Before You Workout, Eat This Not That

Before You Workout, Eat This Not That

The answer to "What should I eat before my workout?" isn't tough, but there are multiple answers. Are you working out in the middle of the morning, a couple hours after you've had breakfast? Or are you exercising at 6am? Will you be hitting the gym after work? Or do...

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Can’t Lose Weight? Here are a few possible reasons why.

Can’t Lose Weight? Here are a few possible reasons why.

When you make an effort to lose weight, nothing could be more frustrating than not seeing a bit of change. I've worked with hundreds of clients, mostly women, but sometimes men, who struggle with losing weight or shedding fat. Often times, I'll work with people who...

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Feeling Tired After You Eat? This could be why.

Feeling Tired After You Eat? This could be why.

Lunch is over and now it's time to get back to work. After 20 or 30 minutes, you start feeling a little tired. After an hour, you're ready to take a nap. An hour or so after that you start feeling hungry again. What's going on? It's perfectly normal to feel tired....

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5 Dietary Supplements My Body Loves

5 Dietary Supplements My Body Loves

I had a request for a post about supplements...and BOOM!...whatdayaknow? Here it is! Tasha, this one's for you! First of all, you should not take 1000 supplements. You'll go crazy...really crazy. And you'll probably feel sick, too. It might be tempting to try a...

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Hormones, Energy & 5K Training: Installment 4

Hormones, Energy & 5K Training: Installment 4

Hormones play a big role in how we all (men and women) move, behave, think, act, etc., throughout the day. Women, in particular, are often subject to an assault of hormones affecting our body in some way, shape or form.  If you're a woman, you - or a great many close...

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2 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds in 5 Minutes A Day

2 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds in 5 Minutes A Day

This will be short and sweet. Sometimes all we need is a little perspective. If you're trying to lose weight, shedding the last few pounds can be the toughest. What am I saying?? Getting the ball rolling is the toughest. The second toughest thing is the last few...

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5K Training That Boosts Metabolism: Installment 3

5K Training That Boosts Metabolism: Installment 3

For the record, I mostly want to run faster for my upcoming 5K. That said, the type of training I'm doing, largely based around intervals, does a helluva job boosting metabolism as well! Good for me! ...And maybe good for you, too, if you want to do a few workouts...

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10 Signs You Know You’re a Fitness Junkie

10 Signs You Know You’re a Fitness Junkie

Are you a gym rat? Here are a few telltale signs you might be! Does your personality fit the description of any of these? 1. You indiscriminately greet people by saying, "Hi. How was your workout?" at least once a day. 2. The first day you workout wearing new gym...

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Running to Get Faster: Installment 2

Running to Get Faster: Installment 2

For a lot of people, exercise can be boring. Very boring. A purpose for getting fit helps incredibly. You don't necessarily have to run a 5K, 10K or marathon for that matter, but a goal would be nice. I mentioned in my last post about training for the Hot Chocolate 5K...

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Interval Training for the Hot Chocolate 5K: Installment 1

Interval Training for the Hot Chocolate 5K: Installment 1

I'm officially registered for the Hot Chocolate 5K in Chicago on November 4, 2012. There are several Hot Chocolate races around the country (running as 5K and 15K). If you're not in Chicago, there could be a race coming to a city near you! The lynchpin for me - and...

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4 Ways to Lose Weight Without Changing Your Diet

4 Ways to Lose Weight Without Changing Your Diet

You can lose weight, and lots of if, by changing a few small details in your day-to-day lifestyle. If you're already eating healthy and frustrated that you can't lose weight, give these four simple weight loss tips a try.1. Sleep A recent commentary published in the...

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5 Signs You Know Your Diet Is NOT Working

5 Signs You Know Your Diet Is NOT Working

Diet. I have a love-hate relationship with that word. In the context of nutrition, for instance, "We should all eat a healthy diet," I love it. In the context of perpetuating body image concerns and feelings of self-loathing, for instance, "Wow! She's soooooo tiny. I...

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5 Exercises That Will Make Your Legs Look Great

5 Exercises That Will Make Your Legs Look Great

Here are five great exercises you can do anywhere, anytime and get great results. They'll work just about every part of your legs, and you don't even need any extra equipment - just your own body weight. Aim to do this leg workout two to three times a week. Do one of...

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100 Calorie (or less) Foods That Will Kill Your Diet

100 Calorie (or less) Foods That Will Kill Your Diet

Often time the value of a food, or whether or not it will help you lose weight, is determined by the calories. We definitely need to be concerned about how much we're putting in our mouths, but not all calories are created equal. Here are three foods that look like a...

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5 Ways to Super-Charge Your Next Workout

5 Ways to Super-Charge Your Next Workout

Have you ever been half-way though a workout and thought, I think I can do more, but what? Without re-inventing the workout or spending an extra 45 minutes in the gym, here are eight simple bodyweight exercises you can do at the beginning, middle or end of your...

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Fight for a Flat Belly by Boosting Your Body’s Good Bacteria

Fight for a Flat Belly by Boosting Your Body’s Good Bacteria

Eating too much junk food and not getting enough activity are tried and true ways of building a little jiggle through the middle. But after you've established a fairly healthy lifestyle of eating clean and moving more, your midsection should  be under a decent amount...

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