Fed Up!

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I hope you've had a great week and are enjoying the start of June! You may have heard of the documentary that recently played in theaters called Fed Up. In the past few weeks, 50 clients of my clients have gone to see this film. This was the best documentary I have ever seen on the obesity epidemic. Yes, even better then Food Inc. The main focus of the movie is the fact that sugar and processed … [Read more...]

9 Ingredients On a Label Which You Should Never Consume

The grocery store is an interesting modern day spectacle. Over 30,000 individual items vying for our hard earned dollars. When making our grocery buying decisions some are very obvious... apple vs a candy bar for example. But there is so much we don't know about when it comes to the food we eat. When I take groups on grocery tours, I devote part of the tour to talking about food labels, and in … [Read more...]

Healthy Gluten Free Coconut Key Lime Pie Recipe

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St. Patrick's day has passed but lets keep it going with a little more "green." Living a healthy life is all about moderation. I don't believe living a healthy lifestyle requires a life without dessert, but when desserts can be made into a healthier treat, all the better! My friend and nutritionist, Tracie Fountain, has a healthier dessert recipe to share with you today. Click here ->-> … [Read more...]

Let Me Be Vulnerable and Share With You A Secret…

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Being a fitness professional is hard... It is hard to live up to the standards and "perfect" lifestyle that our clients believe we have. Believe it or not, most fitness professionals struggle with body image, weight maintenance, motivation, etc., just like you. I really struggled with this earlier on in my career. I would make sure none of my clients were around at the grocery store if I bought … [Read more...]

Are You Getting The Fuel Your Body Needs?

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As a trainer, the #1 most asked question I get is "what should I eat?" This question makes sense because there are SO many different diets out there that promise rapid results. The truth is that many of them are successful for a short amount of time, but extremely unsuccessful in the long run because they can't be sustained. 97% of people who go on a diet and lose weight gain it back and sometimes … [Read more...]

Post Thanksgiving Recipe

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I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving for those of you celebrating it.  As promised, I would like to share another healthy recipe from Hallie our recipe maker extraordinaire and the creator of the Santa Slimdown eating plan which starts Dec 1st. Roasted Squash, Apple & Onion Hash While this dish makes a nutritious and colorful side dish to any holiday meal, it's also a great breakfast or … [Read more...]

Mindless Eating

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How many of you have found your self in a situation where at a gathering all there is to eat is unhealthy food? A while back I went over to a get together of a friend who just got back from overseas in the marines. It was great to see him along with some of my old friends. I went after a long days work. I had eaten my 4 small meals already and drank one of my protein drinks on the way there, … [Read more...]

What Is Happening To Our Food Supply…How To Get Fat Without Really Trying

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I recently watched an informative video done by Peter Jennings and it is a video that has been around for awhile, but the information is still applies to us today. If you are someone who ever buys food from a grocery store, or a fast food restaurant, I would go as far as saying this is a must watch video. I am going to send the commentary of the video over to Dr. Mercola who has great insight … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Granola Recipe

My mom and I are back with another recipe for you.  Click here if you missed our pumpkin black bean soup recipe.  It was delicious. Granola is a very tasty snack or breakfast, but it does contain quite a bit of calories.  It is always better to make things from scratch.  Enjoy the video and then below the video will be the recipe and my moms commentary :) PUMPKIN GRANOLA 3 c. organic oats … [Read more...]

Food Journal Analysis

I think this blog post is going to be very powerful for you.  I want to first say that the woman in her early 30's that will be talked about in the blog post, she is one of the nicest and most amazing people I have met.  She has a warmth about her that radiates, and I am so excited to be part of her transformation.  She has given me permission to be brutally honest with her as well as let you all … [Read more...]