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Do You Make This Mistake 50% of EVERY Month?

Hey! Given that today is Saturday, I think it’s quite poignant to write about this topic… I’m a big fan of cheating/rewarding. I actually like to use the word “reward” more than cheating because a reward is a positive behavior, where cheating is not. A reward is a benefit for having done awesome. Cheating gets you kicked out of school and fired from your job. Sorry for the side tangent… What was I going to ...

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Quick and Easy Weight Loss and Toning Tips

The weather is so, so sweet, the birds are chirping and the flowers are poppin’… …and my allergies are kicking in, which can mean only one thing! Summer is just around the corner! Wooo-hoooo!! What’s that you say? You’re not ready for summer? You’ve let yourself go into hibernation mode and have accumulated a layer of goo that’s hiding the body you’re wanting to have? Wow! That sounded very infomerical-like ...

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What’s The Easiest Tip I Can Ever Give You?

Are you a thinker? I am. I sit and “brainstorm” quite often thinking I’m making progress, when all I’m really doing is spinning my wheels and limiting my results. I felt a nice little pain in my stomach after writing that sentence, but it’s the truth. I think too much, which is another way of saying I’m a procrastinator…and I hate it. Procrastination pushes your results farther and farther back and is very ...

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Are Carbohydrates The Devil?

Carbohydrates – the most loved, yet reviled form of calories known to man… …Sound a bit harsh? After all, what have carbs done to you?  Have they attacked your family?  Have they stormed into your house, rifled through your junk drawer only to have stolen your long, lost stapler? Probably not, but they do make you gain weight – quickly, easily and efficiently. Simply put, we eat way too many carbohydrates. ...

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Simple Food Swaps

Howdy!  What's gonig on in your world this fine and dandy day? Things are rockin' and rollin' in our house - Nolan is eating and growing like a new baby should, Maren is being an awesome big sister and Andrea is the bestest mommy...so all is good. Have you ever wandered through the grocery store wondering what the heck you’re supposed to eat instead of the snacks/meals you’re used to eating? Have you ever l ...

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Omega 3 Fatty Acid Dangers and Good Sources

Yo!  What's happenin... I’m sure you know by now the importance of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) in your diet. They have a whole host of benefits ranging from help in weight loss, brain function, skin, hair and nail health as well as the development of babies (both unborn and newborns via breast milk or some formulas). I’m sure you also know that you can get EFAs from different sources – fatty fish like sal ...

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Awesomely, Tasty-Tastic Fat Busting Recipes

Howdy, howdy! How’s life in your neck of the woods?  Things are awesome here. I want to share a couple recipes with you that are just plain fantabulous. Love ‘em, love ‘em, love ‘em! One is a little twist on a granola recipe that you’ll love and the other is for dark chocolate muffins. Those just sound awesome don’t they? Both of these recipes come from my buddies over at Prograde Nutrition. First up we hav ...

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Can You Really Eat All Your Favorite Foods And Still Lose Weight?

Hey hey! Another week, another quick Q&A session. This question is, like last week, brought up many, many times by my awesome boot camp clients, but this particular instance is from Barb (and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask…I’m here to help). Barb is new to the weight loss world – well that’s not totally true.  She’s tried to lose weight before, like many other ladies, but she’s new in ...

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Do You Know Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing? L Column From February

This article appeared in the February issue of "L Magazine."  It is incredibly simple to read, and should be simple to understand, yet will you apply it?  Don't poo-poo this concept because, while incredibly simple, and maybe even overly simplistic, it is very powerful... Last month we talked about momentum and setting mini-goals and I want to keep on that path, yet go a little deeper, so I want to start by ...

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3 Unusual Super Foods

Over the weekend Andrea, Maren and I sauntered our frozen behinds to a new yogurt and smoothie place in downtown Lincoln called “Red Mango.” To be totally honest, we weren’t going to go because someone was being quite the stinker at dinner (no…it wasn’t me), but we wanted a tasty treat so we gave in. Gotta live a little, right? It was a pretty good place to get an after-dinner treat, even if it was freezing ...

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