Erika Nicole Kendall

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.
18 11, 2016

True or False: Watermelon is ‘Just Empty Calories’

By | November 18th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

I see many, many, many fitness 'enthusiasts' who advise against eating foods like watermelon because it's just empty calories. Is this true?

17 11, 2016

The Case for Sustainability: The Environment and the Economy, Part 1

By | November 17th, 2016|The Op-Eds|2 Comments

If the entirety of the system, as it stands, relies solely on paying disenfranchised populations as little as possible, is this sustainable? More importantly, what kind of precedent does this set?

16 11, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do I Do the Day After a Sugar Binge?

By | November 16th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Erika, I screwed up. I had a stressful week, and this weekend I went on a sugar bender! And when I woke up, I realized I'd put on 3 whole pounds! WTF?? I'm so ashamed of myself and I want to get back on track right away. Do you have any advice to help me undo this mess I've done?

14 11, 2016

Review: ButcherBox Brings Grass-Fed Organic Meat to Your Door

By | November 14th, 2016|Fit Gear Reviews, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

A review of the ButcherBox, a subscription service that delivers organic, grass-fed, hormone-free meat to your door on a regular schedule.

2 11, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Know What Diet Advice To Follow?

By | November 2nd, 2016|Healthy Eating, Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I feel so overwhelmed by everybody's advice that I'm like UGH!! So my first question is: How do I know which way is up?

31 10, 2016

How to Handle Halloween Candy in the House

By | October 31st, 2016|Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Do you struggle with willpower during the Halloween candy dash? Can't keep your hands out of your kids' trick-or-treat candy? Here's a few tips to help you avoid the candy stress!

28 10, 2016

5 Things You Learn When You Tell the Internet About Your Post-Partum Depression

By | October 28th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, My Journey|3 Comments

I learned a quick and dirty lesson—well, five of 'em—about not only depression, but the way we talk and think about it.

26 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Can I Stop Midnight Cravings?

By | October 26th, 2016|Emotional Eating, Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I come home late from work, around 12 in the morning and I always crave rice! I will eat bowls of plain rice with soy sauce or whatever I can find in the kitchen! I'm pretty sure this is the cause for my weight gain. I've tried preparing meals ahead of time but I will still reach for the rice AFTER i eat the planned meal. Help :(

25 10, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Healthy Food and Clean Eating

By | October 25th, 2016|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|1 Comment

A massive collection of tips and resources to help you eat healthily, and do it on the cheap!

19 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Boo to Workout with Me?

By | October 19th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn't enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together!

18 10, 2016

My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression

By | October 18th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths|11 Comments

One black woman's bout with post-partum depression, and how she is evolving from 'strong black woman' into 'resilient black woman.'

13 10, 2016

Fit Gear Review: Forever 21’s Activewear Line

By | October 13th, 2016|Fashionably Fit, Fit Gear Reviews|1 Comment

A quick look at my haul from Forever 21's athleticwear line, an accessible, affordable, and cute collection of workout gear!

12 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to be Healthy While Pregnant?

By | October 12th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Can you help me understand what it means to be healthy while pregnant?

10 10, 2016

3 Major Myths About Fat Loss

By | October 10th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Fat Loss|3 Comments

You cannot starve yourself into fat loss. You cannot cardio yourself to death for fat loss. You cannot only eat chicken breasts for the rest of your life. And that's just the start of it.

5 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Often Should I Work Out?

By | October 5th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: How many times a week do you need to do each type of workout to have it be worthwhile? I don't want to waste my money if...

4 10, 2016

The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1

By | October 4th, 2016|Did You Know, Food 101, The Op-Eds|0 Comments

A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.

3 10, 2016

Supermarket Swindle, Beauty Aisle Edition: How Legit is Your Face Cream?

By | October 3rd, 2016|Beauty, Body Image|0 Comments

Not very legit at all, really. Phrases such as “clinically proven” or “dermatologist approved” have little meaning, because...

27 09, 2016

What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’

By | September 27th, 2016|Body Image, The Op-Eds|0 Comments

"She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months [...] she was like an 'eating machine' [...] I guess she ate a lot of everything."

23 09, 2016

5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight While Still Feeling Satisfied

By | September 23rd, 2016|Friday 5, It's All Mental|1 Comment

5 tips to help you control your portions, feel satisfied, and still shed the unwanted pounds.

22 09, 2016

Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t Fool-Proof, but Neither is a Low-Carb Diet

By | September 22nd, 2016|Health and Health Care|0 Comments

The difficult thing about doctors prescribing low-carb diets to reverse conditions like diabetes? Most people struggle with sticking to them.