Planning to eat out…again?

Hey!!!  Just 7 days to go!!  Re-focus and finish strong.  You’re worth it.  And before you contemplate your next meal out, think about what the folks at www.mindfuleats.com are trying to tell you: “More die in the United States of too much food than too little.” –  John Kenneth Galbraith  Whenever you indulge in a…

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Another reason to eat all those fruits and veggies…

I’ve recently been reading some interesting stuff about blood pH and diet and how your body maintains the right pH even when your diet is unhealthy.  Basically it takes alkaline minerals from other places including calcium from your bones.  The article I attached should give you another reason to load up on veggies….AND give up…

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Funny…

I’ve been hearing some interesting stories from some of you…surprise benefits from the changes you have been making.  My favorite so far is about all of that water you have been drinking. Joe (name changed to protect the guilty) has been visiting the bathroom more often since he started drinking so much water.  This caused…

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Re-focus for the last 11 days…

Don’t feel bad if you’ve lost focus.  Your life is full of unexpected distractions.  Really, they are everywhere.  Friends invite you to do things, people have birthdays, treats show up at work, your kids keep you up too late, then there’s that thing called stress, etc…. It’s not easy to keep a focus on health…

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Cola and Osteoporosis

I hate this topic because I love diet coke.  However, I have given it up recently (again) because the data on the subject is too consistent.  Maybe this will give you another excuse to drink all of that water 🙂 Regular female cola drinkers have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis than women who don’t…

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I need to workout…

We are animals, we are meant to move; we are built to move.  Not moving is probably the worst thing we can do to ourselves.  Our bodies thrive on fitness.  When we exercise at slowly progressive levels to improve our fitness, our bodies and our minds reward us.  I have learned from the times that I…

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Calories in vs calories out

It really is as simple as that.  Calories in vs calories out.  If you burn more calories than you eat, your weight goes down.  If you eat more calories than your burn, your weight goes up.  The physiology of it couldn’t be more black and white.  The hard part is understanding how many calories are…

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If you want to break a habit…

If you really want to break a habit…put something in it’s place.  A friend of mine is a drug rep and travels the state in her car.  She had developed the very bad habit of snacking while driving…mostly chips and crackers, although McDonald’s french fries often found their way into her car.  It got so…

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10 Benefits of Weight Training

Most of you probably know these already but it’s worth the review.  Some of you are starting to feeling the results because you’ve included this as one of your goals.  Congratulations.  It really is critical to great health and will keep you out of a wheel chair in old age.  I know it might seem…

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Falling off the wagon…

Why does it happen?  What exactly triggers a “bad” day?  And why does it so often turn into a bad week?  On February 1st everyone is excited about the February Challenge.  This is going to be the year that you make some lasting changes, get in great shape and keep off those extra pounds.  You…

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