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3 Reasons Why Feeling Hungry is a Good Thing (Might Surprise You!)

One thing that “diet culture” has taught us is to fear hunger. Whether it is an ad for the latest appetite suppressant, or the readily available snacks to prevent from ever being hungry-the message is the same: it is NOT okay to be hungry. As we start to talk more about mindful eating, let’s discuss 3 reasons why feeling hungry is a good thing: 1. Our bodies naturally regulate their caloric needs each day. We get a signal when…

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Building Balanced Snacks

Are you incorporating balanced snacks between meal times? There is a right time and right way to snack for success. Studies have shown that those who have an eating pattern of 3 meals plus 2 snacks per day have a lower BMI and easier time losing weight and keeping it off when compared to those individuals who do not incorporate snacks. Studies have also found that those who do have snacks, are more likely to consume more fiber as…

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5 Habits For Successful Nutrition

Many people have read the book “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. In this book, Covey discusses habits that lead people to attain their goals. Definitely check out this book to learn more about these 7 habits. In this post, we wanted to share with you 5 habits of some of our most successful nutrition clients at Brickhouse. We believe that by working on these healthy habits, you can stay on track with achieving your…

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How Are You Going to Keep Yourself Accountable?

For most people, the idea of weight loss comes with an end date. “I just want to lose 20 pounds.” You lose those 20 pounds and then what? You go right back to what you were doing before. In most cases, those 20 pounds are back faster than the time it took you to lose it. So why is it so easy for us to gain that weight back? Consistent, long-term weight loss and healthy eating can only be…

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Your Health and Fitness Journey

We get it. Life is crazy. You’re tired. You don’t feel like moving. You have to take your kids somewhere. You have to be at work early. You need to get yard work done. You’re stuck doing a house project. There are a ton of other things you need to do. We get it. But here’s what we also get: you have a goal, and our job is to get you there. Part of our work, and a big…

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Stick to the Plan

I know you’ve got a lot going on. Life is interesting; the highs and the lows and everywhere in between. 2020 has been a challenge for you. You got thrown things you couldn’t possibly have predicted. And it affected you; physically, mentally, emotionally. But you fought back. You’re still here. How cool is that? Keep pushing. Stick to your plan. Keep the commitment you made to yourself. You’ve gotten through the hard part. But don’t let the voices and…

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“I Can’t Believe I Just Did That”

“I can’t believe I just did that.” This is a common statement of folks in our group classes who finish a workout and reflect back on what just happened. It’s not an incredulous statement; it’s one of pride. Workouts and movements that at first seemed impossible. Strength that wasn’t previously known. The ability to mentally persist through an uncomfortable time. Showing up and working toward a better version of oneself. “I can’t believe I just did that.” But why?…

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How to Get Started The Right Way

Chad wasn’t sure if this was the right time or the right thing for him. He hadn’t worked out in over 2 years. He has gained 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. He’s stressed with a busy work and home schedule and he is an emotional eater. As he sat and talked with a coach during his free intro, the picture began to clarify: he would need to focus on exercise along with cleaning up his poor…

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The Brickhouse Mission

  It didn’t always look like this. And it won’t always. But it’s hard to see that right now, in the midst of the chaos in the world. 2020 has thrown a few punches your way. And they just keep coming. How many can you take? Do you have a plan? Many people are lost in “fight or flight” mode. Some are stuck: inaction is worse than fight or flight. And there are others who are doing okay and…

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How To Choose the Right Health and Fitness Option

  If you are starting (or thinking about starting) a journey toward improved health and fitness, use this guide to help you choose a gym that will support you and make sure you’re successful. We care so much about our clients at Brickhouse. Each one has a special journey, and some of them have been training with us for years while others are brand new. We have a great vision for the future and it’s unlike anything else going…

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