My1FitLife Blog

Ready to get serious? DETOX TIME!

DETOX WITH WHOLE FOODS Detox is an important way to kick off any nutritional program but it’s not a one-time thing. It’s like cleaning the house; it must be revisited. In this challenge, we’re going to take a BIG step past detox into metabolism repair. This will require some commitment on your part, and an…
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Eating Out, Eating Clean – Tips to Restaurant Survival

The thing about restaurants is – they want you to come back; health isn’t generally their focus. They load you up with heavy fats, plenty of sugar, salt and simple carbs to heighten your dining experience. Unfortunately that can also reduce the quality of your health, depending on how often you eat out. However, going…
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Caloric intake – adjusting them up and down

Few of us hit our caloric targets dead on but oh! how we try! Going over slows our results in hitting goals we may have and going under sacrifices our needs for nourishment. The latter is often detrimental to your health, muscle growth and energy. Health goes far beyond our desires for a perfect appearance.    If…
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Listening to Your Body : Food Allergies and Intolerances

For years, I was upset that I couldn’t eat what everyone else ate. The thought of a grilled cheese sandwich, teriyaki chicken or pastries was preoccupying, to say the least, and the cause of more than a few pity parties. The list goes on. I couldn’t drink iced drinks because my teeth were too sensitive….
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The Dual Path to Health

We routinely face obstacles created by two situations: things we can’t control and things we can. We can’t control the events and choices of the past, but we can learn from them. And learning is what moves us forward. With clients and with myself, I notice that most frustration comes from losing a grip on things within our…
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Healthy! Or is it?

Don’t be fooled! Next time you’re out shopping, watch for the words “Healthy”, “Low fat”, “Reduced Sugar”, and “Natural” on your food packaging. They are all buzzwords geared to sell product to those wanting to make better choices for themselves and their family. Sadly, they can be quite misleading.   Healthy is subjective and can…
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You Are Worth It.

As a life coach and personal trainer, one thing that astonishes me is that so many of my clients in both areas feel they “are not worth taking care of themselves”. The “why should I bother”s and the “no one cares, anyway”s leave me feeling sad. I wish I could make everyone see that there…
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Mornings like these are reality….

    I paid my bills this morning. I shouldn’t pay my bills in the morning. It doesn’t really set the most positive tone for my day. I already know this, but I did it anyway. I became level “Hide the women and children” grouchy. This following a dream just 2 hours prior where my…
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Living in the moment

I was on Spring Break with my family a couple of weeks in San Diego when I experienced this wonderful moment of clarity. Maybe it is because I am in my 40’s now. Maybe it is because I am now working with individuals who have lost loved ones and talk about how much the moments…
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On The Road To Clean Eating

We’re on the road to improvement, or at least I hope we are.  No matter how far down the path you’ve made it, redefining eating for your best life continues to require focus and awareness. And a plan; especially if your good habits are not completely formed yet.  #1 Understand your goals and set them. Forbes cited…
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