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Build it for Life® is here to help you find the answers to some of these questions. With the help and devotion of founder, Rebecca Jackson, our goal is to help you reach your goals; to make healthy lifestyle decisions that will stick with you.

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A new favorite treat to keep around the kitchen for our founder, Rebecca, is OLIVES! Why? (1) Olives satisfy her salt cravings. They are super low in calories (about 5 calories per olive). They are a great “snack” when all we want to do is snack. Olives are also a staple in the Mediterranean Diet. …

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Are you trying a new healthier diet and finding it boring?  How many times can you really enjoy chicken and broccoli? TONS OF TIMES!  There are so many spices at our disposal that we can make healthy meals taste amazing every time. Personally, I love sweet, so cinnamon is a big spice in my kitchen. …

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Haters are going to hate…and one of the things they love hating on is running.  But, screw the haters.  Running is so good for our bodies!  Running and other physical exercises can help reduce the risk for certain diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes (1).  It literally …

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“Help!  Every time I work out, I’m STARVING!”  We hear this comment all the time.  We work out hard, and then we defeat our success in the gym or outside, by overconsumption when we are done.  We have to stop this, or we will never get to our weight loss goals. Being more hungry after starting a …

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Here is a typical day for our founder, Rebecca! Breakfast: banana, homemade yogurt, 1/8 cup almonds, 1/8 cup granola Snack (10:30 ish) : 100-150 calories worth of a chicken sausage, serving of raw veggies Lunch: a bed of some type of green leafy vegetables with peanut butter Thai style chicken legs & thighs (4-6oz), 100 …

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Short on time?  Aren’t we all….all the time?  Luckily, exercise can help boost our energy levels if we can just fit some in (1).  On our most busy days, fitting in a short Tabata workout can be just what we need.  For Tabata training, we just need about 4 minutes (2).  During that time, we …

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Mmmm, nothing say breakfast to me like some yogurt, a banana, and almonds.  Almonds, being a nut, tend to get a bad reputation from time to time because they are high in calories (1).  In fact, one full cup of almonds is roughly around 817 calories!  However, we would never want to eat that many …

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1. To keep my sanity!  Exercise releases feel-good endorphins that help me get through the tough days. 2. For the same reason I vacuum the house or wash my clothes, to take CARE of something that’s important to me; to take care of ME. 3. So I can enjoy an ice cream from time to …

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Each stretch should be held for a minimum of 20 seconds.  All the stretches in this video can and should be done for both sides of the body. Have fun & Be Active! Your friends from Build it for Life

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It is hard to start a new habit.  It is also very hard to break an old one.  However, it is VERY do-able!  Have you ever met someone who quit smoking?  Smoking is a very hard habit to break.  Ask them to entertain you with the details of their struggle.  It takes a lot of …

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