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4 Reasons Why You Didn’t Lose Weight Going Paleo

At first, it just felt like the right choice, it even worked wonders for your friend. But now that you've been doing the Paleo thing for a while you don't get the results you were promised, why?. In this post find out about 4 things you need to consider and what you can do about it.

I’ll admit it, I’m a fan. I’ve been drinking the Paleo Kool-Aid since before it was cool. I read Dr Loren Cordain’s research more than 15 years ago and was amazed at what the diet did for my PCOS. Thanks to Mr Robb Wolf, “paleo” is not only a buzzword and a highly searched Instagram hashtag […]

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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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Problems & Perks Of Protein Shakes (Especially If You Have Hashimoto’s)

  Love them? Hate them?   Protein shakes are a useful tool at times and they are almost synonymous with working out. There’s no doubt they have huge benefits in certain scenarios but are they really necessary? We’ll get to the perks, but first let’s discuss some of the great big downsides to the protein […]

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How To Avoid The Serial Whole30

It’s no secret, I’m a big fan of Whole30. With such a high percentage of my patients having Hashimoto’s and PCOS, it’s a great template to women started on a very immune-friendly-hormone-helping diet. It’s very straightforward (eat these things, don’t eat those things) so it quickly becomes easy to look at any menu or grocery […]

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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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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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Why Don’t I Look Like Her? How To Stop Comparing

Yesterday I made the point that we can’t simply look at another woman’s body, dig up what she does in the gym and in the kitchen, follow it and expect to get her results. It simply doesn’t work as we are all so individual. We’ve all done it. We see a woman with the legs, […]

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“I’ll Have What She’s Having” Is Not A Great Fat Loss Plan

You’ve done it, I’ve done it. We look at someone that has the body we want and we think, “I’ll just do what they’re doing.” We fantasize that if we follow her exact diet and workout regimen that our body will eventually look just like hers. And it’s no wonder we’ve adopted this nonsense approach, […]

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Do You Have A Post Holiday Guilt Hangover?

The Thanksgiving Day sweet potatoes, the Christmas cookies and the New Year’s champagne come with a side of guilt every year don’t they? My friend Jessie Mundell posted on Facebook recently that she was working out New Year’s Day and a guy next to her said, “You feeling guilty too, huh?” When did it become […]

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