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Genine’s Top 50 Diet Mistakes

1. Having a negative or defeatist attitude.

2. Going on a diet that has an eating pattern that you cannot adhere to for the rest of your life.

3. Believing that you can eat cabbage soup—or any other low-calorie, but monotonous food—every day for the rest of your life.

4. Obsessing over counting calories.

5. Weighing-in too frequently.

6. Not drinking enough liquid.

7. Drinking sugar-laden drinks.

8. Eating more white bread and pasta than protein, lean meats, fruits, and vegetables.

9. Consuming processed foods more often than fresh foods.

10. Overcooking vegetables so that they are not appetizing.

11. Not having a plan.

12. Blaming others for your shortcomings.

13. Judging quickly.

14. Not knowing the nutritional content (healthy vs not so healthy) of what you eat.

15. Finishing every last bite of a meal after you already are full.

16. Going back for seconds at meals.

17. Eating at all-you-can-eat buffets and consuming large amounts “to get your money’s...

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Kelsey’s Top Pilates Exercises for Runners

With the Miami Marathon just around the corner, now is the time that we tend to so see the clients pour in with aches and pains which they usually attribute to overuse

Well, I’m here to tell you something…most of those injuries are not because you’re running too much, but rather running with the wrong mechanics!  Any serious runner should be complementing their aerobic exercise with a daily mobility/flexibility routine in order to optimize postural alignment during runs.

 

Kelly Starrett, physical therapist and co-author of Becoming a Supple Leopard, puts it simply that “one of the things you should be able to do as a runner is, with your feet and knees together, squat all the way down without your heels coming up.”  A good habit to make is practicing this type of squat on a daily basis to ensure that you have hip and ankle range of motion that are within normal limits.

 

Some key factors in maintaining proper running...

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Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays (and everyday)

The New Year is still a few days away, but with the all the holiday treats and eats you’ve been up against since October, you may feel like you need to jump-start those New Year’s Resolutions.
 
It’s time for some diet damage control! Although there still are more parties and soirees to attend, we’ve got are a few simple guidelines to see you through January 1 and which guarantee a more healthy New Year.
 
 
Eat before you party 
Nosh on something healthy before you head to your holiday bash (and any soiree that includes cocktails). While this tip will mitigate the damage of any would-be hangovers, it also prevents you from making irrational “hangry” decisions. (like 20 handfuls of tortilla chips and guac!)
 
 
Don’t deprive yourself
If you really want a piece of chocolate, have it. Abstaining altogether will only lead to an all-out binge, but a bite or two of something rich will satisfy your craving with...
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