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Add A Little Spice To Your Life

June 19

The secret to making your foods taste great, while possibly reducing your sodium is to add the right healthy spices. Just like life, a little spice livens things up and makes even the most common seem like an exotic adventure. Low in calories, spices and healthy garnishes add flavor to your foods without adding the fat. I did a little research and …

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Cooking Healthy and the Sneaky Chef

June 4

When you have finicky eaters who refuse to eat foods that are good for them, it’s time to call on the Sneaky Chef. That’s the nickname a friend of mine called me one day after I had explained the art of substituting healthy ingredients in my family’s favorite meals. It’s not so much being sneaky, as it is being …

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Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Apricots

May 19

When I want something sweet I like to treat myself to a delectable dish of chocolate. Besides the many health benefits that are associated with dark chocolate, it just feels good to indulge. And what better way to pamper myself than with the sweet taste of apricots paired with the crunch of …

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Imagine a Slimmer You

May 5

Most women who are trying to lose weight have an idea of how they want their body to look. They imagine themselves as a slimmer version. This visualization helps to define how they want to change their body and sets a goal for the brain to follow. The more a person engages in this type of visualization, the better chance they have for …

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Old Diet Habits Die Hard

April 21

If you are holding onto old diet habits and not getting new results, it may be time to let go of those old ways of doing the same old thing. One diet habit that resurrects itself time and again is the act of skipping meals. Successful diets are …

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It’s Not Just a Diet and an Exercise Program – It’s A Lifestyle

Oftentimes women will ask me the question…

“What is the best diet plan or exercise program for women to use in order to lose weight?” I hesitate when presented with this challenge because no two people are alike. What works for one woman may or may not work for everyone. The truth is, a temporary diet plan may work temporarily. Just like crash diets, a method of eating that requires you to cut back on calories for a short time will produce results the same way… for a short time.

The same is true when it comes to exercise. Going for a two-mile hike one day and not exercising again for the following three weeks, does not constitute an active exercise program. In order for exercise programs to work for your body, you must be an active participant. Like a healthy diet—exercise must become part of your life.

Ladies, once you begin thinking of it this way, you will assure your success because your diet, and exercise program will become a natural part of who you are rather than just something that you are doing.

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