Not all weight gain is a result of eating too much and lack of exercise.   Sure, for some women, eating more calories than they’re burning is the exact reason they’re gaining weight, but for far too many others, hormonal misfires are the real hidden culprit.   And that’s when things get tricky.     The following misfires can contribute to weight gain…even if you’re eating well and exercising consistently: High Leptin High Estrogen High…

Today is the day! Applications are OPEN for 1:1 coaching and hormone testing in 2021! CAN YOU RELATE? You’ve fallen “off the wagon” and vowed to get “back on track” one million times in the past – only to end up right back where you started: You are frustrated and overwhelmed with all of the conflicting diet and nutrition info out there. Should you try intermittent fasting or carb cycling? What about the keto diet…

I’ve lost about 7 pounds in 2.5 months. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ After QUICKLY gaining 15 pounds earlier this year I’ve lost about half of it without changing my diet or exercise routine. ⁠⁠ I gained the weight quickly because it was the perfect storm of “calories out versus calories in,” which [teaching moment] is often what happens when women go on a restrictive diet and end up binging because they can’t diet forever and then gain…

There are 4 main reasons women come to work with us. They want to:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ 🔹Tone Up⁠⁠ 🔹Get Lean⁠⁠ 🔹Slim Down⁠⁠ 🔹Lose Weight⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ And we help them do just that!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Want to know the secret to doing it?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It’s this:⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ ▪️If you want to TONE UP = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠ ▪️If you want to GET LEAN = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠ ▪️If you want to SLIM DOWN = BUILD MUSCLE⁠⁠ ▪️If you want to…

Eat the banana.⁠⁠🍌 ⁠⁠ Hell, eat two bananas.⁠⁠🍌🍌 ⁠⁠ It’s absolutely ridiculous when I hear people say there’s ‘too much sugar’ in bananas.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If anything is keeping you from your goals, trust me, it’s NOT the banana.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Bananas and pretty much ALL fresh fruits have vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and fiber that, when it comes to the health benefits, truly outweigh the ‘sugar’ and ‘carbs’ that come along with them.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you’re failing…

If you try on a pair of shoes and they don’t fit, you don’t get mad at the shoes. You just buy a bigger, more comfortable pair.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Let me tell you a story about me…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Since achieving remission from UC (ulcerative colitis) I’ve gained about 10-15 pounds.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Even though I’m eating well.⁠⁠ Even though I’m moving well.⁠⁠ Even though I’m sleeping, managing stress, and doing all the right things well.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ At…

Common doesn’t mean normal when it comes to hormonal symptoms. Not sure what I mean? You are not alone.  So, ever gone to visit your doctor and found yourself talking about symptoms like these…⁠ Fatigue⁠ Heavy periods⁠ Headaches⁠ Brain fog⁠ Acne⁠ Bloating⁠ Weight gain⁠ Muscle loss⁠ Mood swings⁠ Insomnia ⁠ Low libido ⁠⁠ Only to have them tell you, “Oh, those are pretty common symptoms. Most women experience those at some point in their lives,…

The weather has warmed up, and it’s been SO nice to see people getting back out into the world. I have actually been enjoying doing my own SMS 2.0 workout program, but I also love having do-anywhere workouts saved for those times I want to switch things up or when I am away from my weights.  I put together a collection of a few of my go-to no equipment needed workouts to share with you!…

Want to know the best part about getting older?⁠ ⁠ Caring SO MUCH LESS about what other people think of you.⁠ ⁠ You can’t change that anyway so, you may as well like (LOVE!!) yourself! ⁠ I learned pretty early on in my blogging days that not everyone is going to like me… and it used to bug me so much!⁠ ⁠ One negative comment would ruin my entire day, and I would be sent…

Dear Tina,⁠ ⁠ You’re pretty damn amazing, you know that? Of course, you don’t know that yet… because if you did, if you had even the slightest inkling of the incredible woman you will become, you’d stop treating your body like shit.⁠ ⁠ Period.⁠ ⁠ Listen, you’re brilliant, funny, beautiful, and healthy. And I want you to stay the exact same way.⁠ ⁠ You do not have to do what others are doing just to…

For a limited time, ALL FITNESS & NUTRITION PROGRAMS are 41% off until Sunday, June 20th at midnight EST! Just enter the code FORTYONE at checkout! Oooh, baby… I’ve never offered a sale like this before. You’re in for a treat! For the Carrots ‘N’ Cake birthday sale, all of my structured fitness programs and self-paced nutrition courses are 41% off (in honor of my 41st birthday) from now until Sunday, June 20th at midnight…

Let me set the record straight…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ I don’t HATE cardio.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ That one time I wrote a post about Peloton, people came out of the woodwork to tell me how wrong I was.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ They also told me how stupid I was and how much they hated me. That was a fun day…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Thing is, they didn’t actually READ the post before jumping to conclusions. ⁠⁠ What I said was, cardio is great….

Worried about making the ‘wrong’ decision? Read this post!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you’re feeling anxiety or stress over deciding what to eat, wondering whether you’re tracking your macros properly, or are worried if your workouts are actually working, you’re not alone.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It’s not a matter of making the ‘right’ decision every single time, it’s about learning, improving, and figuring out what works best for you. Because what works for you might not be what works…

Wondering which fitness program is right for you? Read on and learn more about for finding the best Carrots ‘N’ Cake fitness program for you! During the height of the pandemic, I stepped from behind my 1:1 coaching and blogging to release my very first fitness program. Since then, I’ve created a variety of programs based on the needs of my clients and my audience, women just like you! I’ve been so thrilled to see…

Here’s another edition of Tough Love with Tina! ❤️ “I had a crazy week so I couldn’t {insert healthy habit here}.”⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Sound familiar?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you find yourself saying this week after week after week, maybe your ‘crazy week’ isn’t actually a crazy week, but is actually you not prioritizing what you say is important to you.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you keep letting life get in the way of your goals and you don’t do…

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