blood Pressure?

May 20th, 2016|4 Comments

Why is salt so important to altering blood pressure? What does salt do? What does it even mean to have high blood pressure? Answers inside.

Michelle vs Melania, and the Sad Way We Talk About Women’s Bodies

May 19th, 2016|8 Comments

A cartoonist pits First Lady Michelle Obama against Melania Trump, and I roll my eyes so hard that I can see the back of my skull.

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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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