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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What Does It Mean to Be Healthy For Good?

June 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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?

Don’t Just Get Rid of the Sugar, Get Rid of the ‘Sweet,’ Too

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo credit:  Flickr / tellumo This is something I actually didn't think about until I ran out of lip balm. (If you're like me, you might call all kinds of lip balm "ChapStick" and have [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Sleep with My Trainer?

May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: Erika you have to help me figure this out. My trainer is HOT. Like, five alarm fire hot and he's charming, too. Can I get it in with my trainer? Is this a bad idea?

The Case Against ‘Tough Love’

May 9th, 2017|2 Comments

For some reason, there's regularly—regularly—someone who "can no longer be silent" about the "disease" that's "plaguing the black community."

7 Major Misconceptions About Smoothies and Juicing

May 5th, 2017|4 Comments

A week or so ago, the Washington Post published an op-ed with three medical professionals—two of which are professors of medicine—basically saying the same thing I've been saying for [what feels like] an eternity: Mrs. [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Clean Eating on a Teeny Budget

May 3rd, 2017|4 Comments

Q: Hi, Erika. I'm writing to you today because I am really inspired by your writings on clean eating and am eager to get started, but it's really challenging to get started with such a small budget like mine. In fact, when I think about it, I'm very scared. All these individual pieces seem so expensive for such small things!

image of Erika holding her newborn son

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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