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Is Factory Farming Bad? What Meat Should I Eat?

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You’ve probably heard that factory farming makes animals sick… So it’s bad for you too, right? What exactly defines “factory farming,” and is it DEFINITELY bad for animals and for the humans who consume them? Factory farms are a sensitive topic with a lot of broader ethical implications, so for today’s post, I just want […]

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How Do I Sleep Better at Night? Exercise is the Key!

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Some of us sleep better at night than others. As it turns out, exercise plays a big role in that! It probably doesn’t surprise you to learn that exercise helps your sleep patterns, gets you to sleep faster, and…exercise even helps you get deeper, more restful sleep by resetting your sleep cycles! I mean, it doesn’t […]

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Do You Have “Excusism”? Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Changes!

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In today’s world, “instant gratification” is so much easier than staying motivated. So how do you stop making excuses and start making changes? There are lots of ways to give yourself a kick in the butt!! First, though, you have to know what’s causing your “excusism.” Mick and I coined this term to describe this culture, […]

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The Myth of Portion Control and Calorie Restriction

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Most of us have grown up learning that portions, and portion control, is important. We all grew up with the “Food Pyramid.” Of course, I DO NOT use the Food Pyramid as my nutritional model!! Most medical professionals today agree that it’s outdated, even if the USDA still promotes it…and promotes the idea of portion […]

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Track Your Progress: How Should You “Measure” Your Weight Loss?

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If you want to learn how to track your progress with weight loss, you already have something to be proud of! First, be proud of the amount of progress you’ve made so far…but more importantly, you should be very proud of yourself just for beginning your fat loss journey! Now, I like using the term “fat […]

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Is Kombucha Good for You? You’d Better Believe It!

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Are you interested in the “kombucha” trend picking up steam, and wondering, is kombucha good for you?? I’ve compiled a bunch of resources to answer that question, but also other questions you might have like how it can fit into a higher-fat lower-carb diet, and how you can brew your own to save on $$! […]

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Can I Do Intermittent Fasting If I Have High Cholesterol?

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Down in my comments, many of you have been discussing health conditions like high cholesterol. Now, I’m the first one to say that intermittent fasting is pretty much beneficial for everyone, but not absolutely everyone. After all, in my popular Guide to Intermittent Fasting for Women, I said that depending on what medical condition you’re dealing with, IF may […]

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Can Intermittent Fasting Cause Fertility Issues?

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If you’re on the lookout for anything that might cause fertility issues, evaluating your diet is a good idea. While the idea of “fertility foods” are an old wives’ tale, it’s true that healthy fats boost fertility! Dairy (full fat, please!), protein from veggies, and regular exercise are fertility boosters as well, according to Harvard […]

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Workout Time While Fasting: Morning or Night?

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What’s the optimal workout time of day? Well, the answer for me will always be morning! It depends (I’ll touch on that later)…But definitely in the morning!! (Or, you know, whenever you’re the deepest into your fast. I know some of you work the night shift, so “morning” isn’t when you’ve been fasting the longest…) You […]

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What Can I Drink While Fasting?…Anything?

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I’ve been seeing some questions recently… about what you can drink while fasting. (The big one is coffee!) Whether you’re a fan of Bulletproof coffee’s healthy fats, especially the brain-enhancing, metabolism-boosting coconut oil…or you’re really into tea since it’s carb-free…you may be wondering whether you can drink anything while fasting other than water. If you drink […]

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