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11 Ways Mindless Eating is Making You Gain Weight

High Sugar Condiments: Take it easy on the jam, syrup, salad dressing and even ketchup. Cut the amount you normally use in half - or skip it altogether. One slip of the teaspoon or knife and you've accidentally added on 50+ calories.  Depending what you eat, this could easily add another 150+ calories a day.
Here are 11 ways mindless eating is making you gain weight. If the extra ring around your belly is a mystery and you’ve already chalked the extra pounds up to a less-than-great metabolism, consider this: maybe it’s the amount food you don’t realize you’re eating. When I work with clients, I always ask them to give... Read more »

Keeping Fit & Healthy at 40: Getting Over Excuses

Keeping Fit & Healthy at 40: Getting Over Excuses
I am turning 40 one month from today. I don’t really have any problems with adding another year onto my ageometer. Flipping the switch from 39 to 40 is just another day, and the accumulation of days so far have been pretty great – especially over the last ten years. Right now as I think... Read more »

Increase Energy All Day With These Tips

I was talking with a friend a couple days ago who said that she dreaded the hours between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Her energy would tank, she wanted to take a nap and her energy would basically take a giant swan dive. Her complaint about feeling sluggish in the middle of the day is common. Very... Read more »
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5 Common Diet Pitfalls

Food is food. How hard can it be to just make sure you’re eating the healthy variety, right? I guess if we put our blinders on to every commercial, ad, celebrity endorsement or the life changing results of the next Big Food-funded study, we’d be ok. But this is the 21st century, and you can’t... Read more »

Exercising to Eat: Diet's Kiss of Death

Exercising to Eat: Diet's Kiss of Death
You hit the treadmill or the elliptical and keep a close eye on the machine’s calorie calculator. With the extra cookie you just ate, or the bowl of ice cream you want to eat later on today in the back of your mind, you eagerly push forward until you hit the elusive number of calories... Read more »

Why Fat Free Diets Don't Work

Why Fat Free Diets Don't Work
It’s like nails down a chalkboard when I hear it like it’s a good thing. Fat free diets aren’t a good thing. Here’s why fat free diets don’t work. Rice cakes, toast with jam, air-popped popcorn with nothing on it, fat free crackers and cookies. Skinny this, skinny that. Here are a few good reasons... Read more »
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Detox without Dieting in the New Year: 5 Easy Tips

Detox “diets” are hugely popular. We all love the idea of cleaning out our body by sticking to some stringent diet for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months. Like I said, we all love the idea. Very, very few people actually stick with the type of diet that takes an all-or-nothing approach – especially... Read more »

Reversing Obesity: What Government Can Do to Help

We are in the dark ages of nutrition. We’re also quickly approaching the dark ages of a health-related food crisis that has eclipsed hunger. Obesity is freakishly wide-spread with the United States leading the charge throughout the Western world.  Our leadership sits idle as the problem continues to escalate. Only so much of the responsibility... Read more »

The Perfect App for Your Snack Attack

The Perfect App for Your Snack Attack
Have you ever gotten hungry – while watching your waistline - and wondered “what the heck should I eat?” Well…there’s an app for that! Chicago-based lifestyle and wellness consultant, Jasmine Jafferali, MPH, ACE-CPT, just launched a new app called Snack Smart Solutions. Available on Droid and Apple devices for $1.99, the app is loaded with healthy, simple snack options... Read more »
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The Health & Fitness Gift Guide from Get Fit Chicago

Simply genius. KLUTCHclub is a new monthly subscription service that sends a hand-picked and “themed” box of holistic health, fitness and wellness products - organic protein bars, workout wear, skincare products, teas, etc. -right to your doorstep every month, making it a no brainer to incorporate healthier choices with ease. Boxes ship on the 15th of every month. 

Cost: $16 - 18/month.

Go to KLUTCHclub.com for more information.
Do you have a fitness buff on your list? Here is a great gift guide for people of all shapes and sizes who want to stay healthy through 2013! This guide has something for everyone, from runners to yoga lover and everyone in between.