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We Succeed, Not Just By Making A Decision, But In Fulfilling A Decision Already Made


Coffee or Calorie Fest?

latte-grandeYour morning beverage might be making you fat by adding more calories than you think.  If your morning delight contains 250 calories or more, it could be causing you to gain almost a pound every two weeks.  That’s a whopping 24 L-Bees a year! Yikes!

Does your favorite cup of Jo make the cut?

Grande “Skinny” Vanilla Latte: 130 kcals

Grande Vanilla Latte: 250 kcals

Grande Caramel Frapaccino: 380 kcal

Grande Tazo Chai Tea Latte: 240 kcal

Caramel Macchiato: 240 kcal

Grande White Chocolate Mocha: 470 kcals (Oh my God- Breath)

Grande Coffee of the Day: 5 kcals (adding some skim adds only about 10 kcals for a total of 15 kcals)

Hit up the treat twice a month if you must- but on the daily, better to skip the sugar rush and calorie fest by grabbing a brew of the day.

Quote of The Day

“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.”

Feel a Cold Coming on? Try a Nugget of Garlic

When you feel a cold coming on, amp up on the Garlic!  The compounds in Garlic promote phagocytosis and stimulate the immune cells to fight back!  garlic-bspAdd a couple cloves to your dinner or hit up the Garlic Capsules (odorless please).  Take action fast enough and you may not have to take a single sick day.

Celebrate Green!

Take St. Patty’s Day to the diet! At the center of each chlorophyll molecule (the molecule that makes fruits and veggies green) is my favorite mineral: Magnesium. Amp up your Magnesium intake today by eating your leafy greens and green fruits!


Happy St, Patty’s day!

The Low Cal Tricks You Need For Happy Hour

Many health officials will advise skipping happy hour all together, but Im more realistic. There are many ways to let loose with out waking up tomorrow in a pit of self loathing because you had 5 margaritas, a plate of nachos, and then ordered Pappa Johns when you got home. If you’re going out for Happy Hour tonight, stick to some low-cal rules:

  • Order an unflavored, clear liquor (like vodka or light bacardi) with soda water. Flavor it with your favorite cirtus fruit like lemon, lime or orange. It’ll cut back on the calories and sugar significantly.
  • While everybody else is eating nachos and french fries, order a salad with chicken and maybe a couple slices of bread. You’ll feel less weighed down throughout the night and you’ll wake up ready to have a fun and productive weekend.
  • Order a water everytime you see your server. It’ll ensure that you’re hydrating enough and cut back on the alcoholic beverages.
  • Walk to your car tomorrow morning to burn a few extra calories. If you cab it- have the driver drop you off a few blocks away.
Have a good weekend!

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