What I Have Been Eating To Lose 15 lbs in 6 Weeks

I am one week away from competing at the world fitness modeling championships in Vegas.  This is my 4th time competing and I must say that my body is changing less quickly this time than others.  I think the two biggest factors for this have been 14 days of traveling (ate well but didn't exercise much), and the fact that I sit in front of a computer about 10 hours per day, instead of two years ago … [Read more...]

My Favorite Make Ahead Meal

Hey, this is Melissa Kirby, one of Dustin's contributors. A number of you asked what my favorite freezer meal is so here you go: Chicken Satay Preassemble: In a 1 gallon freezer bag, place: 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves, sliced into strips In a mixing bowl, add: 3 teaspoons (6 cloves) pressed garlic 4 tablespoons grated gingerroot 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 4 green … [Read more...]

Eating for fuel, not pleasure or comfort

Hello fellow fitness seekers! I am Lori, one of Dustin's bloggers. I would like to share some of my struggles and strategies on my journey to healthier eating.......For myself, many good childhood memories are wrapped up in food. I suspect that is the case for many of us who struggle with extra pounds. We may have memories of going for ice cream after family events and associate it with a warm, … [Read more...]

To Bake or Not to Bake

Hi, this is Katy a contributor to the blog.  Sure I can cook a decent meal, but what I really love to do in the kitchen is bake!  I think this comes from when I was a little kid and mom used to let me help and then lick the beaters.  So started my obsession with baked goods, especially cookies!  When I started dieting, I stopped baking.  This was so hard for me!  When I reached my goal size, I … [Read more...]

A Healthy Workplace is a Happy Workplace

Hey everyone, it's Margaret A., one of Dustin's contributors. For my first blog I am going to write about the struggles I face at work with regards to eating healthy. Dustin has stressed over and over again how the choices we make about our friends and activities affect how we look.  We've been asked, do your friends make you fat? But what do we do when we're at work and our choices are … [Read more...]

A Few Food Rules to Follow

Hi everyone, it’s Katie C., one of Dustin’s contributors.  Over the weekend, I found myself flipping  through Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual”.  In this quick read, Pollan lays out 63 short rules about what to eat (food), what kind of food to eat (mostly plants), and how to eat (not too much).  We’ve all heard many food rules (many of which contradict each other), but here are a … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Meals

This post is by Melissa Kirby, a contributor to Dustin's blog. My husband and I sent our kids off to Grandma and Grandpa's house this weekend.  We didn't go out for a high calorie meal and a movie.  We went to the Farmer's Market with a large list and spent the day preparing and freezing a month and a half worth of dinners. We find that freezer meals save us time, money, sanity and health.  At … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Hi!  I'm Kim.  I am one of Dustin's new blog contributors,  and  I am a sugarholic.   Not only am I certain I am a world record contender for the speed at which I can polish off a row of scotcheroo bars,   but a holiday such as Halloween can set me up for a binge on sweets that lasts until New Years Day. I've read that sugar is as addictive as cocaine, (did you know that the chemical formula for … [Read more...]


Hi! This is PattyM! My first Dustin blog!  TGIF!  My FMFL community group finished our first 5-days a week workout this morning.  I started this group after Dustin came and gave our community a bootcamp of our own! We started out with Wednesday mornings - strength training, then we went to 2 days a week, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and now this week decided to go with M-F. We did strength M W … [Read more...]

Eating Better on a Budget

This post is written by Katy Smith who is a contributor to the blog. For many years, I never read a food label.  I didn't really care what I was eating, as long as it tasted good.  When I started MamaTone nearly a year ago, I started Weight Watchers and began reading the nutritional information (mainly to discover how many points each item was.)  Then I attended Tracie Hittman's nutrition talk … [Read more...]