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Do you live a BALANCED life?

Recently I was on a girls weekend getaway.  We had so much fun and laughed so hard that my face hurt.  It made me realize that I am craving more balance in this part of my life (less seriousness and more silliness and personal fun).  This is not easy with 3 kids and a career but […]

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Will yoga help YOU lose weight?

Recently, one of my patients shared this story with me: “I always needed to lose about 15 pounds and it sure got harder near menopause.  After a long battle, I figured it out!!  I was always exercising hard (intense resistance and cardio training) and I was meticulous with my diet (keeping food logs and documenting […]

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What Protein Powder Should I Use?

Anyone who knows me, understands that food comes first.  I am not a shake fanatic, but enjoying 1 smoothie a day is totally fine.  You just want to make sure that you pick the right protein powder and ingredients.  And try adding in greens and veggies to your smoothies for a health boost. There are […]

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Thinking about trying CrossFit?

You pull up to a small rustic building with loud music blaring. Even louder than the music are the people, lots of people, who seem to be running around all over the place. Some are throwing weights up over their heads, some are jumping over boxes, others seem to be tangled up in different colored […]

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5 Keys to True Happiness

“Happiness isn’t somewhere you end up if you are lucky. It’s a way of life.”  Everyone always tells me I am lucky but I am a firm believer that we create our own happiness.  Here are my keys to true happiness:) Be Healthy.  It is a fact that people who eat healthy and exercise have […]

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Unwanted Weight Around Your Midsection?

Most of my clients complain about extra flab or inches around the middle.  What’s so loveable about love handles?  And we all know that the apple shaped body is more prone to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. On a positive note, fat stored in the midsection is metabolically active so it’s easier to lose when following the right […]

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A Runner’s Diet

As a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer, I work with tons of novice and elite athletes.  My main focus is always on the timing and balance of meals.   Whether you are a runner or you prefer other sports, here is a full proof meal schedule and menu plan to help you train properly and […]

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Stretching Tips

I work with so many people who are physically imbalanced.  Lots of people  sit in front of a computer or in a car all day with little activity to counterbalance this immobility.  On the other hand, there are many people who are physically active but repeat the same action or routine every time (like running […]

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What to Eat AFTER a Workout

POST WORKOUT GUIDELINES #1 Complaint:  “I feel starved after I workout hard.  I end up eating way more on days that I exercise.” Solution:  It is ESSENTIAL that you eat within 45 minutes of working out, especially if it is a hard workout.  If you skip a meal or snack after a workout, you will […]

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What to Eat BEFORE a Workout

PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION GUIDELINES #1 Complaint:  “I workout early and don’t like to eat before my workout” Solution:  It is ESSENTIAL that you eat before your workout in order to provide fuel for your muscles.  Without a pre-workout snack, your workout will suffer and your metabolism will slow down.   On the other hand, if you eat […]

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