“Be the Change”

Last Friday I had the great honor of giving the Keynote Address at the annual "Can't Hurt Steel" Gala." The Can't Hurt Steel Community Foundation was started by my dear friends JJ and Kristen Hanson, following JJ's diagnosis with Stage 4 brain cancer a few years ago. The theme of the Gala was "Be the Change" and my speech focused on how we can make changes to get healthier AND create healthie...

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10 Eating Habits That Helped Me Lose -100+ Lbs

Forming new (good) habits is an essential part of weight loss. It’s about retraining your body and your mind, and it takes some time to get it right. In a column for Organize Yourself Skinny I shared 10 eating habits that have helped me throughout my journey of losing more than 100lbs! <...

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Summer Slim Down Series: REGISTER NOW!

Spring is finally here, and with it, Trading Cardio for Cosmos is preparing our newest program: the Read more

The Skinny Dining Out Guide for Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!


If you're like me, you'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with some authentic tacos and cold margaritas.

But I don't want this meal to derail my weight loss goals, so I've put together a list of ten tips you can use to maximize your dining experience while ensuring you're still working towards y...

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10 Reasons Why I Love Weight Watchers!

When I finally decided to take control of my health, I wanted to choose a program that would be compatible with my lifestyle and sustainable in the long-term. Back in 2014, I was a serial dieter. I’d tried cabbage soup diets, drank weight loss shakes, eaten Medifast and other prepackaged meal programs, you name it! There was very little I had not tried. And while I lost weight on each of those, the moment I stopped eating their food or from their restrictive diet plan, my weight always crept back up because I hadn’t learned how to eat the foo...

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