Too Much Water?

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The amount of water an individual needs on a daily basis is extremely variable.  It depends on many things like diet, metabolic rate, activity level, air temperature and humidity.  Water is required for our survival but, is it possible to get too much of a good thing? When people start the TurboCharged program, we encourage […]

The TurboCharged Perspective on Exercise

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After reading TurboCharged, some people question if we are anti-exercise or anti-health club.  This could not be further from the truth.  Let’s break down this misperception and clarify our perspective. When one carries excess body fat, the body is under unnecessary stress and strain.  Prolonging this state is counter-productive to the ultimate goal of a […]

Green Smoothies

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People are always wondering how to get more fruits and vegetables into their diet.   Green smoothies are a great and refreshing answer, particularly now that summer is here. All you need is a blender (a Vita-Mix works great) and some bland greens like baby spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumber, zucchini and even kale. Fill your blender […]

The Key to Optimal Health and Weight

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A  survey by the Calorie Control Council (CCC)  found that only 8% of Americans follow restrictive diets like Atkins or Dukan or weight control programs like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.  The survey found that instead, the most popular weight control methods cited were cutting back on sugar, eating smaller portions, using low-calorie, sugar-free foods […]

Processed Foods

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Have you ever wondered what is so bad about eating processed foods? It is estimated that Americans spend almost 90% of their food budgets purchasing processed foods.  Please read that sentence again.  Processed foods amount to 90% of the average person’s food budget.  These high profit items offer the lowest nutrition per dollar of any […]