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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Cutting calories may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're trying to cut hundreds of calories each day to lose the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up you... Read more
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
I came home from work to a delicious snack made for me by my daughter. A portabella mushroom cap sauteed, on a piece of toast with some shredded Cheddar cheese on top. Yuummm yuummm and under 200 calories!!! Yesss!!!... Read more
Other task for today-cooking up a storm! I've made turkey chili, cornbread muffins, and am now finishing up eggplant parmesan! I'm cooking in advance as my December is going to be very busy, so I'm filling the freezer and having fun.... Read more
I use milk every time, so it must be milk plus something else that really makes it bad. Thanks. I guess it's like when kids blow bubbles in their milk. Maybe I leave it going too long sometimes.... Read more
Made a commitment to our team to track, stay connected and get my water in. So far on track and even though I went over on calories yesterday, I am ok with that. Enjoyed the day and looking forward to a wonderful Friday relaxing away from crowds.... 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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