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What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without this amazing biochemistry you would not be possible. Metabolism includes how the cells in your body: Allow activities you can control (e.g. physical activity…

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Which Foods Can Help with Blood Pressure?

Guess how many people have high blood pressure? A billion! It is said to be the “#1 risk factor for death and disability in the world” If you have high blood pressure, it’s best that you are monitored by your healthcare professional. And if you’re on medication for high blood pressure never change that without speaking with a medical professional. Today, we’ll talk about what exactly blood pressure is, and which foods and lifestyle factors can help with it. What is high blood pressure? It’s something your doctor commonly checks. You can even do it yourself in many pharmacies, or purchase at-home blood pressure monitors….

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Mediterranean Diet 101

  Mediterranean Diet 101  The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they had lower levels of heart disease, the #1 killer. So, they set out to find what was so healthy in this part of the world. And the research keeps coming in. And it’s pretty impressive. Eating a Mediterranean diet is linked…

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Vanda

Terri and her “10 weeks to WOW program” literally saved my life. Due to high blood pressure and diabetes during both my pregnancies, which required medication and insulin injections, I am now at a high risk of getting both in near future. Terri’s knowledge, passion, continuous support and now great friendship helped me to turn my life around. Now I know how to eat and exercise properly so I can ensure all of my family does the same. My boys will not suffer from child obesity, I will make sure of that. Thanks to your program Terri, you had an…

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Sandra

When I joined Womens Fitness I was at a cross roads with my diet. I needed to lose 25 pounds. I weighed 165 pounds. I had been trying for 3 years to diet and exercise on my own to lose body fat and get into shape after child bearing. On my own, the battle had become hopeless. Terri helped me fine tune my diet so that I was not starving myself and I was able to lose weight. My eating habits were terrible until I joined 10 Weeks to Wow and the benefit for me was increased energy and I…

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Cassandra

Before 10 weeks to Wow, losing weight was always my goal but never happened. I’d take all the right steps, try to eat healthy and exercise but the weight just wouldn’t come off. Terri showed me what healthy eating is really about. Portion control and moderation. 10 Weeks to Wow has helped me lose almost 50 pounds and keep it off! Terri is an excellent supporter and was always there when I needed her whether it was answering texts about nutrition right away or even attending classes with me at the gym. Although I am at my goal weight I…

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Camielle

I started my journey February 18th 2010. It’s been a rocky experience, a lot of ups and downs but I’ve learned things that will help me keep the 65 pounds I’ve lost to date off for good. There are 3 main things I’ve learned: First not to worry about what other people are doing with their time. Secondly you will slip up, don’t be hard on yourself I’ve had binges, I’ve had months with minimal or no weight loss but every day is a new day, just jump back into it and be patient. Thirdly one of the things that…

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