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

February 15th, 2017|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?

The Beauty Shop: There’s Still Bias Against Natural Hair

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Natural hair still faces opposition in the workplace, but what does that mean for black women?

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

February 10th, 2017|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!

The Funny Thing About Pepsi Zero Sugar and Other ‘Sugar-Free’ Diet Drinks

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Whenever you hear people talking about Pepsi Zero Sugar, remember: Just. Say. No. Here's why.

Your Body is Political….So Act Like It

January 31st, 2017|4 Comments

Someone told me I shouldn't talk politics because not all of my readers agree with me. This is my response.

5 Tips to Help You Avoid the ‘Trump 20’

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I'm calling this the "Trump 20." As in, The Freshman 15? This is the 20lbs you gain from eating your "I'm watching the news and OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NEW AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY" feelings. The Trump 20. I'm callin' it now.

Q&A Wednesday: Troubleshooting Common Weight Loss Hurdles

January 25th, 2017|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!!!!!!!!!!

True or False: All Calories are Equal, No Matter the Source

January 20th, 2017|1 Comment

“All foods supply calories and there is no difference between the calories that come from sugar or steak or grapefruit or ice cream.”

Q&A Wednesday: My Knees Hurt When I Work Out!

January 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Q: Hello Erika, How are you? I respect you for giving out the information that you have for us women. I just had a few questions for you. Every year I say I am going to eat right and lose weight and I don't. I have gained so much weight through the years that now every time I do get on the treadmill my knees hurt. They hurt so bad that when I lay down at night they throb inside. I know it has to do with the excess weight I have gained in my legs and around my knees. What kind of exercise do you suggest for this and did you go through this also?

Q&A Wednesday: How to Help Sagging Arms

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Q: I'm rather unsure of how to go about some target areas like these sagging arms. How I can go about resolving those problem areas?

Sleep & Weight Loss: How Sugar Is Screwing With Your Sleep Habits

January 9th, 2017|2 Comments

That nasty sugar habit? It's messing up your sleep, and keeping you in a cycle of restless sleep, sugary treats, and weight gain. Break the cycle now.

Tracee Ellis Ross Shows Us What Healthy Body Image Looks Like

January 6th, 2017|3 Comments

'My weight fluctuates a lot and I move with it. It is what it is. That’s why I try not to have a relationship with the size that I am.'

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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