Are Potatoes Good for You, or Not?

Like many foods, potatoes have had their ups and downs in the media.  The truth is potatoes are actually a very healthy food.  The average medium baked potato (2.25" - 3.25" in diameter) is 161 Calories with 2 Calories from...

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Six Weeks to A Healthy Lifestyle Makeover

  Are you busy, having trouble finding the time to exercise and eat right? Are you ready to ditch the diets and stop the insane exercise programs in exchange for something more lifestyle friendly and sustainable? Are you longing for an expert coach to help you...

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Daily Whipping: Come ON People

  I was looking at my blog view results in Google Analytics, and found that the blog post that gets the most consistent keyword searches is one I wrote in the very beginning titled "The Daily Whipping". This title came about because some of my exercise class...

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Congress, Road Rage, and Mindful Eating

    I was traveling down the highway listening to NPR talk about how congress is running out of time to find a compromise on our budget, but has plenty of time to perfect their skills in making each other look bad.  Near the 395 turnoff from route 1, it...

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Losing the Weight, and Keeping it Off

    For years I've been helping clients and students to lose weight.  Over time I've observed how the average approach to weight loss leads to putting pounds back on after not too long.  One of the biggest reasons this occurs is the following: When most...

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How to Eat Healthy when Eating Out – My Five Top Tips

  Last week I found myself on a lovely adventure in Boston Massachusetts. Many know Boston as a mecca for seafood on the East Coast - so I couldn’t wait to indulge myself in lobster, clams, steamers, oysters and other creatures of the sea.  In fact, here's what I...

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Travel-Smart Nutrition

  This June I traveled from Amsterdam, to The Hague, to Brussels, to Bruges and then back to Brussels. The ancient buildings in these old European cities were unforgettable. My favorite site was the ruins of the 12th century royal palace (Palais Royal), which was...

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Diet and Exercise on a European Vacation

I’ve been on vacation for the last week and have been making my way through several European cities. Today, I’m in Brussels, sitting at a very cute sidewalk cafe. It's raining just a little, but I’m under the awning. Otherwise it's been beautiful weather since I got...

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