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Recipes: Healthy Chips

Chips. Why are you so good yet so unhealthy?

I mean, chips are so addictive. You open a bag, stick your hand in, and before long, they’re gone. And unfortunately, they’re not always the healthiest choice on the shelf.

Well, we’ve got the solution to quell your chip cravings without sacrificing your precious diet!

The key is to swap the potatoes out for some veggies or dried fruits. You can still keep the regular texture of chips with some added kick or sweetness, depending on what you’re going for.

Let’s explore a few ways you can cook up some tasty chips to munch on free of guilt! You won’t want to go back to processed bags ever again.

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How to Squeeze Exercise into Your Busy Schedule

Take a look at your schedule. Go ahead, take a long look.

Chances are, most of your days are filled to the brim with things to do. You might work a 9-5 job, or you might be a stay-at-home mom trying to keep up with your hyper-energetic kids.

Most people understand the importance of exercise. Still, so many of those same people skimp out on workouts.

Where is the disconnect between our ambition to work out and making exercise a part of our lives?

A hectic schedule is one of the most common reasons why people don’t work out consistently (and why they don’t believe they can in the first place).

Believe it or not, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the day to exercise, even in the middle of your volatile schedule.

Try out these quick-and-easy exercises that can be done on the go, in the office, at the gym, at the mall, etc. Time to keep those workout shoes glued to your feet and ready to go!

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Recipes: Rosemary Lamb Chops

Today’s recipe is a hearty one: rosemary lamb chops.

Just picture a sizzling slab of lamb chops, broiled to perfection. Mix in a side of veggies and you have the perfect meal for a variety of occasions, from family dinner to date night.

But these lamb chops are more than just delicious. They can also be relatively healthy if you cook them properly, not to mention the high serving of protein you’ll get by eating them.

You can make these lamb chops low fat, too. Try broiling the lamb chops to minimize the amount of fat in the dish. Before you cook, you can also slice out any fat that hangs from the lamb chops.

Check out these rosemary lamb chops, and stay tuned for more healthy and amazing recipes weekly!

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How Group Fitness Can Increase Your Self-Confidence

This is a guest post by David Dewar, a clinical hypnotherapist who specializes in unlocking human potential.

Exercise is one of the biggest self-confidence boosters out there. It helps you feel and look better through losing weight, strengthening and toning your body, reducing stress, and giving you a sense of achievement.

However, getting started on an exercise program and sticking with it can be quite the uphill task.

Group fitness classes have become more popular, leading to the creation of new workout programs and communities. They provide the support system, motivation, and camaraderie that make exercising fun and structured, which keeps you accountable.

Other than the physical results you can expect from group fitness classes, such as boot camp training, there are also several benefits of group fitness for self-confidence. Improving self-esteem will help you achieve success in all aspects of your life.

Here are some of the ways group fitness improves your self-confidence.

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The Effects of Stress and How to Overcome Them

Stress is the most uncomfortable feeling in the world.

Heart palpitations. Sweaty palms. Overbearing thoughts.

From something as small as losing $5 to something bigger like a family feud, anything can cause stress.

When people care deeply about something (an event, a person, their identity, etc.) they fear anything negatively affecting whatever they value. When that happens, it induces stress.

The question is not whether you will encounter stress. Rather, understanding what stress can do to you and crafting positive habits will help ease your tension levels.

That’s what our topic is for today. So relax and check out how bad stress can be for your health.

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Recipes: Omelettes

Today’s recipe is all about breakfast’s favorite little pocket of deliciousness: the omelette.

The awesome thing about omelettes is that they’re very customizable. You can make them healthier by substituting egg whites for regular eggs or by stuffing the inside with veggies.  Or, pack your omelette with some healthy meats or fishes to get a rich serving of protein.

Add some salsa or avocado on the side to jazz up the flavor without ratcheting up the calories. You can even pair this meal with some sweeter breakfast options such as yogurt and fruit to get a balanced meal.

One thing to keep in mind with omelettes is that they usually have a lot of calories. Try not going overboard with your fillings for a healthier omelette experience.

Below are three unique takes on the traditional omelette. Happy eating!

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Recipes: Savory Broccoli Dishes

I know, I know. Broccoli?

Believe it or not, broccoli can actually make a killer entrée, whether it’s the star of the plate or a nice complement.

Before you rule out the little trees of the vegetable family, take into account that broccoli is vitamin-rich. It’s also a terrific source of fiber and can even guard against cancer. Mixed with meats or other vegetables, broccoli can contribute to a very balanced meal.

Check out these three unique spins on broccoli. Once you start adding these meals to your diet, you’re never going to remember a life without broccoli!

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Overeating: The Risks and How To Beat It

Everyone loves eating! After all, eating releases endorphins into our bloodstream, which makes us feel happier.

This is why eating is addictive: it can temporarily satisfy us when we feel alone or in need.

When we’re addicted to food, we can gain weight. Our bodies can begin to store calories that we can’t burn off. We can start to feel ashamed, then eat more to feel better, then lose our ability to workout.

If we’re not careful, the cycle continues and we stay unhealthy.
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Which To Choose: Personal Training or Boot Camps?

Every person’s physical makeup is unique. You could give two people the same training program, but only one of them might enjoy it and experience results.

When it comes to fitness, most people choose to either work with a personal trainer or join a group workout program. Yet so many don’t reach their desired goals because they aren’t in an optimal setting that fit their particular needs.

So how do you know which path is right for you?

Fear not, because we’re going to outline the benefits of both personal training and boot camp programs.

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Which Appetizers Help You Lose Weight?

Sometimes you’re hungry, but you’re too tired to make dinner, or you haven’t gotten groceries lately, or maybe you even just want to have a day out with your spouse. Whatever your reason, you’ve decided to eat out, so we’ve got some important tips for you on how to do this and maintain your fitness diet.

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