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Week 2, part 2-Why go organic?

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What does organic food or organically grown mean? It refers to food grown or produced without the use of modern synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizer, irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical food additives.  It also is food not grown from genetically modified (GM) seeds, or fed GM food.  Organic meats and dairy products come from animals not [...]

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Week 2, part 1- Genetic Modification of our Food

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This week I want to talk to you about Genetically Modified (GM) foods and organic foods. These topics are pretty high on my list of priorities, and I do not think I can cover both in one post. This article aims to give you an overview of GMO’s , but it does not cover any [...]

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Roadmap Week One — Its FOOD!

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Want to look good in a bikini?  I do too and I do because of a few changes to my diet. The secret is food. That’s it…food.  I am a walking, talking, bikini-wearing example of how much diet impacts our life and our shape.  Do you exercise but still eat cheese, fast food, crackers and [...]

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Nutrition Research “Studies” are so confusing!

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There is so much research and information out about what type of diet is best for fat loss, performance and overall health. There are the low-carb diets, low fat diets, paleo is very popular right now. We don’t advocate any diet. You must find, discover and experiment with what works best for you. We hope [...]

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Why does fat accumulate while eating low-fat food?

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It’s the burning question right. Why do women after age 35 suddenly have trouble losing the holiday pounds? Why are some kids in the same family heavy and others skinny, despite eating the same foods? Why do we hit plateaus? And why do we put on weight in specific places. I’m Irish, so my fat [...]

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Start A Social Group!

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Mary, Lindsay and I started a running group in Temecula called The Temecula Beer Runners in 2011.  Impressed?  Its really not a big deal.  It started as a Facebook group for our Tough Mudder race.  We would post training runs and get togethers with the other people who were running.  After the Tough Mudder, we [...]

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Grapes- more than just a fruit!

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Living in the wine valley of Southern California we are surrounded by fresh orchards, fruit trees in our gardens and of course the wonderful vineyards of the Temecula Valley. If we take the time to be observant, we can see how the fresh foods we eat give us clues to the benefits we reap from [...]

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Monthly Workshops!!!

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What tastes good with farrow, spelt, lentils and millet?  6&6 wanted to know so we hosted an event last week and presented several delicious recipes.  As part of our monthly health series, we investigated and perfected several recipes with ‘weird’ items from the grocery store.  6&6 eats clean as many of our readers do, so [...]

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Cut The Crackers

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Cut the crackers I receive messages everyday asking me how to eat clean, reduce carbs, and get fit. Everyone is searching for that “quick fix” and what I want to express is that there is no quick fix; to lose weight a complete lifestyle change is necessary. Loosing weight quickly might work well for a [...]

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6&6 Road Map to Greatness

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6&6 had an overwhelming positive response to our recent workshop, “Beautiful From the Inside Out.” Several of the attendees wanted to know the “how” to eating well, squeezing in exercise and being healthy. They asked, “How do you do it? When do you exercise? Where do you buy your food? What do you buy? How [...]

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