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Getting Started in your 20’s

Disclaimer: I’m not a trained professional in either nutrition or fitness. All of these views are my own, and based on my own experience with trying to live a healthier lifestyle.   We all know how it goes, you’re in high school, eating chocolate, pizza, and obscene amounts of everything that you shouldn’t. You don’t… Continue reading Getting Started in your 20’s

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Muscle Burns More Calories than Fat, But How Much?

Most of us have heard the statement that “muscle burns more calories than fat”, but just how many more calories does muscle burn than fat, and what does that mean? Let’s start with the numbers: Calories burned per day by fat: 2 calories per pound of fat Calories burned per day by muscle: 6 calories… Continue reading Muscle Burns More Calories than Fat, But How Much?

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Low-Carb Food Replacements

There are many different meal plans and diets one can follow to lose weight. Cutting carbs is very popular, but it can be really difficult for a carb lover like me. When I'm trying to cut carbs, I find that tricking myself by eating carb-like foods really helps to keep me on track. Check out… Continue reading Low-Carb Food Replacements

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Negative Reinforcement

Last week I wrote about Positive Reinforcement to help you achieve your goals, but this week let's talk about the other end of the scale, Negative Reinforcement. As I'm sure you're aware, Negative Reinforcement is the concept of punishment for bad behavior, and sometimes we need to be held accountable for our actions when Positive… Continue reading Negative Reinforcement

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Positive Reinforcement

Lets be honest, working towards a reward is fun. Sometimes our ultimate reward of losing weight and feeling good is a far way off, so adding in small incentives can be a great way help to boost your motivation. It's important to predetermine your rewards though. Simply saying, "I've been working hard, I deserve to… Continue reading Positive Reinforcement

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Week 2 Weigh In Results – 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge

We’ve made it two whole weeks into our 12 Week Challenge!! You may be starting to veer off path now, but hopefully your weigh in results will motivate you to KEEP GOING! Everyone who has weighed in has made tremendous progress, and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves! The top 3 Challengers this… Continue reading Week 2 Weigh In Results – 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge

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Health Benefits of Warm Lemon Water

I've heard many times that drinking warm lemon water every morning is good for you, and can actually help you lose weight! But what does it actually do? How does it actually help? Well, here's a quick rundown of the health benefits of drinking warm lemon water every morning!   Helps digestion by flushing the… Continue reading Health Benefits of Warm Lemon Water