The Trouble with Weight Loss Programs

weight loss programs

What is a Weight Loss Program? Weight loss programs typically focus on total body weight loss. According to wikipedia, weight loss is the “reduction of the total body mass, by a mean loss of fluid, body fat (adipose tissue), or lean mass (namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue). Weight loss can…

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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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Healthy Coffee Creamer Recipe

Coffee Creamer Recipe

Coffee Creamer Recipe Found this coffee creamer recipe the other day while thinking about ways to start my day on a healthier foot. This homemade version of a coffee creamer is a great way to start your day. Whereas, most store bought creamers are only fat and carbs, this version has protein and a nicer…

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Balanced & Healthy Meatloaf Meal Recipe

Meatloaf Meal

Complete Meal, Balanced Meatloaf Recipe Here is a great meatloaf recipe that is combined with sweet potatoes and cauliflower rice to make not only a delicious, but also well-balanced, meal from a carbohydrate, protein and fat standpoint! Great fall or winter meal! Ingredients Meatloaf Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds of 96% ground beef 1 egg 1…

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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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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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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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Want to lose weight? What are your options?

Congratulations!  You have decided to make 2016 your goal to get back into shape.  Please know that you are in good company as more than 66% of Americans making their annual resolution focus on fitness.  The downside is that by the 7-day mark almost 25% have already given up on their resolution and by the…

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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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