One of my favorite dinner time indulgences are sweet potatoes with a little bit of butter and brown sugar. I will occasionally make half of one as a side item for myself and my husband for dinner. They are so melt-in-your-mouth delicious. With fall creeping up, I decided to try that autumn classic, butternut squash. I cubed the squash and placed the pieces on a sheet in the oven. After sprinkling some honey and cinnamon on them, I found them to be absolutely tasty! They were right on par with my sweet potatoes and I started thinking about the health benefits of both of these wonderful foods and how they compared to each other.


We have often talked about keeping sodium levels in your diet low to reduce bloating. But what if you have been working super hard to quit the processed foods and still feel that your clothes are hugging your stomach a little too tight? Read through these bloat-causing habits and maybe you will find the key to calming your stomach.



The plank exercise is a great way to strengthen your core. But did you know that within the plank’s basic structure, you can incorporate strength training that will burn lots more calories! Try these great weighted variations on a classic Pilates move. Make sure that your hands are always directly beneath your shoulders when supporting your plank. Keep your feet shoulder width apart. And try not to let your torso twist by keeping your core tight.


My Secret to Healthy Eating


If you have a busy lifestyle, the key to eating healthy is prepping as much healthy food as possible in advance. (If you feel that you have to be a chef to prepare every meal, you will soon find yourself fed up with being healthy!) I will walk you through the weekly preparation that occurs in my house to give you some ideas.

Monday is our grocery shopping day. It tends tend to be much less busy than Sunday, which means much less stress at the store.

When we arrive home, my husband, Sean, and I delve into about an hour’s worth of prep that will leave us ready for the week. (Without a doubt, I have the best husband around, by the way!)

The 5 Weight Loss Tips That Work for My Clients


Nutrition-wise, there are five principles that I stress to my clients. They are basic, no-nonsense weight loss tips. And when my clients follow them, they become the envy of their friends! If you are able to focus on these five things, I promise that you will see the results you’ve been working so hard to achieve.



Running is one of the most simple, straightforward, and cheapest ways to stay in shape. All you need is somewhere to place one foot in front of the other at an accelerated pace. So why don’t more people run and beginners become veterans? This is a question very easily answered by almost everyone out there struggling with motivation! I would like to talk about a few ways you can get started and stay with the program.