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7 Tips to Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

While I am a firm believer that counting calories & macros is the easiest way to lose weight, I am still convinced that the mass majority of the population doesn't want to do this. I understand why, it seems like a hassle… and sometimes, it is. While I will always continue to count calories, I thought I would write a post with 7 useful tips that people who don't want to count calories can use to still drop weight and burn fat. Just realize these are helpful tips you can use to...

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Boost Your Metabolism!

Does your metabolism need a boost? When looking to lose weight, many people are unsure of where to start or how their metabolism comes into play. It's a common misconception that by eating less and skipping meals you will lose weight. By skipping meals during the day, it prevents your body from getting the essential nutrients you need to function. The general concept of weight loss is that you need to burn off more calories than you consume. Having a high metabolism is important in the...

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Summer Workout Fun!

Have fun in the Sun while staying fit and active! It feels like you've been waiting centuries for summer to arrive, thinking of the warm breeze blowing through your hair and the sand beneath your toes. It's almost as if the time as snuck up on you as the temperamental spring season has finally come to an end. Let's face it, in the past months you would have totally of gone for that long, overdue run if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme...

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My Life Adventures with Health & Fitness

My Life Adventures with Health & Fitness Awhile back, I made the decision to completely change my career path and my life. Being in my mid-thirties, married and with a 9 month old daughter, this was a big decision for my family. After much soul searching and exploring, I decided that I wanted to follow a career in Health and Fitness! Though I must admit, I was never sure where it would begin or where it would take me. Health and fitness had always been a part of my life, but I...

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Healthy Back to School Tips

 Heading to school this September? Whether you’re in grade school or post-secondary, here are some healthy back to school tips to keep you fit through the school year. After class begins, you’ll probably feel like a circus act balancing your crazy workloads, extracurricular activities, friends and family on a thin wire! So who has time to exercise and be health conscious? The answer is everyone . Having experienced post-secondary first hand in a condensed program myself, I...

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Healthy and Wholesome Recipes

Here are some of our favourite staff recipes. Please share your own in the comments section. Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends! 1. Breakfast Muffin Cups - yields 12 egg "muffins" Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Ingredients: 10 eggs 1/4 cup chopped pepper 1/4 cup chopped mushroom (optional) 4 green onions diced or 6 chives diced (optional) 3 large ham slices (cut into small cubes) or 6 pieces of cooked bacon...

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Staying Motivated with Fitness Apps

B etween apple and android devices, there are over 25,000 apps that are available for download. This is one of the fastest growing app categories and in my opinion one of the more useful ones as well (although of course there is a time and place for posting photos of food, playing angry birds or seeing what your face looks like when combined with your boyfriends). These apps have many different uses and the one(s) you download should take into consideration your goals and your fitness level.

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100 Reasons people break their diet

No matter who you are, dieting is an invariably difficult process. Even the most dedicated, strong-willed person can fall into one of many pitfalls that plague dieters across the entire world. You should take note of the reasons why you might encounter trouble in sustaining your diet; by being aware of these dangers, you can help to preserve your determination and eventually achieve your goal of losing weight. (Posted originally at NonDiet.com - see it here in full) A Healthy Balance...

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What About Fiber?

If you haven’t read my article From Grains to The Grave , you should do so. I recommend eating a diet based on lean meat, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds if you want to be on route to optimum fitness, health and longevity. If you follow the USDA, AMA, or just about any government agency recommendations to eat grains as the base of your diet, you are on the wrong path. Ever since the government entities have implemented the food pyramid, we have been only getting fatter and...

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The "F" Word of fitness

The nutrition and fitness world seem to periodically target a single nutrient as the root of all health problems. In the 80s the enemy was dietary fats and in the 90s there was a transition towards carbohydrates. Soon after trans-fatty acids became the one thing people must not eat. Today, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the doer of all evil in the nutrition world; responsible for obesity, diabetes and a host of other health problems. Now, while the research does indicates that high levels of...

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