Set Your Intentions Before You Set Your Thanksgiving Table

And so it begins. The eating season. Even though every year I come to this point of the season promising myself I won’t gain weight this time, I still end up gaining weight! It’s worrisome, because this kind of weight gain seems small and innocuous enough, but, in reality, research has shown that it’s this …

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Banish the All or Nothing Mindset

The “All or Nothing” mentality is a damaging mindset when it comes to getting fit and making positive changes towards a healthier life. (The only mindset more damaging- “Nothing or Nothing”- in other words, never caring enough to even try) Many of us exhibit this mentality and have suffered greatly from it. The “All or Nothing” attitude often results in overuse injuries and an unsustainability of a fitness regimen. This prevents us from being successful, and more importantly, from feeling successful.

Conquering Overeating IS Possible IF You Use Your Mind

While the title is obviously over simplified, it is the truth. Conquering over eating is about awareness, thoughtfulness, dealing with emotions and stress head on, and creating coping mechanisms for stress other than food.  In my previous blog, I gave you concrete techniques for stopping overeating,  but the topic is very complex and deserves more …

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The Holidays Are Coming! The Holidays Are Coming! Are YOU Ready?

As I write this, there are only 12 days  left to Thanksgiving.  I can’t believe it!  Is it me, or as we age, does time compress? Maybe… I do know one thing: as I age, I no longer wish to experience the holidays as a time for over indulgence.  I am done with the stress over eating, …

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The Cleansing Craze- Do they work? Is a cleanse for you?

The other day I got an email from a distant “friend”. With no background in nutrition, science or health and fitness, she announced she is “running a cleanse”. Another acquaintance posted on facebook that he is 8 pounds down after one week of his cleanse, 17 more to go??  It seems that every Tom, Dick and Harry …

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The Top Five Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight- and what to do about it

In my 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, I have never, note NEVER, met anyone who could not lose weight no matter how hard they tried. Unfailingly, clients who could not lose weight were making crucial mistakes that were preventing them from success. Unfortunately, many people are in such denial about their exercise, …

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