Q: Erika, I screwed up. I had a stressful week, and this weekend I went on a sugar bender! And when I woke up, I realized I'd put on 3 whole pounds! WTF?? I'm so ashamed of myself and I want to get back on track right away. Do you have any advice to help me undo this mess I've done?
Q: I feel so overwhelmed by everybody's advice that I'm like UGH!! So my first question is: How do I know which way is up?
Q: I come home late from work, around 12 in the morning and I always crave rice! I will eat bowls of plain rice with soy sauce or whatever I can find in the kitchen! I'm pretty sure this is the cause for my weight gain. I've tried preparing meals ahead of time but I will still reach for the rice AFTER i eat the planned meal. Help :(
Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn't enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together!
Q: Can you help me understand what it means to be healthy while pregnant?
Q: How many times a week do you need to do each type of workout to have it be worthwhile? I don't want to waste my money if...
Q: I not only hit my goal, but I am 15lbs below it...and now I don't know what to do! I don't know what to focus on! I don't know how to handle the attention! Help!
Q: Erika, I'm 300+ right now and I really want to get in better shape but I know I can't run and I'm starting to get scared. What if the zombies come and I can't save myself! Ha ha ha just kidding, but I need to know. Can I really walk off the weight?
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: 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: Erika! Did you give up carbs to lose the weight before? Are you giving up carbs to lose your baby weight?
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Hey, Erika! What is the most important thing I can do to ensure my weight loss is a success this time?
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: 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.