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7 steps to guilt free desserts
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7 steps to guilt free desserts

Desserts are a delicious and fun part of life that most of us enjoy. That is until you start working towards a fat loss goal. Then dessert becomes the enemy that pops up at birthday parties and get-togethers in the form of cake, cookies, cupcakes and candy, tempting you to give in. So what do […]


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Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe

This recipe comes from the book Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman.  I made it a few months ago and had some rave reviews!  It’s very sweet but different from a traditional chocolate cake.   Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Never-Get-Sick Chocolate Cake   Never have another sick day again! Arm your body’s defense system, fight fatigue and […]


Here's why your scale won't budge
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Here’s why your scale won’t budge

When the number on your scale won’t budge If losing fat were easy then we’d all look like fitness models, right? Unfortunately, the fat loss game is more frustrating than most care to admit. The scale quickly becomes a dreaded enemy—a constant bearer of bad news. If the number on your scale won’t budge then […]




Ageing Agelessly
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Ageing Agelessly

This past December I had the pleasure of running with Dr. Betty Smith, a 72 year-old ultra marathon runner.  Betty recently completed 100 miles in a 72-hour race.  She has spent the last 40 years researching and implementing healthier eating and exercise habits.  She defies her age and what it means to be 72. Connie […]


Keep Going
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Keep Going

I love to run, especially marathons.  The training is grueling and time consuming yet the feeling of crossing the finish line is amazing.   The cheering crowds give you energy to run faster, even when your body runs out of energy.  For those of you who aren’t runners or have never been to a marathon, you […]


Running Safety
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Running Safety

Running Safety (by Mary) Running, it seems like everyone is doing it.  Why not, it’s a great cardiovascular workout.  Hold on to your running shoes, because there are a few things you should be aware of if you are going to be running outdoors, especially if you are going to be running on roads!  Start […]


The Snacking Trap
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The Snacking Trap

Many people think that snacking is getting in the way of their weight loss goals.  Although, snacks can be healthy, like fruit and nuts.  So there’s healthy snacking and then there’s unhealthy snacking (or overinduldging in healthy snack food).    Eating healthy snacks or small meals between your regular meals can increase your metabolism.  So snacking from that […]