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28 06, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Am I Going To Be Calorie Counting Forever?

By | 2017-06-28T23:15:26+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Food 101, Healthy Eating, Q&A Wednesday, Tools For Weight Loss|0 Comments

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?

10 02, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Help, I’m Losing Weight but My Booty is Shrinking!

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:41+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Booty, Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training, Tools For Weight Loss|0 Comments

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!

25 01, 2017

Q&A Wednesday: Troubleshooting Common Weight Loss Hurdles

By | 2017-07-25T01:48:02+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Q&A Wednesday, Tools For Weight Loss|0 Comments

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!!!!!!!!!!

5 01, 2016

4 Health & Fitness Apps Giving You the Most Bang for Your Buck

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:32+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Tools For Weight Loss|6 Comments

Ahhh, winter. Savory, shivering winter. Eager to get the jump on my winter activity routine, I planned to go for a walk this morning. I grabbed my baby carrier and strapped Sprout to my chest, stepped up my hat and glove game, and Mini-me, Sprout, and I headed out the door. Now, I? I was [...]

7 12, 2015

Take an At-Home Yoga Class With Jessamyn, the Internet’s Favorite Yogi

By | 2017-06-10T11:19:32+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Flexibility, Tools For Weight Loss, Work It Out!|2 Comments

Learn how you can take a yoga class with Jessamyn Stanley, the yoga instructor behind the @mynameisjessamyn Instagram account.

6 02, 2015

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:47+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|21 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

27 01, 2015

Considered Keeping a Food Diary?

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:58+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|22 Comments

One thing that I realized about myself in this journey to lose the weight, was that I needed to address my eating habits. I couldn't understand what was happening that was making this process so unbelievably difficult for me. I mean, I was working out 7 days a week for at least an hour at [...]

18 12, 2014

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:48+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|8 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best of my ability. :) A reader hit me up with a question about calorie counting. Basically, sharing with me that [...]

3 11, 2014

Why Exercise Makes You Gain Weight, and How to Change It

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:47+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Running, Tools For Weight Loss|9 Comments

Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.

3 10, 2014

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | 2014-10-03T13:25:58+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|24 Comments

Today... is Earth Day. A day where we all try to do a little something to help preserve the planet where we live. It's an opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that we give to the Earth as well as take from it... so put forth an effort to give as harmlessly as possible [...]

3 10, 2014

A Black Girl’s Guide to Loose Skin During and After Weight Loss

By | 2014-10-03T15:47:18+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101, The "Study" Guide, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|48 Comments

What causes loose skin, what makes it worse, and what makes it better, from a woman whose lost 170lbs.

31 08, 2014

Video Vault: What Does 2,000 Calories Look Like?

By | 2014-08-31T23:12:26+00:00 August 31st, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss, Video Vault, What Are You Eating?|8 Comments

It's very rare that we get to see, in all its glory, a real comparison of vegetables stacked up against our - ahem - normal fare.

28 07, 2014

Work It Out In The Morning, Or At Night?

By | 2017-06-10T11:43:57+00:00 July 28th, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss, Work It Out!|32 Comments

A question that people often ask me is whether I prefer to work out in the morning or at night. I've often quipped that they should just "saddle up and do both!" but that's often not an option for a busy woman. Realistically, I feel like both have served their purposes very well at different [...]

1 07, 2014

Fitness Tracking Tools: 7 Days With the Jawbone UP, What Does A Day’s Worth Of Data Look Like?

By | 2017-06-10T11:44:14+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Fit Gear Reviews, Tools For Weight Loss|2 Comments

An in-depth look at the food journaling, sleep analyzation, exercise calculations and alarm clock components of the Jawbone UP!

1 07, 2014

The Will Power Series: Why Is It So Hard To Develop Self-Control?

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:02+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 Comments

There's a legitimate scientific reason why you just can't put those cookies down. Read on to learn about the system that keeps you from developing self-control.

5 06, 2014

Fitness Tracking Tools: 7 Days With The Jawbone Up, First Introductions

By | 2014-06-05T12:19:35+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Fit Gear Reviews, Tools For Weight Loss|28 Comments

"...the Jawbone UP tracks and analyzes just about everything from your sleeping patterns to how many grams of each macronutrient you're taking in over a given time period."