November 17, 2016

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Recovery Strategies to Save Your Healthy Diet

Among the most important and effective tools for a sustainable healthy life are recovery strategies. Everyone who struggles to lose or maintain a healthy weight needs to discover how to climb back up from a fall. Something inevitably makes you lose control and overeat. This diet “failure” almost always becomes a brick wall at the end of the diet road because it’s demoralizing and discouraging. But you have to change your mind in order to change your lifestyle. Remember, “Nothing is a diet breaker!” View full article →
November 15, 2016

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Survive Thanksgiving in Style

Alright, no one panic.

Thanksgiving might as well change itself to “National Dinner Day” and definitely does not ... Continue reading ...

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November 09, 2016

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3 Ways To Keep From Sabotaging Your Health During The Holidays

Many people think they have to throw in the towel on their healthy eating during the holiday season. Remember that even though it may be harder than usual to stay on track, it’s certainly not mission impossible! While there may be more challenges during these months, here are some tips to not “blow it” and to help you stay sane, happy and healthy! View full article →
October 27, 2016

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Better Safe Than Sorry

Today I’m tackling one of the lesser covered topics about diet -- food safety. While food safety is something everyone is certainly cautious about, some everyday tactics can easily get overlooked in the name of saving money, making room in your fridge or simply not wanting to waste. Here I'm answering some of the most common questions I hear when it comes to this topic. Continue reading ...

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October 21, 2016

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Healthy Hauntings

Candy for days… sugary treats… the complete undoing of long, hard work… scared yet?

Halloween can be frightening for more reasons than just ... Continue reading ...

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October 11, 2016

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Herbs & Spices: Add the Flavor, Not the Fat

spicesMany people believe that fat is what makes food taste good, not necessarily! While fat is required for certain recipes, it is easy to cut back (on fat but not on taste) by using herbs and spices. In addition to flavor, herbs and spices bring some surprising benefits to the equation. Whenever possible choose fresh over dried. View full article →
October 10, 2016

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How to Create the Perfect Workout Day

Whether you hit the gym first thing in the morning, or like me, end your day with a long distance run, it is all too easy for us to counteract our workouts by our actions throughout the day.  Continue reading ...

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October 03, 2016

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Color Yourself Healthy

Red and orange, green and blue, shiny yellow, purple too, all the colors that we know…should be on your plate! Nearly all fruits and vegetables are low in fat and contain healthy components called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are natural plant compounds that provide a variety of health benefits, such as protecting against heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. These phytochemicals are what give produce their vibrant colors.

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September 26, 2016

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Stress, Sleep and Weight Gain – Oh My!

A simple Google search about sleep these days will reveal article upon article about the lack of sleep sweeping the country. The CDC released a study this year that shows more than 1/3 of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. The recommended 7-9 hours of sleep are needed for good health, safety, and optimum performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, over the past 40 years, Americans have cut their sleep time by 1-2 hours a night. These trends towards more stress and less sleep coincide with Americans becoming heavier each year. It is no surprise then that recent research has found that both stress and sleep are correlated with weight gain. View full article →
September 20, 2016

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When Movie Munchies Attack

Your best bet when going to the movies is to bring your own snack, or rather sneak your own snack. Items that are small, healthy, and crunch-proof include, strawberries/raspberries in a zip-lock bag, Bonnie Bell light cheese, Polly-O light string cheese, a protein bar, or BYO popcorn. View full article →
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