Jan 28th 2017 | Issue #151

"Lose 20 pounds in 30 days". It's not unusual to see such outrageous claims in advertisements. While it's technically possible, fad diets are to be avoided. The damage to your metabolism and the inevitable rebound effect will  mean you gain back more than you lost.  Check out our featured article today for why you shouldn't lose weight too quickly and superior methods to go about the process. 

Whether it is to re-shape your physique, better your relationships or improve your finances, the key thing is to analyze the things that you want to accomplish this year, set goals, create an action plan and most importantly:
Ever found yourself in a pinch for time and wanting to get an effective workout in at home or anywhere outside of a gym? Bodyweight exercises are the core of resistance training and some of the most effective movements you can do to improve your fitness and physique. Read the article for the top 10 you can do at home.
Protein Enriched Oatmeal Cookies
These egg free, lactose free, and gluten free oatmeal cookies are a perfect combination of chewy, crunchy, sweet, and salty. Add white chocolate chips for an extra dose of sweetness!

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
"As a stay at home mother of two, I feel that I could help inspire other moms. I want them to see that just because we're moms, it doesn't mean we can't have the body we want and live a healthy lifestyle. I want to show other women that we need to take time to improve our self-confidence and take care of ourselves. I also want women to see that by living a healthier, active lifestyle, we become tremendous examples to our children." - Kristine Moreno

Get Fit & Toned!
Vanessa knows a thing or two about getting in great shape. Check out her total-body circuit for fitness, flexibility, strength and lean muscle!