Daily Fiber Intake

Most of us hear our doctors talk about daily fiber intake and how it affects us, but what does it really mean? Fiber is a carbohydrate that is derived from a plant food and cannot be digested.  There are two types – soluble which partially dissolves in water, and insoluble.[…]

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definitions of soluble and insoluble fiber with pictures of examples of each

The Truth About Carbs

Social media, online articles, print magazines, TV news shows – they all claim that their latest story has discovered the truth about carbs. I do not believe that carbs are the enemy, but instead that certain types of carbs are better for you than others. And like all foods, if[…]

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carbs sign

Canola or Olive Oil?

Is there a difference if you use canola or olive oil? Actually, yes! You try to eat healthy and make smart choices. You eat chicken, turkey, and fish, either baked or grilled. You eat vegetables with nearly every meal. You eat oatmeal and sweet potatoes. You drink a lot of[…]

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bottle of canola oil and of olive oil

Beer Bellies

Go to a restaurant or bar and look around. How many beer bellies do you see? Does your husband have one? Your dad?  Your brother? You? You know what I’m talking about – the stomach that is solid but protrudes out.  People often mistakenly think it’s because of too much[…]

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man with a beer belly

Cheat Days

I never thought a well-known trainer would be pushing their clients to take part in cheat days. However, I recently finished reading an article about Chris and Heidi Powell who were the celebrity trainers on Extreme Weight Loss. I didn’t initially know who they were which might surprise you, given[…]

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a man trying to stuff a very large amount of food in his mouth

Is the HCG Diet Safe?

Even though it is in the news cycle, you should be asking yourself: Is the HCG diet safe? HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin which is a hormone that is produced by pregnant women.  It is an essential component of the fetal development process. HCG stimulates the hypothalamus which causes[…]

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hgc diet

Energy Drinks? Bleh

Obesity is running rampant in the U.S.  Once cause is the amount of sugar Americans drink. To this I say “Energy Drinks? Bleh!” Energy Drinks are not healthy. Most juices are laden with sugar. Did you know Vitamin Water has 13 grams of sugar in one serving?  13 grams of[…]

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energy drinks on a grocery store shelf