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I’m Eating Right & Working Out! Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Eating right and working out is a great start but may not be enough. A harsh reality is that losing weight is not always easy, especially as we age.  It always feels easier to drop more pounds for men than for women, and is certainly easier when you’re younger.  That’s not a reason to give up the good fight for several reasons. Continue reading

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Kale & Quinoa: Rock Stars of the Food World

According to Google Trends, kale recipes have nearly quadrupled in the past 2 years.  Kale and quinoa are two super foods that have become the rock stars of the food world, in the past 8 years.  Part of their notoriety stems from the versatile nature of both. Quick to cook, mild and blendable by nature, they work for all three meal times of the day. Continue reading

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Your Health Is What You Eat

Your health is what you eat.

A simple sentence but an honest truth.  We know this is true for body mass, weight gain or loss, for your energy level and for exercise results.  Think of your body as a fine car. The quality of the fuel you put in equals the performance levels of the different systems. If you eat high processed foods loaded with preservatives, salts, sugars and saturated fats, your body will feel sluggish.  It will process those ingredients at an erratic speed leaving you tired. It does not feed your muscles so that it can repair itself to be able to come back stronger at your next workout. Continue reading

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How to Lose the Flab (the Right Way!)

Our guest blogger, Trisha DeHall of Cincinnati Fit Body Bootcamp, talks about how the right way to lose the “flab”.  

 

This weekend no less than 6 people told me they needed faster results to get ready for summer.

They all pointed at their ‘flab’ they had below their belly button and they all mentioned how they needed to do ‘more cardio’.

After a slight seizure I educated them on why more cardio won’t do much (if anything at all) for them..
.. what they NEED to do, is spend more time in the kitchen Continue reading

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5 Diet Myths and Mistakes

Some diet mistakes that people make in their quest for weight loss can actually prevent you from achieving your weight and fitness goals: Continue reading

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Lemon & Garlic Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Foliate, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, E & K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Continue reading

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Be Strong to the Finish – Eat Your Spinach!

Green Foods can help you reach your weight loss goals.  Eating 5 cups raw greens or 2 ½ cups cooked green vegetables keeps your metabolism in fat-burning mode and helps your systems cleanse your body of toxins. Continue reading

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How To Stop Your Bad Eating Habits

Bad eating habits are harder to lose, than good habits are easier to start.

1. When you pace your eating, your brain has time to register fullness and inform yourself to stop eating. It takes 20 minutes for the food you eat to make your stomach feel full. Mindfully put your fork down between bites. Use some of the tips from the portion control blog written recently such as using smaller plates, smaller utensils, and having a glass of water before every meal begins. Continue reading

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Great Ideas For Getting Your Daily Dose Of Fruits & Veggies

It is a great way to increase nutrition in your daily clean eating food plan to incorporate seasonal vegetables into your diet. The days of abundant vegetables and farmer’s market colorful produce are almost out of reach, but there are still beautiful, colorful vegetables available at this ‘quiet’ time.  It seems obvious, but many people steer toward pre-packaged fruit/vegetable juices for convenience which often do have added sugars, preservatives and salt to extend their shelf life. EATING FRESH FRUITS/VEGETABLES AVOIDS THOSE UNWANTED ADDITIVES! Continue reading

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