Fresh Friday: You Must EAT to Lose Weight

People think that to lose weight they should eat less. Wrong! Every week, I log in to and police my clients’ food logs. Since you must count calories to lose weight, I analyze them to make sure they are on track. By on track I mean that they are all eating their prescribed daily […]

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Workout Wednesday: Requisite Stretching

Flexibility is the range of motion at a joint. The degree to which we are flexible depends on joint structure–especially within the ball-and-socket joints of the hip and shoulder. Age is also a major factor: the young are generally more flexible than the old. Gender is another huge factor. Women are generally more flexible than […]

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Motivational Monday: Metabolic Blues

You are doing everything perfectly: Counting calories according to your metabolic formula; Working out intensely most days of the week; Getting 8 hours of quality REM sleep every night; Managing stressful circumstances  & people; Keeping your eyes on the prize around holidays, happy hours, and birthday cake… But you only lost 6 pounds this month […]

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Fresh Friday: Ode to Fat

Many people think that fat makes you fat. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Fat is an essential macronutrient, most importantly acting as a backup storage fuel–second to carbohydrates–for energy.  Fat comes in two main forms: Saturated & Monounsaturated. Saturated comes from animal sources and is solid at room temperatures (think butter, cream, salad […]

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Weight Loss Wednesday: Metabolic Formula

This April I meandered into Lululemon Bethesda to buy a new pair of pants. After losing thirty pounds all of my old Lulu pants were sliding all over the place when I was on the treadmill or suffering through box jump burpees. So I’m chatting with a sales girl, telling her how I need new […]

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Motivational Monday: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Beqir and I hear, “I can’t” a lot. When people say they can’t, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When they say, I can, that also becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Believe you can. Tell yourself you can. You can! If you’re doubled over gasping for breath, you just need an oxygen break!

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Fresh Friday: Be A Locovore

How can eating locally grown produce and happy organic animals save your life? Our food is fuel to keep our metabolic engine functioning as muscle-building, fat-burning machines. Our plant food is only as nutritious as the soil in which its grown. Our animal sustenance is only as nutritious as the food the animal eats before slaughter. Would […]

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Workout Wednesday: Energy Systems

[wpvideo UjIuXY0s]Did you know you can exercise in four different energy systems? The best trainers emphasize each of the four energy systems–even though all four work together–to increase power, endurance, and rate of recovery. The quicker you recover, the more fit you are. What are they called? PHOSPHAGEN:  The most powerful energy system characterized by […]

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Motivational Monday: Attention Seniors! No Biologic Reason to Get Fatter as You Age!

“That’s just what happens as you age,” says my mom referring to various aches, pains, and lack of energy. Well, only if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. For this Monday’s motivational snippet, I’ll summarize a great article by Clarence Bass (see link for full version: Here’s the jist: Inactivity results in loss of muscle. […]

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