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5 ways to cheat and still lose weight

My diet is far from perfect.  In fact, I have no idea what qualifies as perfect. Like eyebrows, what seems “perfect” by some standards can be downright scary to someone else.   From what I’ve heard, most people assume fitness experts shun all sugar, carbs, french fries and alcohol, do push-ups between bites at dinner and run laps…

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 7 “Best Of” belly fat blasting posts, tips and tricks

Ever have one of those weeks when your thoughts swirl around and around your head with such great velocity they form an F-5 tornado that leaves a debris field of trailers, cows and 2x4s within a two mile radius? Or maybe that’s just me. Regardless. It’s definitely been “one of those” weeks. Why? For several reasons,…

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How to flip a switch so you crave exercise (based on science!)

I am on a constant search for the truth. Not in a distant mountaintop, guru worshipping, Eat, Pray Love kind of way, just a quest for what lies beneath the things we hear about and accept as real.  I’m convinced most of what I read online is 99% BS. And I think that’s conservative. Although…

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7 Little things that speed up weight loss

It’s been years since I’ve stepped foot in a Target. I had to stop, because as soon as I made it past the freshly made popcorn, something in my brain clicked. Rationality checked out, and bargain-hunting retail zombie took over.   I became a shopper possessed. It was as if I’d won a supermarket shopping…

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3 Exercises that don’t do what you think they do

Let me start by saying we all do the best we can with the knowledge we have. This means, unless you’re a trained professional in every aspect of life, you likely have gaps in the information you possess. So, hence, you rely on info provided by other people. First, let’s take a quick look at…

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6 Key ingredients for a DIY success plan

Let me say upfront that I did not go from owning a bakery to becoming a personal trainer for its shock value. And, contrary to popular rumors, nor did I do it to create my own clientele. Although that would’ve been ingenious on my part. Truth is, as a creative person, I loved the decorating…

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The best exercises for weight loss

I admit, I’m not exactly up on current events, but I have a good reason. Every time I open my browser I am immediately hit with news that makes me want to drop everything and build an underground cement bunker, and then run to Costco to fill it up with cans of beans, flashlights, and…

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10, 100-calorie, healthy snack ideas

Most of the time my blog posts practically write themselves. I’ll think of a topic while doing cardio, or when I’m in the shower or otherwise have no access to any writing implement or recording device, leaving me at the mercy of my rapidly diminishing memory.  If I still remember my brilliant idea by the…

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Best exercise routine for ageless muscles

I am writing this Thursday post on a Tuesday, 48 hours before it’s actually due to appear on my website. That’s 47 hours and 30 minutes earlier than my usual starting time.  Why the rush? Because in two days I’ll be under an avalanche of packing material and unhappy cats, trying to locate a coffeepot…

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