Chicken soup, good for the cold and the soul

One of my fondest memories of childhood is getting to stay at home from school with a cold and enjoying as many bowls of hot chicken soup as my mother could pour down my throat.  I mean, while I did not enjoy the cold, I did enjoy getting to stay home from school, being able to hang out with my mom on the couch and watch "the stories" as well as the comfort of the hot chicken soup.  I am betting you may have some similar fond memories. I can still feel the soothing warmth of that broth slowly...
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What is this Mindful Eating stuff I keep talking about?

What is this Mindful Eating Stuff? Toa Heftiba I get that question above a LOT. So, since I do get that question so much I figured I would give a brief overview of it…or as brief as my long winded rambling self can be.  But, before we get into mindful eating, we need to understand what being mindful is.  Being mindful is being fully aware and being completely in the current moment without judgement.  All your attention is on what is going on right now instead of wishing something was...
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Are you are hiding calories without realizing it?

I often have people come to me frustrated because they have hit a plateau in their weight loss or they have begun to slowly gain a bit of weight and ask if I can give them a bit of advice.  I always ask what their nutrition looks like.  The answers range from I eat  really healthy, or I eat paleo or I am keto or whole foods or  something similar.  Which is fine, but quite what I am looking for.  So, I after another couple questions I find most often the culprit is hidden calories in their nutrit...
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Choose Half-assed over Perfect!

It's my monthly training weekend which means I was on the road for a fast food a good bit again. Sometimes I grab something to eat while driving, sometimes I grab something at a store, and on occasion like this Saturday I eat in at the restaurant. (I needed the wifi) I know it's hard to believe but you can get a halfway healthy breakfast at McDonald's and many other places if you really put your mind to it...and the grill master cooperates. At McDonald's I usually try to order a piece of ...
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5 reasons to shop at a farmer’s market

Other than the heat, the sun and being in the water as often as possible, one of my favorite things about summer is Farmer's Markets.  Farmer's Markets are the BEST.  I absolutely adore them.  I think they are one of the best things since sliced bread, cuz lets get real.  if you have ever baked your own bread, then you know that having to slice it is a bitch. In the summer and fall I make a point to have my route to and from work to pass by the farmer's market so that I will not forget to stop ...
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5 priorities for fat loss and optimal health

              What are your priorities? Want to lose weight but really not sure where to begin?  We can open a browser window and Google fat loss or weight loss.  Most likely it will come up with lots of different views, ideas, specific diets etc.  The majority of them dealing with nutrition specifics like shopping and prepping and exercise specifics.... do this kind of training instead of that or whatnot.  But what if we may be complet...
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Half the Woman I used to be….and yet soooo much MORE!

I am half the size I used to be....well actually less than half, and yet I am also sooo much more than I used to be.  In the photo on the left was May of 2012 when I was wearing size 26 shorts...and those shorts were so tight I needed to be in a 28. The photo in the center is when I was at my smallest in Dec of 2014 at a size 6-8.  The photo on the right is me this 2nd week in May 2017 in one leg of the same shorts from the photo on the right.  I am currently comfortably in a size 10.  My size k...
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Diets Don’t Work……and the secret to what does

Snagged this image from informhealth.com on a post they did back from 2013 about diets.  This is showing many of the different diets out there....from 2013! There are lots more now!  From The Atkins Diet to The Zone Diet and all those in between.  There are more diets out there than you can shake a stick at.  I am sure you have tried several of them.  Maybe even lost some weight on them.  The book stores have shelves and shelves of different books, the grocery stores have all the different diet ...
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