The Anti Cellulite Diet: What You Need To Know

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One issue that many people experience that they desperately want to change is how much cellulite they have on their body. The frustrating thing about cellulite is that you don’t even have to be at a high percentage of body fat to have it.  Even very thin people can have cellulite, so it’s not something […]

How to Create Good Habits That Last a Lifetime

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Small changes can lead to big results over time. And that’s why it’s so important for you to develop good habits – these are small changes that you apply consistently. Not just this week or next month, but for a lifetime. That way, you can enjoy the benefits for a lifetime. Here’s how to create […]

January 2013: Zesty Chickpeas

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Hi everyone, it’s Meegan here! The New Year is here & a lot of us would be focusing on improving our eating, perhaps after a little indulging over the holiday season (I know I am, lol!). So when Belinda was asked about nut substitutions through the forum (Click here if you would like to read […]

December 2012: Oven Baked Sweet Potato & Spinach Quinoa Tart (Lunch)

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I am often asked for nutritious lunches that can be prepared in advance and taken to work or for when you are not at home to cook something. This recipe is the perfect option for busy people on the go (that’s most us isn’t it, lol!) . This scrumptious tart can be made at the beginning […]

Are You a Disciplined Dieter… Or Do You Have an Eating Disorder?

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Once you start seeing good results from a healthy lifestyle, it gets easier to stay disciplined.  In fact, you’re likely to keep adding more healthy habits to your already healthy lifestyle. Suddenly, you realize something: It used to be difficult to go to the gym and eat clean. But these days you’d sorely miss it […]

How to Make Exercise a Natural Part of Your Everyday Life

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Have you ever planned to exercise, but suddenly the day was gone and you weren’t able to squeeze it in?  It happens to everyone at one time or another. But if you find it’s becoming a fairly regular occurrence for you, then it’s time for you to put working out into the forefront of your […]

When Exercise Doesn’t Feel Like Work

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“Just try it – you might like it.” Did your mother ever tell you that when you were growing up?  Mom was probably talking about food. But her advice applies across a variety of situations – including sports. And including now, no matter what your age. Maybe the word “sports” makes you cringe.  I can […]

Not Enough Time to Exercise? No Problem!

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You make your exercise a priority in your life, right? But sometimes life gets in the way. The office meeting goes late. You have to chauffeur the kids around town. Your spouse or significant other has plans for you.  Sometimes you just get up late, which cuts into a morning workout. So, what happens if […]

Finding the Perfect Balance Between Exercise and Calorie Intake

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Whether you’re looking to put on muscle or reduce fat, you can’t achieve either of these goals without finding a perfect balance between exercise and calorie intake. Too little or too much of either of these factors, and you won’t see good results.  So let’s take a closer look at these factors, focusing in on […]

Dealing With Social Pressures (AKA: “Why Aren’t You Eating Cake Like Everyone Else?”)

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It’s another office birthday party.  Everyone is meeting up later in the afternoon for cake. Seems like there’s one of these get-togethers every week. If it’s not a birthday party, it’s a retirement party.  Or sometimes everyone gets together at a local bar to celebrate. And in all cases, the celebration revolves around cake, alcohol […]

How to Enjoy Great Food and Drink While Staying on Track

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You don’t have to be like a nun locked up in a joyless convent when it comes to your healthy lifestyle and eating habits.  For starters, you can enjoy healthy food that’s 100% delicious. (I talk about these delicious recipes elsewhere on the site.)

Avoiding the Dangers of Emotional Eating

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What a hectic day. The boss was being a real bear. You and your spouse had a mini-fight on the phone.  You got a flat tire. And now that you’re home, the first thing you do is head for ice cream and cookies to make yourself feel better.

How to Kick a Bad Habit to the Curb

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Let me guess – you have at least one nagging bad habit that you’re finding difficult to break. Maybe it’s having a can of soda with your lunch. Or perhaps you just have to add cream and sugar to your morning coffee. Or perhaps your “couch potato” habit is getting the best of you. Look, […]

What’s the Deal with Macro and Micro Nutrients?

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“Eat a balanced diet.” You’ve heard that one before plenty of times, right?  You’ve probably even heard me say it.  That’s because it’s true – eating a balanced diet is one of the keys to good health.

The Truth About Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein

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If you’ve spent any time reading about good nutrition, then I don’t have to tell you how important it is to eat a clean diet consisting of a good balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein. But what does that mean, really?  And WHY is it so important?  Read on for answers to these questions…

The Power of Positive Self-Talk

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Do you hear voices in your head?No, I’m not talking about the kind that make the men in white coats come and take you away.  I’m talking about that inner dialogue that we all have running through our heads.  Even if you’re not aware of it, your own inner dialogue is playing in your head […]

Habits That Last a Lifetime

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Let this sink in for a moment: The decisions you make today will affect what tomorrow holds for you. I know what you’re thinking: “Thank you, Captain Obvious!”  But hear me out…

Should You Be Eating Organic Foods?

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You eat clean.  You work out.  And you avoid putting toxins in your body like cigarette smoke.  So it’s fair to say you take good care of yourself. But let me ask you this: Is your food as “clean” as you think it is?

Women’s Top 10 Results-Robbing Training Mistakes

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Are you making the most common training mistakes?  If so, you’re probably robbing yourself of great results. Read on to discover how to avoid these mistakes and start achieving better results with less time in the gym…

BCAAs: Amazing Amino Acids or Kidney-Killing Nightmares?

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It’s no secret that bodybuilders and others who lift weights spend a lot of time talking about protein.  Maybe we even obsess over it a bit.  I mean who else gets so excited when we see a new tub of whey coming in the mail from bodybuilding.com?

The Truth About Caffeine

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Caffeine is good for you. Wait, no, it’s bad for you.  Scratch that… it’s good for you. Do you ever feel like you’re on a merry-go-round when it comes to scientific and other expert views and opinions on caffeine?  Seems like every other day there’s a headline in the news about how coffee and other […]

Embarrassing Gym Moments

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We’ve all been a little red-faced in the gym. And no, I’m not talking about being red-faced because you’re working hard. I’m talking about full-on blushing.  We’ve all had those embarrassing moments that make you want to turn invisible so that you can slink unnoticed out of the gym.

Are You Doing the Right Cardio?

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A lot of people just do their cardio without giving any thought to what the cardio is doing to them.  And that’s a mistake. You see, there are different types of cardio that are best suited to help you meet different kinds of goals.  If you choose the wrong kind of cardio, the best-case scenario […]