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31

MAY

2012

Manuel Villacorta, author of Eating Free, was interviewed by Prevention magazine to discuss why many diets “tank at night.” Do you find this happening to you? Get solutions by reading more …

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25

MAY

2012

There comes a time in one’s life where you are involved in something that challenges your very core, pushes you past the limit you hope you would never reach, demands you dig deeper into your soul to find the strength to overcome it and ultimately transfers you.  I have arrived at that point. The pressures…

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13

APR

2012

Last week I was making the time to stop to smell the tiny roses I found beginning to blossom in my life garden, to appreciate and be thankful for the changes happening. This week, I found out that I have actually been unknowingly planting seeds of inspiration in other people’s gardens…and it has made me…

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29

DEC

2011

What is the most surprising thing about your weight loss?My increased sex drive.  Good Lord, I’m 38 going on 25.  It’s insane. Another thing, perhaps less predictable: my concept of how much space my body takes up has NOT adjusted to my decreased size.  I keep saying “excuse me” to people who I *think* need…

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10

NOV

2011

How often do we actually take at least 20 minutes to eat a meal? Do you eat in front of the television when at home or in front of a computer when at work? When was the last time you sat down quietly at lunch and took a moment to inhale the aromas from your…

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20

OCT

2011

  I’ve had clients come to me wanting to lose weight, to look better, and to feel better. Well, they lose the weight, get to their goal weight, and they definitely feel better. People talk about less pressure on the knees, less back pain, having the ability to run faster, increase in energy, and much…

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06

SEP

2011

When you think about losing weight, many people instantly think about restricting certain foods, depriving one’s self of specific “bad” foods, and living a diet-based lifestyle. Well, Eating Free breaks these myths. Eating Free focuses on eating the foods you love in the right portions for you. One of my all time favorite foods is…

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06

AUG

2011

How long do you take to eat a meal? Are you taking the recommended 20 minutes to eat your lunch or dinner? If you are, you are helping with your weight loss success. Eating Free is about taking time to enjoy your food and savor the flavors (not just eat a “free for all”). Let…

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19

MAY

2011

Red, orange, yellow, green, and purple. These are the rainbow of colors you can find when buying sweet bell peppers. I remember the first time I saw a purple bell pepper at the farmer’s market. After cooking it, it turned lighter, almost like a smoky grey. Bell peppers provide amazing flavor and are excellent sources…

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07

MAY

2011

One of the “themes” that seems to be coming up lately in my conversations (about weight loss, fitness, etc.) is the notion of “being ready.”  By that I mean being receptive to the idea of weight loss and that it’s necessary and that it’s going to take some time and work.   Actually, I want…

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