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State of Slim – “Cream Cheese” Frosting

  Try this healthy and sweet treat this holiday season! Ingredients 1 16oz. container, Greek yogurt, strained for 24 hours 2 T Truvia 1 T vanilla Zest of 1 orange Preparation 1. Allow yogurt to strain in a fine sieve for 24 hours. 2. Combine strained yogurt, Truvia, vanilla and orange zest. 3. Add to…

7 Ways to Healthier Holiday Travel

Tis’ the season for holiday travel. And, with travel can very easily come backslidden ways when it comes to eating and exercise. We’re here to assure you it doesn’t have to be that way. EXOS has developed the following easy-to-manage travel tips that will help ensure the holidays don’t derail your healthy habits. Pack a…

The Relationship Between TV and Your Weight

Recapping Week 4 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center It’s hard to believe Kathie J. and Larry have been doing the State of Slim for a month now! They’ve already been through a lot, and you can…

State of Slim – High Protein Chocolate “Souffle”

Ingredients 4 Large egg whites (1/2 cup liquid egg whites) 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 t chocolate protein powder Stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste   Preparation 1. Spray a small, microwaveable dish (like a ramekin) with cooking spray. The “souffle” rises a lot, so make sure the dish has a little…

The Science of Stress: Getting to Good

When we think about stress or being stressed, there’s a negative feeling that follows. After all, with synonyms like strain, pressure, worry, anxiety, trouble, and difficulty, the connotation by nature is a negative one. However, not all stress is bad. There is a level of stress that is good for you. It’s called eustress (/yo͞oˈstres/) and it’s the kind that…

Why Indulgence Meals Help Your Weight Loss

Recapping Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey  With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center We’re ending Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s State of Slim journey, which took place over Thanksgiving. I love that they did this over the holidays —…

State of Slim – Chicken and Mushroom Quinoa

Ingredients 2 cups dry quinoa 1 T garlic powder 4 cups chicken broth 14oz sliced cimini mushrooms 1/2 large, red onion chopped 1 T coconut or extra virgin olive oil 3 large chicken breasts 1 cup chopped, fresh, Italian (flat leaf) parsley Salt and pepper to taste   Preparation 1. Bake chicken at 350 for…

Why Having Great Posture Isn’t Necessarily So Great

When I begin working with a new client, they will almost invariably put on their “best posture,” or, if not that, will tell me what awful posture they have.  The truth is I really don’t care about what their posture looks like.  I care about how their individual body segments function as a unit, and,…

The No. 1 Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Recapping Week 2 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey With Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center The No. 1 Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off Larry and Kathie J. are killing it in Week 2! They’re still focused on the diet because…

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