The Top 5 Fat-Burning Nutrients for Women

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Many women who complain of insomnia, poor memory, frequent colds, mood swings, or chronic fatigue are likely suffering from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The following nutrients are not only vital to your health and well-being, but also to achieving your fitness and weight-loss goals!

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Calorie Calculator for Women: What’s Your Magic Number?

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The phrase "calorie calculator" is searched nearly 13,000 times a day by people who want to know the "magic number" of calories to eat each day to ensure they reach their fitness and fat loss goals.

This number is also known as your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

There are SO many calorie calculators out there on the internet - some good, some awful, many somewhere in-between.

What You're Going to Learn

In this post I’m going to show you where on earth these calorie calculators come from, give you a great one, and show you where to get an awesome nutrition plan that goes with it.

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The Breakfast Casserole that Fights Fat

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A creature of habit, I often settle into a specific food routine that doesn’t change much from day to day. Monday’s breakfast is the same as Tuesday’s breakfast, which is also the same as Wednesday’s breakfast. While consistency is a good thing, it can also become boring if you’re not careful… which can lead to unexpected splurges and bad meal decisions.

My latest bad breakfast decision quickly turned into a daily ritual, replacing my healthy breakfast of fruit and yogurt with a (delicious) Mediterranean Egg White breakfast sandwich (on a whole grain bagel) from Panera. While this breakfast sandwich is undoubtedly delicious and relatively healthy when enjoyed sparingly (say, on weekends), the sandwich quickly adds up in both dollars and calories when consumed on a DAILY basis.

So, in an attempt to kick my habit (and recognizing that fruit and yogurt simply isn’t “cutting it” for me these days), I developed a delicious and super-nutritious breakfast casserole that not only saves me money, but helps me fight fat all week long! Ladies, say hello to your new breakfast ritual...

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Top 3 Reasons Why the Paleo Diet is Bad for Women

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For those of you who haven’t heard, there’s this new fad out right now called the “paleo diet”.

Based on the principle that food was a whole lot healthier back before humans started processing it and putting it back together in pretty packages, the diet preaches that followers should eat an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, and nuts… and should completely avoid anything processed.

When I first heard about this diet, I thought it sounded pretty similar to the way I have been eating for the past five years. I figured it was the same old story -- some slick person with great marketing skills stumbled upon something that has existed for years & years ("healthy eating"), put a strange spin on it (the "paleo diet" lets you eat insects!) and slaps a name on it to make money. Ha!

But, before you go jumping on the paleo bandwagon, riding off into the stone age, and then posting about it on your twitter accounts…  let me warn you: Don’t fall for it, ladies!!!

For, though the premise behind the paleo diet is somewhat admirable, there are actually quite a few major problems with it in practice…

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