128 – Half Size Me: Eating Food to Fuel Your Workouts with April Blackford from Eat to Perform

128In this episode of Half Size Me, Heather talks to April about

  • why women should not be constantly dieting
  • why eating food to fuel your workouts leads to a leaner body and less body fat
  • why women need to develop a healthier relationship with the scale
  • and much more!

April Blackford is a 36 year old long time fitness enthusiast. She is a married mother of 3 and full time administrator and private coach for the on line nutrition forum, Eat To Perform.

She worked for 14 years as a paralegal but finally decided to pursue her true passion, and left the legal field to be fully dedicated to helping people achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.

Her personal work out preference centers primarily around body building but she has successfully coached individuals from all areas of fitness; swimmers, runners, Cross Fit enthusiasts, Olympic weight lifters and power lifters, to name a few.

April currently holds an ISSN nutrition certification and is continually reading and educating herself to maximize both her own personal knowledge and her ability to help others achieve their goals. (She’s also a wicked awesome scrabble player!) 

To learn more about April and Eat to Perform click here.


About Half Size Me

The Half Size Me Show is a weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.