Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

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The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

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Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ …

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Go Ahead – Take That First Step

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  Learning anything takes time, patience and practice.  Too often, we have such high expectations of ourselves that we have a tendency to beat ourselves up for not being able to do something on the first try or the way we’d like to. Do you remember learning how to walk? Maybe not. But I bet you’ve seen a child learn …

You set your limits. How high are they going to be?

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I learned some fabulous things over my holidays and I want to share them with you. The Climb On the last day of my vacation, before I was going to fly home, I climbed a mountain. It was 2300 meters high and it was a ‘scramble’ for about 90% of it. If you’re not familiar with scramble climbing, it means …

What is metabolism anyway? You’ve heard the word but what does it really mean?

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The broad definition of metabolism by Matt Stone is: “The sum of all physiological events that take place in the body that turn food, water, air, vitamins, minerals, and more into what we know as life.” So, metabolism is pretty darn important! Calories are energy and the rate at which your body consumes energy is indeed your metabolism.  A few indicators …

Fitness When You’re on the Go

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You exercise regularly for months … but then you go on vacation, need to travel on a business trip, or just get caught up in the general insanity of life and those great routines you built go out the window. Sound familiar? Staying in shape when you’re busy is faster and easier than you think!   Two of the most …

Are You Spending Too Much Time Counting Your Calories?

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Not all calories are created equal. There is more to ‘calories in – calories out’ than what you read on a label or calculate on an app.  Let me explain why:   Calories IN Most people who count calories to lose weight or manage weight assume they are calculating down to the last 5 calories! Unfortunately, it’s not an exact …