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Is A Glass of Wine with Dinner Making My Belly Fat?!

If you frequently have a glass of wine with dinner, or a few beers after work, you may wonder about the effects of alcohol on your weight loss. Every food or beverage you consume has an effect on your weight loss speed. Alcohol is no exception. Alcohol can lead to overeating and the calories in alcoholic beverages are generally consumed in ... Read More »


One of my family's favorite ways to spend an afternoon is to travel to a nearby orchard to pick the fresh fruits. We have a great time selecting and gathering our own locally grown berries in the Summer and right now, it's apple season! Apples are a great source of fiber to keep you filling full and the skins have a notable amount ... Read More »

The Ugly Truth About Trans Fats

I always hear the media covering news about trans fats and I want to be sure my readers are made aware of this critical health information. Back in 2006, the US Government ruled that any product containing trans fat must be labeled as such. Since then, foods and restaurants have been scrambling to remove trans fats from their products. But what ... Read More »


Even if it's not quite Fall, the kids are back in school and everyone is starting to have pumpkin everything, everywhere! My family is no exception. We are ready to settle in and looking forward to the 'hoodie weather.' Nothing warms you up and soothes the soul like an aromatic pot of this Butternut Squash Soup! It's super healthy and screams ... Read More »

Never Forget This!

I was getting ready to make another cooking video in my kitchen, but I felt compelled to give you this message instead. Hoping this speaks to you and gives you an extra boost to keep going. Please leave your comments below and let me know if there's anything I can do to help you. I believe in YOU! Much Love, Danette ... Watch Video »

1 Secret Trick to Keep your Body Burning Fat All Day Long

The fat loss journey is often an arduous, slow process. We live in a super, fast paced world with instant messaging, fast food, apps for just about everything, etc. We are so used to fast results that when we try to lose weight, we just cannot accept that it’s taking so long. The body does what the body wants. You can’t rush it to burn more ... Read More »

5 Critical Keys To KILL Your Cellulite

5 Critical Keys to Kill Your Cellulite Contributed by – Joey Atlas, Womens’ Body Enhancement Specialist — M.S., Exercise Physiology" "Ask any woman on the street what the definition of "cellulite" is and you'll get a confused variety of answers. From “toxic fat pockets caught in the skin” to “bands of fiber pulling down on the skin” and ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Fries

If the thought of giving up french fries forever is more than you want to commit to, I have some good news for you. You don't have to give up any foods at all, just re-think the unhealthy foods and replace them with their healthy counterpart. These sweet potato fries are a perfect example and once you try them, you will wonder why you ever ... Read More »

Do THIS Workout In The Morning To Stop Fat Storage

Truth: If you want to burn off extra body fat you MUST jumpstart your metabolism first thing in the morning. Doing a quick 5 minute exercise, like the one I demonstrate in this video, will get your metabolism going...and keep it going all day! The trick is to do this quick workout before you eat breakfast. That way you'll start your body in ... Watch Video »

4 More Common Weight Loss Mistakes that are Sabotaging Your Fat Loss

I talked about this last week but with so many misconceptions going around about weight loss, it can be very difficult to sort out what's fact and what's fiction..and I wanted to get the rest of these to you this as soon as possible. We all only want to do what works and discard what doesn’t. Weight loss is pretty straightforward and you will ... Read More »