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Stefan Aschan

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The Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2011 | 11:55 AM

Do you consistently and painfully struggle with weight fluctuations? We have seen many a celebrity look trim and strong in movies and then heavy and large in tabloids, going back and forth between weight loss and weight gain.

Now, let's be clear: To lose excess weight is good. However, to...

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10 Healthy Foods for Longevity

(35) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 8:29 AM

Health is determined by what you eat."Let nutrition be your medicine," Aspostolus said.

What is true then has not changed today.

From my research and on-hand materials that I used to study for my Masters in Science in holistic nutrition, and clients who successfully improved health, energy or accomplished...

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Dried vs. Fresh Fruit

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2011 | 4:20 PM

Sweet, sweeter and sweetest. Today, more and more companies are packaging and inducing consumers to buy their dried fruit products. And more and more dried foods are showing up on food logs.

Just about any fruit can be dried, but some are more commonly eaten in their dried form...

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Pre-Packed Foods for Weight Loss: The Good, the Pretty Good and the Very, Very Ugly

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 8:14 AM

Straight out: I hate prepared, packaged food. Not just packaged but frozen food. I'd rather eat fresh food out of the garbage in New York City before I eat packaged food that can linger in your fridge for two years.

Is it unrealistic to live life unpackaged in this...

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Weight Loss Tips: Change Your Point of View to 'I MUST'

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 10:01 PM

"How could I have it let get to this point?

"This can not happen to me!"

Both of these statements are ones that I have recently heard. And both of those statements were emotionally driven.

One statement was driven by weight gain through changes in lifestyle that happened years...

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Makeover Lunch Recipe for MORE Energy

(0) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 1:24 PM

What do you eat for lunch and energy? Definitely, light. All right, no light bulbs, obviously (I got this response on Twitter , you can follow me there as well).

In the summer, we often feel sluggish and tired during the day. Add on the extremes of...

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The Power of Pumpkin Seed and Pumpkin Seed Oil

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 4:05 PM

Did you hear about this?

A warning: Don't eat at your desk with the food that I am about to write about. Why? Because while I typed this blog, several bits of that food wedged themselves between several keys of my keyboard, jamming the whole thing and bringing my typing...

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A Super Mom's Secret to 30 Pounds Weight Loss

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 12:14 PM

How does a busy mother of three with knee pain on both sides (after two meniscus operations) and heart problems shed almost 30 lbs and drop four dress sizes all while continuing to cook for her family and herself?

A super attitude, with super motivation and expecting super results.

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Shape up With Sand Bag Exercises

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 10:41 AM

This workout is exciting. You sweat, you hate me for telling you about it and you will be sore. How can sand--the stuff we used to play in as children, the stuff of so many fond memories--do this to you?

When it comes to working out, variety is the key...

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3 Shocking Truths About Weight Loss

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2010 | 12:25 PM

Margarita lost 26 lbs and a total of 21 inches; Mary lost 6 lbs and 14 inches overall. This kind of success is standard when working one-on-one with clients.

Yet numbers are just one part of improving and changing your body. When losing weight, your body releases stored substances into...

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How To Handle Recession Workout Depression

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2010 | 9:51 AM

Think of the gym: Stinking of sweating, windows closed--hot, cold and I don't know what--it all hits you when you work out in the winter months. It is not a joy to go to the gym; in fact, it feels like torture. The economic situation is not helping, either. Who...

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Don't Skip the Fat Burning Eggs

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 3:45 PM

Eggs have exploded.

Can you believe that this is possible? Eggs are very easy to prepare. Yet they have exploded and burned when first-time cooks try to boil or scramble them.

The all beloved eggs. They are a high in amino acids and lecithin, which help you to increase...

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Getting Raw With Honey

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 10:08 AM

Honey, yes honey. No, not your sweetheart -- the one you adore and want to spend the rest of your life with. Rather, the honey that is produced from the busy bees.

Today, if you go into any store, you will find many varieties on the shelf. Red Clover...

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Are you asking the right question?

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 6:00 PM

Wow, I have some inspiration and facts for you today.


The end of January is almost here and the New Year's resolutions are still fresh in your mind. "This year I will change my body. This year, I lose the weight. And this year I will stick to my...

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The forgotten juice

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2010 | 12:41 PM

One of a great get-back-on-track strategies right after the eating excess of the holidays is a juicing program. Or even just add more juices to your diet (adjusting the overall calories, naturally.). Juices from fruits and vegetables cleanse your system, jump-starting detoxification and weight loss.

Burn fat and relieve...

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Top 6 Tips To Improve Your Diet During the Holidays

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 11:32 AM

Analyzing food logs and giving recommendations to improve a diet is a daily task as a trainer and weight loss coach. And yes, some of them make me cry during the holiday season. For one reason or the other it is difficult for individuals to stick to their diet plan...

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Vote For A Rounded Exercise Program!

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 12:02 PM

Yes, sure, check magazines and you will find at least 10 new exercise programs. Or perhaps a friend told you about a great training technique that you might want to try out.

But what are the movements that you should cover in any exercise program?


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How To Lift More Weight And Prevent Lower Back Injuries

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2009 | 1:30 PM

The following question from Gail B. came in my mailbox. Gail writes:

The first time I gave birth did a number on my pelvic floor. Although my mom has the same thing, and actually my sister too. So maybe there's some genetic weakness tendency there. And anticipating a possible...
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Dining Out and Bloating?

(1) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 1:03 PM

If you pay close attention how your stomach feels after eating out, sometimes you will discover that you are more bloated than when you left the restaurant or even when you entered it. Your mirror confirms the bloat and it feels like you've gained weight. Dining out can be a...

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Seasonal foods for weight loss

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2009 | 6:16 PM

The best weight loss programs educate you about various factors that effect what you see on the scale. Seasonal foods should be one of those factors.

That's why from time to time you will receive ideas about what you can do with seasonal foods to keep your diet interesting. But...

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