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I’m a fan of Marie Forleo and look forward to her video blog each week. This week’s post was a re-broadcast of an interview she did with Steven Pressfield. I hadn’t seen the episode before, and now plan on reading his book “Turning Pro”. Steven promotes a concept of “turning pro…(Read More)

This post is a reprint with some changes of a prior post.  I’m re-posting this with some changes because there is an epidemic going on. The epidemic is athletes thinking they need to eat 1200 calories/day to lose weight. Athletes are different from Sam and Sally Couch-Sitters. Sam and Sally Couch…(Read More)

Gimme Some Protein Power!

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When I work with endurance athletes I find they often put the emphasis on getting enough protein. Or, more protein. Or, lots and lots of protein. Your body uses protein to build and maintain muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood as well as in the production of hormones and enzymes. Your body doesn’t  like to…(Read More)

Make Your WLWL

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I was listening to the monthly audio provided in Success Magazine the other day. There was an interview with Sean Stephenson. Sean is 3 feet tall and has osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder commonly known as “brittle bone disease.” He was expected to die shortly after being born. Sean has continued to beat all the…(Read More)

The last few posts have been about setting up your personal nutrition plan. The last post pulled it all together for those who want to maintain their weight. What if you want to lose weight or fat? In order to lose weight, you should eat fewer calories than you burn – you need to create…(Read More)

The last four posts have involved determining how many calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates you need each day. This post will describe how to pull all of this information together into a plan for you. First, determine how many calories you need. Sandy, our marathoner, has an estimated Resting Metabolic Rate of 1337 calories. We…(Read More)

This post is the beginning of a series on determining how many calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat you need per day. Enjoy! Determining how many calories you need can be tricky. If you google “how many calories do I need” you get hundreds of results with all sorts of different calculators. How do you know…(Read More)

There is no finish line

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Last week, I had the pleasure and thrill of attending an event where Joan Benoit Samuelson was speaking. Joan is a prolific runner who won the first women’s Olympic marathon in Los Angeles in 1985. She also won the Boston marathon twice – once in 1979 (before she graduated college) and again in 1986. She…(Read More)

On the Road Again. . . .

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A couple of weeks ago I was in San Diego for the American Dietetic Association (ADA) conference. Traveling, and conferences in particular, have always presented an eating challenge for me. However, this year I was determined to watch what I ate. Part of the problem at the ADA conference is the expo hall. Dietitians deal…(Read More)

This morning when the alarm went off at 4:30AM, I thought really hard about turning it off, rolling over, and going back to sleep until 6AM. I laid there arguing with myself. “You need to go workout.” “Yeah, but I”m tired.” “But, you need the workout.” “I know, but I could do it…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.


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