Kate Middleton and Royal Wedding Diet Tips

We got some great feedback on our post the other day about Crazy Nutrition Tips — from eating toothpaste to curb cravings to ONLY drinking coffee for 2 straight days to shrink your stomach.  **Scroll to the bottom to find the winner of our free 21 Day Fat Loss Jumpstart** While the world was glued to their TV’s this AM, watching the Royal Wedding … Kate Middleton’s dress wasn’t the only talk on Facebook, TV, and online — but of course how she looked in her dress trumped it all. And as most women do before their wedding, Kate Middleton also wanted to shed so…
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Crazy Nutrition Tips

The longer we’re in this field and the more people we talk with, the crazier the questions, tips, and suggestions we continue to hear. But yesterday may have been the icing on the cake. We’re at the doctor’s office yesterday. And the nurse asked Kara how she is feeling.  Kara said "still nauseous."  The nurse says — "you’re never going to believe this, but the ONLY thing that works for nausea is eating CHEETOS!  I don’t know what it is in the Cheetos, but even the women in the office upstairs at Maternal and Fetal Medicine s…
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BIGGEST Dieting Mistake (and how to fix it!)

When people are looking for fat loss, the first question is usually "what CAN’T I eat?" But the fact of the matter is it’s not just food that matters. And actually it’s not exercise either.  The BIGGEST mistake people make when trying to lose fat is not keeping a log of what they eat and drink.  That’s it.  Pretty simple, right?  And while there are loads of websites, Apps, and other fancy gadgets to keep track of this … a simple $1.99 notebook from Target works perfectly well! Why is this SO important? Think of it like keeping tabs…
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Study Links ADHD in Kids to Pesticides

You may have seen the recent report or media attention regarding the decision the FDA was making regarding several specific food dyes in foods.  After sorting through the research they came to the conclusion that the food dyes weren’t linked to various behavioral issues and didn’t need to be banned (NOTE: they are in several other countries around the world). So if it’s not food dyes, is it pesticides that should be banned?  Are pesticides an issue?  Check out this study from the Journal, Pediatrics. In a nutshell the study measured pesticide content in t…
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Restaurant SHOCKERS!

The other day I was talking to someone and she asked what was ONE thing she could do to break through her current weight loss plateau. Just one. My immediate answer.  Start eating at home more often. You see, this woman is a social butterfly.  She’s out more often than she’s home.  Single.  In her late 30’s, enjoys cooking, but not quite as much as she loves going out to eat or getting take out. Here’s the problem with that. Restaurant food is LOADED with calories, fat, and salt.  All of those will hold you back from weight loss. When I say loaded…
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Does Fasted Cardio Burn More Fat? THE TRUTH!

You ever have one of those horrible travel days? The other day I was coming home from Syracuse NY where I gave a talk. My flight was delayed, we then boarded the plane.  Deboarded the plane.  Waited 3 more hours, then got back on and took off.  The first problem? With the delay, I missed my connection.  So they rerouted me to Lexington (a little over 1 hour away) and I wasn’t going to get in until around 11:30 PM.  The second problem? I had to rent a car to get home and was told the car rental return at the Louisville airport closes at 1 AM.  Uh oh. So maybe I had a bit of…
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Is Stress the Cause of Your Weight Gain?

There are a lot of pieces to the fat loss puzzle … of course food and training, but sleep, hormones and even stress all ‘weigh in’ as well.    But stress is that often overlooked piece that can ultimately make or break your success. Let’s figure out how to put a stop to this! You see, there’s this powerful hormone in our body called cortisol – it’s known as “the stress hormone.” It’s a chemical our bodies release when we’re coping with different stressors. It creates a fight-or-flight response, which can ultim…
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Food Flips for Weight Loss

When people think about what it takes to lose weight, the first thought is usually "I have to give up my favorite foods" or "Well I can’t eat that anymore."  But what if you shifted your thinking from wondering what you have to give up to thinking about simple swaps to boost fat loss and health at the same time. Weight loss shouldn’t mean mindlessly eliminating calories. Living off 100 calorie snack packs for the sake of lowering calories is not a smart way to lose fat. But we’ve seen it over and over again from clients who tell us all they need to do is ea…
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Bust Through A Weight Loss Plateau

Everyone who has ever tried to lose belly fat has faced it… The dreaded fat loss plateau. And it can truly be a game changer. Weight is coming off quickly, motivation is super high … early on in the weight loss game, it can almost feel "easy." And then suddenly, weight comes to a screeching halt.  Interestingly, depending on the person and often the personality in how they react to stressful situations, this plateau can go one of two ways. It can set a person back where they quickly revert to old habits and put weight back on. OR It can be the "kick" to a fat loss…
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Do You Eat this “Magical” Fruit…

I spent the last several days in Turkey, doing a handful of lectures to a group of pharmacists and doing a little media work over there as well.  In fact here I am on Sky Turk TV with one of their health anchors.  Apparently she’s a favorite of Dr. Oz as well, who is Turkish, so asked me to say hi to him when I come back to the States since he is on her show as well every time he comes back to Turkey. So anyhow, me and the anchor were talking about some smart nutrition decisions people can make to help them lose weight faster. And she asked about some particular foods — wondering specifi…
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