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Brush Away Your Cravings

Last night I had a great dinner with my family. I felt satisfied and comfortably full. But within minutes of putting my plate in the dishwasher, I was looking for chocolate!  Ahh! Why do I crave something sweet after a meal? After years of battling my sugar […]

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No Time For The Gym?

I was a hyperactive child. I know I was a real handful for my parents, teachers and friends. Now the good news…now it’s paying off! According to a Mayo Clinic study, people who move around a lot during the day will burn hundreds of extra calories a […]

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Heart At Work?

I love teaching people how to be healthy. I’m excited to go to work every day (I know, scary, huh?) Consequently, I can often spend a long day at work and not even think twice about it. Eleven hour days happen for me on a weekly basis; […]

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Why I never buy juice…

The goal with any kind of calorie you consume is that it would elevate your blood sugar and keep it level. The problem with juices (and other sweet drinks) is the sugar quickly enters your blood stream which raises your blood sugar level rapidly. The calories in […]

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Fiber: Extend your life …perhaps not your friendships!

Eat more fiber and you may live longer according to the latest research from the National Cancer Institute. The average American is eating about 15 grams of fiber per day. Far below what we should be eating; women should be consuming 25 grams/day and men 38grams/day. In […]

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The Most Deadly Fat in Our Food

I love hot chocolate. It’s my favorite drink on a cold day. But, it’s hard to find hot chocolate that isn’t loaded down with trans fatty acids. Last month I found a hot chocolate that proudly proclaimed from its label “contains no trans fats!” I was so […]

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Veggies and Kids – Is It Worth the Battle?

I admit it. Cleaning and slicing up veggies takes some work. There are days when it is just easier to put a bowl of chips and salsa on the table and call it an “after school snack”. But after reading the following research, I realized the impact […]

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Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

In college, I remember that every time I got a new roommate my weight either went up or down. If the new roommate was a runner and ate healthy foods, I naturally began picking up her habits. The flipside was also true. If my new roommate ordered […]

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Lose 2 Pounds in 7 Days

You know the feeling. Your waistband is getting a bit snug and you have to undo the top button of your jeans after dinner. Sometimes you just need to lose a couple of pounds (safely) and as quickly as possible. Here is what I do when my […]

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Quick and Easy Grab and Go Ideas

Planning ahead makes all the difference when you’re trying to change your health. If you don’t pack snacks, your hunger may drive you to the closest burger joint. Take an hour over the weekend, plan your snacks and be ready for your workweek with high energy and […]

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