Nutrition Support

Healthy Baked Chicken

Enjoy this healthy baked chicken recipe. Takes about 30 minutes to make and is healthy and tasty for the whole family. Try it tonight! INGREDIENTS 2 egg whites 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup dry bread crumbs 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 skinless, boneless…

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Balanced & Healthy Pulled Pork Bowl – Instant Pot

Pulled Pork

Try out this Instant Pot Pulled Pork Bowl. It makes 10 servings and with brown rice and coleslaw is well-balanced from a macronutrient perspective. BTW, one serving size equals 1 cup of brown rice, 5 ounces of pulled pork and 1/4 cup of coleslaw! INGREDIENTS 1 Tablespoon Packed Brown Sugar 2 Teaspoons Paprika 2 Teaspoons…

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Take Charge Of Your Health

Managing your health is a challenge, one determined by the choices that you make daily. To make decisions that last, you must understand the benefits and consequences of your choices. Ask the following questions: – Do I truly value my health? – What are the benefits of making daily healthy choices? – What are the…

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4 REASONS TO HIRE A CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH

Weight Loss Myths

First off, what is a health coach? Per Wikipedia’s definition, a certify health coach is a professional who uses “evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical interventions and strategies to actively and safely engage client/patients in health behavior change. Health coaches are certified or credentialed to safely guide clients and patients who may have chronic conditions or those…

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High Protein Diet: Is it right for you?

You’ve decided you want to lose some weight, but are not sure how you want to get started. You remember talking to a friend recently about how high protein diets are a great way to lose weight fast. You do a Google search for “high protein diet.” The search spits back a handful of websites…

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Biggest Loser's Weight Regain Study

Some of our members have been asking about our opinion on this article found in the NY Times. The article is an overview of a study which follows the contestants from the Biggest Loser six years after the competition ended.  After the competition, the study sites that almost all of the contestants regained some, if not all, of…

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Five Ways to a Healthier Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaches, the health coaches at LightenUp Fitness wanted to share some ways we prepare our members for the holidays.  Don’t try to accomplish all of them at once.  Focus on a couple this holiday season and see how you do. Celebrate relationships, not food The origin of Thanksgiving…

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Diet plans not working? Read this…

What is a credible source regarding diets? There is so much information about carbs, fats and proteins; the information can be contradictory and confusing. For instance, you can search for “diet plans” on Google and over 18,500,000 results will come back in less than a second. Just scanning the diet plans, you see there are…

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Does Gut Health Impact Weight Loss?

*So here is an interesting concept for you to digest… What if I told you that your moods and subsequently your weight loss success are affected by the health of your gut! What? I know, sounds like something out of Star Trek where there is a civilization inside you that is controlling how you see…

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My Personal Weight Loss Journey

“What do you know about weight loss?” *I do dislike writing about myself, but I have been asked repeatedly, “Why are your starting up this kind of business.  You have not been overweight!”  Au contraire mon fraire!  Here is my brief story that’s led me down this path. Childhood Obesity and Me *I was an…

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