Monthly Archives: September 2013

The workout food conundrum

Should you eat before and/or during a workout? Or do you recommend exercising on an empty stomach? I drink about half of my fruit smoothie, made with protein powder and ice before I work out and take sips during my thirty second workout breaks so by the time the my workout is complete I’ve finished […]

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Who’s Dieting?

Most people who are underweight or of normal weight are dieting. Crazy, right? Those that don’t need to diet, are on some form of diet. What’s weirder is that those that are obese are not dieting. That seems to defy logic. Obese individuals have tried diet after diet, and with each one, end up gaining […]

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Dairy-Free Vegetarian Zucchini Pancakes

Even if you hate vegetables you’ll love these zucchini pancakes. They’re crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, similar to a potato pancake, with lots of flavor. You can eat them with a meal or have them as a healthy snack. They are dairy-free, vegetarian and contain only 140 calories for two. You […]

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What burns more fat: high intensity or low intensity cardio?

HIT, high intensity training is all the rage. Work hard, get in, get out, done. But do 30 minute HIT workouts burn more fat than a typical one hour class you’ll find at most fitness centers? Longer low intensity cardiovascular workouts burn more energy during the session, but high intensity cardio burns more fat by […]

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Can probiotics make you skinny?

A study published on September 5th 2013, suggests that a person’s intestinal flora determines a person’s body shape and metabolism rate. Wow! And all along I thought a pear shape and a slow metabolism was from my mom’s side of the family. In this particular study “…four sets of identical female twins in which one […]

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How safe are your foods and meds?

If you think the food or prescriptions you buy are safe, they’re not. In fact, the same foods and/or medications you’ve been consuming for years can kill you due to unsanitary practices at the factory. You can sign up for free for emailed alerts from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.  Here’s a small sample […]

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Dairy Free Vegan Pizza by Amy’s

Finally there’s a dairy free and vegan pizza, and it’s delicious! It has organic ingredients too. You can serve it to your pickiest food critic; you don’t even miss the cheese. The crust is a medium thickness, crisp on the bottom and edges, and has the perfect amount of softness on the inside. I used […]

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Are you a cheater?

People complain that they need to lose weight, but in the next breath proudly proclaim they get all the necessary exercise at home. Really? Are these people running or hiking in their neighborhood? Do these individuals own any fitness equipment or exercise videos? Nope! Instead, I hear, “I clean the house, wash the car, carry […]

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Strange Tea Amps Weight Loss

Who doesn’t want to lose a few extra pounds? You want a simple-to-use fat buster, right? Pu.erh is a tea that’s helps people lose weight and boosts energy levels. I drank a cup of this tea on a leg workout day, which is the hardest for me, and it didn’t feel nearly as strenuous. The […]

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Green Coffee Beans – does it promote weight loss?

I wanted to give you an update to let you know if I had any luck with weight reduction or fat loss after taking GoBean Green Coffee Weight Loss pills. I took one pill every morning and never missed a day. The energy I had from consuming the daily green pill was no longer noticeable […]

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