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What are healthy fats? Your ultimate guide to making better choices

Healthy fats can help promote heart health. Here are some tips for working more healthy fats into your diet. Confused about good fats and bad fats? You’re not alone. Aside from questions about weight loss, the topic of healthy fats seems to come up with my clients more than any other. And it’s easy to see why. Many people I talk to remember the low fat diet era of 20 years ago… just as they remember the high fat/low carb era that followed right behind. Then, it seems, the focus shifted – suddenly it wasn’t merely about how much (or how little) fat we should be eating, but whether or not we were eating the right kinds of fat. What Are Healthy Fats, and Why Are They Good For You? The fats you eat can be divided up into two broad categories – saturated (unhealthy fats) and unsaturated (healthier fats). Of the two, the unsaturated fats are considered better … Read more…

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Getting a Little Personal Part 1

I wrote this blog post for another website that I am starting that talks about my miscarriages and infertility over the past several years.  I have never shared anything as personal and as transparent as this before.  This goes right into my heart and soul and is hard to share.  The reason why I am sharing it here is because it is the true beginning of my journey to health.  This is where it all REALLY started.  Pardon me for baring my heart but if I am able to help just 1 person by sharing my story then that is all that matters. When I was 16 I found out I was pregnant.  I thought my pregnancy was HORRIBLE.  Morning sickness, sleepiness, mood swings, and talk about being HOT all the time!  (Seriously, everywhere I went that summer was doomed to have the air conditioner broken – I couldn’t get away from the heat!)  I … Read more…

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Wild Berry Bliss

Wild Berry Bliss What You’ll Need: 2-4 tbs (2-4 scoops) Herbalife Formula 1 – Wild Berry 1-2 tbs (1-2 scoops)Protein Drink Mix – Vanilla 1/2  cup of strawberries (frozen works best but is not necessary) 1 cup of ice 1 cup of water Instructions: Add ice and water to blender Add shake mix, protein drink mix to blender. Blend until smooth. Add strawberries to blender Blend for a few seconds to chop strawberries and disperse throughout shake. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Super Bowl Snack Time!!

What do you think of when you think about Super Bowl?   What else….football and food, lots of food…oh and don’t forget the funny commercials! It’s no secret that this once a year event is definitely not good for the waistline,  especially if you have been working so hard for the past several weeks on your weight loss resolution.  But really, can you enjoy the Super Bowl without the food.  I think not!!! Well, at least I don’t want to try!  I figured, it’s only a once a year occurrence and while I don’t want to ruin my hard work I do still want to enjoy it.  Right?  So I did some digging and found 10 recipes that are SEMI-healthy choices for game day.     1.  Watch Yo’ Nachos (HG’s Loaded Tater Nachos Supreme) **Click on the title to see recipe   2.  HG’s Double-Stuffed Steak Quesadilla   3.  BBQ Chicken Pizza 4.  Hot Spinach … Read more…

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I Refuse To Start Tomorrow

I don’t know about you but I am a pro procrastinator.  There have been more times than not that I have said that I am going to do something and then when it comes down to it, I say, “oh, well, I will do it tomorrow.” I catch myself doing this over and over and over again and before I realize it, it has been a week, a month and sometimes even a year and I still have not started.   I almost did that one morning not too long ago.  I woke energized and on fire to get results, not just some results but RESULTS.  You know what I mean, really buckling down, no b.s, making things happen kind of results.   Then, at about 9am I caught myself saying, well, I really want to make these RESULTS happen, but I can just start tomorrow.  I am really craving that hotdog in the refrigerator. … Read more…

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Do You Know Where You Are?

Over the past year I have been learning so much about setting and accomplishing goals.  I have stepped so far out of my comfort zone, it’s not even funny.   As the end of the year draws closer and I look at the goals I set for myself at the end of last year, I see that I haven’t reached all of them.  In fact I am pretty far from a lot of them.  It’s okay though.   Really. At the end of last year, if I would not have reached ALL of my goals I would have been so angry at myself.  I really would have beat myself up and downgraded myself.  I would have upped my goals for the following year and aimed for something even bigger than the year before to make up lost ground. Now I can see that theory really never worked out for me very well.  I would beat myself … Read more…

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It’s Time To Celebrate!!

  I am so excited!!  Last night as I was just sitting down in my office to do some finishing touches on a few things I have been working on  when Pete came in and told me we were at 601 likes on our Facebook page.  By the time I got on there to check it out, we were at 603!! We just started this page a couple of months ago and we have been amazed at how much it has grown in such amount of time.  We are so grateful for you to have joined us on there. It wouldn’t have happened without YOU! It’s so exciting to see your smiling face on there every day, along with the other 600 people. You have no idea how special you are to us.  We really do appreciate you and truly are here to serve you in any way we possibly can. Because you have done … Read more…

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Suck It Up and Clean Your Toilet Already!

You’re probably wondering why in the world would I be talking about cleaning toilets? Well, I’m not actually talking about cleaning toilets but when I think about something that most people hate to do, I think about cleaning toilets…I don’t know I don’t really mind, but I DO hate putting up laundry!! Anyway, we all have some task that we loathe doing, whether it is cleaning the toilets, washing the dishes, putting up the clean laundry, or whatever, but we do them (most of us anyway) because it is a necessity and we would rather do that than live with a filthy house or wear crazy wrinkled clothes (in my case). The thing is, you don’t have to build your life around cleaning toilets and you shouldn’t just not clean all together because you have to clean a few toilets every once in a while.  It seems kind of extreme right? That’s how I see … Read more…

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Be You (tiful)

You know, my goal is to help as many people, one-on-one, to lose weight, get crazy healthy, have the body they desire and to have the life they desire.  i strive to provide the tools and support for everything along the way.  My promise to you is that if I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does. That’s not what I want to talk about today.  Today I want to talk about filling sexy at any size.  I don’t care if you are a size 0 or a size 34 (women) or a size small or a size 6X, the desire in my heart is to help you to see yourself in a new light, to love yourself now matter how you think you look….to just feel damn sexy! You know, I don’t remember a time in my life that I felt good about how I looked.  I remember when I was … Read more…

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Don’t Quit, Never Give Up!

The last year has been quite a journey for us.  Last year we were homeless, living out of car, at the highest weight either of us have ever been, we experienced our 5th pregnancy loss and really we were just wondering if we would ever pull ourselves out of the slump that we got ourselves into and honestly, I just prayed for God to “take me now.” Yeah, last year was rough! The thing is last year we also were able to lose the most amount of weight that either of us had ever lost before, we had amazing breakthroughs in our relationships, faith, health and mindsets.  The reason why is because we never completely gave up.  Sure, we have struggles and gotten off the path every once in a while, like we mentioned before. We kept thinking that we were at our last string, we thought “surely if something wlse happens, we just aren’t … Read more…

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