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Are You Afraid Of The Scale?

Are You Afraid Of The Scale?

Having anxiety around weighing in is unfortunately a reality for many physique athletes and major weight loss clients. However, this should not be the norm as this can be telling of a damaged perspective of how you identify yourself and what the number on the scale means to you. An important and foundational step to creating a physique you feel confident in long term, is having a healthy relationship with your body. Being afraid or heavily impacted by a number on the scale is not representative of a healthy...

Prepping For Pregnancy

Prepping For Pregnancy

It is crucial to develop the habit of doing things each day that your future self will thank you for. This concept can range from something as simple as prepping your food the night before so that you don’t have to take time to do so in the morning, to something more impactful such as preparing your body and mind for pregnancy. Whether you are interested in becoming pregnant in the near future or not, understanding how your current lifestyle influences your ability to carry out a healthy pregnancy and ultimately...

Rigid vs. Flexible Control of Eating Behavior

Rigid vs. Flexible Control of Eating Behavior

Do you ever just go about your day eating foods you don’t actually like to have? No? Oh… well it does seem pretty silly, right? Like, imagine going about your day and telling yourself that you need to steer away from the typical meals you enjoy. Hell no, I’m eating oatmeal every day and you can’t tell me otherwise. In all seriousness though, the concept of eating from an approved “food list,” or keeping a strict schedule with the kinds of foods you can eat doesn’t seem like a great idea, and for good reason. This...

Top 20 Book Recommendations

Top 20 Book Recommendations

If you’re reading this article, chances are you enjoy reading and actively engage in it multiple times per week, possibly even daily. Reading is a fundamental way to continue your education, broaden your scope and allow you to push expand your current viewpoints on topics. And while audio learning has taken the world by storm through podcasts, YouTube and audiobooks, a physical copy of a book will always hold a special place in my heart. While we likely agree that reading is amazing, finding credible and useful...

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are characterized by a derangement in eating behaviors that result in physiological and psychological impairment. Roughly 90% of cases of Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) are diagnosed in white females who live in Western societies. Of all of the eating disorders, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) has the highest incidence rate. Athletes have a higher risk of developing eating disorders than the general population, particularly in sports that require a weight class and/or are judged based...

How To Overcome Food Focus

How To Overcome Food Focus

“Hunger levels are fine. I’m noticing I am not really thinking about food a whole lot which is insane because I used to ONLY think about food.” I read this statement from a Team LoCoFit client last week and was smiling from ear to ear. Why? This might seem like such a small win, but it’s an influential win. Food focus is exhausting and crippling and doesn’t just effect a client’s relationship with food; it also effects how they interact in social situations and the self-confidence they possess. What is food...

Yo-Yo Dieting and Your Health

Yo-Yo Dieting and Your Health

With the ever-increasing attention towards our health and weight management, and the rise of fad diets as a result, weight relapse post-diet has become a pretty rampant and recurring issue. Weight relapse, or weight cycling, can also be described as the infamous cycle we know as yo-yo dieting. If yo-yo diets are SO bad, why do so many fall victim? First, it’s important to recognize that weight cycling happens to a variety of individuals and not just those who are overweight or obese. There are a few...

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

Food Allergies vs. Food Intolerances

When it comes to food allergies and food intolerances, we as coaches often find that there is either a lack of education surrounding the terms, and/or a psychological component which leads an individual to assume that they have one or the other when they may not. To clear the air considering that both of these are very real and serious, I would like to discuss the differences between food allergies and food intolerances, common signs and symptoms of each, suggested methods for managing symptoms, and whether or...

Everything Is FU*#@D

Everything Is FU*#@D

Aggressive title, I know, but it felt appropriate for this wild ride we’re on known as 2020. This article isn’t about what is fu*#@d in the world but rather how we can thrive in a time of chaos. This likely hasn’t been the first chaotic time in your life, and it certainly won’t be the last. Understanding how to thrive during times of uncertainty will improve all areas of your life – from your relationships, to your business and to your health. Understand yourself It would be wrong for me to not address the...

Mind Your Mindset

Mind Your Mindset

If you’ve ever gone through a diet or made some big lifestyle changes, you know that a lot of the process can be just as mentally taxing as it is physically. Behavior change in itself is comprised of several moving parts, a lot of which could be influenced by the way we choose to think about those very actions and view them. While our mindset, expectations, and/or beliefs aren’t anything we can tangibly see, they can be very instrumental without us even realizing it. This is attributed to something known as the...

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