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"diets" beware

 Most "diets" will cause you to lose weight but be very careful- they cause you to lose muscle and water- two things that you need more of. And, to make matters worse, when they’re gone and you go off your calorie restrictive ridiculous diet, your metabolism is diminished because of the muscle loss (remember muscle equals metabolism) and you will gain even more weight. 

"diets" beware

 Most "diets" will cause you to lose weight but be very careful- they cause you to lose muscle and water- two things that you need more of. And, to make matters worse, when they’re gone and you go off your calorie restrictive ridiculous diet, your metabolism is diminished because of the muscle loss (remember muscle equals metabolism) and you will gain even more weight. 

Figuring Out Fiber

Grandma was right when she told you to "eat your beans and cornbread." These foods are excellent sources of fiber. The only trouble is that fiber has long had the bad rap of tasting like cardboard. But you can learn to love fiber- not only for its benefits, but also for the easy, tasty ways you can incorporate it into your nutrition program. What can fiber do for you? Bulking up on fiber has many health benefits:

Yoga - Starting Sept 5th at 7:15pm

Yoga - Starting Sept 5th at 7:15pmBring water and a towel or mat. (I also have mats available). 

Fitness Rule #10:

Fitness Rule #10:

Patty Hartong Personal Trainer and CSD Grp x Instructor

Patty Hartong ACE Certified Personal Trainer Zumba / Zumba Gold Licensed Instructor R.I.P.P.E.D Certified Instructor Certified Titleist Golf Fitness Instructor 760-951-3508 Find my Webpage at: www.wix.com/calfitnessandyoga/cal-fitness Find me on: IDEA FitnessConnect at: www.ideafit.com/profile/patty-hartong

WHY DO YOU DO IT??

 One of the best ways to ensure your fitness success is to dig deep and ask yourself "WHY do I work out?" It's rarely about loosing weight or putting on muscle. It's more about feeling confident in a bathing suit, keeping up with your kids, being faster on the field or waking up every day full of energy. "Dig deep" and tell us the REAL reason you work out, lets hear it!

Beef, Mango, & Barley Salad

Beef, Mango, & Barley Salad 

Running vs Walking

 Spring has sprung. So, there's no time like the present to get movin' on your health and physique. Committing to run a 5K can do just that. You may never have pictured yourself wearing a race number and standing in a huddle at the starting line, but life shouldn't be a spectator sport.If you've been walking, it may be time to kick things up a notch and progress to running. It's the things in life that you DON'T do that you regret, so read on to find out how you can train for your first 5K.

How To Get a Flat Stomach - Fitness Tips To Lose Unwanted Belly Fat

If you turn on the television, you may see tons of infomercials about the latest machine or diet that is supposed to melt away unwanted belly fat and keep it off.
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