Fat Loss
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.

9 08, 2016

Can You Lose Weight—and Keep it Off—On a Diet?

By | August 9th, 2016|Emotional Eating, Fat Loss|0 Comments

An essay published in the NYT says no, and I agree...but for very different reasons. The deal on diets, weight loss, and 'set points.'

6 07, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do You Think About Intermittent Fasting?

By | July 6th, 2016|Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Ebony asked me about my thoughts on intermittent fasting, and I was actually surprised that I'd never written about it before. Basically, it works, but I still wouldn't do it. Here's why.

16 05, 2016

5 Answers to Important Questions About Your Metabolism

By | May 16th, 2016|Did You Know, Fat Loss|0 Comments

You've got important questions about metabolism? I've got answers.

4 02, 2016

True or False: Fat Is Converted to Energy When Burned

By | February 4th, 2016|Did You Know, Fat Loss, The "Study" Guide|0 Comments

More than 50 per cent of the 150 doctors, dieticians and personal trainers who were surveyed thought the fat was converted to energy or heat.

11 11, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Do I Eat Back the Calories I’ve Burned?

By | November 11th, 2015|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|3 Comments

Q: I keep hearing differing thoughts on how much weights I should do, whether I should consume back the calories I burned when working out! Help!

9 11, 2015

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | November 9th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

Your waist trainer causes UTIs, incontinence, temporary heart failure, indigestion, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and more. Read how inside.

31 07, 2015

The Mathematical Myths of Weight Loss

By | July 31st, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Fat Loss|0 Comments

Debunking the idea that weight loss is merely calories in vs calories out. Again. Another day ending in 'Y.'

20 03, 2015

5 Reasons Your Body Fat Percentage is More Important Than Your Weight

By | March 20th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Fat Loss, Friday 5, Strength Training|13 Comments

Why you need to be all about your body fat percentage. Like, right now. Toss the scale out the window, then come read this.

31 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Cellulite Trauma

By | January 31st, 2015|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|26 Comments

How does one get rid of all the cellulite?

20 01, 2015

Friday 5: Five Reasons Why Losing The Final 15lbs Can Be Just As Hard As Losing The First 150

By | January 20th, 2015|Fat Loss, Friday 5, Running|26 Comments

For ANYONE who's trying to lose weight...whenever you experience that plateau, it's time to regroup.

8 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Creating Your Weight Training Routine

By | January 8th, 2015|Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|32 Comments

How did you come up with your weight training routine?

22 12, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: I’m Not Getting Enough Calories!

By | December 22nd, 2014|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|11 Comments

Q: How can I get more calories?

3 11, 2014

Why Exercise Makes You Gain Weight, and How to Change It

By | November 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Running, Tools For Weight Loss|9 Comments

Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.

24 10, 2014

5 Quick Questions from YOU, the #bgg2wlArmy!

By | October 24th, 2014|Fat Loss, Friday 5, Running, Strength Training|9 Comments

Y'all had questions, and I had answers. Lots of them. Whoooo, lots of them.

12 06, 2014

Study: Cardio Beats Resistance Training In Belly Fat Battle

By | June 12th, 2014|Fat Loss, Strength Training, The "Study" Guide|18 Comments

A recent study votes in favor of cardio over strength training for belly fat loss.

5 05, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: What Do I Need For An At-Home Gym?

By | May 5th, 2014|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|19 Comments

Q: I want to build a workout room... what should I put in it?

8 04, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: Protein Powders, Fat Burners and Supplements… Oh My!

By | April 8th, 2014|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|32 Comments

Q: What are your views on thermogenics and supplements?

8 04, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: When Should I Start Lifting Weights?

By | April 8th, 2014|Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|27 Comments

Q: I don’t know when to incorporate the weights. At what point in the weight loss do you start weights?

23 08, 2013

Q&A Wednesday: Is The “Fat-Burning Zone” Real?

By | August 23rd, 2013|Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|9 Comments

Q: Hi Erika! Long time subscriber :) I just want to know if the notorious "fat burning zone" exists or is it merely a myth?