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    The Secret to Sustained Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

    With this kind of title you are hoping that I am going to tell you about the holy grail of weight loss.   Take this supplement, eat this type of diet, exercise in this way, meditate, sleep well, get the right type of bacteria in your gut, stress less or optimize your thyroid function.   If you struggle with sticking to a plan, feeling like your weight fluctuates or feel hopeless in ever achieving success you are not alone.  …

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    Ketogenic Diet – Good or Bad Idea?

    There is a lot of hype around the ketogenic diet lately, which brings about a lot of questions as to whether or not this is the next weight loss fad or even safe to try.     What is the Ketogenic Diet? If you don’t know much about the ketogenic diet, it is one that is high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. A typical ketogenic diet consists of the following. About 70% of calories from high-quality…

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    Gingerbread Protein Cookies

    You  may know that I talk a lot about trigger foods and buffer foods, especially around the holidays. What can we buffer our cravings with when we feel triggered to eat something less healthy? Well, there are options! If your trigger food around the holidays is cookies, then here’s a recipe to buffer that with a little BONUS of added protein.   NOTE: The best protein powder to use for these cookies is vanilla whey OR pure paleo. Vega, unfortunately,…

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    12-Day September Kick-Start

    Although it is sad to see summer over, it also provides us with a great opportunity to create better routines and kick bad habits. Life is about feast and famine, we have been doing it for centuries. The trouble is in modern days we seem to skip over the famine part!  Before getting into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, September is a great time to reset our system from some potential bad habits that have crept in over the summer.…

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    5 Tips for Increasing Water Intake (And why it’s important!)

    Most people are looking for the next magic key to weight loss. From green coffee bean to green tea extract we are in constantly in search of the “answer”.   The search often becomes so detailed and complex that we miss the basics.   While I believe there are many basics to weight management like timing, frequency and quality of food choices – the other large basic that we should all be focused on is the amount of water we consume…