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My Top Halloween Weight Loss Tips

October 16, 2023

October is here and I need to level with you… this is the true start of the holiday weight-gain season. Don’t be fooled into thinking it starts in late November. It’s now! The way you start out the Fall sets the tone for the whole holiday season to come. Start out with practices like I’m…

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Summer weight gain. White jeans in May, whites jeans in September.

Summer Weight Gain

August 4, 2023

I bet you think January is the busiest time in the weight loss industry.It’s not… It’s September because Summer weight gain is real. Women gain more weight over the Summer months than any other time of the year. We are smack dab in the middle of Summer now. And as we all know, drinking and…

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Hot dog on bun with sauerkraut.

Summer BBQ Staples

July 15, 2023

BBQ season is upon us and you can enjoy all of your BBQ favorites without packing on the pounds. The key to eating all your favorites is using lower calorie versions of your best-loved products. These lower calorie versions are just as delicious as your regular brands, especially when you load them up. You won’t notice the…

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Gladys holding her Summer drink.

Summer Drinks for Weight Loss

June 30, 2023

Summer party weekends are here! Having an adult beverage is a big part of Summer fun. When you go into your party weekends Real Deal style, you can still enjoy and continue to meet your weight loss or maintenance goals. It’s not the alcohol itself that makes you gain weight. It’s what you mix it with; the…

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Gladys eating a sandwich.

Eat bread to lose weight!

May 26, 2023

Have you been led to believe that you need to give up bread to lose weight? You DO NOT! Weight gain is caused from excess calories; it doesn’t matter if those calories come from protein, carbs, or fat. If you are like me and LOVE bread, trying to restrict it will leave you feeling deprived.…

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My 3 Favorite Kitchen Gadgets for Weight Loss

April 7, 2023

I love a good kitchen gadget. They make preparing your meals easier, faster and can support you in your weight loss goals.  I am always on the lookout for new gadgets that save me time and effort in the kitchen. I have bought my fair share of gadgets that were flubs. It is so disappointing to…

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Holiday weight loss tips from the holiday Gladys memoji

Holiday Weight Loss Tips: Food Gifts & Leftovers

November 18, 2022

The holidays are here and I’m here with some holiday weight loss tips for this time where we become inundated with food gifts, and leftovers, leaving some of the biggest holiday temptations right in your own home! Whether it’s the leftovers from the holiday party you hosted, the cookies your real estate agent left on…

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Trader Joe's Stuffed Peppers ready-to-eat meal

My 3 Favorite Ready-to-Eat Meals

October 27, 2022

Don’t let this busy season derail you. “I don’t have time to make dinners that support my weight loss.” You don’t have time and then end up eating crap! I hear this all the time. Let me tell you…You do NOT need to be prepping all your meals for the week ahead of time. You do…

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weekend weightloss rebellion

The Weekend Rebellion: A Recipe for Weight Loss Disaster

January 8, 2021

Well, you made it through another stressful week of work, kids, running errands, all the while sticking faithfully to your weight loss plan. Suddenly it’s Friday night, and you celebrate with a nice big glass of wine! And then another. And you’ve been so good and so virtuous all week, you think, “Hell! I’m just…

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Holiday cookie tray

‘Tis the Season NOT to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

December 17, 2020

Well, the holidays are here! A time for fun, family, and festivities. Though our social calendar might be a little lighter and our homes a little emptier than seasons past, we are by no means immune from the many temptations and situations that could take us off our weight loss game.  That means it’s time…

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