Tips for Eating Less at Holiday Feasts and Parties

It’s officially holiday season.  I always find the downward spiral of over eating and cravings begins right after we turn the clocks back and the days get shorter.  It hits a boiling point with the Thanksgiving feast.  Then the trend continues right on through to the New Year, when we wake up with a pounding carby, fatty, sugary, hangover.  Feelings of guilt promptly ensue and then we make the...
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Banish Back Flab with this Suspension Training Circuit fo...

If you're limited on space and time, there's one piece of equipment I recommend everyone should have.  It can literally replace a dozen pieces of equipment including a universal machine.  I'm talking about a suspension trainer, like a TRX.  I've been using one for well over 10 years and it's a staple in both my workouts and my clients. In this video I'm putting my bestie and client, Anita,...
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How to Have Healthy, Happy Shoulders, P2

Shoulders are the most common part of the body to get injured. There's so many moving parts to this very complex set of joints.  The shoulder is actually made up of 3 different joints.  That's why just doing 1 rehabilitative exercise may not be enough to heal from, or prevent an injury. You can get an injury from an accident of course.  But most people I see get shoulder...
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12-Minute Battle Rope Circuit

When the weather forces me indoors for my Saturday workout, I want to get it over with faster.  I need a bare minimum of one day a week to workout outside.  The fresh air has an incredibly positive effect on my mindset and helps me decompress.  I used to train outdoors several days a week when I was rowing, outrigging or mountain bike riding, but my work schedule changed...
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10 Essential Items I Always Keep In My Gym Bag

What I carry in my gym bag is about as important as the necessities I keep in my car.  If you ever had your car stolen or broken into, you realize how many important little things you keep in there.  Same with my gym bag.  What I tote around with me are absolutely essential! So what's in my gym bag? Aside from the usual:  extra socks, jog bra and...
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Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Why Everyone Can Love This

The way to cook veggies that even haters will love   Veggie lovers need no convincing, roasted cauliflower is simply yummy.  Well roasted veggies can turn even of the pickiest of eaters into raving fans.   If you or someone you live with has not yet been enlightened to the tastiness of this simple cooking technique, you can start off with a simpler version.  Just take almost any cut...
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10 Minute Cardio & Core Circuit Workout

Is it really possible to get a good workout in just 10 minutes?  You bet!  I know... most of you think more is better.  But not if more is 30 or 40 minutes of slow, low intensity work.  The key word is "intensity."  If you are trying to make your muscles firmer, your heart stronger and you're short on time, this is the type of workout your body will...
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Salmon Roe Snacks Because DHA Is Your New Bestie

I had to take a cheat day and for this baguette!  Actually it was a salmon roe experiment 🤓.  Jim and I were watching some recipes from a nutrition researcher we follow, Dr. Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness.com). She made this low carb recipe of salmon roe and avocado wrapped in seaweed sushi nori.  Always wanting to try the healthiest of all foods, we were game to give it a go.  ...
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Where to Start When You Want To Change Your Body and Your...

This is a more in depth version of a previous post, "Know your numbers! Body Fat, BMR, and other tools to help you succeed!" If you look in the mirror and have finally accepted the fact that your clothes don't fit anymore...  Or, you walked up one flight of stairs finding yourself out of breath and winded, you know it's time to make a change.  These things aren't going...
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Chocolate Protein Muffin Recipe (sugar free option too!)

My new favorite Chocolate Protein Muffins are easy.... and you can make them sugar free! These are Paleo friendly and if you use the Fiber Yum & maple syrup option below, they are keto friendly too. I was looking at a half eaten bar of 86% cacao dark chocolate I had from Ghiradelli.  I thought, I could just eat this with a few tablespoons of almond butter, or I...
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