How to Use the Tested and Perfected Fat-Burning Food Framework to Feel Full and Satisfied I used to be 40 pounds overweight.  At the time, I was a busy management consultant at a top firm in NYC. Because I never prioritized my health, I always felt tired, sluggish, and craved sugar. It wasn’t until my kids were born that I finally understood why my health was so important; I wanted to be there for my…

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” In this episode, I chat about why you need to have a “diet” plan and why having clarity in what you are doing is so important for adherence and *actually* getting results. By not planning and not knowing how to make adjustments, you are likely hindering (maybe even preventing) progress. LISTEN HERE Learn EXACTLY what you need to do in my 12-week Master Your Metabolism…

And she’s not alone in her struggles! We hear this all the time from women, especially when they hit their 30s, 40, and 50s. Jen tried lowering her calories and upping her cardio, but nothing worked. ⁠ ⁠ Eating no more than 1550 calories a day (she said she’d often eat less), she had been dieting too low for too long and had a host of health issues as a result. She suffered from hormonal issues,…

I’ve lost about 7 pounds in 2 months, so I wanted to share a new approach I’ve been trying out.       If you’ve followed me for a while now, you know that I’m ALL about “body experiments” and trying new things. And if the outcomes are beneficial for YOU, I’m more than happy to share my experience.   I’ve been doing something new for the last 60 days and it’s working!!   But,…

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…

Walking away from tracking macros can be a scary endeavor, especially if you’ve tracked for awhile. This episode is all about how to transition from macros to intuitive eating.

The one thing that is true when it comes to fat loss is that you need to create a calorie deficit. You can do this through diet and/or exercise, but it’s not the ONLY consideration for a success cut. ⁠There are definitely ways to make a cut easier! LISTEN HERE A cut shouldn’t be incredibly challenging or totally miserable (you don’t need to suffer!), but it’s also not going to be easy either. You gotta…

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…

If you’ve been dieting for what seems like forever, whether it’s for a special event or to hit your goal weight, it might be time for a break. I mean, dieting is exhausting, isn’t it? But, how do you take a diet break without piling on all the pounds you just lost? Try a reverse diet! LISTEN HERE In this episode, learn what a reverse diet is all about and grab my free resource (linked…

Should you reuse old macro numbers? This question is not necessarily straightforward, but the short answer is no. Read on!   You lost 10 pounds and gained back 15.⁠⁠ Maybe that diet really didn’t work…and maybe you shouldn’t try it again!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Have you ever done a diet that worked really, really well? One that helped you drop the weight in a record amount of time?⁠⁠ (Maybe it was macro numbers so low they essentially starved…

Does any of this sound familiar?⁠⁠ ▪️You’re constantly craving coffee or sweets⁠⁠ ▪️You wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back to sleep⁠⁠ ▪️You’re often exhausted by mid-afternoon⁠⁠ ▪️You can’t miss a meal without getting hungry or shaky⁠⁠ ▪️You have a little extra weight around your midsection you just can’t seem to shake⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If so, you could have a blood sugar regulation issue.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ But don’t worry, lots of women…

I haven’t always looked like the photo on the right, which was taken just a couple of weeks ago.⁠ Let’s just say, the start of 2020 was rough for me. I struggled with my weight in 2020. I went through a really stressful time that included writing a macro cookbook, coaching 1:1 clients, studying for the FDN certification, and spending hours on the treadmill. The combination of these stressors took a serious toll on my…

Does more exercise automatically equals better results? Nope, not true. I learned this the hard way. Just last week, I recorded a podcast episode about my experience with overtraining and how it affected my hormones, thyroid, and weight loss efforts. Well, *technically*, I GAINED weight by doing too much high-intensity exercise during a really stressful time in my life. LISTEN HERE. In a separate episode, I talk about my current fitness routine (as well as…

We are having a mold inspection at our home this morning. You can’t heal from mold if you are living in an environment with it. LISTEN HERE   Tough love pep talk You want to lose weight, but are you willing to do what’s needed to lose weight?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Really, are you?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ It’s time for a little tough love.⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ If you’re not willing to…⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Track Macros⁠⁠ Meal Prep⁠⁠ Get Sleep⁠⁠ Drink Water⁠…

LISTEN HERE   10 reasons you’re not losing weight: ⁠⁠You’re stressed⁠⁠ You’re not getting enough sleep⁠⁠ You’ve been on a diet forever⁠⁠ You don’t spend long enough in maintenance⁠⁠ You are not getting enough movement during the day⁠⁠ You’re overtraining⁠⁠ You are only doing cardio⁠⁠ You’re eating too much-processed food⁠⁠ You’re estimating how much you’re eating⁠⁠ Your hormones/thyroid/gut health are out of whack⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lots of factors influence weight loss… and they’re usually not the ones…

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