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The Serving Size Secret You Should Know

The Serving Size Secret You Should Know

Quick Quiz: How many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars?  A portion is a serving size. Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half...

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Balance is a Waste of Time

Balance is a Waste of Time

Balance is a sticky subject among many people.  We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health.  How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a...

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It’s Not a Trick.  You Must Try This!

It’s Not a Trick. You Must Try This!

No tricks from me today.  Only a delicious treat; made with bright orange goodness and interesting "brown stuff" to sweeten your day.   Why the "Orange Stuff" is Important (for you) I remember my mother telling me, "Eat your carrots; they're good for your...

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What’s Exercise Got to Do With It?

What’s Exercise Got to Do With It?

Are You Kidding Me? Exercise never popped into her mind.  She was struggling enough to manage her blood sugar levels with new eating habits and more pills. This women was smart, but she had no idea that the medications "needed" to control her blood sugar, blood...

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Today is Going to be an Amazing Day!

Today is Going to be an Amazing Day!

Life's Reality Perhaps your day isn't feeling so amazing, and you’re thinking: "Sure, Michele, whatever!  She doesn't understand what's happening in my life.” I get it, really! Two days ago, my plumber said that I need a new dishwasher (the heating element...

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Isn’t Fat Bad for Me?

Isn’t Fat Bad for Me?

The Skinny on Fats Before I became a health coach, I was unhealthy.  It took me two years to lose 115 pounds, outsmart diabetes, and lower my blood pressure and cholesterol.  I transformed my health eating sensible portions of full-fat foods.  I read nutrition labels,...

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Nourish to Flourish

Nourish to Flourish

Picture for a moment a tomato that’s planted under a large shade tree; sheltered from the sun, and void of any nourishing water. Likely, you visualized a shriveled or dull looking plant instead of a large, vibrant red tomato. Just like a plant, your body needs...

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