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That infused sparkling water could be infusing additional pounds despite how much you are doing to get fit

5 tips to spring into fitness

You know the feeling. You actually have a reason to wear real clothes, then you reach for those favorite pair of jeans/skirt/pants and then…YIKES.  

First, DON’T PANIC. 

Your weight is not like the national debt. It does not just have to keep going up. Contrary to popular belief, it is not hard to lose weight. It just takes more than 5 seconds and in our instant gratification society, that means we give up easily. The first thing you have to change before your body changes is your mindset.

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Read more about the article DAOFitLife is celebrating our 1 year anniversary! A look back at our top 10 posts
It sometimes helps to take a step back and look at where you have been. It makes you appreciate your acoomplishments and face new challenges with grit. Photo by Helena Cook

DAOFitLife is celebrating our 1 year anniversary! A look back at our top 10 posts

2021 was not everything we expected, but we all learned a lot, and have an optimistic 2022 ahead. This post summarizes the most popular posts from DAOFitLife’s first year- some inspried by you! Below you will find a brief summary and a link to read more. After you read this, I encourage you to write your top 10 “wins” for 2021. I promise you will feel amazing and energized. Let’s look back – but also commit to moving forward, together.

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DAOFitLife Hotlist: Top 10 special edition

In this week’s hotlist, since it is our one year anniversay issue, we thought it would be fun to highlight our favorite things along with our favorite posts! So here are the 10 things that we view as a guarantee to motivate, inspire, and just make you feel good!

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5 top fitness myths, busted

*Peer reviewed and co-authored by Neda Khalili, certified National Academy of Sports Medicine Trainer

Today, we are going to unpack five of the most common exercise myths to help you get to a healthier you! It can be so confusing when we are surrounded by so much proverbial “noise” and one moment “coffee is good,” and the next can be “coffee is bad.” I want you to feel like you can have some clarity, enjoy and sustain a healthy, REAL lifestyle, and tune out some of that every changing radio static! So here we go!

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Working hard but not getting results? Here’s why and 10 things you can do

*Peer reviewed and co-authored by Neda Khalili, National Academy of Sports Mediciine certified trainer

“I’m working out every day. I’m eating healthy. But I am not seeing results!”

This is a common challenge when we have a goal that involves some aspect of fitness – whether this is losing weight, getting stronger, achieving a goal like running a marathon. It’s exciting at the beginning, and a lot of work. 

And then the results are in. And…you are the same weight. Or even gained a few pounds. 

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The DAO Intuitive eating

Since the beginning of my journey writing this blog, I have learned a lot about my relationship with food. One question that has been tugging at me since I started seeing a dietitian and exploring intuitive eating – Can an intuitive eating approach be reconciled with calorie and macro counting? *

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