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The Scale: Step On It Or Skip It?

I posted this pic several days ago on  Facebook and Instagram: I saw this silly scale at a rest area in upstate NY. There were several things about it that cracked me up: One, that your weight is your lucky number. Weight is definitely a number, but unfortunately most women don’t feel lucky about the […]

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The Dreaded “Puff”: Most Common Causes of Water Retention

Uh-Oh! There it is..again, puffiness and bloating. In your face, your belly, hands, thighs, the worst.
The first step to healing is knowledge, in this post you will learn some of the most common causes it presents in your body and find a convenient list of what you can do about it.

When I first moved to New York I was the most unhealthy version of myself. Moving here was in some ways the worst thing I could do for my tenacious personality because it truly is the city that never sleeps. There is a buzz that is palpable 24/7 – and living on a busy corner […]

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The Cheesecake Effect (Why Your Waistline Hates Sugar+Fat)

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you?: Increased sugary and carbs cravings, low willpower and difficulty to burn and loose fat. It does for a lot of us. In this article, learn more about how insulin works and why you need to avoid this particular food combo in order to move forward to a healthier 'you':

The Cheesecake Effect could also be called the French Fry Effect, Doughnut Effect, Guac and Chips Effect or any food that is both high in carbs or sugar as well as fat. What happens when we eat these types of foods is that we get an exaggerated insulin response and the message to our metabolism […]

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Dr Brooke’s Travel & Home Workout Must Haves

I’ve you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve had the great fortune to be traveling a bit Upstate to Lake George this summer. In the past, vacation meant for me the best of intentions on Day 1 and then after a couple days of less than perfect eating and maybe too much wine […]

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This Whole New Way To Think About Food Will Empower You

Find out how the way you think about food can become tied to your behavior and worth. It can influence your life in a negative or a positive way. Read on to find out about this whole new way to think about food that is empowering and leaves out the emotion and drama:

We think of food as good or bad. Like, veggies good, sugar bad. Sweet potato good, French fries bad. This seems benign and we’ve been doing it since we were kids. Eat this good food (broccoli) and then you’ll get this bad food (dessert). The problem is that as grown up girls, we’re still doing […]

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Are You Ready To Lose Weight?

There are two perfectly great answers to this question.   Answer #1: Yes! Great. From this place you’re ready to rock. You’re motivated – or better yet, you’re inspired. You’ve got your plan or you’re ready to find the person to give you one. You’re fired up and you’re in the right mindset for success. […]

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The F Word

Brace yourself, today’s blog will have some F bombs. But not the ones you think. That word actually seems to be more tolerated that the one I’m dropping today. Fat. Recently I pitched an article to a major blog that talked about my Fattitude program. I’ve contributed to them before and I know they love […]

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Baby-Weight: Sane, Practical & Kind Advice For New Moms

With my recent posts on baby weight, post baby body, breastfeeding and fat loss, it was serendipity that a few of us got into a Facebook discussion earlier this week on getting in shape after baby. The general theme of advice for a new mom was this: Don’t make yourself nuts, be kind as you […]

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Why Didn’t I Lose Weight While Breastfeeding??

Breastfeeding is a very personal choice, it may bring changes in your body along with it, and it's only natural. In this post, you will learn how your hormonal landscape may change, what you can do about it and how a positive outlook on this stage can help you.

Choosing to breastfeed is a very personal choice for a woman, made based on what she feels is best for her baby, her body and her lifestyle. But I’ll bet you also heard it is an awesome diet. While I was pregnant, every woman that inquired about whether I would breastfeed or not seemed to […]

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What Do You Really Mean When You Say, “I Feel Fat?”

I say “I feel fat” a lot…too much.  It’s a bad habit I’m trying to break. What I noticed over the weekend is the feeling that I really feel is scared. I feel scared and anxious, although what I say is, “I feel fat”. What am I scared of when I say “I feel fat”? […]

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