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Tuesday
Nov062018

Getting the Most Out of Resistance Training

Many clients come to me with the goal of getting a stronger, better-toned, better-muscled body. These are all outcomes you can see from regular strength training — it can build muscle strength and bone density, and even improve your metabolism. But, strength training shouldn’t be limited to just increasing the amount of weight. If you want a well-rounded routine — that enables you to see full benefits — I recommend additional resistance training progression techniques, too. 

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Friday
Dec292017

How to Reset Your Metabolism After the Holidays 

It happens every year. Commencing with trick-or-treaters in October and concluding in the new year, the approximately six-week holiday season stretch is simultaneously festive, celebratory, indulgent and stressful — a perfect cocktail for accelerated fat gain. Come January 1, after attending countless parties, work events and family gatherings, it’s still somehow a little surprising to find that a favorite pair of jeans have “shrunk” yet again.

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Friday
Nov032017

Should You Try Intermittent Fasting? 

When you hear the term “fasting,” what comes to mind?

Starvation? Wasting? Skipping breakfast?

If you’re nodding along in agreement, you may want to reframe your thoughts.

Starvation means you’re not allowed to eat. Fasting means you’re choosing to wait a little while before you choose to eat again.

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Friday
May122017

Top 10 Reasons You’re at a Fat Loss Plateau

 When embarking on a mission to get healthy and lose body fat, there are challenges you’re bound to encounter: happy hour temptations, arriving at the club to realize that your workout shoes are still at home, and the increase in dishwashing duties when switching to healthier, home-cooked meals. But none of these compare to the frustration of the dreaded fat-loss plateau. Here’s how it usually goes: you’re trucking along, feeling good about losing weight and gaining muscle. Then out of nowhere, no scale movement or even (gasp!) weight gain. What in the world is going on?

 

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Sunday
Sep182016

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?

Have you been feeling more run down and exhausted? Not just the sleepy “I need a quick power nap” tired, but the kind of tired that makes you just dread your alarm clock and your to-do list? The kind of tired that makes day-to-day tasks literally drain every remaining ounce of energy out of you? The kind of tired that all but guarantees that you’ll come down with the sniffles and sore throat the minute you will yourself into a workout? If you answered “yes” to any of these, you’re not alone.

 

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Sunday
Aug212016

5 Signs Your Weight Loss Problem is a Thyroid Problem

When it comes to losing weight, we all know that half the battle is sharpening our focus enough to prioritize healthy habits: eating real, whole foods without labels, timing meals strategically, taking quality supplements, training consistently, recovering adequately, and getting quality sleep. While it seems simple enough, these lifestyle changes are a big undertaking. For most of us, the results are well worth it, including, increased energy, better fitting clothes, higher levels of confidence, and even a greater zest for life. But what about the rest of us? Those that dive into healthier habits and give it all we’ve got, and yet we seem to lose no fat-- or worse, seem to have things move in the wrong direction. How frustrating!

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Sunday
Jun262016

5 Things to Do When Belly Fat Won't Budge

Summer’s officially here! While we all welcome the sunshine, warm weather, and barbecues, most people have one major complaint: belly fat. Bathing suit season makes it just a bit harder to hide than the winter season full of the more forgiving cardigans, hoodies, and sweaters.

For many, it seems that a focus on real-food nutrition and a consistent workout schedule gets us on track to reach body composition goals. However, the struggle sometimes gets real with how our bodies decide to distribute our fat stores. That pesky belly fat is not only frustrating to lose, but also is one of the most dangerous types of fat for our health.

If your abs are being hidden by an unwelcomed and uninvited midsection cushion that seems to not want to budge, here are five areas to focus on to successfully say sayonara to stubborn belly fat.

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