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Over the Winter, when it’s cold and dark out, I crave comforting foods which, inevitably, leads to gaining weight, so every Winter I gain about five pounds. When Spring starts to blossom and the days become longer, I start to crave being outdoors; riding my bike, going for walks, etc.  I start to crave light […]

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Given that my most popular posts have been weight-loss related, I thought I would give you what you want: Top Ten Ways To Lose Weight 1)    Cut the crap.  Eat real food made with real ingredients.  Read the label, if you can’t pronounce it, it’s not real food.  Get back to the basics. 2)    Drink […]

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Back in January I wrote my blog post How I Lost 18 Lbs. on my Holiday and to date it is my most read and commented post.  It gave me an inkling that it is a subject you are all interested in, so I thought I would share some tips that have worked for me […]

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…continued Once I’ve decided what I want (see previous post), I start to think about situations where I’ll have the opportunity to stuff my face: · Treats at the office · Xmas parties · Xmas Dinner · Office Parties · Open Houses · Dinner Parties · Family gatherings · Treats around the house · Gifts […]

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We’re coming into the time of year where every where we turn there are chocolates, cookies, candies, cakes and more. It’s sooo easy to indulge! Then there’s the parties, family gatherings and to top it off New Years! So every holiday season one can easily gain a few pounds and then some. If I gain […]

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Did you know that you have a natural girdle around your waist?! It’s true! It’s called the Tranversus Abdominal muscle and it’s one of the four muscles that make up your “core”. I’m sure you’ve heard of the “core” since core work has been very much in vogue for some time now. The core is […]

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The short answer is yes. Here is an interesting article on the matter:  CLICK HERE In a nutshell: Muscle is denser than fat and takes up less space in the body At rest, muscle burns more calories than fat The more muscle and less fat your body has the higher your metabolism (burns more calories […]

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Recently I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts: The Tim Ferriss Show, he referenced a short essay called “It’s Always Your Fault” written by his guest David Heinemeier Hansson.  The essay refers to business systems and the question it asks is “How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t […]

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I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you much love, health and happiness for the New Year! Thank you for another fantastic year! xo, Ali HOLIDAY EATING STRATEGIES – Summary Step 1 Prepare by thinking about how you feel about eating and the holidays. Step 2 Make a conscious decision about […]

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continued… After I have decided on what I want (see previous post), I start to think about situations where I’ll have the opportunity to stuff my face: ·   Treats at the office ·   Xmas parties ·   Xmas Dinner ·   Office Parties ·   Open Houses ·   Dinner Parties ·   Family gatherings ·   Treats around the house ·   Gifts that are treats Then I think about […]

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