New Podcast: Virginia Rodriguez – From Brain Health To Holiday Eating Strategies

A Christmas Eve special podcast release with my friend Virginia Rodriguez who is a  Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who has a passion is to help men and women become healthier and happier through pure food and awesome lifestyle choices. We have a great discussion on the show today that covers so many topics including brain health, taking care of the things … Read More

Hot Flashes Be Gone!

I was recently asked to review some clothing by an innovative new brand, Become™ based out of the UK.  You may recall my interview with Lindsey Robins, Head of Marketing for the company earlier this year, where we spoke about the company’s provactive campaign #HotWomenOnly which got some women hot under the collar and flushed in the cheeks!  The company is … Read More

Can Your Cosmetics Lead To Early Menopause?

I have been doing so much research this past year while writing my book, The Menopocalypse,  and some of it is just too interesting not to share. One of the studies I looked at questioned if the high levels of chemicals, specifically phthalates , can be harmful to our endocrine (hormonal) system.   Let’s look at the daily habits of … Read More

I’m so excited I might burst! and a round-up of my weekly news.

Do you ever get that feeling that things are finally falling into place? After months of displacement, upheaval, not to mention hurricanes and snow in Texas, I am starting to feel quite settled in my new home. As for Fit n’ Chips, well big things are happening and I am very excited to share my news with you, but first … Read More

My vision as a fitness coach and what that means for you.

Wow, hard to believe it is actually December already, even harder for me to grasp as I sit here in beautiful, sunny Houston.  Things have been pretty busy here at Fit n’ Chips, so many things to tell you about, but first I would like to address something which was brought to my attention by a dear friend, whose opinion … Read More

The Best-laid Plans Often Go Awry!

That was me this week. Despite my best efforts I struggled to get my new Facebook Live show rocking and rolling as I would have liked.  With continuing bandwidth and WiFi problems, my first interview with  Carolina Belamares, on “Body acceptance as a conduit for change” wasn’t the best video quality, but nonetheless it was a great, informative discussion that I … Read More

Are You A Cranky Hormonal Bitch?

I know I wax lyrical about my menopause journey and I probably shouldn’t be so enthusiastic about it, but in a way I find it cathartic, plus it gives me the opportunity to open dialogue about the impact hormonal changes have on our physical and mental well-being and raise awareness in the fitness industry to those who don’t quite get it! So … Read More

The Shite They Don’t Tell You About the Menopause!

  The Chinese call it “A Woman’s Second Spring”. Westerners call it “The Change”! I call it “The Hell of my Forties”.   YES – I am referring to the menopause. Or to be more specific in my case, perimenopause. It’s the lovely period leading up to the time when our ovaries shrivel up for good and resemble nothing but … Read More