Posts Tagged ‘diet’

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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How to lose weight without really trying

I’m a big believer in signs. Not big, blaring neon signs, although they have their place. I’m referring to the signs your life send you that tell you when you’re on the right track. Or about to derail into a ditch. Fir example… I moved from Connecticut to California about 18 years ago. I was…

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How to achieve your ideal weight (it's not what you think)

I sometimes wish I lived back in the days of the wild west.    I usually think like this on days when the Internet goes out, my phone battery dies, or a number of any other modern day malfunctions causes life as we know it to come to a complete standstill. In the wild west…

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3 Exercises for leaner legs

As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, I desperately aspired to be a model in my younger years. And this was way before America’s Next Top Model, so I was clearly ahead of my time. I don’t know where this originated, except I’ve always been fascinated with makeup and hair, an obsession which only blossomed over…

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7 Weight loss tips from successful losers

At 57, some days I feel my memory is, well, a distant memory. The other day, for example, I was telling a friend about a famous artist who paints flowers that look like lady parts and could not for the life of me remember the artist’s name. I don’t know if my friend backed away…

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7 High-protein, fat-burning meals on-the-go

As you may already know from my prior posts, I used to be a pastry chef. Worse yet, I owned a bakery. Yes, I admit I once worked for the Dark Side. Before you unsubscribe, stand outside my house with flaming pitchforks, and pelt me with cupcakes (not necessarily in that order), hear me out:…

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6 Best Foods for Women Over 50

Pop quiz: name five things in your refrigerator right now. Sorry, time’s up. If you listed diet soda, cheddar cheese, bacon, leftover pizza and last night’s Chinese food, it’s time for a dietary makeover. Consider this: Everything you eat eventually makes its way into the cells of your body. Your food choices literally determine how…

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5 Easy Tips to Eat Like a Trainer

Fitness is one of those rare occupations where your body becomes a marketing tool. Sure, trainers come in different shapes and sizes, but an overweight trainer who eats donuts for breakfast and can’t walk up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing won’t earn much respect—or clients. People expect trainers to be role models,…

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5 Sneaky Weight Gain Culprits

It may seem like it, but weight gain doesn’t happen overnight. Little habits you pick up over time add up to those excess pounds, and often you’re not even aware of them. It’s easy to cut out dessert when you openly acknowledge that nightly slice of cheesecake. But often you don’t know where the problem…

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