Can Metabolism Be “Fast” or “Slow”? (Ultimate Metabolism Booster)

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“I have a slow metabolism. His is really fast so he can eat whatever he wants…What’s a good metabolism booster for me??” We’re all used to hearing about “fast” and “slow” metabolisms, without really questioning the science behind the concept… Much like the Food Pyramid, it’s something we accept as folk wisdom, even if it’s […]

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Is Not Exercising Bad?…It’s WORSE Than Smoking!

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Is not exercising bad? Um, we all know the answer to that question. But many of us who haven’t been doing it like we should might be morbidly interested in knowing…HOW MUCH damage has been done? “Give it to me straight, doc! How bad is it?”     Well, that of course depends on other […]

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Monk Fruit: Finally a NATURAL Sweetener?

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If I mention monk fruit, your first thought is probably “What the heck is that?” Well hopefully, it’s your new best friend, because it’s a GREAT substitute for sugar!     I wrote an article a while back about how BAD sugar is for your health. To recap, sugar sends signals to store fat everywhere. Especially […]

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How to Become More Extroverted…Is It Even Possible for an Introvert?

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Some of us who consider ourselves introverts wonder how to become more extroverted. “Introverts” vs. “extroverts”…this way of dividing people up has gotten pretty popular in the last few years. The truth is actually a bit more complicated — you can’t really divide everyone up into Type A and B, Felix or Oscar, extrovert and introvert. That […]

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Chocolate is Good for You?? Some of My Favorite Sweet Treats!

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It turns out, chocolate is good for you!     …Actually, that’s a little bit misleading, sorry…But you’ve already probably heard that dark chocolate is healthy. That’s because pure cocoa contains nutrients called “flavanols,” the strongest of which is epicatechin, an antioxidant! So more cocoa = more nutrients, and it also of course = darker […]

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What If Intermittent Fasting DOESN’T Work? (You’re Probably Doing it Wrong)

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I saw a blog post recently…obviously I’m not going to name names, but the author asked, “What If Intermittent Fasting Doesn’t Work?” That would be a fair question, if they’d used science to refute the evidence that IF lowers your total cholesterol and your blood pressure, or that being in the fasted state causes mass fat […]

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Keto Smoothie Recipes: How Do You Lose the Sugar, but Keep the Sweet?

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Do you love smoothies as much as I do? Are you running out of high-fat low-carb options? I’ve got your keto smoothie recipes right here!   Let’s say you grab a smoothie that SOUNDS healthy, like a strawberry banana smoothie, while you’re on the go. Let’s say it’s from McDonalds… Well, I’m sorry to tell […]

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I Can’t Poop!…and Other Tales from the Toilet

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Now, don’t lie to yourself here…We’ve all done that embarrassing Google search, “Why is my poop black/green,” “I can’t poop,” etc. Wondering if it means something scary… Of course, it usually isn’t much of a danger sign. If you’re not A) eating enough fat; B) eating enough fibrous veggies; or C) drinking enough water; you can […]

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Core de Force Workout– Introducing MMA Beachbody Style

Core de Force MMA style, a new Beachbody style of exercise to add to their multiple types of exercise programs. Beachbody does a great job creating fitness programs that are relatable to the everyday person. You’ve seen from some of my posts that they are largely successful in doing so. Nowhere is this more apparent […]

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Mason Jar Salad! Looks Good, Tastes Even Better

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The “mason jar salad.” It’s fun, it’s fresh, it’s all over Pinterest…But is there any real reason for you to try it? Hey, you!! Are you eating your veggies? If so, great! If not…or, if kinda-sorta-not-every-day…you may be able to motivate yourself with the power of presentation. I’m a big proponent of proper presentation (sorry, I’ll […]

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