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Wednesday
Aug292012

90 Day Challenge: Week 4 How-To Guide

We are almost one third of the way through the challenge!  Below is this week’s how-to guide.  Read on to learn about the highlighted Try-it Tuesday as well as a new tool and assignment to keep that motivation going!

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Monday
Aug202012

90 Day Challenge: Week 3 How-To Guide

Week three of the challenge begins today!  Below is this week’s how-to guide.  Read on to learn about the highlighted Try-it Tuesday as well as a new tool and assignment to keep that motivation going!

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Monday
Aug132012

90 Day Challenge: Week 2 How-To Guide

One week down, eleven more to go!  Week 2 of the challenge has officially begun, and we hope you’ve gotten into a cadence of motivation and determination toward your 90-Day goal. Below is this week’s how-to guide.  Read on to learn about the highlighted Try-It Tuesday as well as a new tool and assignment to keep that motivation going!

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Monday
Aug062012

90-Day Challenge: Week 1 How-To Guide

…And we’re off!  The 90-Day Challenge has officially started and for the next three months, contenders will be competing towards their personal goals and perhaps club champion!  Each Monday, we’ll be devoting some website real estate to provide motivation and tools to participants, as well as highlighting the upcoming week’s Try-it Tuesday event.  Are you a 90-Day Challenger?  If so, you might be wondering exactly what you just signed up for and how you’re going to get through it over the next three months.  Read on below to learn your how-to guide for week 1 in making the best out of this challenge!

Tuesdays Rule!

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Wednesday
Aug012012

Ready, Set, Change!

Have you ever set out to change and failed?  Most people have at least once.  Change is one of the most difficult actions we embark on, especially when trying to attempt lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking or losing weight.  And if you’ve thought “you just weren’t ready to change” after a failed attempt, you were absolutely right.  In fact, one important thing people fail to do before they attempt change is spend time identifying “how ready” they are to make that change.  Being coached through a behavior tool referred as the “readiness-to-change” model, has given my clients their best and most permanent results.  Got a change to make?  Read on below to learn what stage of change you are currently in as well as the right tactics to get you to complete it!  

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Wednesday
Jul112012

Sugar Alcohols - Friend or Foe?

By Anika DeCoster - Asst. Program Manager LifeTime WeightLoss

As our nation becomes more and more sugar-phobic, the interest and availability around sugar replacers continues to grow.  One potential substitute, called sugar alcohol, is becoming a hot topic with my clients.  Although they’ve been used in “diabetic-friendly” foods for years, they are more recently showing up in a plethora of more foods, including their favorite protein bars.  But what exactly are sugar alcohols and are they completely safe to consume?  Read on to learn the top  things to know about this popular food ingredient.

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Wednesday
Jul042012

Can you cure IBS?

Written By Anika DeCoster - Asst. Program Manager LifeTime WeightLoss

IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, has been said to affect as much as 20% of the adult population.  With related symptoms including constipation, diarrhea, abdominal bloating and frequent gas, anyone with IBS knows it’s embarrassing, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s especially discouraging when you are told there is no cure for it.  But is that absolutely true?  Conventional medicine says so, but many holistic practitioners will state otherwise and are paving a path to IBS-freedom for many people.   In fact, many of my clients have been able to kick IBS to the curb by following some simple recommendations.  Whether you’re a long-time sufferer or newly-diagnosed, you’ve got to try these tips below – you may just find complete gut-relief for good!

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