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Your New Years Weight-Loss Resolution How-To Guide

2013 is here!  So, you want to start a new and FIT YOU this new year but with so much information out there on the internet and so many theories claiming fast fat loss like cutting out carbs and counting calories, low sodium-this or diet-that, who knows where to start?  AVOID THOSE GIMMICKS AT ALL […]

10-Minute Gluten-Free Spicy Shrimp Pomodoro The flavor of fresh tomatoes sautéed with garlic and fresh basil is one of my favorite Italian dishes.  It’s one of the rare lighter dishes you can find on Italian menus everywhere, but still gluten pasta is something that adds an unneeded bloat!  If you haven’t tried quinoa pasta yet […]

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If you read my posts then you know it’s no secret that I have a terrible sweet tooth!  If I don’t plan around it by making things to have around the house that satisfy my munchies without the bulge, then I’m doomed to fail in my healthy eating endeavors.  This breakfast bar recipe satisfies my […]

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10-DAY RAW FOODS GREEN SMOOTHIE CLEANSE CHALLENGE!  PLUS 10 GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPES By Melanie Mediate, weightloss chef WHY SMOOTHIE CLEANSE? – When it comes to losing weight, the number one concern is hunger.  Being hungry and experiencing cravings is something we all can deal with for a short period of time, but after a few […]

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This year beat the heat and the belly bloat with my refreshing and lean cocktail list and recipe mixes for your next summer party. Enjoy your holiday and enjoy having a few without the extra bloat this year!  If you’re a fan of heavy mixes, beers, and/or wines, chances are it’s keeping your waistline from […]

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Why Pesto?

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Why Pesto?

I love to use pesto in my cooking.  It’s one of my favorite healthy grille bastes because it’s so easy to make, delicious, and truly good for you – especially when you add spinach which gets the hidden extra nutrients in there.  Pesto is one of the best no hassle healthy meal components there is […]

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WHY SNACKING MORE - Many people cut out snacking to lose weight, but contrary to popular belief, this is not a good idea because it lowers blood sugar leading you to end up over-eating during meals.  Eating at least 6 smaller meals a day avoids over-eating and you will see weight loss almost instantly – especially if […]

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Is counting calories the only way to guarantee a flat stomach? What matters most for shedding belly fat boils down to calories in versus calories out.  For sure, counting those suckers at every meal will help you stay consistent with a healthy eating plan, but it isn’t necessary to lose weight.  If worrying about every […]

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Rock Body Avocado Corn Salsa with Blue Corn Tortilla Chips.  This recipe is so healthy and so versatile.  It’s such a crowd please-er even the picky eaters will be coming back for seconds!  You can take it to parties, serve it as a dip, or serve it over a nice lean steak, in healthy wraps […]

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Foods to avoid Juices – many contain sugars that were added within the concentration process, so labels that say concentrated juice, from concentrate & no sugar added, still have added sugars, they just didn’t add any more after the concentration process Processed foods – nearly anything in a box is processed or items with more […]

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Are any of these food types in your diet? If so, they may be what’s keeping you from losing those extra pounds.  Avoiding these food groups below or cutting them back from your diet will significantly increase your metabolic rate. 1. BREAD OF ALL TYPES Bagels, hamburger buns, white bread, french bread, are all made […]

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Weight Loss Tip #1: Are You Packing Your Lunches? Do you have a lunch bag?  Are you planning ahead or are you just going with the flow each day, eating what’s available when the time comes? PLANNING AHEAD BY PREPARING & BRINGING YOUR OWN MEALS AND SNACKS FOR YOUR WORKDAY IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE […]

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