How to Avoid the Freshman 15 by Combating Cravings

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By: Angelique Millis Ah, the Freshman 15- the infamous 10-20 pound weight gain phenomenon that college students experience as they transition from highschool to college.  While the hustle and bustle of college life makes it difficult for students to diet, many have learned that they can compromise with their cravings and make better decisions to avoid the weight gain. What are Cravings? Cravings are strong yearnings for specific foods, usually those with high sugar or high fat content. Unlike the normal hunger that we experience between meals on a daily basis, cravings are triggered by … [Read more...]

Small Changes = Big Results!

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Embarking on some new healthy changes in your life? Great! Even if you’ve been inactive or have had poor eating habits for a while, no worries. You have to start somewhere, so why not start from where you are now? Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can’t do it all at once and you’re not supposed to. Trying to do too much at once will only lead to frustration, or even worse, injury. So start slow. Here are five little things you can do each and every day to set you off in the right direction of all that you desire for yourself. 1) Set an intention. In my yoga and yoga … [Read more...]

Ask a Trainer: Weight Loss Success Principals and a Dream Physique

"Ask Angelique" Top 3 Tips for your Summer Dream Physique

By: Angelique Millis Fitness Professional, Author & Lifestyle Coach  Let's face the truth- There is no substitute for good old fashion hard work and a clean diet to give you the body of your dreams. With so many diet fads and questionable diet supplements on the market, sometimes "the right thing to do" can become ambiguous and you can feel lost and alienated. I am here to share with you 3 Success Principals that will help you create positive habits for LIFE and put you right on track to achieving your fitness and weight loss goals! It is time to slim down for summer with these 3 … [Read more...]

ZERO CARBS FOR FAT LOSS: HOLY GRAIL OR SURE TO FAIL? Part II

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This month I will continue my discussion of why I feel that a zero-carb approach to dieting might be counter-productive when trying to achieve not only ideal health, but your ideal body. Thus far I have mentioned that a lack of any carbohydrates in the diet will also cause a lack of insulin, which can compromise one’s ability to rapidly and efficiently uptake amino acids, glucose, creatine and other muscle building compounds into muscle cells at several critical times during the day. As well, this lack of insulin will also result in higher levels of circulating cortisol, which can cause a … [Read more...]