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To Diet or Not to Diet…That is the Question

June 19, 2014

Blog, Diet

To Diet or Not to Diet…That is the Question

I really dislike the word “diet”.  To me it screams restriction; eat this not that; deprivation.  What I prefer to use particularly when talking with clients is the word nutrition because it really is all about good nutrition.  The body is a machine that requires good fuel to run efficiently […]

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How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

April 17, 2014

Blog, Diet

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

If you are noticing that the jeans are getting tighter and the flab is creeping in, you may want to take a look at what you are eating.   I will assume that you are limiting your intake of processed, high sugar foods and eating mostly whole foods, lean proteins, vegetables, […]

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Intermittent Fasting Part 2: Things to keep in mind

March 27, 2014

Blog, Diet, General Health Info

Intermittent Fasting Part 2: Things to keep in mind

Proper nutrition becomes even more important when fasting, so you really want to address your food choices before you try fasting.  This includes minimizing carbs and replacing them with healthful fats, like coconut oil, olive oil, olives, butter, eggs, avocados, and nuts.  It typically takes several weeks to shift to […]

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#4: What are the negative effects of sugar on the body?

December 21, 2013

Diet, General Health Info, Weight Loss

#4: What are the negative effects of sugar on the body? As mentioned previously, fructose is metabolized in the liver and too much can cause the liver to produce fats, or triglycerides. Some of these fats will stay in the liver (not good) but a lot will be pushed into […]

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I’m Too Old To Exercise…Or Am I?

October 16, 2013

Blog, Diet, Exercise

I’m Too Old To Exercise…Or Am I?

Short answer:  NO!  Cardio and strength training is essential as you get older to keep your heart and muscles in good shape and weight under control.  And strength training is really important to keep muscles strong to help prevent falls.  Lifting weights not only helps in preventing muscle loss but […]

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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Most people when asked will say they want to lose weight – 5, 10, 15, 20 or more pounds.  What if I told you that you could lose 20 or more pounds without going on a “diet”.  That’s right; no grapefruit, cabbage, Atkins or South Beach diets and no counting […]

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Do You Know What a Stroke Is (and no, it’s not what you do while rowing)?

Do You Know What a Stroke Is (and no, it’s not what you do while rowing)?

It’s been far too long since I last posted but, unfortunately, I’ve been focused on my father who, back in May, had a stroke while preparing for heart surgery.  I’ll make a long story short (we’ve faced a number of small setbacks) so I can get to the meat of […]

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Fasting

Fasting

Spring is here (despite winter rearing its head from time to time) and we’ll soon be shedding layers of clothing.  The moment of truth will hit many of us when faced with the fact that shorts and bathing suits aren’t far behind and it’s time to get our bodies ready […]

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How many calories do I need each day?

How many calories do I need each day?

We’ve talked about exercise and how high intensity interval and strength training can help boost your metabolism.   Now, how do you know how many calories you are burning each day?  It starts with knowing your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Your BRM is the number of calories that you’d burn if […]

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Eating Strategies to Navigate Through the Holidays

Eating Strategies to Navigate Through the Holidays

I recently took a Tabata Bootcamp class (classes starting January 14!) which also included discussions on nutrition and eating.  Part of this conversation focused on not just changing what and how we eat, it also starts with changing how we think.  Three questions help in making better decisions and to […]

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