Balanced Hormones, Balanced Life

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition

Kaytlin Fowler is one of my hardest working clients that I have had the opportunity to work with. I loved her from the start because we shared a special bond. We both come from wheat farms in northern Montana. Awwww, how cool! A Success Story of Reverse Dieting and Fat Loss Kaytlin came to me during her last year as …

When to Eat More to Lose More

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition

Mmmk so maybe we shouldn’t be eating pints of ice cream to lose fat… But there are certainly scenarios during a dedicated fat loss cut (where we are purposely decreasing caloric intake to induce a fat loss result) where we can implement days of caloric surplus (in the form of carbohydrates) to break through a plateau in fat loss. This …

Fat Loss Myth #3: Eating 6 Small Meal per Day will Ramp-up Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

The Fat Loss Series Continues! Fat Burning Myth #3: “Eating 6 small meals per day (vs. 3 larger meals) will ramp-up your metabolism and burn more fat.” False. Surprised? Let’s dive in deeper and debunk possibly one of the longest standing dogmas in the fat loss world… To be honest, there really isn’t any harm to believing this myth, unless, …

Fat Loss Myth #2: Fasted Cardio Burns More Fat and Leads to More Fat Loss

Stesha Fat Loss, Training

Today we continue to reveal yet another common fat loss tip you should ignore! Yesterday you discovered that High-Intensity Training was no more useful in creating a negative fat balance for weight loss than Low-Intensity Training when calories burned were matched. Pretty Earth-shattering stuff! It doesn’t stop there. Today, you will witness yet another age-old fat loss technique unravel in …

Fat Loss Series: Myth #1 HIIT Burns More Fat than SS Cardio

Stesha Fat Loss, Training

Research is a great tool for practical implication. That is until popular magazines and journalists get a hold of it Then, at which point, the conclusions are taken way out of context and drawn way out of proportion and sold to you as truths. You’ve likely experienced this phenomenon during your health and fitness endeavor. You read an insightful article …

From Paleo to Performance

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

My girl Ashley Britton and her epic experience over the last few months of coaching – enjoy 🙂   -Ashley Britton “My journey starts out like so many others, finding CrossFit and Paleo, to eating all the avocado and bacon and punishing my body through workouts, to binging on the weekend (and almost every evening, to be honest). I thought …

Fat Loss Done Right – An 8 week dedicated cut

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition

Amidst a career change, moving across the country and starting her own fitness business, this little lady packed some major motivational heat during her cut. In just 8 weeks, Bri Morrison was able to cut nearly 15 lbs, while maintaining strength in the gym. You’re thinking, “oh she must be one of the lucky ones.” Well, yes and no. She …

The Trifecta: Eat real food, Tear up the gym, Look good naked

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

It’s easy to convince ourselves that we don’t overtrain, prioritize recovery, or eat enough calories to support our activity and health. But in the world of CrossFit where progress can be achieved weekly, it’s hard not to pursue that endless ‘high’ of progression. With the performance, also comes body comp changes. We see a result in the mirror and we …

White Spandex – Achieving Unicorn Status

Stesha Fat Loss, Lifestyle, Mindset

Let’s get REAL and talk about what it REALLY took for me to feel confident wearing tiny white spandex shorts… Many people look at the finished product of nutrition and training program (i.e. the after picture) and think, “I want that!” without knowing the full story. Without knowing themselves or what they are willing to sacrifice. In this post I …