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#1 Habit all successful people practice every day

I try my best not to be preachy, but once in awhile someone says something to me that makes me think, “I need to get the word out on this, even if people egg my house.” This situation has happened to me several times… A woman stops me at the gym and asks me what…

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5 Easy ways to burn more calories from any workout

If you spend more than five minutes with me, you’ll quickly find out I’m a huge animal lover. By this I mean I love huge animals as well as animals in general in a huge way.        Specifically, cats. “My name is Linda and I love cats,” is the confession I feel I…

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5 Surprising habits that cause weight gain (and how to avoid them)

Here’s the thing about eating: You don’t have a choice in the matter.       You can choose to smoke or not smoke (hopefully the latter), drink or not drink (surprisingly, alcohol is not a life-sustaining substance) – but you need to consume food to survive. Therein lies the problem. You can’t opt-out of…

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5 Carbs that speed weight loss (seriously!)

As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, I worked in the food business for many years as a restaurant pastry chef and bakery owner.  I admit, I love the irony. More than once I’ve been accused of creating my own personal training clientele (see photo below). Honestly, it was not my original goal. But apparently it…

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The ONE thing you're not doing that stops weight loss in its tracks

First, let me say that I love getting emails from readers. It helps me know where you’re struggling and how I may be able to help. But apparently some people think I’m holding back on some deep, dark secret – a magic potion, if you will – that instantly dissolves belly fat and excess weight.…

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5 Everyday fat-burning foods

Unless you’re in a witness protection program isolated in some underground safe house, you probably know the summer Olympics are a thing in Rio de Janeiro right now. I admit right up front that I’m not really following the games. It’s not that I’m not interested (although, to be honest, I’m not a huge sports…

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Get rid of belly fat with this ONE surprising tip

Pop quiz: Imagine it’s snack time and for the next 30 minutes calories don’t count (yes, I’m fantasizing once again). Which would you choose, a dish of Chunky Monkey or a New York pretzel crusted over with salt?       Time’s up! Yes, you can only choose one. If you’re like me, you picked…

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Fat burning intervals anyone can do (including beginners)

I like to think I’m up on the latest technology, but every once in awhile I’ll say something that makes people think I’ve been frozen since the beginning of time and have only thawed out since a week ago.        For example, we don’t have Netflix or even HBO. I also still use…

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7 Point checklist for weight loss success

I almost ended up in the slammer last week. Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit. But let’s just say up front it’s a good thing I didn’t because: A. I look horrible in orange, B. I do not like living with roommates, and C. all my workout instructions would start with “first, remove your leg irons.”…

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