Q&A Wednesday

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost Weight While I Was Sick, but Now I’m Scared to Eat!

By | August 17th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: I was ill, had to stop eating for a few weeks, and I lost 39lbs...now that I'm no longer sick, I'm scared to start eating again!

Q&A Wednesday: Do’s and Don’ts of Working Out at 300lbs

By | August 10th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Have you already answered the question of "What do I do in the gym when I'm 300lbs?". What are the do's and don't do's when you are a newbie to working out?

Q&A Thursday: Do I HAVE to Give Up Carbs?

By | July 21st, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Erika! Did you give up carbs to lose the weight before? Are you giving up carbs to lose your baby weight?

Q&A Wednesday: We All Fall Off the Wagon, Including Me

By | July 13th, 2016|It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|

So many of you talked about how you'd 'fallen off the wagon,' and how you regretted it. Here's how to hop back on the wagon, and stay there.

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

By | July 6th, 2016|Fad Diets, Q&A Wednesday|

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.

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Skinny Fat?’

By | June 1st, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Hey Erika! Love the blog! I wanted to ask you, a message board I'm apart of has a lot of women who use the term "skinny fat," and I don't understand...

Q&A Wednesday: Squats Make Your Thighs Bigger?

By | May 25th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: I read that doing squats can make your thighs bigger!! My thighs are the biggest part of my body, so my goal is NOT to have them bigger at all.

Q&A Wednesday: Working Out Doesn’t Work For Me!

By | May 18th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: I don't see why I should work out, what's the point anymore when I know it doesn't work for me? I feel so hopeless and pointless. Help!

Q&A Wednesday: Getting Back On The Wagon…Should I Set a New Goal?

By | April 27th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: hi Erika! What advice do you have for those who've started gaining weight back? Do you find the same old motivation that you started with or do you find a new goal? Short answer—and, really, short is all I've really got before Baby Sprout wakes up and goes HAM—is yes. Long-ish answer: We can't [...]

Q&A Wednesday: What’s Your Most Important Tip for Ensuring Weight Loss Success?

By | March 30th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Hey, Erika! What is the most important thing I can do to ensure my weight loss is a success this time?

Q&A Wednesday: Is There Such Thing as Having a Fear of Losing Weight?

By | March 16th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Can you address weight loss fear.. I'm still holding on to the size 12s and girrrl they look bad lol..I can take them off without unzipping them

Q&A Wednesday: Clean Eating is Boring!

By | February 18th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: How do you manage to stay on track with weight loss eating the same boring stuff day in and day out? Eating clean seems to be a serious obstacle for me.

Q&A Wednesday: The Stretch Mark Question… Again

By | January 27th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

One of the most contentious comment spaces on my blog is the one where I talk about how I feel about my stretch marks, and what I plan to do about them. My response was "I don't care," and "nothing," albeit expressed in a pretty defensive fashion. This doesn't go over particularly well in the [...]

Q&A Wednesday: I Lost the Weight, But Now I Hate How I Look!

By | January 20th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: I lost about 50 to 60 pounds and kept it off. Am 130 plus pounds now and severely depressed. I have extremely saggy breast as a result...

Q&A Wednesday: Self-Hatred, Self-Shame, and Self-Compassion

By | January 13th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Just like the title of the email says I hate myself.  Now my body image issues did not start until I got into college, which is like the holy grail of mind f***ery.  In short when I first got here I knew I was big but no one around never told me how big, until freshman [...]

Q&A Wednesday: My Family is Sabotaging Me!

By | January 6th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: My parents make me feel bad about eating, which makes me hide, and then I eat out of spite, but they won't stop! Help?

Q&A Wednesday: Can I Eat Clean Without Sacrificing My Social Life?

By | December 9th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: I’m dating, meeting and socializing with friends, going out for drinks, traveling, enjoying life and having fun, but that's why my weight is what it is!

Q&A Wednesday: I Don’t Want to Be a Bobblehead!

By | December 2nd, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: any advice to help me not look like a bobblehead like [redacted] did at first? i don't want to look like that!

Q&A Wednesday: I’m Losing Weight, But I’m Starving!

By | November 19th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Is everyone this hungry going through weight loss?

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

By | November 11th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday|

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!