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Healthy Eating While Shopping

So, you sat out Black Friday.  Who could blame you. What's up with Kohl's opening at 4am! Honestly what could you possibly need at 4am!! Okay back to the story. You are heading out looking for just the perfect gift, so here are some strategies to shop all day without blowing your diet! Start with a healthy breakfast -- be sure to include some protein to help keep you satiated, ...
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Thanksgiving Leftovers

INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 lb leftover Turkey chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1/4 tsp crush red pepper 3 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp freshly ground 4-pepper blend (2) 28-oz cans diced tomatoes, with liquid, no salt added (1) 15-oz can Bush's Best pinto beans, liquid drained 2 tsp hot pepper sauce 1 pkg 6-oz each, sliced, fresh mushrooms 3/4 cup all natural, ...
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Don’t starve yourself Turkey Day!!

Okay so today your headed to grandma's house or Aunt Susy's and they make the best (insert the food or dessert) Now you think the best strategy is to starve yourself all day so that you can get your grub on at Thanksgiving dinner. WRONGO BADONGO! Trust me, my Grandma is the best cook, she can make brown rice take like a treat.  Sorry, I digress.  When you starve yourself ...
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Holiday Cocktails

Americans drink more hard liquor in December than any other time of the year, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Plus, we all drinking leads to EATING!! If you're picking appetizers all night, you've got your head first in a pizza, or worse yet, as the Brits say if your drinking eating is like cheating! So it the holidays and with everything that is going on in the world, who ...
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What Is The Best Time To Exercise’

There is no scientific evidence about what is the best time the exercise, what really comes into play is motivation'  When will you FEEL like exercise' We all have different body clocks, some of us feel our most energy in the morning or in the late afternoon. Which is great, but with all of the other obligations -- work, friends, family following your body clock may become a little difficult ...
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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Don't want your turkey to dry out try rubbing olive oil mixed with herbs and garlic. Avoid the skin and dark meat  -- you'll save tons of calories When your stuffing recipe calls for butter try using chicken broth. Decide the few thing that you are going to splurge on before you go. Go for a pre-Thanksgiving Day walk, or try a turkey trot to help burn off some calories ...
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Set Realistic Weight Goals

A new client of mine approached me with a big challenge.  She as a number of goals that she wants to achieve over the next year, she wants to: lose over 100 pounds pass the bar graduate with her MBA start interviewing for a job start dating again potential attendance to the inauguration of Barack Obama Do you have goals like this'  Have you ever set goals like this'  Now ...
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Changing Your Current Eating Habits

So, you just go an invite to a special event were you want to wear that little black sleeveless dress, or just booked that Caribbean vacation.  Then you look in the mirror and say...... OH CRAP! I gotta loose some weight! The first question you have to ask is are you prepared to change your eating habits'  If your eating is not fully in line they losing weight will be ...
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No Cook Breakfast

I hear so many times, from my clients that I don't know how to cook! Well trust me, I'm no Martha Stewart.  But I do liken myself to Rachel Ray, okay a little less perky, but I can whip up some healthy recipes with minimal cooking experience in 30 minutes or less. So here's a minimal cooking recipes. 1/2c oatmeal 1 T sunflower seeds 1 T dried cranberries, raisins or ...
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You are your own worse enemy!

Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. ~Dale Carnegie This quote sums it up quite nicely.  I hear so many excuses, time, money, family conflicts, work you name it. But what we really need to do is change our thinking. Making time for yourself just as important as taking your kids to soccer and meeting deadlines at work ...
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