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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 […]


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The Sneaky Ways You Gain Weight by Chris McKee

How ironic that as I write this piece, I’m having  fried food because I’m on the road down south, and food options are few and miles between.  Excuses. However, that’s not sneaky, that’s outright dietary civil disobedience.  “Anarchy! Anarchy!” to quote Walker and Texas Ranger, Ricky Bobby’s sons in Talladega Nights. The thought of eating a […]