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You Can Drop It

This book is written by a Registered Dietitian who has been right where we have been and then some.  I love this book, and have incorporated some of Ilana's techniques into my nutrition coaching program.

A couple of her recommendations, are something I leave up to my clients.  Those are weighing yourself daily, and tracking your food and activities.  Weighing daily can be counterproductive to a lot of people, but her emphasis is also not to become a slave of the scale, but just to use it as a monitoring tool.  I do believe in tracking your food and activities from time to time, but not to become a slave to it unless it is something that you really like to do.

Ilana provides a lot of great advice, her own experiences with food and obesity, and the right way to make the changes in your life in order to be happy and healthy.

Ann's Recommendations
Therapy Gun

Percussion therapy is the 21st Century version of foam rolling for workout recovery and avoiding injury.  Use your therapy gun before and after workouts for the best results.

Choose the one that fits your budget.

Healthy Meal Replacement

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I promote eating whole foods in their most natural state in order to get the most nutrients and satisfaction from the foods you eat.  Sometimes, that isn't always possible, or perhaps we need a little extra boost to our daily nutrition.


While there are a lot of good meal replacement shakes or snack substitutes out there, this one is by far my favorite.  The results you gain from a serving each day are backed by science, and are hard to beat.  Watch the video for more information on how this shake can benefit you.

They offer several flavors, but my favorite flavor is the Whey protein Strawberry flavor.  Vegan flavors are available as well.