Summer Slim Down

Broke Single Mom Fitness tips for slimming down for summer.

  • Log calories
    Nutrition,  Summer Slim Down

    Updated: Why You Need to Log Calories

    Some personal trainers and “health gurus” don’t believe in logging calories. Instead, they say “eat when you’re hungry.” I don’t agree with that. I know from experience that eating below or too far above the amount of calories your body requires (for muscle gain, fat loss, or maintenance) can sabotage any prospect of reaching your goals. For someone serious about reaching athletic and/or aesthetic goals, not tracking your calorie and micronutrient needs is the equivalent of winging it and hoping for the best — it’s simply lazy. When I started working out in 2002, I had no clue how to eat for optimum health and fitness. In fact, I thought…

  • Olive Oil
    Nutrition,  Summer Slim Down

    Healthy Fats

    Many people shy away from all fats when they are trying to be healthy and/or get lean. The truth is, not all fats are created equal: There are saturated fats and unsaturated fats. Some fats are essential and others are not. The source of the fat, the amount you ingest, and if it’s processed or not, makes all the difference. Everyone needs fat in their diet for proper brain function, healthy hair, skin, and more. If you want to lose excess fat, healthy fats help by metabolizing the unhealthy, fats in the body (LDL). Because of this, people with high cholesterol often are recommended to eat foods high in omega…