Category Archive: Diet & Nutrition Tips

5 Ways to Feel Thinner in 3 Days

We all do it. We blow our diet over the weekend. We not only eat poorly, but we just eat too much. By the time Monday comes around, we feel fat and miserable – and we feel like we are 10lbs heavier than we really are. Well, don’t fret! You can get back on track …

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Food Vs. Exercise: Don’t Get Tackled at the Table

How do you really know if you are working off what you eat? I always say you can’t compete with what you eat, and while that is true for the most part, you still need to try. What do I mean? Well, let me explain. Since it is football season, I am going to use sports …

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Discover the #ProteinPantry for Protein-Packed Treats

Back in the 80s and 90s, if you wanted to boost more protein, you ate more tuna, made more protein shakes or cooked more eggs. Nowadays, you have SO many more options. We are no longer limited to protein powder that tastes like sawdust or gulping down raw eggs. Seriously, we have it SO easy now …

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FIT TIP: Sleep More, Lose More Weight

to tired to exercise

One of the biggest complaints people have, and biggest excuses they don’t go to the gym, is they are just too tired. They have no energy. They have no motivation. They are too tired to wake up earlier and workout before work, or they are too tired to go to the gym after work. Sleep …

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Tackle the Monday Night Football Munchies

Health & Fitness in the ’90s I have been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. My fitness career started off by being smitten and in awe of a premier step aerobics instructor in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 90’s. Mindy was so smart and witty. She was very articulate and fun to be around, …

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Oh No! It’s Fatball Season! The Dieter’s Survival Guide

So it’s football season and, for football fans, this means football, friends and a lot of food – followed by a lot of weight gain. A Monday night at the Pfiesters looks like any other night at the Pfiesters. We don’t really watch football, except for FSU. I’m from Tallahassee and that’s where Steve went …

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Food Matters: You Can’t Out-Exercise a Bad Diet

While exercising is definitely beneficial, exercise alone is not the miracle worker most people think it is. I’m in the fitness business. I am a certified trainer and gym owner. I teach BCx boot camp at my gym (Max Fitness) in Vero Beach, as well as lead workouts and give exercise instruction on So, you must …

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Fantasize About Food Much? It May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Fantasy: The faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable. Imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.. The forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies, an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality.  In a dieter’s world, food fantasies may be a common reoccurrence. People almost …

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Are You a Debbie Downer Dieter? 6 Tips to Happy Health

What do you call people who always talk about everything going wrong in their life? Do you have someone at work who can’t wait to tell you the bad news? Some people just love bringing up the worse case scenario. They’re the first one to tell you how your idea will fail. They are the …

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FIT SNACKS: Say Yes to Jerky

The Fit Fix For Your Snack Attack Why are all the great tasting snacks ALL carbs and NO protein? Chips, crackers, cookies, candy and even fruit – are nothing but carbs. However, there is one snack that people forget about which is totally PACKED with protein, and low in fat, calories and carbs. It’s Jerky! One of …

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