Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions that come up quite frequently in my community.

Nutrition

What should someone eat if they want to improve their health?

Right off the bat with a tough one. The simple answer is that there is no “one way” to do things, and diet dogma never helped anyone. Most people, however, agree that eating a majority real, whole, nutrient-dense foods is a good start. From there, a lot depends on the individual, your goals, health history, likes and dislikes, culture, etc. If you want guidance, join my Core 4 Program!

What’s your take on protein powder?

It’s a supplement and not a replacement for a good solid food foundation. It’s not necessary for most people, and it has no real distinct advantages over real food except for convenience. Read more about protein powder here.

Are you paleo anymore?

The majority of what I eat is real, whole, properly-prepared nutrient dense foods. I haven’t eaten strict paleo since about 2012! Instead, I eat food that make me feel energized, keep my digestion humming along, and help me maintain my strength. Remember, everyone’s blend of exact foods and quantities is going to vary!

Is there a brand of supplements you recommend?

I’ve personally used and stood by Puori since 2013. Click here to learn more.

Do you offer 1-on-1 nutritional therapy services?

Currently, my personalized coaching / nutritional therapy practice is closed. Spots may be opening up in 2019 so watch this space.

Fitness

How do I get started with strength training?

Best case scenario, working with coach or trainer in person at the beginning will often give you the best results. Learning from someone face to face is so much better. That being said, if you don’t have access, check out this article for some suggestions. If you’re ready for a flexible at-home or gym program with tons of video demos, look into my Made Strong program.

How many times a week should I work out to see results?

Like nutrition, this varies, but I can tell you that in my coaching observation, many busy and stressed women are working out too much. Yes, too much. Physical activity is a stressor and for some women, more is definitely not better. Try two or three strength sessions a week with some low key walking, yoga, or other activity on the other days. Remember, it’s not just okay to rest…it’s essential.

I feel all wonky in the gym around my period. Is that normal?

Totally. Shifting hormones are the reason. Read more here.

Skincare

What brand of safer skincare do you recommend?

I’m a Beautycounter consultant and really love the company’s mission, advocacy efforts, and products.  Click here to read more about safer skincare.

I also love what Primally Pure and Fatco have to offer. Primally Pure’s deodorant works best for me.

Podcast

What’s a podcast?

It’s a free streaming radio show you can listen to on any device that’s connected to the internet. You can listen to podcasts through websites or apps like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Check out my podcast, Harder to Kill Radio, two times a week…Tuesdays and Fridays.