20 03, 2017

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Goes Wrong at Clinic That Has Killed Before

By | March 20th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|1 Comment

"...died from fat clots that caused her organs to fail by blocking her arteries, Miami-Dade coroners concluded in an autopsy report."

27 02, 2017

Don’t Stress Over the Post-Baby ‘Snap Back’

By | February 27th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby|0 Comments

Take deep breaths, relax, and accept that the added pressure and shame for not having snapped back will not motivate you. It might actually do harm.

15 02, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Exercise and Weight Loss Post C-Section

By | February 15th, 2017|#ScaleFreeBaby, Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

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?

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?