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Muscular Females

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 8 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Uncategorized, Wellness

When you see a muscular female-bodied person, what do you think about them? Really.  What do you think?       Related posts: We Are ALL Real Women You Are What You Think: I Am, I Will, I Do Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

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Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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Worst Meal Plan Ever

December 15, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

This meal diary from a nutrition “expert” might be one of the worst I have ever seen. 5.3 oz Oikos = 120 cal Banana  = 100 cal Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern Salad, 8oz   = 310 cal Dark Chocolate Caramel Wedge  = 30 cal Whole Wheat Sandwich Think (probably Oroweat)  =  100 cal Laughing Cow […]

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HappyLite! : SAD Light Therapy

November 4, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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If you have problems with low energy or depression in the grey months, you may be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and you may benefit from light therapy. I have been using the Verilux HappyLite to get me through the winter and fall for years now. Every morning I sit at my computer, drink tea, answer […]

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Cross Trainers vs Running Shoes: They are not interchangeable

June 16, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Equipment, Exercises & Workouts, Wellness

When I am talking to a new client one of the first things I do is look at their shoes. Are they old? New? Covered in grass stains? Cross trainers or running shoes? Many of my clients buy new shoes before the second session because the shoes they think are the most comfortable shoes ever […]

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Magnesium: Why You Need It

March 17, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body where it is involved in over 300 chemical reactions.  It is important for heart health, muscle, nerve and immune system function and bone strength.  It is also involved in blood pressure maintenance and the utilization of ATP, the molecule used to power your body.  Two […]

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What is Food?

February 10, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I was flipping channels one evening and caught a show called Modern Marvels.  The modern marvel featured in this episode was corn.  I had no idea that corn was modern nor that it was marvelous, so I watched.  The narrator went on at length about how corn is dried and ground into different sized meals […]

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You Are What You Think: I Am, I Will, I Do

February 3, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I and many others have written on the concept of not being able to out-train a bad diet. If you exercise seven days a week and go home and eat nothing but potato chips and ice cream, you will not become healthy or lean. Another thing you cannot out-train is a negative self-image. You truly […]

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The Vegetarian Athlete

December 17, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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A position paper by the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine, states that up to  4.8 million Americans follow some kind of vegetarian diet (ADA, DC & ACSM 2000).  Other sources put that number even higher.  Are all of theses people muscle-free, granola types?  No, they aren’t*.  Can […]

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