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Habits: The Key to Your Success

Lauren Barnett

Habits: The Key to Your Success

With the New Year quickly approaching and all the resolutions that will be attempted, I found it fitting to do a little research on Habits and summarize my findings.

In this post, I will discuss why your daily habits matter, the effects they have on your goals, and how you can use positive habits to set yourself up for success in this New Year.

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It's a Glandular Problem...

Garrett Barnett

It's a Glandular Problem...

Warning: I am going to say some controversial things in this post and ruffle some feathers a bit, so hold on.... How many times have you heard someone say something similar to "He can't lose any weight because his thyroid is messed up" or "She has blood sugar issues and can't lose weight" ? Sound familiar? So is it true? Do some people have glandular problems that prevent them from losing weight?  The answer is an unequivocal NO. People may indeed have issues with their thyroid or other hormones that will complicate the weight loss process but certainly not prevent it....

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The Evil Carb?

Garrett Barnett

The Evil Carb?

It seems that one of the most controversial and misunderstood topics in modern times is the carbohydrate. In an era of overconsumption and an abundance of highly processed food, carbohydrates (carbs) have taken the blame for the obesity epidemic sweeping our nation and much of the 1st world. This poses the questions, "Do carbohydrates make you fat?" and "Do you have to cut carbs to get really lean?" Pose these questions to your trainer, friends and family and you will likely get a yes on both accounts.  Before we dive into what science and experience tells us, let us take...

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What is a "Cheat Meal" and Can I Have One?

Garrett Barnett

What is a "Cheat Meal" and Can I Have One?

Almost daily I hear someone ask about or discuss cheat meals, so I believe this is a topic that needs to be addressed. A cheat meaI is a meal where you get to break your diet rules and eat something that is indulgent. But is it a good idea and how exactly do I get to partake? Almost daily I hear someone ask about or discuss cheat meals, so I believe this is a topic that needs to be addressed. A cheat meaI is a meal where you get to break your diet rules and eat something that is indulgent....

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What Does "Healthy" Mean?

Garrett Barnett

What Does "Healthy" Mean?

Several years ago I was invited to a Christmas party by a friend of an acquaintance of mine. At first, I was concerned about what I would eat. I was afraid that there would not be any food choices that would fit with my dietary requirements and I would be forced to "polite eat" things that I would not be comfortable with. When I expressed my concerns, she told me that she knew I would feel that way so she was making something healthy; she informed me she was making sweet potatoes with me in mind. I thought this was...

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