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Why HIIT is Beneficial

Why HIIT is Beneficial

Benefits of High Intensity Interval Training:Life gets easier and fitness levels improve!Who doesn’t want that? Going into a HIIT workout, you'll find everything that used to be hard will no longer be hard after class. In all seriousness, it’s true. When you push...

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Chicken with Couscous

Chicken with Couscous

Chicken with Israeli Couscous -  Servings: 3  (Serving Size: ½ cup scoop) 12 ounces, Chicken (cooked/grilled) ½ Cup Israeli couscous 1 ½ Cup Low sodium chicken stock 1/8 Cup Carrots (shredded) 1/8 Cup Green onion (chopped) ¼ Cup Roasted red & yellow peppers...

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Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Have you ever heard of or used positive affirmations? Basically, you are confidently affirming a positive truth, which can be really helpful in reframing thoughts and beliefs about food and body image. They are often used in therapy to help let go of negative...

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Fit-Ball Core Workout

Fit-Ball Core Workout

Fit Ball Core and Strength Workout Using a fit-ball is an easy way to get a full-body workout. The advantage of using a fit-ball as opposed to a workout on the floor is that it engages multiple muscle groups. It's great to use when you are sitting at a desk for a long...

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

8 lb. whole seedless watermelon, chilled (about 12 cups of cubed fruit) 1 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 tsp black pepper 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese 1 cup balsamic reduction (sauces and sides) Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and serve in...

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Gluten Free Protein Balls

Gluten Free Protein Balls

These 100 calorie protein balls are always a go-to handy snack to keep in the fridge for quick energy on busy days! Ingredients 2 cups gluten-free oats ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree ¼ cup dried cranberries ½ cup pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 Tb flax seeds...

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Core Killer Ab Workout

Core Killer Ab Workout

If you're looking for a workout that will target belly rolls, love handles & muffin tops, this is a good one to incorporate into your exercise routine! Complete this ab workout after your regular cardio workout 3-4 times a week and (along with a healthy balanced...

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Carbs and Starch Madness!

Carbs and Starch Madness!

Carbs. A word that elicits fear in any dieter. But you aren't a dieter and low-carb diets are a thing of the past!  instead, let's focus on balance and quality. Americans DO in fact over-consume low-quality carbohydrates. However, carbohydrates themselves shouldn't be...

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Easy Ways To Cut Calories

Easy Ways To Cut Calories

You may have heard of most of these before but that doesn't mean you are actually doing them!  Take a good hard look at what you are currently doing and decide where you can CUT some calories. Some of these are easy as long as you are committed! Quit drinking your...

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Gym Cardio Workout

Gym Cardio Workout

If you are looking to mix up your "same old same old" treadmill workout at the gym, try one of these calorie-burning cardio workouts.  The first is a 30-minute interval treadmill workout and the second is a 30-minute cycle workout. You can always listen to our...

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Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese – Serves 10 10 – 6 ounces of chicken, grilled and cooked Salad: 3 ½ C. heirloom grape tomatoes, halved 10 ounces mozzarella cheese, small balls, halved ¼ C. basil, chopped ¼ C. lemon juice ½ t. sea salt ½ t. black pepper Garnish: ¼ C. balsamic...

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How to Make Exercise Happen

How to Make Exercise Happen

The best way to stay motivated to exercise is to find value in what you are doing. Finding your why is so important when it comes to making this a permanent part of your life. If you want to be healthy in order to be able to play with your kids, participate in a...

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Colon Cleansing and Detox Diets

Colon Cleansing and Detox Diets

While I was in school, I was a dietary tech in a Newborn ICU. I would get there early, about 4:30 or 5:00 am, to do diet assessments on the babies. At 6:00, the nurses would have a shift change. One morning a nurse walked through the door complaining to a friend that...

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