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?
Natural hair still faces opposition in the workplace, but what does that mean for black women?
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!
Whenever you hear people talking about Pepsi Zero Sugar, remember: Just. Say. No. Here's why.
Someone told me I shouldn't talk politics because not all of my readers agree with me. This is my response.
I'm calling this the "Trump 20." As in, The Freshman 15? This is the 20lbs you gain from eating your "I'm watching the news and OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NEW AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY" feelings. The Trump 20. I'm callin' it now.
Q: erika i've been trying to lose this weight for so long that i'm starting to think it's a part of me i'm just going to have to live with. i feel like i'm doing everything wrong and i barely know my up from down in calories anymore. please help me figure this out!!!!!!!!!!
“All foods supply calories and there is no difference between the calories that come from sugar or steak or grapefruit or ice cream.”
Q: Hello Erika, How are you? I respect you for giving out the information that you have for us women. I just had a few questions for you. Every year I say I am going to eat right and lose weight and I don't. I have gained so much weight through the years that now every time I do get on the treadmill my knees hurt. They hurt so bad that when I lay down at night they throb inside. I know it has to do with the excess weight I have gained in my legs and around my knees. What kind of exercise do you suggest for this and did you go through this also?
Q: I'm rather unsure of how to go about some target areas like these sagging arms. How I can go about resolving those problem areas?
That nasty sugar habit? It's messing up your sleep, and keeping you in a cycle of restless sleep, sugary treats, and weight gain. Break the cycle now.
'My weight fluctuates a lot and I move with it. It is what it is. That’s why I try not to have a relationship with the size that I am.'
Q: Erika, you said something about having an internal tape that plays negative thoughts over and over in your head...
So many women say, "I hate looking in the mirror," "looking in the mirror makes me want to cry." You'd be surprised how easy it is to change that.
Sure, coffee can give you a nice burst of energy leading into your workouts, but are there any side-effects you should be worried about? Yes.
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Q: I can tell it's working because I feel active....but how long does it take to start actually seeing a difference? I'm not seeing anything!
It's not that people don't 'love themselves enough' to work out—we just don't all define "loving ourselves" in ways that include 'working out.'
Q: After hitting age 38 everything did not work the same as it did. So now my motivation is not as strong. YES...I want to lose weight but my motivation SUCKS!!!