3 Big Reasons Why You Should Stop Drinking Diet Sodapop

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 [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Food 101, Health and Health Care|0 Comments

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

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.

By | April 19th, 2017|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Lose Weight to Get a Man

There are a million reasons to choose to lose weight. Don't let "because I need a man" become one of them.

By | April 17th, 2017|Beauty|0 Comments

5 Ways Fitness Can Improve Your Sex Life

Erika's note: This post gets graphic. This post is for grown folks. Notice I didn't say mature folks. I just said grown ones. I might make a couple of dick jokes in here, and I don't want any e-mails about how you were clutching your pearls while you read this. I have pearls, too. I [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

You Knew That Flat Tummy Tea Was a Scam, Right?

Flat Tummy Tea, FitTea, and all the other products? They're 10x more expensive than any other laxative tea, and they don't work any better. What's the deal?

By | April 3rd, 2017|Fad Diets|0 Comments

Q&A Wednesday: I Have a Good Week with My Diet…Then BOOM!

Q: I had a good thing going with my diet, right? I was feeling good, doing my cardio workouts, and staying committed to it until..................

By | March 29th, 2017|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Your Water Bottle is Gross—Here’s How to Clean It

When's the last time you cleaned your reusable water bottle? No, I mean, REALLY deep cleaned it?

By | March 27th, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

10 Tips for Safely Exercising at Night

Tips for exercising safely at night from a pro at safety and an avid runner.

By | March 24th, 2017|Exercise 101|2 Comments

Q&A Wednesday: How Do You Fit It All In?

Q: How do you fit fitness and healthy eating into your day with some of the challenges of living in a big city?

By | March 22nd, 2017|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Goes Wrong at Clinic That Has Killed Before

"...died from fat clots that caused her organs to fail by blocking her arteries, Miami-Dade coroners concluded in an autopsy report."

The Case for Universal Health Care

If we truly value human life the way we say we do, then we should find it abhorrent that people are forced to choose between dying and the expense of living.

By | March 14th, 2017|Health and Health Care, The Op-Eds|5 Comments

Q&A Wednesday: I’m a Gym Newbie—What Do I Do First?

Q: My problem is that I am overwhelmed when I go to the gym. There is so much equipment and I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

If Only 50% of Subway’s Chicken is Really Chicken…What’s the Other 50%?

The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6% chicken DNA, and the chicken strips were found to have just 42.8% chicken DNA.

By | March 6th, 2017|Fast Food|1 Comment

Don’t Stress Over the Post-Baby ‘Snap Back’

Take deep breaths, relax, and accept that the added pressure and shame for not having snapped back will not motivate you. It might actually do harm.

By | February 27th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby|0 Comments

The Science of Motivation: How to Develop It, Keep it, and Achieve With It

I know why you think you aren't motivated to workout, and how to change it to achieve your goals.

By | February 24th, 2017|It's All Mental|0 Comments

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight, But Now My Clothes Don’t Fit!

Q: I can't wear my after baby clothes because they are too big and I kept all of my pre-pregnancy clothes hoping to fit into them one day soon. I am stuck in the "in between phase" and now pretty much NONE of my clothes fit me.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Beauty, Fashionably Fit, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

On Serena Williams, Equality, and Her ‘Porn Shoot’ Sports Illustrated Feature

Writer claims that "By baring all, Serena reinforces sexist view that what women look like is more important than their achievements." I couldn't disagree more.

By | February 20th, 2017|Body Image, The Op-Eds|1 Comment

Q&A Wednesday: Exercise and Weight Loss Post C-Section

Q: I just had a baby by emergency C- Section. I was told by the doctors no lifting and I can only do limited cardio. What u would suggest I do?

By | February 15th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

The Beauty Shop: There’s Still Bias Against Natural Hair

Natural hair still faces opposition in the workplace, but what does that mean for black women?

By | February 13th, 2017|Beauty|0 Comments

Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking!

Q: Erika, I finally figured this weight loss thing out. I'm eating clean, I'm working out, but my booty is going away!!! Nooooo!