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Fiber-filled Shakedown Foods

Fiber-filled Shakedown Foods
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Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, but it is especially helpful if weight loss is your goal. There are two types: insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber soaks up water in your system, to expand like a sponge and sweep waste out of the body as it moves through your intestinal tract. Soluble fiber does dissolve in your system, forming a thick gel which traps fat and …Read More

16 Ways to Stay Motivated & Reach Your Goal

16 Ways to Stay Motivated & Reach Your Goal
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1. Act as if you’re already there. When you meet your goal, you’re going to have more confidence, take a trip, shop at the high-end grocery store. Why not enjoy some of those things right now? Planning a reward for when you reach your goal is good, but feel free to enjoy some things along the way too. Living with the mindset that you already deserve these things will cultivate …Read More

How to Fight the Fear of Dieting

How to Fight the Fear of Dieting
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The “D” word seems to come with so many strings attached, doesn’t it? The stigma of dieting is that of hunger, deprivation, and even failure. But when done the right way, the healthy way, none of these stereotypes apply and you have nothing to be scared of! Here’s how to fight the fear and gain footing on the path to a new you: Use positive vocabulary. First of all, ditch …Read More

Approved Fruits

Approved Fruits
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These fruits are high in health benefits and low in sugars. Use them in your smoothies, as a healthy dessert, or as a good snack to satisfy your sweet tooth!    *Stated in 1 serving increments. Daily intake for the Smoothie Shakedown is 2 servings.

7 Craving Crushers

7 Craving Crushers
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What is it about “the forbidden” that is so enticing? Even if you weren’t especially interested in it before, it becomes suddenly so desirable when you feel like it’s off limits. Making cuts and adjustments to your daily diet comes saddled with plenty of challenges, one of which is cravings. Before you do anything drastic, we have a few simple suggestions that can derail the craving-train. Clean House— of temptations, …Read More

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash
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This oh-so-yummy squash is more than your just average side dish veggie! The cooked squash flesh shreds into threads like spaghetti— hence the name. The strands make a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice and can be served with some sort of a sauce. Spaghetti squash is available year-round, but the peak season is in the fall. Like any winter squash, it’s quite hard and cutting it raw can …Read More