Q: Hey I've been a big fan of your blog for a while. I remember you mentioning that you went through a period of self imposed celibacy in order to find out who you were before getting into another relationship. I'm currently in the midst of getting out of a relationship that is toxic because [...]
Q: You see, my family is mostly slim women - I was the odd one. So my relative Who was skinny all her life, asked me over dinner " how you keep small ? That is what you eat ?" ... I was lost for words her intentions were not good, she was being rude as she was not looking for help/ advice
Q: Thing is, I've been thinking about the reality of counting every single calorie forever. I never want to be this big again, but how realistic is this?
Q: hey so i've been working my a$$ off trying to get this 6 pack in gear and it is just not happening! i'm trying to get on [redacted]'s level... i know you do troubleshooting so can you help me troubleshoot this tummy so i can make this 6 pack pop like wheeewwwwwwwww lolol A: [...]
Q: I'm too heavy on top to do squats without tipping over! Help?
Q: Erika you have to help me figure this out. My trainer is HOT. Like, five alarm fire hot and he's charming, too. Can I get it in with my trainer? Is this a bad idea?
Q: Hi, Erika. I'm writing to you today because I am really inspired by your writings on clean eating and am eager to get started, but it's really challenging to get started with such a small budget like mine. In fact, when I think about it, I'm very scared. All these individual pieces seem so expensive for such small things!
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.
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..................
Q: How do you fit fitness and healthy eating into your day with some of the challenges of living in a big city?
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?
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.
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?
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!
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!!!!!!!!!!
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?
Q: Erika, you said something about having an internal tape that plays negative thoughts over and over in your head...
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!
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!!!