How to NOT Pack on Pounds this Football Season

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Temperatures have started to drop, days are shorter, kids are back in school…it can only mean one thing, at least in America….  IT’S FOOTBALL SEASON!  Even if you’re not a diehard fan, living in ‘Merica, it would be difficult to not catch some of they hype and spirit of the season…it’s in our culture! This translates into game-day gatherings, tailgates, etc. And where people gather, you can be sure there will be food and drinks. <INSERT FRIDAY-THE-13TH-CALIBER SCREAM FROM THE PERSON TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT>   Read more

Don’t Take A Vacation From Diet or Fitness Goals

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Have you ever had one of those months where everything you had planned went by the wayside due to many unexpected additions to your schedule? July was that kind of month – the kind of month that in the past I would have used as an excuse not to exercise. Instead, I found that if you really want to, you can make time and space for getting exercise in spite of your schedule. Read more

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When Food Is “Love” – Overcoming Family Patterns

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About a month ago, I wrote the second installment in my fitness saga, and was very encouraged that one of the benefits of exercising and eating healthier was that I stopped even wanting the rich foods I previously craved.

Ahem. Over the last month, an irresistible force began to reassert itself Read more

Nutrient Content of Eggs: Are Eggs Part of a Healthy Diet?

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Eggs have been a staple in the human diet for a very long time, perhaps beginning in India as early as 3200 B.C. Chinese and Egyptian records show egg production in 1400 B.C. There is evidence of domesticated fowl in the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans, but some historians believe that Columbus brought the first chickens related to our current egg-producers to the new world on his second trip in 1493. Read more

How to Lose a Beer Belly…Run from it!

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Check out Greg’s recount of how he went from happy-hour-ing to happy-running…It wasn’t the easiest road, but with a goal and a plan of how to get there and some determination, he took the baby steps to get to where he wanted to go….YOU CAN TOO! Check out Greg’s account of how to lose a beer belly in the following video. Read more

Put More Color in Your Diet

The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines now recommend 5-13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, depending on gender, age, activity levels and overall health. Vividly colored fruits and vegetables, especially those that are Read more

Manage Thanksgiving Indulgences: Your T-Day Circle

Let’s face it, if you have a challenging goal(s) that involves creating new habits, it doesn’t take a psyche expert to realize the advantageous act of identifying/recruiting others to share in the challenge with you Read more

Behavior Change: Skinny Dipping for 31 Days

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Yes, this might be a slightly odd blog post title for us, and believe it or not, we’re not just arbitrarily using it to get your attention!

Dr. BJ Fogg’s Behavior Change Design

Last month at the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference, we attended a presentation given by Dr. BJ Fogg, Director, Stanford Behavior Design Lab.  He had a great way of simplifying how and why people behave and in this case, change the way they behave…hopefully for the better! Read more