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    High Carb Diet and Breast Cancer Risk

    The link between high-carb diets and the risk for breast cancer is an emerging research concern. The following article– abridridged from the original by AP medical writer Marilynn Marchione– explains the connection. Eating Lots of Carbs May Raise The Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Shows High-carb diets may increase more than just waistlines. New research suggests they might raise the risk of breast cancer. Women in Mexico who ate a lot of carbohydrates were more than twice as likely to get breast cancer than those who ate less starch and sugar, scientists found. The study is hardly the last word on the subject, but it is one of the few…

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    Goal Setting

    “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It’s as simple as that.” Earl Nightingale Have you ever taken a road trip without a map or a plan of directions on how you would reach your desitation? Maybe if you wanted to get lost? So why is it that so many people treat life as if it were meant to be lived blindly. How can you reach your goals if you never took the time to set any? If you are just sitting back and wishing and praying the things you want out of life will magically fall into your lap, I gotta ask you, How’s that…

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    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 or die”? Or do you react from pleasure such as getting into shape because you found that special man and want to be active with him, pushing yourself harder in the…

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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 me to explain. If you are a negative thinker, you’re probably quick to see the bad side of all things, the injustices towards yourself. In other words, you don’t even see…

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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 a friend whom you haven’t seen or spoken to in awhile, then out of nowhere you receive a Face Book Friend request or a phone message from them? Have you ever…

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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 new rules: Eat frequently Eat smaller well balanced meals Always have a protein and a fibrous carb Sounds simple right! Well I am about to make it even simpler. Vegetables can…

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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 want to eat normal like everyone else”. To this I must reply, what is “normal”? The way I see it is “normal” is a life full of bloating, stomach cramps, diabetes,…

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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 hear the word carbohydrate, what do you picture? If you’re anything like the national average you think of chips, pasta, rice, breads, etc. Well carbs are also fruits and vegetables. This…

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    Transformations

    Kimberly Phillips – October 2016

    1. What made you join Transformations 4 life Boot Camps? I hurt my back a 1 ½ ago and it landed me in the ER.  Once my back started to heal I knew I needed to strengthen my core to prevent this from happening again.  My husband had been with T4L for 2 years and I had seen the wonderful results he was getting so I contacted Julie.  I started with a home program that Julie wrote for me focusing on my core but also improving overall body strength.  My husband kept encouraging me to come to Boot Camp.  I was a little intimidated with working out with a group. …

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    Transformations

    Amy Burns – August 2016

    I joined T4L Boot Camp to get myself moving again, and be healthier. I finally got sick of myself being a couch potato and no energy. Also, I was personally inspired by Rachel Ward’s transformation, and how much she enjoyed it. I’ve been coming for 16 months. What I enjoy the most with T4L is the consistently different workouts that are planned daily. I never get bored and I love that! These workouts are so thoughtfully created with smooth transitions to various muscle groups. It makes me really appreciate Julie and Harlan’s brains and knowledge of the human body. The results I’ve experience so far are more energy, greater flexibility, and…