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SuperTracker

The USDA’s SuperTracker is a great nutrition tool for those interested in weight loss, weight maintenance, or even general menu planning. Tracking calories and physical activity has been shown to be very beneficial in reaching nutrition goals and being held accountable to them. From this tool, you are able to get a personalized meal plan…

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SMART Goals & Setting New Habits

Did you know that it only takes about 3 weeks (21 days) to develop a habit? If you keep it up for 6 months, there’s a good chance it will just become part of who you are. We may have spent many years doing an unhealthy habit but it is very possible to change it…

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Challenge Update

We will be doing final weigh-ins the week of March 25th. You can stop by anytime that week to get weighed. You must give us a final weight in order to be eligible for a prize. Also, remember we are giving prizes for not just weight loss, but also for smoking cessation, increased physical activity…

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Juicing

Chances are you have heard of juicing with its growing popularity. Juicing is the process of extracting juice from plant tissues such as fruits and vegetables. Currently, there is debate about whether there is a benefit to juicing over eating fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables offer a variety of nutrients, from vitamins A & C,…

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Social Networking + Health Goals

Use your social network! Post it, tweet it, blog about it. Making your goals known to family and friends is one easy way to keep motivation high. By putting your health goals out there, it adds the factor of accountability, and it allows for encouragement and support. You may find you have similar goals as…

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Heart Check Mark

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans so it is an important topic to discuss. Looking for the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark on food packaging in the grocery store is a great way to eat a heart healthy diet.  To be certified, the product has to meet certain requirements for specific nutrients per…

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National Weight Control Registry

As we continue to move closer to the end of the challenge, I want to introduce you to a website dedicated to long-term weight loss and maintenance. You may or may not be familiar with it. The National Weight Control Registry is found at http://www.nwcr.ws/ The site is a compilation of weight loss stories and…

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Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron is a popular cookware because it distributes heat very well and is non-toxic. Cast iron has many uses from on the stove top to in the oven and is a great tool for healthy cooking.A properly seasoned cast iron pan is non-stick and is a way to cut added fat when cooking. Cooking foods…

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Benefits of Weight Checks

An important tool in weight loss and maintenance are weight checks. Regularly weighing-in gives you some accountability to stay on track with dieting and exercising. It may seem like a simple task but many studies have shown it goes a long way. How often should you check your weight? While there are experts in favor of daily…

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Holiday Eating and Challenge Updates

Happy Holidays! We are almost done with 3 months of the challenge! Only 3 month to go! We have calculated the weight loss percentages for those of you who have come in for weigh-ins at Cynergy Health. Our current leader has lost 7% of her total weight since October 1st, which is 16 lbs! We…

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