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How Would You Feel If Someone Saw You In Your Undies? Here’s What Happened With Me and My Infamous Jock Strap Incident… My sophomore year in high school, a female cheerleader walked into the girls locker room and found me wearing nothing but a jock strap. What the hell was I doing in the girls […]

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In 2010, Jeff Jr (who had become a bit of a chub himself), came home from college for a visit and was looking fit and trim. He’d only been away for maybe six months, so I was really taken aback. He told me about a book called “Body For Life” by Bill Phillips. That book […]

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In high school I really started to thin out. I was still a dork and not the least bit athletic … but despite that, a good friend had talked me into joining the football team our sophomore year. Me. On the football team. Yeeeeaaahhh… Good thing (or maybe not) they took everyone that signed up! […]

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Recently I was asked WHY I decided to become a health coach. There are many reasons actually, only three of which I feel like I can actually articulate. So here is part 1 of a three part series on my WHY… I wouldn’t say I was particularly overweight as a kid, but I was definitely […]

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Five Weight Loss Tips You Can Actually Use Obesity in the US is at an all-time high, in part due to the standard Western diet most of us have been led to eat, as well as the decreased exercise habits in today’s fast paced world. This lethal combination of high carb, processed foods and lack […]

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Low Calorie Diets – How Low Is Too Low?   Prior to the low carbohydrate, high-protein diets, such as the Atkins or South Beach diet, the most popular way of losing weight was generally to limit your calorie intake. Most of us already know that weight loss is essentially the difference between calories eaten and […]

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One fairly common misconception is that belly fat will disappear when you have rock hard abs. In actuality, the opposite can be true. You can have rock hard abs and still have belly fat. And, how much fat you carry around your midsection, no matter how hard those muscles are, is an indication of your […]

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Do you know the difference between a diet and a lifestyle change?  For many people the real difference isn’t as important as quick weight loss or fitting into the swim suit or dress. The problem is that, all too often, when the weight finally comes off, we return to our old habits. The same old […]

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