Your Emotions

“Food is neither a reward nor a punishment; it is simply a necessity for life”—Julie Wilcoxson. Research tells us that our reactions are tied to two powerful emotions: One is Pleasure and the Second is Pain. Which emotion steers you into action? Do you react more quickly when faced with a painful situation such as finding a new job due to a layoff, going back to school to get a promotion, or losing weight because the doctor said “do…

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Positive Thinking

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller Most of you have probably heard, read, or had someone tell you about the importance of positive thinking. I’m here to tell you, everything you have ever heard about the subject is completely, 100 %, utterly TRUE! This is the biggest secret to prosperity in your life. It really isn’t about self confidence, it is about positive thinking. With positive thinking comes your self confidence. Allow…

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The Influential Subconscious

The subconscious mind is a powerful tool that many of us don’t quite understand. I have read many of books on the subject, have seen the proof of the research, and am fascinated with how it can change your life if you just gain an understanding on how to use it. Every thought we have must go through the subconscious mind. This part of the brain is what makes our thoughts become a reality.  Have you ever thought of…

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How to Lose Weight the Right Way

With all the different ideas regarding food, eat this and don’t eat that- it can get downright confusing about what you should be doing to shed those extra layers. Even our food experts can’t seem to get it right. The concept of eating should have never gotten this confusing. If you are wanting to lose weight and maintain your lean body mass then you have to first start off by fueling your body the right way. Here are your…

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Grocery Shopping During the 30 Day Challenge

The first question that I am often asked is what can I eat then. This always strikes me in an odd way, when we take away sugar and complex carbs we think there is nothing left to eat. If that doesn’t say we are sugar and carb addicted than what does? This is the foundation behind this new way of clean eating. During the next 30 days you may even hit a point where you think, “Man, I just…

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The Truth About Carbs

Nutrition can make you sick or create complete wellness- it is true what they say, “You are what you eat” so would you rather be a long slender banana or a round fatty potato chip? When it comes to carbohydrates or carbs we all get confused. After all, society has said we need to eat less carbs then the USDA updates the food pyramid and says NO, we need to eat around 60% of carbs a day. When you…

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Paleo Peanut Butter Pie

Meal prep is done for the week. Even made a little dessert. Peanut butter pie, the crust is almonds and cashews and the pie doesn’t have any peanut butter in it. It’s sunflower seed butter and coconut milk for the whip cream. It’s very scrumptious. Sunflower seeds have many great health benefits such as high in magnesium and selenium, which are great for your muscles including the heart. You can find this recipe in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. Avaibke…

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Everything You need to Know about Physique Transformation

The one thing I hear a lot from women when I am hired to be their trainer, is “I don’t want to get huge.” I can tease about this because many years ago I was one of those women. When it comes to bulking up the hormone testosterone is responsible for the large increases in muscle mass when combined with weight lifting. The truth is a normal testosterone level for a man is around 200-1200 ng/dl while for women…

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Have you Been Diagnosed with Insanity?

Are you managing your weight? Are you taking care of your health? Are you making yourself a priority every single day OR Are you putting every little thing above your own needs? Even the litter box? Come on now? Are you telling me the laundry and changing the litter box are MORE important than YOU?? I am SO Sick of watching people take their health for granted. Especially you ladies out there, MOMS I am talking to you too….

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