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Shocking Top Protein Food (with recipes!)

For those who know me, they know I am FAR from handy. I’m not afraid to admit it.  I wish I had some more basic skills in the "handiness" area, but I don’t.  My dad is super handy.  He’s done electric, helped build their deck, crown molding, the stone wall on the back of their fireplace, tiling … you name it, he can do it.  That just didn’t get passed down to me. The kitchen is where I’m most comfortable.  Our Shun knives are like my hammer and nails. Anyhow, my Uncle Mark is also very handy — he’s actually in th…
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Ditch These Common Diet Tips

The diet tips, tricks and strategies are coming fast and furious this time of year… The official "start" of beach season is just days away.  I’ve heard some in the fitness industry refer to it as "Judgement Day."  The day when pools and beaches open and bathing suits come out. Not to build too much around this time of year … but it is interesting how our blog and associated fat loss questions have been on fire lately.  Surely there’s a connection. But what if the advice you’re reading is steering you in the wrong direction? H…
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8 Reasons Why You Keep Falling Off the Diet Wagon

I was talking to a friend of mine the other night, Tom Venuto, fellow "New Jersian" … and, no, Snookie did not come up anywhere in our conversation.  Tom is the author of the bestselling book "The Body Fat Solution" (that you can find in any major book store) and many #1 ebooks over the years as well.  Most notably, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. While talking, of course the conversation went to training and nutrition, and Tom mentioned he had a great article to share, so today we wanted to give him the floor (or the blog) rather than reinvent the wheel. _______…
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When You Take THIS You’ll Lose Fat

It’s not a pill. It’s not a secret diet food. Not a potion or a magic lotion.  It’s not a "cellulite melter" or a special "fat blocking" powder you sprinkle on your food. Do you know what it IS, though? It’s your picture. In a bathing suit, sports bra and shorts … or anything you want that shows your current self. I’ll warn you.  It can be shocking, particularly during the cold months of January when you’re normally bundled up in layers.  But it’s powerful.  And if you want results, doing this one, s…
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The Easiest Way to Lose Fat

Alright, I’m going to admit something … a confession, of sorts. …I LOVE food. Even more, I love GOOD food!  Homemade, super tasty foods.  Desserts?  Yup. Ice cream in particular.  Good ice cream, like the milk shake I enjoyed the other day when my brother was in town … made with Bourbon Ball Ice Cream.  Yummmmm. So, you’re thinking, THAT’S the easiest way to lose fat?  Enjoy all those good foods? Not at all. It’s not to keep those foods in the house! Maybe that sounds too simple.  Something you certainly don&…
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The Most Effective Prescription

What if you went to your doctor and she wrote you a prescription for fruit and vegetables. Or exercise. It happened to my uncle.  His doctor prescribed exercise.  At lest 3 times per week.  And, interestingly, he wouldn’t give him a prescription for any medication (for diabetes) until he "filled" his first. He now meets with a trainer 3-4 times per week. Similarly, I recently saw a piece highlighting 3 physicians in Massachusetts who are giving "produce by prescription."  This group of physicians is passing out coupons for family members…
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Are You Working on Losing Fat Daily?

A friend of ours is a business coach in the fitness industry.  He teaches others how to take their businesses to the next level.  A lot of what he talks about — running a successful business — applies to what we do: teaching people how to lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Recently in his daily newsletter he talked about getting better. Directly from Pat Rigsby’s newsletter (which you can find on this site): "You’re either getting better or worse. Every day. There is no status quo. If you’re not progressing – you’re losing g…
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Can you Lose Belly Fat if you Eat THIS?

There are over 30 names for sugar… …turbinado sugar, raw sugar, agave syrup, fruit paste, raw honey, malt syrup and many more. Of course we have our organic sugars too.  Are these any better if we’re trying to lose weight?  Ray from train2befit asked a question on the blog about the healthiest sugar options. Is there such a thing?  A "healthy" sugar? Clearly, when burning belly fat is a goal, sugar (all forms) need to take a back seat.  But let’s put a few of these under the microscope to see if there’s a best of the worst.  Af…
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Organic Foods are a Waste of Money?

Organic foods are hot – more and more consumers are looking for the term "organic." But is organic "stuff" worth the extra money?  Sometimes organic produce costs at least double what "conventional" produce costs. So why do people spend the extra money? 1. Less pesticides 2. More nutrients 3. More flavor But are these valid reasons? According to research published just the other day in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition … … not a chance.  Organic foods didn’t turn out to be any "better" than conve…
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