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Best Fast Food Choices… How To Survive The Drive Thu

Fast food is certainly not the best option.  But as I sat in the Denver airport this week, I realized sometimes it’s nearly the only option.  Standing in the center of a circle of restaurants, it was clear that most of them (if not all), were some form of fast food.  At this point I […]

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Summer Workouts: Ways To Get Back On Track For Summer

Fun weekend.  But I don’t feel so wonderful today.  It was mostly worth it.  It’s time to pull things together and get the situation moving in the right direction again.  Sound familiar? The number one priority?  Nutrition.  Getting that consistent diet nailed back down and getting junk foods off the menu is key to not […]

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Holiday Celebrations: How Do You Have Fun?

I write this as Memorial Day approaches.  And I look forward to the holiday like anyone else.  Thoughts of friends, family, food, and drink enter my mind and I get worked up about the weekend.  And who doesn’t? Well, you know what?  2014 has been a bumpy year for me.  I have plenty of things […]

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Body Fat Makes Us Fatter: Cause Of The Vicious Cycle

For many years, we have carefully counted calories in attempts to stop the trend of an ever growing waistline.  Despite our efforts, it seems that we make little progress.  In fact, we are getting fatter.  How is this possible?  How are we eating less and gaining more? It comes down to a very simple truth.  […]

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Diet Mistakes: And How To Prevent A Total Meltdown

Diet mistakes.  They happen to the best of us.  I was thinking of this concept as I devoured my waffle turkey cheese avocado cranberry breakfast sandwich (did I mention there was a fried egg on top?) the other day.  I was thinking, “yep, here I go”.  But I always have one piece of information on […]

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5 Travel Tips: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

My lifestyle is pretty healthy… but not perfect.  If I have given people the idea that I am, it wasn’t intentional.  The problem is that I enjoy talking about health and fitness more than anything else.  And that seems to work for me.  My obsession treats me well… and is far healthier and beneficial than […]

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Tale Of Two Diets… What Works And What Doesn’t

In my younger years, I thought I could outsmart my nutrition.  I had a very specific diet plan that should have worked.  Long story short, it didn’t.  I topped out at 208 lbs and realized that I didn’t know what the hell I was doing.  And that’s when I decided it was time to learn […]

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Healthy Pizza: Can Pizza Actually Be Healthy?

No, not really.  There is really no such thing as healthy pizza.  So get that out of your head right now! BUT.  You can make pizza HEALTHIER.  First, let me explain pizza a bit more… You take a large ball of flour and sugar and roll it out… and then put on more sugary sauce, […]

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Diet Buzz Words… Don’t Actually Help You

Diet fads and diet buzz words… and we are still no healthier.  Kind of amazing considering how much we obsess about health and fitness.  My opinion is that most diets and fads don’t address the real problem.  Instead they focus on whatever the diet solution is trying to market (usually). “I’m doing Paleo.” “Gluten free […]

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Non Scale Victories: Why You Should Focus On NSV’s

Non Scale Victories (or NSV’s) are one of the most important things to recognize on your health and fitness journey.  While most are concerned with the scale and how many pounds they have lost… people that are really focused on getting long term results are tuned into non scale victories… and all the goodies that […]

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