Tools For Weight Loss

Tools For Weight Loss

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

By | January 5th, 2016|Tools For Weight Loss|

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 [...]

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

By | December 7th, 2015|Flexibility, Tools For Weight Loss, Work It Out!|

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

Erika’s Tips for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

By | February 28th, 2015|Emotional Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|

How to avoid gaining 5, 10, or even 15 pounds during the holiday season.

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|

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 [...]

Considered Keeping a Food Diary?

By | January 27th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|

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 [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Basics

By | December 18th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|

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 [...]

5 Things I Do To Keep My Weight Loss Journey Focused

By | December 15th, 2014|Friday 5, Tools For Weight Loss|

Hey, Erika - what have been the most helpful and meaningful things you've done to keep you focused on your weight loss journey?

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

By | November 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101, Running, Tools For Weight Loss|

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

Food Diaries: A New Approach To Food Journaling

By | October 20th, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss|

Looking for ways to spice up your food journal?

Fitting Clean Eating Into A Busy Life

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Tools For Weight Loss|

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 [...]

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

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101, The "Study" Guide, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|

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

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

By | August 31st, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss, Video Vault, What Are You Eating?|

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.

Infographic: The Complete Guide To Interval Training

By | August 22nd, 2014|Daily Infographic, Tools For Weight Loss|

This awesome infographic was spotted on Greatist...

Work It Out In The Morning, Or At Night?

By | July 28th, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss, Work It Out!|

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 [...]

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

By | July 1st, 2014|Fit Gear Reviews, Tools For Weight Loss|

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

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

By | July 1st, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|

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.

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

By | June 5th, 2014|Fit Gear Reviews, Tools For Weight Loss|

"...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."

Understanding Calorie Counting: Preparing Yourself For Success

By | May 22nd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|

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 5 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 [...]

Understanding Calorie Counting: Creating Your Calorie Goal and Being Honest About It

By | April 8th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|

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 3 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 [...]

BGG2WL in NYC: Livin’ La Vida Locavore In Union Square

By | March 20th, 2014|Tools For Weight Loss|

The benefits of buying local, and my visit to an NYC farmer's market.