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If you love the crunchy, salty goodness of potato chips but don't love all the fat then you really need to try this recipe. It's quick and easy and there is nothing quite like hot, fresh sweet potato chips straight out of my own oven. We like to snack on these for movie nights and I pack them in lunches for my kids if there happen to be any ... Read More »

2 Keys to firm up flabby arms

Nobody wants the embarrassment of arm fat that flaps like bat wings! Here are two key movements you can do to shape and tone your arm muscles to keep the flabby arms under control. Please leave your comments below and let me know what you think of these exercises. I love hearing from you! Danette ... Watch Video »

The Dangers of HCG and Why You Should Avoid It

HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin. This is a hormone that supposedly aids in weight loss. The diet was created by Dr. A.T. Simeons, who authored the book, ‘Pounds & Inches”. The theory behind the HCG diet is that for the first 2 days, you are allowed to eat whatever you wish. And after that, the ‘fun’ begins. For the next three ... Read More »

How To Avoid The Trap Of Weekend Binges

I see it happen all too often…you eat clean and exercise during the week and when the weekend comes around all bets are off. A lot of people get caught in the trap of "rewarding" themselves for eating healthy and exercising by going crazy on food and alcohol on the weekend. Now, I'm not saying that you should never enjoy a cheat day, but you ... Watch Video »

Vanilla Chai Spice Smoothie

I love to play around with different ingredients in my smoothies and I just made the most yummy Smoothie EVER! Super yummy, like to die for delicious! One of the reasons I love this smoothie is because all the ingredients will make your skin and organs glow! Ginger is detoxifying, great for clearing blemishes, and helps with inflammation in ... Read More »

Are these extra pounds normal during PMS?

It may seem that when "that time of the month" is coming around that you start dreading a lot of things. One of the most common issues is wondering how much weight gain is going to take place this time? While it may seem that you really pack on the pounds, it isn't as much as you think. Yes, there is a level of discomfort that comes from a ... Read More »


There is a lot of high fat pumpkin temptation in the air this time of year. And if that weren't enough, we're right around the corner from those few weeks of the year when everywhere you go, someone has a bag of candy. Anyone who has struggled to lose weight knows that this is a high temptation season we are embarking upon. Make some seasonal ... Read More »

60 Second Trick Torches Body Fat

Do you know the ONE thing that has more impact on your weight loss success than even nutrition and fitness? I'm talking about your self talk. You see, your thoughts about yourself have more to do with the look and shape of your body than ANYTHING else. You can have the best nutrition and fitness plan in the world, but it won't do you any good ... Watch Video »

Help! Exercise is boring!

If you find yourself saying this, you’re not alone. Many, many people hate exercise. Yes, hate is a strong word but it’s the right word here. They hate to sweat, they hate the aches, and they just hate it all. All too often, the people who hate exercise the most are the ones who need it most. We live in an age where people have very short ... Read More »

Chocolate Delight Smoothie

IS there ANYONE who doesn't honestly just love chocolate? This smoothie recipe is definitely the number one choice for smoothies at my house. Most of the ingredients I keep on hand at all times and they should be staples in your kitchen too. Some have crinkled their noses at me when I drop in the kale leaves but all of those skeptics admitted ... Read More »