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No need to deprive – just follow the 80/20 rule

One of my favorite nutrition and weight management tips is the 80/20 rule. What is the 80/20 rule? Eighty percent of the time you want to be doing the right thing—20 percent of the time you can afford some indulgences.

It’s an especially good rule this time of year—around the holidays but like all my tips it’s pertinent all through the year. Of course celebrations are expected and it’s not always easy to tighten the belt. So just follow the 80/20 rule and you’ll be good to go! Continue reading

Mind the BLTs! (The bites, licks, and tastes that make managing weight a challenge)

No, I’m not talking bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches—although love that kind of BLT (as a treat of course!). BLTs are nutrition speak for bites, licks and tastes. Have you ever considered calories consumed throughout the day that aren’t a part of meals you’re consuming? A little here, a little there – it can add up making it challenging to meet weight management goals. Continue reading

Eat your calories. Don’t drink your calories.

The holidays. Gotta love them. On the roads yesterday people were especially, hmmm, aggressive? Cutting people off, not allowing for merging, running ‘pink’ lights, etc. What happened to the holiday spirit? Where are people going that they can’t chill for just a few minutes? I had to laugh when a friend at the fitness center said, “I’m especially glad I’m Jewish this time of year—don’t have to be amongst all that shopping and craziness.” No kidding.

But I digress. This post isn’t about shopping or traffic or my pet peeves. It’s about another nutrition quick tip—pertinent not just over the holidays, but all year round. Continue reading

Enjoy the festivities. Celebrate the season. But don’t let it be a feeding frenzy!

The holidays are in full swing! For some it’s a feeding frenzy starting with Halloween and sometimes not ending until the Superbowl!

Contrary to popular belief the average person does not gain 5-10 pounds over the holidays. They may gain one or two. The problem is it may not come off after the first of the year and therefore causing weight creep. Continue reading

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