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18 10, 2016

My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression

By | October 18th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths|11 Comments

One black woman's bout with post-partum depression, and how she is evolving from 'strong black woman' into 'resilient black woman.'

12 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to be Healthy While Pregnant?

By | October 12th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Can you help me understand what it means to be healthy while pregnant?

6 09, 2016

Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers

By | September 6th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, BGG2WL, Celeb Watch, Fad Diets|1 Comment

The lawsuit alleged the company lied about its products' ability to burn fat. The company settled the $5 million class action lawsuit out of court.

2 08, 2016

3 Myths About Exercise During Pregnancy, Debunked

By | August 2nd, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby|0 Comments

"Working out deprives your baby of nutrients!" or "Lifting your arms above your head too much will result in the umbilical cord wrapping around the baby's neck!" or even "That baby's bouncing up and down against all your organs in there!" and beyond...

13 07, 2016

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

By | July 13th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, It's All Mental, Q&A Wednesday|4 Comments

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.

11 07, 2016

5 Tips Every Parent Considering Breastfeeding Should Know

By | July 11th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby|5 Comments

After one failed attempt and one successful attempt at breastfeeding, here's everything I learned to help you achieve success when you give it a shot.

24 06, 2016

The Story of Baby Sprout

By | June 24th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby|6 Comments

The story of my second child, otherwise known as Baby Sprout.

3 06, 2016

Diastasis Recti: Everything You Need to Know About Repairing Your Post-Baby Tummy

By | June 3rd, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|2 Comments

Everything you need to know about abdominal separation and getting rid of that post-partum belly pooch.

9 05, 2016

Why BGG2WL is an Anti-Fat-Shaming Space

By | May 9th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths|4 Comments

A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss stands staunchly against fat-shaming of any kind, and advocates for support and encouragement of all people to make their own choices for their lives sans pressure.

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.

14 10, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Breastfeeding and Weight Loss

By | October 14th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|3 Comments

Q: No matter what I try the scale does not budge. The only result I get is that my milk production plummets until I resume my "normal" eating routine. Help!

15 09, 2015

Stop Telling Me Black Women Don’t Work Out

By | September 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Body Image, Running, Social Construct|12 Comments

You sound like an idiot when you start your little rant about how black women 'don't work out.' We do, and we'd appreciate it if you stopped the nonsense.

24 08, 2015

5 Tips for Having a #ScaleFreeBaby

By | August 24th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Friday 5|5 Comments

Tips for avoiding excessive weight gain during pregnancy, and how to enjoy your pregnancy without the added stress.

8 07, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Fat Loss Plan vs. Breast Reduction – How to Choose?

By | July 8th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|1 Comment

Q: I want to lose several breast cup sizes, but I don't know which method I want to take - breast reduction or exercise. Can you please provide any insight?

12 06, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: All About Cravings – Pregnancy, Hormonal, Emotional – and How to Fight Them

By | June 12th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Did you have any unhealthy pregnancy cravings you had to deny yourself??

19 05, 2015

“Now That You’re Pregnant, Do You Feel Like You Lost That Weight For Nothing?”

By | May 19th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, My Journey, Strength Training|8 Comments

Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.

15 05, 2015

True or False: There’s No Difference Between a Waist Trainer and Pregnancy

By | May 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101|7 Comments

'There's actually validity to the claim that pregnancy is comparable to waist training.' True or False?

27 03, 2015

3 Simple Tips to Help You #MakeYourMove to Post-Partum Fitness

By | March 27th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Exercise 101, Running, Strength Training|0 Comments

So, ever since I started talking about #babysprout, lots of people have hit me on the side asking if I have any idea what my post-delivery fitness plan is going to look like. I mean, first and foremost, the answer will be sleep! Even more...sleeping on my belly! I'm a stomach sleeper, and sleeping on [...]

26 02, 2015

4 Tips to Help Any Mommy-To-Be Stay Active at Home #MakeYourMove

By | February 26th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Fit Gear Reviews|0 Comments

One of the most difficult challenges for me during this pregnancy, is staying active. Not because I don't want to, but because no matter how much I eat, my energy levels feel virtually depleted. (What's worse, if I try to overeat, I just feel nauseous and develop a strong case of, ahem, postprandial somnolence. Food [...]

23 09, 2014

How Clean Eating Saved My Life

By | September 23rd, 2014|#ScaleFreeBaby, Clean Eating Boot Camp, Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.