Category: Motivation


So Much to be Thankful For

Gratitude is so important for your mental and spiritual wellbeing, whatever your circumstances may be.  So today and everyday, please always remember that you have so much to be thankful for.  In any moment of stress or when you have…

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Calorie This, Calorie That…blah blah blah

If you’ve been following the Gain Great Health blog in sequence (as recommended), you will note that I have yet to mention any precise figures of what and how much you should be eating.  Some hold the false misconception that…

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My ‘Beef’ with Beef: Part 2

Adding fire to the flame, conventionally-reared cows are given antibiotics and synthetic hormones.  Cows are highly susceptible to disease and infection not only because they’re confined in feedlots (does this sound familiar; feedlots on a farm-cubicles in an office…), but…

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My ‘Beef’ with Beef: Part 1

Up until now, I haven’t mentioned much about meat.  But, hear me out for my beef with beef.  As a pescatarian, I don’t eat beef (or poultry, other red meat, or other meat products), but surely loved a juicy Burger…

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All the Time, Sometime, Almost Never

After reading a few of my posts, I can see how some may mistakenly consider me a food Nazi.  To argue otherwise, I enjoyed my favorite desserts (yes that’s plural) on my previous trip to NYC and a few bites…

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All Sugars Are Not (Created) Equal: Part 2

It’s really a matter of what else you are (or aren’t) getting with the sugars you consume and who it’s created by when considering which carbohydrate-containing foods you decide to put into your system.  I interjected the word “created” above,…

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All Sugars Are Not Equal: Part 1

I saw it all too often during my days as a personal fitness coach.  The avid Weight Watchers participant who sat across the table from me adamant about not eating bananas because they were worth three points instead of one….

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One More Reason to Get Moving

We know that exercise does a body good (certainly more so than drinking milk!). But even more evidence is being discovered–irisin being the most recent. Named after the greek messenger goddess Iris, this hormone is debuting as a critical communicator…

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Many More Reasons to Get Moving: Part 2

Although the role of exercise in preventing various cancers is not clear, researchers have suspected the maintenance of a healthy body weight to contribute.  This reference to a healthy body weight relates more to the amount of fat (white fat…

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Many More Reasons to Get Moving: Part 1

It’s 4:30 pm and the countdown has begun until quitting time (only 60 min to go, 59 min, 58 min…).  For many, the idea of going to a gym or taking a brisk walk after work is the last thing…

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