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Do You Live To Eat, Or Eat To Live? June 01 2016

Summer is just weeks away and getting into shape, losing weight, and melting off belly fat is at the top of a lot of people's list of to-do's. Getting started can be difficult, especially when there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. No matter how motivated you are, getting into shape and losing weight just seems to get harder and harder each year. If it seems like an impossibility, you may be right—it can be. You may be living to eat rather than eating to live. Did you know that 60 percent of overweight people have a ... Read More..

Busting Through Those Weight Loss Plateaus May 25 2016

So, you've been keeping true to your New Year's resolutions of hitting the gym and eating clean, and it's going pretty good until.....you hit the dreaded weight loss plateau, and you can't shake off those final pounds. Not to worry! There are some simple solutions to bust through those weight loss plateaus while being happier and healthier doing so. The first thing you need to know is if you've ever been overweight, you have special needs. I'm one of those people. It's going to take a little more maintenance to lose the weight, and you have... Read More..

It's Time For A Refrigerator Makeover April 13 2016

According to government data, 64 percent of people are overweight or obese, which is defined as being 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. If you're one of those people, and you're trying to lose weight, the first place you think of heading is to the gym, right? Wrong. Your weight loss journey begins with what you keep in your house. Let's bring it right on home — it's what you keep in your refrigerator. It's time for a refrigerator makeover! Taking control of your weight starts with taking control over what you eat, and that begins wit... Read More..

The #1 Tip to Getting Rid of Belly Fat January 19 2016

Determined to get rid of those holiday pounds? Focus on healthy eating not exercise. Diet is 90 percent of your weight loss success. In fact, it matters more than how much time you spend in the gym. I recommend heading to the produce department to target that belly fat. The number one change everybody should be making is focusing on vegetables. The more vegetables you eat, it flips your hunger switch off and keeps you feeling full. The secret is to lower blood sugar and vegetables do that best because of the fiber they contain. Get creative—... Read More..

Snug In Your Skin October 04 2015

Ladies, if you’ve been down on yourself, I have great news for you. Men, ages 18–50, 80 percent say they prefer a woman with curves. Thin is not in — strong and fit is.Know what else men say? "There is nothing sexier than a woman comfortable in her skin. Nothing beats a happy girl who loves to laugh."Feeling sorry about your body (and the anxiety that comes with it) is extremely contiguous. So is loving yourself exactly the way you are. Yes, men love when their girls eat healthy food and take care of themselves. It prompts them to do likewis... Read More..

Is The School Lunch Causing Your Child's Weight Problem? September 27 2015

If you’re like me, there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. So adding one more thing to your to-do list can send you over the edge. However, I have some information that might just motivate you to start packing your child's lunch every day. Shockingly, most school lunches altogether lack nutritional value. Processed chicken nuggets, pizza and cookies for dessert are the norm. It’s also the reason our children are growing more overweight by the second. If they serve vegetables (most schools do not becaus... Read More..

Expert Tips On Avoiding The “Female 15” — The Best Way To Avoid Lifelong Weight Issues September 23 2015

College weight gain can be the beginning of continuous weight struggles that continue throughout a lifetime. This is a time of life where males and females, whether they go to college or not, can begin to gain weight at a rapid pace, unless you interrupt this weight gain cycle with new healthy habits. Stress is a huge factor when it comes to college weight gain. USA Today reported that 76 percent of female students and 33 percent of males said they eat when under stress. To make things worse, the female metabolism begins to decline betwee... Read More..

Dial Down Your Diabetes With 3 Simple Steps September 21 2015

Every 5 minutes, 2 people die of diabetes-related causes and 16 adults are newly diagnosed according to Centers for Disease Control 2015 statistics. You just got back from the doctor, and he told you that you are pre-diabetic. Your blood work didn't look good; your fasting glucose was 110 — which is not diabetic, but not normal either. I'm guessing you have a million questions, and most of them are questions about what you can eat. More importantly, which of your favorite foods (which probably are what brought you to this point) will you ... Read More..

Beat Bloat With A Fiber-Full Diet September 16 2015

What happens when you combine the best kind of fiber for weight loss with a delicious flavor? You get people to up their fiber intake every day consistently. I've been in this business for over 27 years. When I was studying to become a performance nutrition specialist and certified trainer, one of the first things I learned was if you can't get people to eat cleaner and better, then have them increase their fiber intake. While this sounds super simple, one of the reasons people are overweight to begin with is the fact that they don't eat en... Read More..