Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fasted Cardio-who will/won’t benefit

To lose body fat, a lot of people do fasted cardio, which is doing a cardiovascular workout shortly after waking, without eating or drinking anything with calories. For some people, this results in fat loss, but not for others. If you’re sluggish and cannot complete an intense cardio workout without eating, then fasted cardio is […]

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My vegan challenge

We’ve all heard the message, loud and clear, about how bad meat is. I love vegetables, fruit, and nuts so I decided to be vegan for a week as a way to detox. My goal was to eat 300 grams of carbs each day, which seems like a lot, but it isn’t when you’re not […]

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Eat Your Potatoes

We’ve been told that we shouldn’t eat white potatoes because they are high in starch and to switch to sweet potatoes. I do eat sweet potatoes but I substitute white potatoes for organic red potatoes with the skin on and always pair them with a green vegetable. Sometimes I go with my gut and how […]

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Don’t wait to eat…here’s why

I try to eat at specific times eat day, but sometimes I get really hungry before lunch time. If I’m busy I push off eating and other times I fuel up. That’s all going to change because I just learned that if you’re hungry, you should eat right away because if you don’t, your metabolism […]

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A disturbing trend in the quest to lose weight

I know of fitness trainers who have bodies like Barbie and Ken, and offer diet plans to their clients. These clients assume that they will have the body of their trainer if they just follow his or her plan and train with them. The problem is that a lot of these trainers have no formal […]

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super easy way to lower cholesterol

A small study in Brazil showed that just eating 1 Brazil nut a week can lower cholesterol. More is not better because Brazil nuts can become toxic since they are high in selenium. Findings can be flawed, so if you want to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart attack and heart disease […]

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Need a Coffee Fix?

If you need your caffeine high before you can do anything, then something else is going on. Yes, coffee and cola are addicting, but if you feel awful without your java or soda, then you need to sleep more, and/or clean up your eating habits. Feeling bad is your body telling you that something needs […]

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Forks over Knives movie review

People have been telling me I have to see the movie Forks over Knives so I rented it this past weekend. This documentary explains that we can reduce cancer and many diseases by eliminating animal meat, dairy and oils from our diet. The correlation between meat and heart disease is astounding. I learned that ED […]

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