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Here you'll find helpful information about living a healthy lifestyle, delicious recipes and tips on being successful on your journey to a better you.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer in the California Bay Area and provide in home personal training and personalized nutrition plans.

Homemade Fruit by the Foot

August 12, 2014

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This was much easier than I thought!  I experimented with a couple of different ways and this was the one that worked best and was easiest.  You can use any type of fruit you want.  I happened to have some quite ripe figs and peaches, so that’s what I used. Ingredients 12 ripe figs, roughly […]

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Never Be Bored Again: 7 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

July 17, 2014

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My lovely friend, Tori, found this delicious assortment of sweet potato recipes on bodybuilding.com.  Enjoy!   Carb up the right way with these sweet potato recipes.   <!– –> by Shannon Clark Jul 07, 2014 If there’s one must-have complex carb you should stock in your pantry and include in your fitness nutrition plan, it’s […]

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The Pre-Workout Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Carbs vs. Protein

July 16, 2014

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Here’s an interesting tidbit about pre-workout nutrition that I found on the Breaking Muscle Facebook page.   The Pre-Workout Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Carbs vs. Protein Doug Dupont Contributor – Health and Fitness News, Reviews As many athletes will tell you, how much to eat, what to eat, and when to eat are all important […]

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Death by Food Pyramid: When Science Is Not What It Seems

July 11, 2014

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  Craig Marker Contributor – Psychology and Research More Articles from this Author       Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on google_plusone_shareShare on stumbleuponShare on pinterest_shareShare on linkedinShare on tumblrShare on emailMore Sharing Services13   The results of nutrition research are often simplified and sensationalized by the news media. A recent article in Time […]

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Be Successful and Never Give Up

July 9, 2014

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And the thing is there is no hack, or trick, or secret. To be successful, stop defining success on other peoples’ terms and start defining success as it is relevant to you and your own life. Abandon comparison as best you can and focus on self-improvement. If you want to be successful, instead of asking […]

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Cardio For Fat Loss: High Intensity Interval Training Cardio Vs Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

December 28, 2013

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Why is it that cardio is always the hot topic of fitness discussion and seems to be the fix all solution to burning fat? As we have all learned and I have written about in the past that cardio is not the fix all solution when it comes to body compositional changes anymore. New times […]

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7 Things that Dieters Do that Lean People Don’t

December 28, 2013

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People who diet incessantly are rarely all that lean. Seems counterintuitive, right? Like, shouldn’t they be in the best shape of all? I mean, they are always “on a new diet” so why do they have the hardest time losing fat? And on the other hand, the leanest people are the ones who do the […]

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