Category: Motivation


Health NOT Weight

Although some of you are using the Gain Great Health site as a tool on your journeys to weight loss, I have resisted the discussion of weight for the past month and a half for a distinct reason.   As mentioned…

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True Motivation

OK. So you want to fit into your skinny jeans or the nice polo that now decorates your closet.  You’re on a mission to look fabulous for your upcoming birthday celebration (and for men, you want to look nice!).  Or you…

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GMOs 101: What’s really in our food?

GMO, GM (not General Mills!), and GE (and not General Electric!) are common buzz words that some people may be aware of, while others may not. For those who don’t know, GMO stands for genetically modified organism, and in this…

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Navigating Thanksgiving

Less than a week from now, I will be close to stuffed like a turkey.  My rule on Thanksgiving Day is to eat what you like and with what–no guilt.  Depending on your background, Thanksgiving is one of the few…

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Chemical Potpourri

Do you have many memories of 11th grade Chemistry class?  Rubber gloves, beakers, test tubes, dissolving various compounds in a host of solutions to produce chemical reactions…Well, this is the face of modern-day foods–laced with a host of chemicals used…

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Pantry Must-Haves

Recalling that “Change Starts at the Grocery Store,” below are a few pantry must-haves as you continue on your journey (and adventure) to great health!—Nuts (of course if you have a peanut or nut allergy, the nut you’re allergic to…

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Change Starts at the Grocery Store

Besides cutting back on eating out and grabbing a pre-packaged, processed food here and there, change truly starts at the grocery store when we decide what we place in our carts  We eat what’s around, plain and simple.  If there…

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Cutting-Back-On-The-Salt Tips

So we know we need to cut back on processed foods and the excess salt we consume. Inherently, this includes reducing trips to fast food chain establishments and restaurants even though they carry the illusion that their products are “freshly”…

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Salt/Sodium 101

Although sodium and salt are often used interchangeably, table salt is actually sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl) combined to form sodium chloride (NaCl).  The “salt” recommendations that we hear about are actually sodium recommendations.  Sodium is not only found in…

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Processed Foods: The Ultimate Salt Carriers

Processed foods in all forms–from potato chips and sugary cereals to the processed chicken and fish filets delivered to our favorite fast food chains and restaurants–are the ultimate carriers of salt (and not to mention a host of mysterious food…

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