How to Stop Overeating at Night nutrition Oct 05, 2022

I have a story about the value of a good teacher or mentor.  

As a coach I'm always looking for teaching opportunities to help my client-athletes meet their goals.  

Some clients want to lose between 10 and 50 pounds of excess body fat....

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The Secret of Consistency nutrition Oct 04, 2022

The key to success, in anything, is often simpler than most would assume.

In fact, much of the time it's simple enough that it's a bit disappointing to the person seeking some "magical" answer that will solve all their problems and propel them to...

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie nutrition recipes Sep 04, 2022

I'm a big fan of soft-serve ice cream.

Especially if it's the salted caramel kind. In a sugar cone.

Every so often I will enjoy a pint of frozen goodness after a tough resistance training workout.

Problem is, dairy makes me feel downright awful.

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The Truth About Milk nutrition Sep 01, 2022

When I was in middle school, around seventh grade, my go-to breakfast was a large bowl of processed cereal grains drenched in cold cow's milk.

Almond milk was not the rage in those days.

It was 1984 and very few people realized it was indeed...

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How to Eat Carbs and Lose Fat nutrition Aug 29, 2022

Smart training is an essential part of any fat-loss plan.

And when your workout program includes resistance training and metabolic conditioning, you can expect more muscle, an increase in resting metabolism, plus real-world strength and endurance....

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3 Easy Fat-Loss Habits nutrition Aug 26, 2022

Do you rely on willpower to "eat healthy" and make mindful nutrition choices?

Maybe you think willpower is the solution to your obstacles, fears, and limiting beliefs.

As if a little willpower will take care of your recurring problems.

This method...

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7 Strategies to Lose Bodyfat nutrition Aug 14, 2022

In my experience as a coach, going into a brand-new week unprepared is a surefire way to miss your goal.

When it comes to being mindful with your nutrition, if you've been letting things slide, now is the time to step up.

Today I want to cut...

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7 Habits to Lose Belly Fat nutrition Jul 28, 2022

Lots of people, over the age of 40 years, ask me how to quickly and easily get fit.

In particular they ask how to drop abdominal fat.

While I know they are hoping for a simple answer, here's the truth:

Creating your "Ideal Body" (the leanest,...

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How to Stop Binge Eating mindset nutrition Jul 21, 2022

Who told you that you couldn't be successful?

Perhaps the "little devil" on your shoulder?

The small voice that suggests you're not good enough, strong enough, etc., etc.

That's my question for you today.

You need to silence the gloomy voice that...

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Should You Count Calories? nutrition Jul 02, 2022

"You cannot steer a stationary ship."

This quote came up in my coaching group recently.

I’d never heard it before, but the words hit me hard, especially in light of all that is happening in our world and also our great country right now.

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The Truth About Diet Soda nutrition Apr 09, 2022

My general rule-of-thumb is to eat your calories versus drinking them.

An exception to the rule is a meal-replacement shake.

So you would choose to eat an actual orange versus drinking processed orange juice.

Speaking of sugar and water, check out...

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How to Be Positive accountability nutrition Apr 07, 2022

Today I have a story that, as a coach, baffles me a little.

But first, ever wonder what to eat before a workout?

A good pre-workout meal should meet the following requirements:

  • Easily digestible
  • Enters your bloodstream rapidly
  • Doesn’t cause...
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The Truth About Detox Diets nutrition Mar 15, 2022

Have you been lukewarm for too long?

Maybe going through the motions for a while?

Is your heart still in it?

Perhaps  it’s time to change the heat settings.

To bring more enthusiasm to your life.

To surround yourself with like-minded,...

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How to Be a Good Human accountability charity nutrition Feb 15, 2022

Today you have a clean slate filled with endless possibilities.

How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?

Your self-image will fulfill any label that you put on yourself.

If the world feels like a dark place, bring your own...

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How to Stick to Your Meal Plan nutrition Jan 05, 2022

There are habits that will give you more bang for the buck.

For example, I've said many times that training is the anchor to your day.

The anchor keeps you from drifting.

Similarly, establishing a portion-control habit that will automatically keep...

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How to Be Mindful of Portion Size nutrition Jan 04, 2022

Simplicity always wins.

The whole idea of using a daily habit-based approach to create your Ideal Body (the leanest, strongest, most athletic version of you) is to start small and keep it simple.

Everything I'm suggesting is backed by research in...

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How to Cook Tasty Meals nutrition Dec 07, 2021

If you're like most folks I've talked to, you're moving a little slow this week.

Perhaps the Thanksgiving-feast leftovers are weighing you down?

Maybe it's the snow or, depending on where you live, a tornado or tsunami?

Maybe your favorite sports...

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What Does 250 Calories Look Like? nutrition Dec 01, 2021

Watch out. Don't fall for it. It's a trap.

The trap of "tomorrow." Tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, next month becomes next year.

You hear people say this all the time.

"I want to lose this weight but I'll start...

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Breakfast Hash Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 29, 2021

You travel to the market with grocery list in hand.

As you walk down the aisle, browsing the orderly rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else available to you... you pause and stare in amazement.

Hundreds of healthy...

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Turmeric Ginger Lemonade Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 22, 2021

Lot's of "holiday" parties equals boozy temptations.

In truth, even though I no longer drink, it's a challenge for me to avoid alcohol during this time of year.

Sometimes it feels weird to be at a party drinking water when everyone else is, to...

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Simple Roasted Asparagus Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 14, 2021

Asparagus is high in vitamin A, folic acid and dietary fiber, which are all thought to play a vital role in fighting cancer.

It also contains high levels of potassium, which may help control blood pressure.

Better yet, asparagus is rich in rutin...

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Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 11, 2021

Success leaves clues and I wanted to benefit from those clues.

Once I made the commitment to surround myself with others who were already where I wanted to be, success seemed to simply flow into my life.

I call it The Yoda Method.

But more on that...

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Basil Avocado Baked Salmon Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 10, 2021

Batch-prepare your meals, on Sundays and Wednesdays, to save time and make sure you have healthy options for the week.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't make a fresh meal for nightly dinner, if you like.

You see, some foods are better for batch...

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Almond Flax Chicken Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 04, 2021

You order a quarter chicken (mixed light and dark meat) with honey sauce and salt and pepper. It arrives in a paper bag with deep-fried potato wedges, two pieces of thick-cut sourdough sandwich bread, and a generous side of coleslaw in a paper...

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