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Want a Successful Mindset?

Do you avoid challenges or give up easily when you have a challenge? Do you beat yourself up harshly or blame others when things don’t work out? Do you believe that your intelligence or qualities can’t be changed? Those all have to do with your mindset, which is your belief about yourself. The good news

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10 Weight Loss Tips

Tip 1 Don’t forget to make yourself a priority. We can become so busy in our lives that we neglect our health. Make time to buy and prepare healthy foods. Make time to exercise. Also, make time to relax and take healthy breaks. You’re worth it! Tip 2 Understand that the short feeling of pleasure

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A Busy Mind Makes Poor Choices

A guest blog post written by Peter Dell’Orto of CR Fitness Did you know that the more things you need to concentrate on, the worse food choices you make? It seems odd, but true. I stumbled upon a discussion of a study of choice on the show Radiolab (http://www.radiolab.org/2008/nov/17/). It’s worth it to take a

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Tips For Eating Out

A lot of us go out to eat which presents a problem when trying to lose or maintain your weight. So, you need to be conscious and prepare yourself by having a plan. I was a waiter for 5 years, so I know how you can be pushed into poor choices, especially when they bring

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The Million Dollar Mindset

When trying to help my clients get results with eating better or exercising, I commonly hear them say, “I can’t” or “I don’t have the time”.  An example may be that I tell a client to prepare meals ahead of time and they say that it’s too hard with their schedule. That’s when I give

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The “What The Hell” Effect

The “What The Hell Effect” or the scientific term, counterregulatory eating, is a concept that can be found in the book, Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney. The basic premise of this concept is that you’re doing well on a diet and then you slip up and have something like a cup of ice

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Understanding Willpower

Many people rely on willpower when it comes to eating, but there are some interesting things you need to know that can help you. I was reading a book called “The Happiness Advantage” by Shaw Achor and he talks about one of the willpower studies done by researcher Dr. Roy Baumeister. He used college students

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The Irony Of Eating And Exercise

I generally notice that people love certain foods that contribute to their weight gain (sugars, breads, pastas, etc.) AND they don’t love to exercise. When you give in to these foods, you tend to feel bad afterwards and beat yourself up (I shouldn’t have had those cookies!). When you don’t exercise, you tend to feel

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