Lifestyle

The Secret Formula for Weight Loss

The secret formula for weight loss is the same for nearly everyone. Fortunately, it doesn’t come in a bottle, you don’t have to go to the store or even pay a penny. In my opinion, this formula is the make or break for long lasting weight loss. Sure, quick weight loss…

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Food Coloring: Health Consequences & Healthy Alternatives

Last week we celebrated my daughter’s 7th birthday with about 23 other little girls running around our house. We had a balloon artist to entertain the kids and lots of easy food that I made that morning. Parties for kids this young are usually no more than two hours. Any parent…

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Gaining weight but eating healthy? Maybe it’s stress.

If you felt stressed over the holidays, you may need a low key day of R & R. When you’re in “fight or flight” mode (rushing to work, not getting enough quality sleep, letting the small stuff get to you, etc) your body increases the amount of adrenaline and cortisol released….

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Manage Your Weight Through the Holidays with These Simple Steps

The biggest mistake I believe people make through the holidays is to start eating better or exercising more after the holidays are over. Workouts get deferred until after all the holiday craziness has passed, and a healthy diet doesn’t start until the last of the cookies and candies have been tossed. My advice:…

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Exercise, Holidays and Calories That Tip the Scales

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the HUGE amount of calories we all eat over Thanksgiving, weight gain we’ll consequentially gain, and the foods we should eat instead. Actually, this is the same old story we all hear at this time of year. The “Eat This Not That” rules are…