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Other Carbohydrates

Other Carbohydrates

You’d think a food label would be pretty straight-forward: a list of what is in that food and how much of the listed ingredients are in it. Oh no, no. Food labels are also marketing ploys by the food manufacturing companies to fit the mold of their target market to increase profits. (more…)

Ditch It Every Time

Ditch It Every Time

The word diet seems to pop up in the strangest places. The origin of the word “diet” is the act of restricting your food intake or intake of particular foods; to eat sparingly for various health reasons; to lose weight by abstaining from foods, or refers to a type of fast. (more…)

Never too late for change

Never too late for change

I was walking through a parking lot the other day and saw a woman who was maybe 55 years old struggling to get out of her car seat. The door was wide open and
she clearly just didn’t have the leg or arm strength to stand up and exit. She wasn’t injured, per se, but she was definitely weak. So weak that she was struggling with a basic function of her day. (more…)

NicoleB

Nicole, you’re awesome! Thanks for your focused effort and congratulations for kicking butt in the KICK START!

“My fitness story didn’t involve overcoming some huge personal hurdle – I don’t recall any major wake-up call moment that made me decide to overhaul my life. It was a very gradual decision. As a busy full-time working mom, I was just tired of being tired, and tired of making excuses. I wanted significant improvement in my health, physique and overall happiness. I had been dismissing red flag symptoms (weight gain, migraines, knee pain, insomnia), chalking them all up to “just getting older.” I went to doctors looking for quick fixes for my ailments: magic pills to make me look and feel better. I started to acknowledge that I may need a lifestyle change in order to see the improvements I so desperately wanted.

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Are you doing or trying?

Are you doing or trying?

This is a great question, and when you really dig into it, it explains a lot. Throughout my 35+ years in the fitness industry and the thousands of people I have had the opportunity to work with, this concept explains exactly what separates those who make amazing changes with their programs, and those who get better, but never quite achieve what they are capable of.

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What is a macronutrient based diet?

What is a macronutrient based diet?

Macronutrient based nutrition is beneficial because it focuses on a “formula” that people can easily understand and manage. When people eat all three macronutrients (protein + carbohydrates+ dietary fats) they are consuming all three pieces to the “puzzle” the body requires, eliciting a proper metabolic response. If a macronutrient is missing, the body does not receive the whole message and particular cellular responses do not take place, which is necessary for a desirable response. (more…)