In this short video, Coach Nicole explains how two simple actions can help you drop one pound per week, without counting calories!
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One year ago, I went to lunch with a co-worker. When the waitress came over to take our drink order, I ordered a Diet Coke. The woman looked me up and down, snorted, then asked, "Diet?" in a very snotty voice. I just sat very still and said... Read more
Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one.... Read more
You’ve heard it so many times that you probably say it in your sleep. "Diets don’t work; if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you have to make a lifestyle change."
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I made my weight loss goal for the month. May1st I was 200lbs. The end of June I weighed in at 180lbs! Now, I have 10 more Ibs to lose for the goal this month. I honestly will settle for 5lbs but would be great to lose another 10. 😊... Read more
I have finally made a plan. Now, to keep to it. My sister and I are going to go to the gym at lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday. Then, weekends, I can do an hour walk in the morning or Zumba. Also 15 squats each time I go to the bathroom.. BOOYA!... Read more
LoveCorgis makes a good point, I usually like to see where I'm at with calories, before I have a bite. One thing I also focus on when junk food is available, is how my stomach will be in knots if I eat it.... Read more
Does anyone else have the challenge of properly tracking the meals you make?
I'm a pretty decent cook, and rarely use a recipe - or if I do, it's more for guidelines/inspiration than anything. I was taught how to cooked based on how things tast... Read more
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think... Read more
I have chronic cravings. 4 I have found substitutes for some of the cravings, but not all. Here are the substitutes for two of the toughest: LICORICE (licorice root tea with no calories and Good and Plenty licorice with still has sugar but takes lon... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
Want to know what's really zapping your zip? Don't blame your bed—or the lack of time you spend sleeping in it. The real problem may be sitting on your plate. Find out the surprising reasons behind your energy crisis and take steps to f... Read more
I made fennel tonight for the first time ever (also first time ever eating it). The cut-out christmas cookies I had in my family growing up were anise cookies rather than traditional sugar cookies, so right now my apartment smells like Christmas coo... Read more
National Licorice Day
What Is Licorice? The licorice plant is a perennial herb and a member of the pea family. Native to southern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean, it is extensively cultivated in Russia, Spain, Iran, and India. The p... Read more
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