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More Crazy Diet Fads

December 17, 2015

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More Crazy Diet Fads

A while back I wrote about some of the crazy diets that people have used, through the ages, to lose weight.  Well, seems I left a few out.  Since the holidays, or after the holidays, are when we start thinking about losing weight, I thought I would regale with you […]

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Are You Sabotaging Your Diet?

December 10, 2015

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Are You Sabotaging Your Diet?

Holidays aside, are you also sabotaging your “diet” (I mean more how you are managing clean eating) efforts with the following mistakes? Weekend Cheats. A weekend of gluttony can set you up for overeating and under exercising during the week, which can hinder weight loss efforts.  It’s really best to […]

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50 Tips for Reaching Your Fitness or Weight Loss Goals

October 8, 2015

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50 Tips for Reaching Your Fitness or Weight Loss Goals

Yeah, yeah, yeah; we’ve heard these all before.  But sometimes a little reminder is just what we need to get back on track and be mindful of our goals.  Here are 50 quick and easy tips for getting back on track.  Stay strong! Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss […]

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How Many Carbs Do I Need?

April 30, 2015

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How Many Carbs Do I Need?

The simple answer to that question is:  it depends.  Your carb intake depends on age, gender (men generally require more carbs than women), body composition, activity levels, current metabolic health (i.e. obesity, diabetes) and other factors.  If you are physically active, do a lot of high intensity exercise and heavy […]

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Diets Old and New

April 23, 2015

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Diets Old and New

Think the latest diet trend is something new?  Chances are it’s been tried before or is a variation on a prior diet.  I’ve come across some crazy diets that have been popular in their time that I thought you might find interesting.  Have a laugh but also see how diets […]

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What’s in a Label?

March 26, 2015

Diet

What’s in a Label?

Read any good labels lately?  Do you make a habit of checking food labels but find it more confusing than clarifying?  Let me walk you through some key things to look for when checking the nutritional value of the foods you buy.  Starting at the top: Serving Sizes.  Size does […]

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Size Does Matter

February 19, 2015

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Size Does Matter

I often get asked, “How do I get rid of ‘this’?”  Of course, ‘this’ can be belly fat, arm fat, thigh fat, etc.   My answer is always, “How is your diet?”  To me diet isn’t just what you are eating but it’s also how much are you eating – or […]

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To Detox or Not

January 29, 2015

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To Detox or Not

You’ve probably seen the media ads touting the health benefits and weight loss of Detox, or detoxification, diets, but they can pose many health risks and aren’t particularly effective. Detox diets are touted as a way to remove toxins from the body helping you to feel more energetic and focused. […]

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Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

August 28, 2014

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Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

This past weekend I had dinner with a girlfriend who has struggled with her weight for many years.  She is active, a fitness enthusiast, into eating healthy, and always exploring ways of improving herself physically and emotionally.  However, she, like so many people (clients and myself included) struggle with times […]

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I’ll Work it Off

August 21, 2014

Diet, Exercise

I’ll Work it Off

Or, will you?  A common misconception is how many calories we actually burn during physical activity and the thought that we can exercise away a bad diet.  WRONG!  Remember that you need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories in order to lose 1 pound.  To put this in perspective, […]

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