Monthly Archives: January 2015

Favorite vegan milk

This is my favorite unsweetened vegan milk that I use with my fruit smoothies. I didn’t think I liked almond milk until I tried this Toasted Coconut blend by Califia. It’s on 50 calories for one cup, it doesn’t contain any sugar, has only 1 gram of carbs, yet it has a slightly sweet flavor […]

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To snack or not to snack?

A snack is typically something small, quick to grab and eat, tasty, low in protein and nutrients and high in sugar. We should limit these snacks to once a week, but the “…Hartman Group, a market research firm found in a 2013 survey that 90% of consumers snack multiple times daily” and “about half of […]

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Why you need a fitness trainer

People sometimes ask me why I have a fitness trainer and spend all that money when I can just work out at home with the equipment I already have. Unless you’re fit as a fiddle, these are the reasons why you too need a personal fitness trainer: Faster results. Not only will you get faster […]

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lose 12 inches in only 12 workouts

Several of the investors on the TV show “Shark Tank” doubted the cowboy touting his successful weight loss program could actually work. The claim is that with his workout system, heart-rate monitor and tutorials, a person can lose 12 inches of body fat in just 12 workouts…any workouts. He later explains that the 12 inches […]

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Is the skinny fad IN or OUT?

We see too many skinny female actresses and models so lots of women think they need to be skinny too. A friend of mine lost 40 pounds and looked good at first glance. I asked how she did it. She admitted that she doesn’t exercise and starves herself so she can still eat the junk […]

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Why grueling workouts don’t result in weight-loss

If you’re working really hard in the gym, eating clean, and consuming the right amount of calories, but cannot seem to lose any fat, the problem may be that those grueling workouts are just too much for your body to handle. My previous trainer kicked my butt in every training session, my heart-rate frequently souring […]

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Woman…stop nagging me! How to get him to lose weight

So you want your man to lose pounds; he would be so much sexier if he lost weight, but when you mention it, all he hears is “nag, nag, nag” and all the while he’s thinking “ shut-up woman!” Here’s what not to do: Don’t keep asking him if he’s gained or lost weight; he’s […]

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grain-free vegan soy sauce alternative

If you don’t want soy in your diet and are looking for a soy sauce alternative, try coconut aminos. It has just two ingredients: coconut sap and sea salt. You can use it in your stir-fry’s and sauces; I also like that it’s not as strong-flavored as regular soy sauce. You can find coconut aminos […]

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Can a gluten-free diet make me fat?

If you’ve adopted a gluten-free diet you may be surprised that “…many gain weight on a gluten-free diet.” “Despite the word ‘diet,’ the gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss program…if weight loss is the goal, just going gluten-free isn’t the answer” (1). The trick to losing pant sizes on a gluten-free diet is to limit […]

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