Mandy’s Weight Loss Challenge-Week 3: Healthier Baking

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After rich cheeses, deliciously tender roasted vegetables, and mouthwatering meats — all part of the program I'm following with wellness expert Debi Silber to meet my weight loss goals — I was itching to do a little baking. I have a soft spot for all … [Read more...]

High Intensity Interval Training Part 2: A Huge Fitness Hit for Busy Moms

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In the last post we talked about what HIIT is (High Intensity Interval Training) and offered simple ways to create your own personalized HIIT routine. In this post, giving you even more reason to give HIIT a try, here are the many benefits a HIIT … [Read more...]

High Intensity Interval Training Part 1: A Huge Fitness Hit for Busy Moms

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Do you find it very difficult to fit exercise into your busy schedule? Often as moms, we often put our needs on “the back burner” placing everyone else’s needs above our own. Of course we want to care for our families, but it doesn’t have to be at … [Read more...]

What’s God Got to Do with Your Weight?

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Enjoy this guest post from my friend Gay. What a story... What’s God Got to Do with Your Weight?  I used to weigh 254 pounds. Now I’m at my ideal, 154. I have been here for 20 years. How does that work, everyone wants to know. What do you do? I’m … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Low Glycemic Index Foods

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In a previous post we talked about sugar cravings and sugar addiction and I’m hoping you cut yourself some slack realizing that those intense sugar cravings have more to do with a real addiction vs. just will power. We’re wired to crave these foods … [Read more...]

Power Packed Snacks for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

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Gestational diabetes is the onset of diabetes during pregnancy. Blood sugar levels become high when pregnant and often return to normal following birth. Eating a healthy balanced diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and checking … [Read more...]

The Truth About Supplements-Part 2

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In the last post we talked about why supplementation, although it may seem like the right thing to do to ensure you get the adequate nutrients you need on a daily basis, may not always be right for you. We talked about the dangers of certain … [Read more...]

The Truth About Supplements- Part 1

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WHAT IS A SUPPLEMENT? Supplementation is a process that has been used for decades, but the business of supplementation is bigger than ever. The news is overflowing with stories about athletes using supplements to enhance their performance and they … [Read more...]

How to Write a Business Book…Without Getting All Stressed Out

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Have a book inside of you waiting to be written? Here's a guest post from my friend Diane O'Connell who will share some strategies on how to get it done...with as little stress as possible. Enjoy! How to Write a Business Book Without Getting All … [Read more...]

Shame on You

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Shame on you   I walked into the room where my kids were watching TV. Within a few short minutes, I was bombarded with commercials for highly sugared, highly processed nutrient-void “sub foods”. These commercials promised fun, friendship and … [Read more...]