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French Toast Apple Bake

Do you equate brunch to mimosas, stacks of pancakes and powder-sugar-coated donuts? Brunch doesn't have to deter you from all of your fitness and weight loss goals. It's completely healthy to occasionally indulge in a carb-rich, sweet treat. This French toast bake is a high protein dish that’s husband-approved and kid-friendly too! It’s a fall-inspired comfort meal, full of flavor...

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Post Workout Nutrition

Most of us go to the gym, take a fitness class, or head outdoors for a run with a specific goal in mind.  We want to increase our strength, decrease body fat and improve our well being without spending our lives at the gym and our nights preparing meals for hours on end. Over time, we learn that various formats...

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5 Thoughts to Fuel Your Goals

Years ago, I was invited to a networking event that was taking place at Willis (forever in my mind "Sears") Tower.  Back then, we had flip phones instead of GPS.  And having grown up in the Chicago suburbs, I was confident that my map-less self could navigate along the Dan Ryan and through the city streets to reach my destination....

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Cardio-Cable Core Workout

If you're like a lot of gym enthusiasts, you may have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill that turns to hate after ten minutes. And the long, slow upward climb on the stepmill feels like a trek to reach the top of Mount Everest. As a result, I created this core-inspired cardio cable workout. It's a great way to get...

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Let God Guide You

5:30am. You glance away from the clock and stare toward the window. The sun is beginning to come up. You had put your phone down an hour ago, but the restlessness in your body (and mind) are as strong as the coffee you contemplate making. Hours before, as you were brushing your teeth and going through your nightly rituals, you noticed...

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4 Questions Every Vegetarian Is Asked

It doesn't come up often.  One would think that after 30+ years, I would get tired of talking about it. It's inevitable though that whenever we have people over for dinner, or when I'm discussing nutrition with clients, I end up talking about my vegetarian lifestyle and plant-based diet. It seems absurd to most people or, at least, they're surprised....

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5 Ways to Overcome Workout Boredom

Sweat drenched and exhausted, you wipe your brow and head toward the shower. Leaving your worries behind by the weights and your stress alongside the treadmill, the clarity you feel provides a sense of accomplishment. Almost as though you're on top of the world.  Nothing can get you down.  Your energy levels are up, along with your confidence. Most of...

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Beauty Basics

Years ago, during a New Year's Eve trip to Canada, I shared a hotel room with four other girls (craziness, I know). I recall one particular night when I was the last one to get in the shower, and I was the first one ready to go. While I'm still not sure if this is something I should be proud...

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Modifying Your Relationship with Food

The word "cheat" has become a buzz word in the fitness industry. It defines the way we view a particular meal, snack or food item. When you think of a cheat food, what comes to mind? Ice cream? Pizza? Chocolate? Anything with a barcode? If you can relate to any of these, or if your cheat meal consists of a bottle...

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