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About Erika Nicole Kendall

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because lol why not.
12 07, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: How To Handle Rude Questions About My Weight Loss

By | 2017-07-12T12:12:33+00:00 July 12th, 2017|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|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

28 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-28T23:15:26+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Food 101, Healthy Eating, Q&A Wednesday, Tools For Weight Loss|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?

26 06, 2017

Coconut Oil is Unhealthy? Not So Fast

By | 2017-06-26T20:39:31+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Food 101, Health News, News Feed, The "Study" Guide|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 found that 72 percent of Americans considered coconut oil a health food. But coconut oil, it turns out, is shockingly high [...]

13 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-13T19:36:33+00:00 June 13th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Emotional Eating, It's All Mental|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.

6 06, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-25T00:49:37+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Fad Diets|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! Fat be gone!" Then, there were the pills that promised to help you blast body fat. Just take two three [...]

31 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-07-25T00:52:53+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday|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 so can you help me troubleshoot this tummy so i can make this 6 pack pop like wheeewwwwwwwww lolol A: [...]

23 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Emotional Eating, It's All Mental|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."

16 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:24+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101|1 Comment

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 to work really hard to call it something else, sort of like how all bandages are Band-Aids and all tissues [...]

5 05, 2017

7 Major Misconceptions About Smoothies and Juicing

By | 2017-07-25T01:06:24+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Debunking The Myths, Food 101|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. G. came to our offices for her first visit distraught. Her primary-care doctor had just diagnosed her with diabetes, and [...]

3 05, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Clean Eating on a Teeny Budget

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:30+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Q&A Wednesday|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!

25 04, 2017

3 Big Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Diet Sodapop

By | 2017-04-25T13:24:52+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Food 101, Health and Health Care|0 Comments

I've been saying for years, that people need to relax on the fizzy drinks. The sweet drinks, too. Yes, that includes juice. And, for years, people have been coming aaaaat me about it. I mean, you would think I was threatening folks' mamas out here. But I get it. People are very attached to these [...]

19 04, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: How to Handle the Gym ‘Alpha Dog’

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:33+00:00 April 19th, 2017|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: so i know this is going to sound a little weird, but i am terrified of the gym. i mean, it scares the sh-t out of me. like, i get all siced to get up and go workout, but then i envision some a--hole in a muscle tank pointing and laughing at me as i struggle with two one pound kettlebells or whatever, and then i flip out and decide to stay on my couch in the comfort of shonda rhimes instead.