Do you have a weakness for cookies, cakes, ice cream, and other sweet desserts? These foods are many people’s downfall when it comes to controlling their weight. Some people can give up the potato chips and French fries, but their will power falters when it comes to a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies or a box of Dunkin doughnuts. If you’re ready to give sweet foods the heave-ho, here are some ways to stop sugar cravings dead in their… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on May 21, 2010 at 11:25am —
By Habib Wicks and Joshua Wayne, MA
I wish I could say I penned this. But I can't.
However, I thought it so significant that I wanted all of you to be able to benefit from it, as is.
Somehow, we feel we are paralyzed to make positive changes in our lives. We aren't. We just need to know how!
Currently we have 100 individuals participating in an 8 week transformation event called, Lean Out… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on January 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Detoxing is a popular concept.
All of my 120 Lean Out Lakeland Contestants are currently on "detox week". I challenge ALL of my clients to begin their training with me by following very strict eating parameters to get the ball rolling for all of the changes they are fixing to experience.
Do you need a special “miracle-cleansing” product to really “do it right”?
My short answer is “no.”
Your body was designed to “detox” itself with real food and NO… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on January 21, 2010 at 4:27pm —
It's all about being fit, feeling strong and leading a healthy, authentic life!
What exercise will get you there the fastest?
My personal opinion is the bicep curl that brings the fork to your lips
BUT, if I had to choose only ONE exercise to do the rest of my life? It would be a Squat or a Lunge.
If you’ve spent any time with me personal training or in our Strategic Boot Camp program, or our newly begun Lean Out Lakeland, you have experienced… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on January 19, 2010 at 10:00am —
(ARA) - It's not too late to resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in 2010. The road to sustainable weight loss can begin when you get rid of weight loss myths that might be standing in your way.
For all the good information out there on how to improve your health, there are a lot of weight loss myths that continue to circulate. Weight Watchers, the world's leading provider of weight management services, debunks some of the most common and… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on January 17, 2010 at 6:30am —
I was honored with the chance to host a "Fun, Fit, and Guilt-Free House Party
" to introduce the new Your Shape for Wii and the tastefully decadent Jell-o Mousse Sensations to my family and friends.
As part of my New Years Resolution, I am working to focus on my health more. It can be said that I am very guilty of putting my children, husband, family, and friends first more times than not. As long as everyone else is taken care of an happy, that's good enough for me. But… Continue
Added by Carrie-Ann Brady on January 11, 2010 at 11:02am —
It's a Brand New Year!
Time for some new ideas for your workouts!
Your workouts NEVER have to be boring.
There will be days you don’t feel like going. You’re human!
But there’s never any excuse for doing the same old 10 reps, 3 sets. We ALL get bored with that.
Strategically (one of my favorite words) modifying your training variables will maximize your efforts in the gym.
What can you do to dramatically change your workouts and… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on January 4, 2010 at 9:30pm —
In Optimizing your Cardiovascular Workout Part 1, we explored the way to utilize heart rate training with a heart rate monitor to power your workouts to the next level using the
If you haven’t gotten your heart rate monitor yet, there are many great models out there.… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 28, 2009 at 9:02am —
Yesterday I blogged about running, and outlined a few tips for those of us who are approaching our running with a new vigor. It is fast becoming yet another one of my many passions. (VERY surprising for those of you who know me well.)
Even at 5:30, on a holiday week, there are a LOT of people out running around Lake Hollingsworth. (Today is Hill Running Day in our training for the Strategic Wellness Challenge Team 2010.)
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 24, 2009 at 8:00am —
Are you one of the millions of individuals contemplating taking up running for the New Year?
I know that with the January 16th onset of Lean Out Lakeland
, and our newly formed Challenge Team 2010
that all contestants are invited to participate in,… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 23, 2009 at 9:36am —
A while ago, while studying for my Wellcoaching certification, I ran across an article called The Making of a Corporate Athlete.
The basic premise was that sustained high achievement demands physical and emotional strength as well as a sharp intellect. To bring mind, body, and spirit to peak condition, executives need to learn what world-class athletes already know: recovering energy is as important as expending it.
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 21, 2009 at 11:13am —
Are you desperate to lose fat?
Have joined the ranks of the insanely bored, yet focused cardio worshippers?
Do you feel guilty if you have not spent your hour a day rocking the elliptical machine?
Is your whole workout ruined if someone beat you to the only functioning, coveted
“revolving stair case” ? (Otherwise known as the death mill)
If so, then allow me to be sac-religious for a… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 19, 2009 at 3:44pm —
When cold weather makes its appearance many people become less active – especially if they live in a cold climate. After all, who wants to brave sub-freezing temperatures to take a brisk jog or walk? It’s not surprising that weight gain in winter is so common – especially with all the holiday eating and festivities. You may have less opportunity to work out outdoors in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to get out of shape. The key is to… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 19, 2009 at 2:43pm —
The average American gains three to eight pounds over the holiday season. The holidays are generally filled with large meals, cookies, pies, stress, and alcoholic beverages. What’s a dieter to do?
Follow these tips and strategies to make sure you are still looking and feeling fantastic as you ring in the New Year.
Set a Goal you Can Achieve:
The biggest mistake you can make is to set yourself up for… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 19, 2009 at 9:13am —
We all love great holiday recipes.
This recipe is tongue in cheek, but may quickly become your favorite as you serve it this holiday season!
Recipe reprinted with permission from Dr. Michelle May, one of my favorite mentors. Check her out at
Am I Hungry.com
Recipe for Overeating
1 batch, bag, box, or large plate… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 15, 2009 at 1:27pm —
It’s easy to justify a little splurge during the holiday season, after all, it only happens once a year. Right?
Unfortunately, most people do more than a little splurging around the holidays. From holiday parties to buffets, Christmas and Christmas Eve dinner, to New Years celebrations, food is an important part of the holiday experience and the temptations can be endless. It’s easy to be deceived when it comes to sizing up the calorie… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
It’s cold and flu season.
Do you seem to catch whatever is going around? Or are you in almost perfect health 99% of the time?
Why is it that some people get sick at least once a month, and others seem to NEVER get sick.
Is it heredity?
And what about digestive issues?
Do you get feel bloated, experience gas, stomach aches or struggle with constipation?
Is there a connection here?
I say yes.
Although there… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 9, 2009 at 11:58pm —
For some people losing weight can be a challenge regardless of the circumstances, and it can be particularly frustrating when the needle on the scale won’t budge when you’re working so hard at it. You gave up the daily bag of Cheetos and now spend more time at the gym than you do at Starbucks, and the pounds still won’t melt away. Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at your medications. Some prescription and non-prescription medications can cause a problem if you’re trying to lose weight.… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on December 6, 2009 at 11:00am —
The holidays don't have to mean weight gain, bloating and body image frustration. Get your strategy together NOW by implementing these simple tips and arriving in 2010 ahead of your resolution schedule!
1.) Perform High-Intensity Activity Before and After a Big Meal or Holiday Feast
I know, I know. I promised diet strategies, but I simply cannot go without recommending some activity. Your body is most receptive to higher calorie and/or carbohydrate meals within 30… Continue
Added by Whitney Cabrera on December 4, 2009 at 12:48pm —
So, you finally made the decision to join the health club.
It's the time of year when a lot of people become renewed again in their commitment to working out again. Full of exuberance, good intentions, and high hopes of sculpting the firm, toned body of your dreams, you pushed yourself to the limit. Now, you’re paying for it. Every muscle in your body aches and the thought of hitting those exercise machines sounds about as appealing… Continue
Added by Woman to Woman Magazine on November 29, 2009 at 9:42am —