The Pantry Clean Out Challenge

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    Last week, I shared the most common diet traps that can sabotage your healthy efforts at home.    The pantry is by far the worst offender and so it deserves full attention this week.    I’m going to show you how to stock your pantry for healthy living, and to make this week’s…

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To Clean Up Your Diet, Clean Out Your House

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    What I appreciate the most from training clients in their homes is being able to see and experience their lifestyles firsthand.    Often times (and with their permission of course), I end up in their kitchen, and raid the fridge and pantry to get a better sense of their eating habits.    It’s…

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Is Saturated Fat Good or Bad?

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    For as long as I’ve been studying and researching nutrition, saturated fats have been labeled as bad fats that carry a number of negative health consequences, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity.    I have no doubt that you’re already aware of these claims since the media and major health care…

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Exercise LESS and Get MORE Results?

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    Whenever I get asked about my exercise regimen, I always get the same response – that’s it?    Conventional methods of training have engrained the belief that exercise should be done for an hour at a time.    People are shocked or don’t believe that 12 to 20 minutes of daily exercise is…

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What To Eat After A Workout?

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    Here’s a true story.    A few years ago, I was in a gym working out, minding my own business.    There were a few people there working out as well but one man in particular caught my attention.     This large-bellied man was jogging on the treadmill and at the end…

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Dining Out Tips – Part 2

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    Dining out has become so common these days that knowing how to choose the healthiest meals is a must for staying healthy.    In one of my previous blog posts “Tips for Healthy Dining Out”, I shared tips on what to avoid when ordering from a menu as well as special requests for…

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3 Meals vs. 6 Meals – Which is Better?

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    If you have any interest in nutrition, you’ve probably heard or read articles suggesting that it is better to eat smaller and more frequent meals throughout the day to help speed up the metabolism and help shed unwanted body fat.    I, for one, am an advocate of eating every 3 to 3…

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Tips for Healthy Dining Out

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    Unlike when I was growing up, dining out has become the norm these days, which can easily result in eating more calories from foods that are less healthy.    Whether it’s a quick lunch on-the-go or a sit-down dinner at a restaurant, it’s useful to know how to choose the healthiest meal options…

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Is Diet Soda a Friend or Foe?

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    Let’s start off with a few facts.    According to the Aspartame Information Center website, aspartame, an artificial sweetener 200 times sweeter than table sugar, is found in more than 6,000 products – the most well-known being diet soda.   This translates into a multi-million dollar industry.    Second, the safety of aspartame…

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The Worst Breakfasts You Can Have

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    Thanks to globalization, the food industry has created a breakfast culture of its own; cereals, cream cheese bagels and orange juice, coffee and donuts!   I’m sure if you asked your great grand-parents what they used to eat for breakfast, it wouldn’t be a bowl of multi-colored o-shaped loops or fried dough-balls dipped…

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