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Felicia Romero

Felicia Romero is an athlete turned cover model and fitness trainer (5 time IFBB winner) who preaches, “Healthy living is not a competition regime, but a lifestyle that anyone can live to with clean eating and consistency.” She attributes her start in fitness modeling to her days as a collegiate softball player at ASU. As a gym owner and personal trainer, Felicia knows her way around a workout. Want a body that stakes its claim on the gold every time you're on the stage for a fitness competition? Then you'll want to check out Felicia Romero’s live Q&A events, recipes, and videos. You can also reach Felicia on Twitter @FeliciaRomero and on Facebook at /FeliciaRomeroOnline

Are Meal Replacement Shakes Healthy?

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Are meal replacement shakes healthy? First, let’s not get meal replacement shakes confused with protein shakes. Protein shakes are primarily protein based whereas meal replacement shakes have proportioned amounts of protein, carbs, fats and fiber. Now that we’ve established the difference between the two, let’s talk about meal replacement shake benefits: MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE BENEFITS Meal replacement shakes provide more …

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5 Easy Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings

5 Easy Ways To Beat Sugar Cravings

Many people have sugar cravings; I even have them from time to time. Many of my clients complain of cravings for sweets after dinner or throughout the day. What Causes Sugar Cravings? The cause of sugar cravings can vary widely, but chief among them are hormonal imbalances of insulin and serotonin, unhealthy dieting, adrenal fatigue, eating disorders, and even PMS. …

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Low Carb Alternatives to Bread, Meat and Potatoes

Cutting Carbs? Low Carb Alternatives to Bread, Meat and Potatoes

Will Carbs Make Me Fat? I receive lots of questions regarding eating carbohydrates. One of the general questions that I frequently get asked is “won’t carbohydrate foods make me fat?”. This is not the case. Carbohydrates are an energy food for the body and are stored in your muscle and liver for use by the body. Carbohydrates are used by …

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15 Great Ways To Use Coconut Oil

I have thyroid issues and it is all being monitored by a doctor, but I have been doing some research and have added Coconut oil to my regimen. I love Coconut oil because it supports proper thyroid function, mainly by slightly stimulating thyroid hormone production and metabolism.* In this way, incorporating Coconut oil into the diet is thought to support …

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Fat SHAMING Does No One Any Good!

Discrimination against “overweight” or “obese” people also known as “fat shaming” has been proven to do more harm than good. This is something that definitely hits close to home with me after reading the latest studies coming out about this so called “fat shaming.” Think about it. Fat shaming comes in many different forms: experiencing poor service at department stores, …

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Top Ways Dogs Improve Your Health

Some fitness partners flake out, miss workouts, or make excuses. But here’s a partner that won’t: your dog. More than 52 percent of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s 2012 National Pet Obesity Survey. Compare that to the stats for their owners: About one-third of Americans are obese, according to …

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How Do Creatine Supplements Work?

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Let’s face it, creatine is everywhere in the fitness and sports world. How do creatine supplements work? Creatine is one of the most popular fitness supplement ever created. The craze for creatine started back in the early 90’s. It is used by bodybuilders, athletes and your everyday gym rat or those looking to build muscle and strength. It’s no wonder …

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How To Build A Strong Core

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of a strong core. It keeps you upright while reading this article and helps you power through tough, explosive workouts. The body’s core supports and enables nearly every move you make. I have become more aware of my core since retiring from competing and not just focusing on aesthetics, but more channeling my inner …

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My Top 3 Tips for Staying Healthy This Summer

Summer usually means more time spent outdoors. From protecting your skin from the heat and harmful rays to how to play it safe and wear protective clothes, there are simple ways to make sure you stay healthy this summer. 1. Protect Your Skin It’s important not to leave the sunscreen at home when going outside. Use sprays: They’re quick to …

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