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One of my favorite things about being a chef is taking an existing traditional recipe and playing around with it to make it healthier—without sacrificing any flavor. Here are my go-to swaps for when junk food cravings hit:...
In March of this year, I knew our health was in crisis-mode. My husband Erich and I, and our 18-year-old son Tim, were EACH more than 100 pounds overweight. Erich was 241 pounds (5’8”), Tim was 303 pounds (5’10”), and I was 222 pounds (4’11”). My son is planning to enlist in the military, but was devastated when told by the recruiter that he would have to lose a considerable amount of weight (at least 80 lbs.) before they would let him enlist. ...
Are you having trouble sticking with The Daniel Plan? Don't beat yourself up. The Daniel Plan is designed to help you rewire your brain so you can get thinner, smarter, and happier. But don't expect it to be as easy as flipping a switch....
Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. —1 Chronicles 29:11 NIV...
Nearly everyone could improve their health by reducing the levels of inflammation in their body. Inflammation is one of the major forces behind aging and disease, yet most of us are unknowingly fueling it through the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. Poor diet choices, a stressful lifestyle, pollution and lack of exercise can all add up and result in chronic inflammation, pain and disease over an extended period....
Three things that may help you change your relationship to your food — and yourself. Let’s have a heart to heart for a minute. Do you loooove every meal that you eat? I mean really love it....
“I love junk food, and I can’t stop craving it,” a reader posted on my Facebook page. “What do I do?” If you can identify with my reader, you’re not alone. Of the more than 600,000 food products – note I said food products, not food – 80 percent have added sugar....
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. —2 Timothy 1:7 God promises to give you the power to remain faithful to the commitments you make. God doesn’t give you a spirit of fear or shyness. Feeling overwhelmed by what it will take to get healthy is not from him. He’s not giving you insecurity or worry or anxiety. He gives you the power, love and self-discipline....
This recipe is straight from the FMTV film 'Powered By Green Smoothies. Have you seen this film yet? In the summer of 2013 Sergei Boutenko put 10 endurance athletes (five ultra-runners and five Cross-fitters) on green smoothies and followed them around with his camera to find out the answer to this question....can green smoothies positively affect athletes?...
Tired of the same old stretching routine? Functional Range Conditioning can help you build flexibility, athleticism, and real-world strength in a whole new way. Popular wisdom says stretching doesn’t build muscle, burn fat, or shave time off a 5K. As a result, many of us shortchange or skip the practice altogether in our workouts. But according to many fitness experts, popular wisdom is wrong —and we’re missing out on its benefits....

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