What Does Eating Healthy Really Mean to You?

Doctors and nutritionist often say to eat healthy and to eat nourishing foods.  Choosing healthy foods can be a lifestyle choice and not a quick fix.  It is a long-term commitment towards living a healthy and fulfilling life.  The question becomes, what does eating healthy really mean?  Let’s look at a few ideas. Since eating […]

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There are Three Basic Fitness Fundamentals

Healthy journeys are like most things in life, they look very different for each person.  This reminds me of the old saying, “Variety is the spice of life”.  No matter what your variety is or what your journey looks like there are three basic fitness fundamentals that apply. I work with women in setting goals, […]

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One Idea to Help Plan Your Meals

I hear from many women that they struggle with planning their meals. It is a chore that some enjoy while others dread. One of the biggest challenges to eating healthy is advanced planning.  Planning can take many forms. We will look at one idea to help plan your meals. Meal Planning Continuum Think about meal […]

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Reclaim Your Health: Eat Natural Fats, Not Vegetable Oils

When I grocery shop, I naturally read labels on products before I purchase.  In the past, I concentrated on the amount of additional sugars that are added to the foods I could buy.  While controlling sugar intake is still an area of concern for me, I have a new area of concern.  My new focus […]

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A Coach is Your GPS – One Can Navigate Your Journey

You are ready for a trip to the beautiful mountains and views in Glacier National Park.  Once the car is packed and loaded you hop in the car and start driving.  STOP, I forgot to mention an important step.  Before you go, you put the destination in your GPS, so you know where to go.  […]

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“When” Statements Help Us to be Prepared in Healthy Ways

We hear people say if/then statements all the time. “If” this happens, “then” I will do this. What if we changed our words to “when”?  When statements help us to be prepared in healthy ways. If is the same thing as saying, “assuming that” or “in case that”.  When we say if, does that mean […]

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Do You Slip Back a Little at a Time in Your Weight Loss Journey?

Once people reach their weight loss goals, it is possible to fall back into their old routines. This can reverse all the good work they have accomplished.  The term yo-yo dieting comes to mind.  Some people report it feels like they live on a roller coaster with their weight.  They reach their goal and then […]

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Tackle Your Mindset Challenges and Implement Practical Strategies

I am honored that you have an interest in Fitness Life By Design.  I am Gail, a transformation, fitness, and lifestyle coach who can help tackle your mindset challenges and implement practical strategies that can help you live healthier, active lives. Are you the type of person who will read something one time, try it […]

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90 Meals – Opportunities for Change

Ninety Meals?  That is a big number, it is how many meals we eat in a 30-day month if we eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  To look at it another way, that is 1,095 meals in a year.  That number is overwhelming, so let’s break it up. 90 Meals – opportunities for change in a […]

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Hungry Between Meals

I have food cravings and am hungry between meals some days.  Sometimes dealing with my hunger is hard and sometimes it is easy to handle.  I try to make healthy food choices and probably do it about 80% of the time.  Here are a few strategies that I use to deal with my hunger between […]

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