Doctor Recommended Weight Loss Program is LightenUp Lifestyle

Doctor Recommended Weight Loss

After helping several hundred members lose cumulatively thousands of pounds, doctors are relying more and more on LightenUp Lifestyle as their recommended weight loss program. Here are the three primary reasons why we are the doctor recommended weight loss program. No Supplements or Meal Replacement Shakes Sold At LightenUp, we believe a path to a…

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Healthy Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

My family enjoys this healthy quinoa salad throughout the spring and summer months. Combine this salad with some grilled vegetables and a lean grilled meat of your choice (salmon, 93% ground beef or better, chicken or pork loin).  You and your family will not only enjoy a delicious meal, but also one that is well…

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Embracing Anxiety


Our Relationship with Anxiety As a health coach for LightenUp, one of the biggest challenges our members face is addressing the role anxiety plays in our lives. Anxiety can create all sorts of destructive behaviors from paralyzing us in our attempts to move forward to causing us to numb our feelings through excessive eating, drinking,…

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Childhood Obesity: It’s Getting Worse And What You Can Do To Help!

childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity and the Associated Risks Based on a recent study issued from the American Academy of Pediatrics, childhood obesity is once again on the rise. Today, about one in three American children and teens are either overweight or obese (source: American Heart Association). Per the researchers, “The past 18 years have seen increases in the…

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Balanced & Healthy Lasagna

Healthy Lasagna recipe

Try out this healthy lasagna recipe. It makes 8 servings and is well balanced from a macronutrient perspective. INGREDIENTS 1 lb of 96% ground beef 26 oz jar of spaghetti sauce (Blue Parrot Recommended due to sugar to fiber ratio) 1 onion 3 green bell peppers 16 whole wheat lasagna noodles 14 oz low fat…

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Balanced & Healthy Overnight Oats with Blueberries

Overnight Oats with Blueberries

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast? Enjoy this healthy overnight oats with blueberries recipes. Easy prep the night before, delicious in the morning! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup 2% or less Greek Yogurt (Fage recommended) 1/2 cup of oats 1/2 cup of 1% milk (be careful of milk substitutes (almond milk, etc) because…

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Connect exercise and fun by learning good habits.

Connect Exercise and Fun

Children Develop Important Skills Weekly walks at McKay Lake lake connect exercise and fun! They bring so many smiles and feelings of accomplishment, while tapping into the neural pathways that connect exercise with fun! Better yet, the children, that routinely join our walks, benefit by learning the value of health, understanding the importance of self-care and…

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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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