Author Archives: Lisa Vermillion

We’re Killing Our Kids

  As a nation, we’re killing our kids. .   38% of the children in our country are overweight.  The statistics are frightening!  Research from the Boston Children’s Hospital says that children are becoming obese by ages 2-4.  They are developing diabetes by age 12-14.  If the current trend continues they will be developing catastrophic illness…

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About Water

 Everybody knows water is good for you.  Everybody knows  they ought to drink it, but here are 3 important facts about water you need to know. All water is not necessarily good for you. Several bottled water companies add sodium to their water and sodium is found in homes with softened water.  While sodium can…

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Stay On Track In Summer

  Summer can be a busy time. This time of year people tell me, “We are just too busy to eat right and exercise with our vacations, cook-outs with friends, and running to our kids sporting events”.   I say you’re too busy not to eat right and exercise.  When you take care of your body,…

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When the scale is stuck.

“I stuck to the plan and the scale didn’t move.  I feel like giving up.”  Sound familiar?  These words are a ticket onto the diet roller coaster.   Let me give you a couple of quick tips that will help you overcome this mindset that threatens to derail your efforts. First, learn to make your goals…

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Replacing Old Habits

“I don’t eat right because…”I’m in too much of a hurry”, “I’m always in my car”, “I work all the time and I don’t leave my desk”.  OR “I don’t exercise because…” I’m tired at the end of the day”, “I’m not a morning person”, I have this or that wrong with me”. Do any…

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Will-Power vs WhyPower

I hear it all the time…  “I just don’t have enough will-power.”  Or “My will power has faded.”  Here’s the thing will-power is temporary.  It doesn’t last… ever.  I suggest replacing will-power with WHY- power.  Why-power is based on the most important reason you want to be healthy.  That’s different for everyone. Personally, I want…

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Apple, Water, Stairs

I was talking with a client today and she asked, “How do I lose these last 20 pounds?”   I could have answered by saying, “Follow your plan,” or “Make sure to exercise”, or “Leave the junk food alone.”  Instead I gave her this, “Just do 3 things.”  I asked her to pick 3 things that…

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All Stevia is Not Created Alike

In the world of sweeteners. the possibilities  seem endless.  Pink packets, blue packets and yellow packets.  This brand or that.  Everyone has their own opinions and facts about what is best.  In our company, we suggest Stevia.  Stevia is made from a plant grown in South America, whose leaves are 200 times sweeter than sugar.…

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Cravings caused by MSG

Cravings make weight loss challenging to be sure.  While some cravings are in our brain, others are caused by foods. We all know sugar sets off those crazy cravings but there is  thing you should know about that hides in food that causes cravings as well.  Monosodium Glutimate or MSG hides in all kinds of…

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Weight Gain Words that Sabotage Your Goal

It’s one thing to have someone else stick food in your face when you’re eating healthy or  cajole you  with words like ,”Just this one time”, “It’s a special occasion”, or “ You deserve it”, in an effort  to sabotage your new habits.  Those people we can handle by politely but firmly telling them how…

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