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April 24, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Berry Strawberry Punch

Berry Strawberry Punch

The weather keeps getting warmer and it’s the perfect time to make a pitcher of cold delicious punch. This skinny recipe for berry strawberry punch cuts calories by using sucralose (aka Splenda). Grab a glass and hit the patio for some serious warm weather chilling.

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April 23, 2015

Tone Up and Burn Calories while You Watch TV

Tone Up While Watching TV

Americans on average spend 4 to 5 hours a day watching TV. That is a lot of TV and a lot of sitting. I’m definitely guilty of this, and most nights I find myself in front of my TV catching up on my DVR.

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April 22, 2015

Better than Willpower

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I am not a fan of willpower. It isn’t because I don’t have any. It’s because willpower is unreliable. It’s there during one chocolate craving, but gone the next. Willpower might keep you from digging into the chip bag several afternoons in a row, woo you into a false sense of confidence and eventually lead you astray. Better than willpower are strategies. Willpower may fade, but strategies and skills are yours forever.

I encourage my patients and clients to arrange their environments in ways that are most likely to lead to healthy eating and living success. Here are several strategies for your home environment.

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April 21, 2015

Quick Tip: Avocados Rock!

Incorporate avocados into your diet. For dry skin, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches, and even in smoothies.