Why all those fruits and veggies?

You think you’re struggling with 8 servings a day?  The Harvard School of Public Health suggests you go for 9!  And here’s why…. The Nutrition Source Vegetables and Fruits Most people should aim for at least nine servings (at least 4½ cups) of vegetables and fruits a day, and potatoes don’t count. Go for a…

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Day 8? Who had a tough weekend?

What happened over the weekend?  Does anyone out there still have their mulligans intact?  I lost mine.  So now it’s one day at a time.  I stole today’s post from Gail Tufte.  It’s a joke of sorts.  I hope it makes you feel better.   All the organs of the body were having a meeting,…

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More sleep please!

Most experts suggest that we should ideally get about 8 hours of sleep per night.  Of course I recognize that many of you struggle to average 7 so that’s where we set the bar for the February Challenge.  Keep in mind that the more active you are, the more sleep you probably need.  You actually…

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Is it too late?

As long as you are breathing it’s not too late.  It’s not to late to join the challenge and it’s not too late to start over if you’ve had a few rough days.  If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again…right?  Yes, but we have to figure out what happened yesterday because those…

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Are you sure you’re really hungry?

I know you think you are but in this country we have been conditioned to believe we are hungry whenever we are not full.  The continuum from hungry to full is broad.  For example, you could feel “neutral.”  This is a healthy place to be right after a meal.  It’s the feeling you have before…

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Fluffy floaters or….

Back to the waste treatment facility of your body… We are 4 days into the challenge, 1/2 way through the toughest of the 4 weeks, and hopefully you are starting to notice some changes, not the least of which is the quality of what exits your body.  The next time you visti the bathroom for…

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Once Upon a Time

  There is a story…a fairy tale of sorts, about your digestive system, that I like to tell.  It equates your digestive system to a manufacturing plant and it goes something like this: Once upon a time there was a manufacturing plant that converted food into energy.  The plant had 3 areas…the main factory (your…

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The Honeymoon is over!

So, how is everyone doing today?  The honeymoon is over, isn’t it?  Yeah, I know…you were so excited on day one.  You did everything right and were so proud of yourself for making it through.  And then you got up on day two and reality set in.  Yes, you have to do it again!!!  On day two you…

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Drink up people!!

It’s day one of the Challenge.  And the changes are happening.  One of you went down to basic cable saving $60/month and invested $40 of it in a gym membership figuring you could then watch those favorite shows while walking on a treadmill…nice!!!  Besides sitting in front of the TV does nothing for us.  My…

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What happens when I screw up?

This is a great question to answer on the eve of the challenge.  And by the way, I’m eating some Chex mix as I type cuz I’m giving up all the crunchy stuff for February.  So what if you fall off the train, so to speak?  Well, there is a way to stay in the…

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