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Nick Lopez | Dearborn Boot Camp | Dearborn Personal Trainer | Dearborn Personal Training - Part 10

Nick Lopez

Nick is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer with a passion for getting people in the best shape of their lives and the founder of Weapons 4 Weight Loss.

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**Courtesy of Alicia Rodriguez – Life Time Fitness Corporate Registered Dietician** www.lifetime-weightloss.com

As a Dietitian, one of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving because it is all about FOOD! I love food, the smell of a warm kitchen on Thanksgiving day brings back many happy family memories. I love how this holiday can bring together family, old friends and new friends. It’s the holiday season and a lot of the same questions get asked each year by my clients “How can I avoid the Thanksgiving and holiday weight gain?” and “What are healthy options for side dishes?”

When it comes to nutrition, the holidays, and avoiding weight gain my motto is “keep it simple and easy.” Read more on 5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain…

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Please do not overlook the next two statements. Quality sleep is critical to your health. Quality sleep is critical to your ability to manage your weight.

Sleep is one of those things that many people know they should do a better job with, but they let other things in their life get in the way. Even writing that statement, I can recall some recent instances where I let the clock move past 9 pm and didn’t make myself go to bed. Read more on Sleep Quality/Quantity For Weight Loss…

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These are perfect for that sweet tooth!

Ingredients: Read more on High Protein Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dessert Recipe…

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There are some good weight loss programs out there that fail for some people. Is it the program’s fault, or the individual?

Sometimes it could be both. But I’m going to give you some tips on how to maximize your success with ANY program.

Belief in the program, belief in yourself and adherence to the program are my top three keys to having success.

It might sound silly, but you have to Read more on How to Succeed With Your Weight Loss Program…

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You have to learn how to overcome adversity if you want to get the body of your dreams. You can’t give into negative desires and fears. It’s all about trying to be better TODAY than you were YESTERDAY.

It’s a conscious choice you have to make. I like to use the analogy of a diamond. Diamonds are made out of carbon. In order for carbon to turn into a beautiful diamond, it has to Read more on How to Deal With Stress & Overcome Adversity When Losing Weight…

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Low back pain and stiffness can be a complex issue. Many people suffer from it, and it has several different causes. If you’re one of those that do NOT have low back pain, the best thing you can do is work to PREVENT it!

Once you Read more on Two Great Stretches to Prevent Low Back Pain/Stiffness…

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Most people store the majority of their body fat in their belly area. I’m not sure why this is the case, but it sucks nonetheless. In this article, I go over my top three exercises that will Read more on Top 3 Best Exercises to Help Lose Belly Fat…

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Who doesn’t like cookies? Give these a try the next time you have a sweet tooth!

Ingredients

- 1 3/4 cup oats
- 4 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 1 tbsp. stevia
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Raisins (optional)
- Cinnamon (optional)

Mix everything into a big bowl until you get a doughy consistency. Then place the dough onto a greased (with nonstick spray) cookie sheet. Makes 7 or 8 big sized cookies.

The more cookies you make from the batter, the less time you need. 10 cookies will require around 10 minutes in the oven at 325 degrees.

I made 7 cookies and they cooked in about 14 minutes at 325 degrees. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!

If you made 7 cookies, each one has about 150 calories.

Enjoy!

 

**courtesy of Michael Kory Fitness**

 

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We’ve all seen the typical “beer belly” on a guy that is notorious for drinking a lot. Why does this happen? Well, the answer might be different than you think. I’ll explain.

Basically, your body burns fat in two places, in your Read more on How Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Weight Loss…

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I think it’s human nature for us to be self conscious and worry about what other people think about us. This is especially true when it comes to fitness, working out and being in the gym.

This sort of parallels Read more on How to Develop Your Identity and Self Confidence to Lose Weight…

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