Spring Clean Your Diet

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Spring is in the air, and with it comes thoughts of spring cleaning. Have you ever thought about spring cleaning your diet? Here are some simple spring cleaning tips specifically for your kitchen, refrigerator, pantry, and mind that can help you improve your nutrition and even lose weight. First (and … Read More

Total Body Transformation Project | Update from Brittany

What a whirlwind experience! To date I have lost a maximum of 19 lbs and have fluctuated back and forth between 19 and 18 lbs. Which hey, with the holidays I am amazed to be losing and not gaining! I am so excited because over the months while I seemed … Read More

The Healthy Carrot Approach to Maintaining Motivation

Author: Guest Blogger Kimberly Eyre When Jackie approached me about writing a blog with the theme of maintaining motivation through the holidays, there was excitement, but also a little apprehension. I was having a problem with motivation myself and wasn’t sure if I was the best candidate to write this … Read More

Total Body Transformation | Update from Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth.  She was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as one of our “disease risk” candidates for the Total Body Transformation Project.  As a mom, she battled debilitating migraines and lack of sleep as she tried to take care of her son’s health issues over the last few … Read More

Total Body Transformation | Update from Irena

Meet Irena. She was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as the athlete for the Total Body Transformation Project. As a full time teacher, she managed to train hard on her own for her first Spartan Race, and ended up qualifying for the OCR World Championship. Feeling that she … Read More

My Path to Fitness

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member Kimberly E. Like many, I have struggled with my weight. I have been overweight most of my adult life. In 2005 I attended the wedding of friends. This is a picture from that wedding. At that time I was at my heaviest, 225/230 on … Read More

Accountability is a Drag

Remember when smoking in restaurants was completely acceptable? Eighteen years ago, I bartended and waited tables at a Big Sky restaurant and considered being able to smoke while I worked a perk (yes, me, the Health Coach). Today, many people would see a waitress smoking on the job as absurd. … Read More

Deconstructing Cravings

What do you crave? Sugar, caffeine, alcohol? Indulging in any of these can provide a quick fix to feel at ease, engaged or excited. They light up the “reward centers” in the brain by releasing dopamine, according to Dr. Robert Cloninger, a geneticist and psychiatrist noted for his research on … Read More

Fitness Matters | Waistline-friendly Dishes to Bring to Your Next BBQ

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Krista Pancich Are you tired of the same old summer side dishes? Macaroni salad, potato salad, and cole slaw, are easy and delicious side options to bring to any barbeque, but are high in calories and fat.  Here are a couple great tips to choosing a … Read More

Fitness Matters | The Secret to Great Abs

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer & Health Coach Jackie Corcoran Get ready for bathing suit season! Crunches and planks will make you stronger but if you have a beer belly hiding your 6 pack, your diet is the secret. To GROW belly fat, eat processed carbs found in most bread, cereal, … Read More

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