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CUTTING OUT CARBS

When someone tells me they are cutting out carbs, it’s hard for me to keep quiet. I have immediate questions and warnings for them. I start getting fired-up emotionally when people lump all carbs together and label them as bad. When deciding to “cut out…

HOW I LOST 8 LBS WITHOUT TRYING

I recently made a couple of dietary choices in the interest of a healthier diet- not because I was trying to lose weight. But I did lose weight-without “trying”. Let’s talk about what that means-”trying”. I mean that I didn’t deny myself from eating when…

I JUST POLLUTED MY NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST

I’m so mad at myself. I just made a beautiful breakfast for myself and my husband. Then I added a condiment I haven’t used for a long time- A-1 Steak Sauce. I used to think it tasted great. It hasn’t changed, but I have. And…

DO FLAVOR ENHANCERS AFFECT YOUR WEIGHT?

I think flavor enhancers distort a persons natural appetite and lead to weight gain. They lead to weight gain because the taste of the food is what is keeping you eating, rather than your body’s actual degree of hunger. I further would bet that most…

IS YOUR FITNESS HABIT “INTUITIVE”?

What is a fitness habit? Is your habit “intuitive”? This question isn’t as simple as it appears to be. A habit is something you do regularly. But do you do the same thing every time you do it? Do you always run 2 miles. Do…

“MAGIC BULLET” FOR LIFELONG FITNESS

If there is such a thing as a fitness “magic bullet”, here it is: 1. WEIGHT TRAINING for strength: Nina Lomax of www.body-conscience.com says “Weight training is the closest thing there is to the fountain of youth. Training with weights is probably the most effecient,…

CONVENIENCE FOODS: AVOID THEM

Convenience foods were first developed during WW2.. They were created for ease of preparation on the battlefield. I’ve heard of disfuntional families, but when did the American kitchen become a battle ground? Wikipedia says convenience foods are commercially prepared for “ease of consumption”. Personally I…

PHYSICAL FITNESS IN YOUR CHILDHOOD…POSITIVE?…NEGATIVE?

What was your “introduction” to physical fitness? Can you recall a childhood experience- an early fitness experience? What do you consider your first fitness experience? Was it negative or positive? What was your experience with fitness in junior high or high school? Maybe you were…

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH FITNESS

Yes. A fitness habit is empowering for many reasons. Empowerment is not easily defined. Generally speaking it is a mental health term and can have broad meaning. Empowerment is not so much about being given power. Empowerment is the experience of releasing the power you…

INJURED?: WHAT TO DO…

Sometime, despite your best efforts, you may experience some degree of injury. You may not be able to do the workout you are accustomed to for awhile. What should you do? If necessary, see a doctor. Then, focus on what you CAN do. Don’t lament…