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“Doing” vs “Training” Cardio 2

Are you “doing cardio” or “training cardio”?  As a trainer and instructor, there’s a huge difference.  Sure, doing cardio has it’s place and gets you in the door, but training cardio takes your efficiency to a new level. When I work with clients individually and in classes, training always has

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Are Cravings Making you Crazy

Cravings making you CRAZY? So it’s the New Year and you are already struggling to maintain your resolution of avoiding “bad” foods, but the cravings are driving you crazy! Here are common causes of cravings and what you can do about them.  You’ll see that it isn’t just your will-power

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If Fruits & Vegetables Could Talk

Believe it or not, fruits and vegetables can communicate through their color. Make sure your diet is colorful, containing fruits and vegetables from all categories.  Eat fresh, organic, local, and in season whenever possible.   Red Fruits and Vegetables Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to

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Grass-Fed Beef Gets a 10!

According to a 2009 study by researches at Clemson University in South Carolina and the USDA, grass fed beef is better for your health than grain fed beef.  Here are the top 10 reasons! Lower in total fat. Higher in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A. Great

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Offal Meatballs

Here’s a quick & easy recipe to incorporate organ mean into your diet.  If you are cooking for a family, keep the secret, they will never know.  If you haven’t read my post on why organ meat is important, read it here.  Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes

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The Offal Things I’m Eating

Offal or awful, depends on how you look at it. Before the meat, cholesterol, and fat scare organ meat (otherwise known as offal), was prized for it’s nutritional content of vitamins & minerals, far superior to any vegetable. Beef liver for example is often dubbed natures multivitamin. The Weston A

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Recipe – Portabella Pizza

I posted this picture and received a few requests to post the recipe, so here it is!  I prepared it in my new Air Fryer (http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/philips-viva-digital-air-fryer/).  That thing is awesome by the way, pizza was done in 10 minutes! If you have an air fryer, the recipe is in the book,

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Lessons From a Tomato

In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in

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