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Don’t Be on the Donut Diet

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 28, 2017

The “Donut Diet” requires you to have donuts on hand – makes sense, right? (P.S. Don’t be on the Donut Diet) I want to get down to brass tacks. Because diets don’t work, period.The very word itself lends itself to a temporary fix rather than a permanent change.It’s one of the reasons I don’t just hand you […]

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Healthy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 26, 2017

This is a hit at my house with my kids and it’s also a hit for me as it’s so quick to prepare. In fact, I prepare it the night before, and then pull the crockpot out of the refrigerator at 4:30am. Its ready to eat when I am. It’s a great medley of sweet […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 24, 2017

“Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it… don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your […]

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Craving Busters

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 21, 2017

If you’re like me, I often want to eat when I am tired, sad, stressed or bored. True hunger kind of grows on you. It creeps up and makes us a bit hollow feeling or empty. When we let hunger grow it can turn from just a quiet signal to a full-blown H-Anger attack. Hunger […]

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 19, 2017

Homemade Breakfast Sausageby Coach Nancy​ 1 pound ground pork 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground pepperPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything together in a large bowl, using your hands will work best. Form into even sized patties. You’ll be able to get 6 […]

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3 Common Nutrition Challenges & Tips to Help

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 17, 2017

Challenge #1: “I can’t eat 3 times a day.”There is a pretty simple answer to that one. Just don’t. The magic isn’t necessarily in the number of times you eat. The point is to make sure you are eating, and that you are controlling your cravings and blood sugar so that when you do eat […]

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Discomfort of 80

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 14, 2017

“I just ate too much.””Wow, that was fantastic, I just had to eat the whole plate.””I really didn’t need that.” It is so easy to eat more then we need. It’s not always about physical hunger. There’s other stuff at work.For example: It’s hard to “waste” food.We can hear our parents’ voices in our head: There […]

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Razzle Dazzle Your Main Dish

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 12, 2017

Recently someone shared with me a new way to grill chicken. She had experimented with some spices and found a combination or two in her cupboard that were fantastic on her dinner that night.It got me to thinking, because I love to make things simple but I also like to liven up my meals. I’ve experimented […]

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You Are a Fathead

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 10, 2017

Yes, you are, and no, I am not insulting you.Your brain is comprised of approximately 60% lipids (aka fat), and our cell membranes are fat based as well. According to Dr. Ryan Andrews the fat we eat literally becomes part of our cells, and has a huge impact on if our nervous system communicates properly. […]

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I’m the Leader of My Pack

By Eat This. It's Good! / April 7, 2017

I often refer to myself as a mother duck with her chicks. My chicks are you, those that I coach either in nutrition or on the gym floor. Like a mother duck, I lead the pack. I swim in the front. I walk in the front of the line. When some people walk in the front […]