Hunger Hormones and Weight Loss: The Leptin-Ghrelin Tango

Hunger Hormones and Weight Loss: The Leptin-Ghrelin Tango

I've had some clients who have no problem losing weight. It just peels right off and they never see it again. On the flip side, I've had clients who have struggled with weight loss for years (sometimes decades) and the scale won't budge. Our bodies come equipped with...
The Belly Fat – Inflammation Connection

The Belly Fat – Inflammation Connection

We all have belly fat. Every single person reading this article right now has subcutaneous belly fat, or the pinchable kind. Even people with completely chiseled bodies who look like they just fell off a page from Muscle magazine have small amounts of subcutaneous...
What I eat in a day and how I stay active (including my workout)

What I eat in a day and how I stay active (including my workout)

To tell you what I eat in a day - specifically while following this shelter-in-place order here in Chicago, I’ll follow the same request I ask of all my clients. It usually sounds something like this.  “Before we start, I’d like to know how you’re eating right now....
How to Get Rid of Your Love Handles Once and For All

How to Get Rid of Your Love Handles Once and For All

You know what I use to make sure my body isn't drifting into unhealthy territory? A tape measure. And I don't use it that frequently...maybe a few times a year. I don't want to talk about thighs, butts, arms or backs today. Right now, I want to focus on love handles....
The Best and Worst Post-Workout Food

The Best and Worst Post-Workout Food

Helping people understand what they should and should not eat not just before a workout, but after, has long since been a favorite point of discussion with my clients. The truth is, what you eat after a yoga class is completely different from what someone should eat...
5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Ever Leaving the House

5 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Without Ever Leaving the House

No matter where you live in the world, you’re not immune to gaining weight - especially as you age. More often than not, the weight you gain gets stored through your midsection. I want to tell you about 5 ways you can lose belly fat...easily.  It’s not as difficult as...