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The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

In all my years of coaching clients, one of the most common things I hear is: “But, I don’t have time to make a balanced breakfast every morning!” And since breakfast IS the most important meal of the day (for your metabolism, your brain power, and your energy levels!), I want to help you overcome that ...

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3 Steps to Conquering Your Sugar Cravings

Are you constantly thinking about where you’ll get your next sugar fix, your next “guilty pleasure” or “cheat?” Ever swore you were only going to  “just have one,” and before you know it the entire box is gone? Or—and I know this was one of my big problems—have you made an excuse for why you NEED ...

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The Gospel (aka: The Good News!) About Exercise

What if I told you that you could lose weight by eating more, sleeping more and exercising less? Would you believe me? Or does that sound too good to be true? I get it. It can be hard to comprehend—even for me!—the fact that I’m in the best shape of my life while working out LESS ...

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4 Hormones That Sabotage Weight Loss (& How to Control Them)

You’ve tried everything to lose weight. Not just exercising, but every kind of exercise—running, lifting, yoga, Pilates, CrossFit. Not just dieting, but every kind of diet—Weight Watchers, Atkins, vegetarian/vegan, Paleo, low carb, SlimFast, Beachbody. Not just supplements—but hundreds of dollars of pills, powders, shakes, you name it. Not just self improvement, but every kind of self ...

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5 Lessons from 10 Days in the Desert

I just returned from spending 10 days in the desert for an event called Burning Man. Burning Man is a temporary city of 80,000 people living in the desert, and is based on self-reliance (because you need to be prepared in the middle of the desert), self-expression (in the form of art, dance, music and crazy ...

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Is Coconut Oil bad for my heart!? (Re: That USA Today Coconut Oil Article)

I got all of your concerned and confused messages about that article from USA Today on how the American Heart Association released a report saying that coconut oil isn’t healthy and never has been….UGH! This is the world we live in, and I’m so glad so many of you are on the defense! I CALL BS. And have a ...

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3 Reasons You’re Eating Perfectly & STILL Not Losing Weight

Time and time again, my team of Dietitians and I see clients who are seemingly doing everything “right” and aren’t seeing the weight loss they want. I know how frustrating it is to work so hard and not see results on the scale or in the mirror! That’s why we always look deeper — beyond just ...

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Calories Aren’t All That Count

On one of my first days working as a hospital dietitian, I had a patient come in with a feeding tube. A feeding tube is a device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot eat orally. This patient was receiving all of his nutrition through the tube, which means I could control every last calorie ...

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Cholesterol: Your TRUE Love (are you ready for this?)

Let’s talk about your heart. Since February is American Heart Month, it’s extra heavy on my heart just how many people I hear from who want to break up with cholesterol. When really…. we should be falling in love with cholesterol over and over again! First things first—let’s get clear on how serious an issue heart health is, before ...

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How to Detox Daily (And Why You Should!)

I’ll admit—I used to think detoxing was a complete scam. Juice cleanses, restrictive fasts and sugar detoxes marketed to us from every angle? Scam. Scammy. Scam. How could they ever be healthy when they don’t provide lasting results? Besides, isn’t your liver already doing all the detoxing needed (that’s kind of like it’s function, right?)? Here’s ...

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