Everyday Weight Loss Tips from Maria Menounos

In her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet & Fitness, TV personality Maria Menounos highlights Fitbit as one of her faves! “Steps that helped me drop 40 pounds—and keep them off for good,” says Menounos. Here she shares a few more of the weight-loss tips you’ll find in her book. Set a Deadline “You can’t...

“No More Guilt! No More Excuses!” says Paula C.

Paula C. has two simple messages for women struggling to make health changes: No more guilt. No more excuses. This became her personal mantra following an annual physical a few years ago.  Just 32 at the time, her doctor warned her that some changes had to be made if she were going to live long enough to see her grandchildren. Her goal of better...

Jamie Oliver’s Veggie Chili

Photo: Matt Russell / www.foodrevolutionday.com This is a lovely alternative to traditional chili con carne. It’s packed with good stuff, making it a great choice for veggie- and meat-eaters alike. I like to serve it with sour cream, guacamole, and either rice or tortilla chips, but it’s totally up to you. When you get the hang of this...

Jamie Oliver’s Rainbow Salad Wrap

Photo credit: Matt Russell www.foodrevolutionday.com Getting the kids to cook with simple, whole ingredients is easier than you think. For example, this Rainbow Salad Wrap is colorful, seriously tasty and fun for kids to make. Feel free to substitute other firm fruit and vegetables that are in season where you live. Or if you’d like, forgo the...

Avoid a Common Mother’s Day Mistake with These 5 Tips

Almost daily during nutrition sessions in my office, clients say, “I want my mother to come in for a visit,” or, “My wife needs to see you.” Statements like these make me squirm. I know all too well from doing this for a very long time (I started Foodtrainers on the verge of motherhood myself, and my “baby” is now 12) that buying...

Stay-At-Home Mom Jennifer L. Finally Got Serious About Weight Loss

In August 2012, Jennifer L., a 38-year-old, stay-at-home-mom to 2 girls, ages 8 and 11, decided to get serious about losing weight. “I was tired of having to wear plus-sized clothes. In my town there aren’t a lot of choices for larger women, so I hated what I looked like in the clothes I had to wear,” says Jennifer. “I didn’t...

10 Simple Ways Busy Moms Can Stay Healthy

Motherhood is great. Sure, I can get all sappy and say it’s a gift, which it absolutely is, but it’s a demanding gift that comes with its own unique challenges. With a little planning (I mean who’s better at planning than moms?) we can put those difficulties to bed. Try these 10 tips to make it your healthiest Mother’s Day yet. 1. Have a...

How Marathon Runner Mark S. Found Next-Level Health

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Mark S. surpassed his goals— beyond what he even thought possible! Here is Mark’s success story, in his own words. “I never really considered myself an athletic person. As a child, I regularly overindulged in sugary soft drinks and fatty foods...

6 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important

Step count, active minutes, calories burned… These are all important pieces of data that help us live healthier, more active lives. But we often don’t stress the importance of rest and why your body needs days off. With Fitbit, you can track and improve your quality of sleep. But that’s just part of the equation. Your tracker can...