Stephanie Dignan

Do your friends want you to be fat?
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Do your friends want you to be fat?

I’ve noticed through the years that people experience resistance from friends and family when trying to lose weight and get in shape. Even though we will live longer, feel and look better, be less likely to have disease, we don’t necessarily get support from those around us. Just this morning I met with a new […]



Why Fitness Goals Help You to Lose Weight
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Why Fitness Goals Help You to Lose Weight

Most people I meet with for the first time are focused on weight loss goals.  That’s understandable especially since more Americans are overweight than not. Yes, that’s right, there are actually more people who are overweight than a healthy weight in our country. Over the last 7 years I’ve met with/talked to 1,000s of people. […]



Trying to Keep Up-Is it Keeping You Behind?
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Trying to Keep Up-Is it Keeping You Behind?

People tell me they’re afraid to join a group exercise program because they’re afraid they “can’t keep up.” Especially since our program is called Boot Camp. If you compare yourself to others, you may always feel you’re not good enough and therefore not even try.  This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy since a person can never […]


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Mary Duckhorn’s Raw Lemon Bars

This was a hit at our potluck!  Here’s a very easy dessert recipe.  You will need a food processor and high speed blender.  Those are great investments by the way. Base: 3/4 cup oats (or buckwheat groats if you want it gluten-free) 3/4 cup dates 3/4 cup coconut shreds Lemon layer: Juice from 3 lemons […]


Mexican Kale Salad
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Mexican Kale Salad

Thanks to Sharon McRae of www.eatwell-staywell.com for this recipe! This is a very versatile recipe, as you can use the massaged kale with just about any beans, vegetables, and dressing. It’s also great with chickpeas and a tahini-based dressing, with some chopped onion, peppers, carrots, celery and cucumbers! It is also great topped with fresh […]


Mung Bean Noodles with Green Herbed Sauce
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Mung Bean Noodles with Green Herbed Sauce

Mung bean noodles have the same texture as traditional pasta.  You can get them at natural food stores like Roots Market.  The sauce incorporates spinach and other healthy veggies with spices and jalapeno to spice it up.  This gluten-free and vegan dish contains a high amount of protein as well. This dish has a classic […]



Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins
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Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

I’ve been making this recipe for several months.  It’s really great!  It’s also really easy.  The cardemon gives it a great flavor.  I would recommend that over the cinnamon.  Make sure to use the lemon zest as well since it really adds to the flavor.  Although I have used lime and clementine zest when I […]