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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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Find Your Unique Carb Tolerance With A Glucometer

Low carb is all relative, you require a specific, unique type and amount of carbs to feel best. Hormones are the best compass to a better health, but how can you monitor them as accurate as possible to then take action? In this post you will learn how to use a glucometer, how to take your readings and some important considerations to have.

Testing your blood sugar at home is a completely underutilized tool for customizing your diet. The meter will set you back a few bucks and it’s not totally painless, but after taking it for just a few days you’ll have a whole new understanding of one of your main metabolic hormones: insulin. Insulin is hardly […]

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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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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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Master Your Fat Loss Hormones With These 10 BETTER Habits

When you focus on balancing these 2 hormones in your body you can set many other hormones straight. In this post learn 10 habits to acquire for a better lifestyle and mastering fat loss.

Yesterday, I posted a long, but great 🙂 blog on why I think it’s best to focus your efforts on just two hormones. I made the case that details like thyroid and estrogen may be instances where you need to seek help, but by focusing your daily nutrition and exercise habits on insulin and cortisol […]

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Why I’m Finally Enjoying My Vacation

In the past, I’ve always viewed time up here at the lake or other trips as “time off”.  I’d often workout the first day and then after too many glasses of wine and late nights, I’d say, “I’m on vacation, dammit. I deserve a break and to just enjoy my time off.” This lead to […]

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Change A Habit With This Super Simple Tool

Last week I had several posts about changing habits (not as easy as it sounds, huh?) and they ended with my 6 Step Process For Doing BETTER. These easy to follow steps walk you through making tough changes after you’ve tuned into the reminder, routine and reward (known as the habit loop) of the habit […]

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If You Don’t Know What’s Wrong, You Can’t Fix It

Lately, I’ve been really focusing on my abs. My diet’s been tight and I’ve been training regularly and getting good results everywhere but my stomach.  This is a huge bummer for me because while I’ve always had the booty, I’ve never had the tummy. Enter baby…. I tried not to be too frustrated this past […]

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Are We There Yet?

Don’t know about you, but I’m not. Recently I’ve been once again facing some really big fears. Going head to head again with all my old insecurities that I thought I’d licked.  Here it is…all my “stuff”…again. There have been many days lately that I just wanted to put my head in my pillow, cry […]

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