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Welcome to Week 8 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Though eating 5-6 meals a day may not save you calories (versus eating 3), but snacking or smaller meals is beneficial for other reasons. The reasons you should snack Increase intake of vitamins and minerals. Choosing healthy snack options...
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Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to...
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Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that...
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One of the best ways, in my opinion, to improve your health and well-being is to learn how to cook. In fact, that’s why I wrote a book about it. After all, how can you possibly count calories or grams of fat if someone else is always making meals for you? Buying and preparing your...
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Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a...
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Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any...
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Ever fear that what you’re doing, eating or even thinking will make you fat? Fear not!  Today I’m going to repudiate the myths about weight gain I most frequently hear or see. In my humble opinion, you won’t get fat if (Fill In the Blank). 1. I don’t do a cardio workout every day. As...
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This is the final post in a series on stepping into a healthier fall. Turning life upside down may result in short-term and short-lived gains. However, baby steps may be just what you need to kick-start a healthier, happier lifestyle. “Pumping it up” is a great way to get started. Remember Hanz and Franz? They...
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I have always said that healthy living shouldn’t require a major overhaul in your lifestyle. Even if you’re a bonafide couch potato, turning life upside down will likely result in short-term gains followed by a longer-term pain and frustration. Baby steps, not a huge leap forward, are more likely to result in healthy habits that...
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Not only is CrossFit growing immensely in popularity, but every time I turn around, someone is trying it out and suggesting I do the same. As Part I of my Cross Fit exploration, I am interviewing Cam Hall, fitness trainer and certified CrossFit Instructor. A talented all-around athlete and former football standout, Cam Hall played...
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