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Question:  I never know exactly how far apart to have my hands in the push up position. Thanks, love your work. Answer: As far as the push ups, I like to keep my hands so that my elbow creates a 90 degree angle, so my elbow is directly over my hand to support the shoulder, … Continued

Q and A July 5th, 2013

Question: I’m trying to eat well and lose a bit of weight. My focus is more on the health side of things with the hopes that healthy eating will provide the energy I need to train hard and both will lead to dropping a few pounds. Here’s my question: are there any  special products or … Continued

Q and A June 21, 2013

Question: Hi Shawna, I picked up some coconut palm sugar, instead of honey to sweeten my coffee in the morning. What are your thoughts on this all natural sweetener? I have tried stevia and do not like the taste…Candace Answer: I checked with my good friend and food nerd, Nick Pineault on this and this … Continued

Q n A June 14th, 2013

  Question: For your Challenge Fat Loss workouts, is it okay to take a 30-60 second break between sets? Or do you have to go straight through? Thanks, Maria Answer: Maria, If you need to take a break, by all means do. If that means pausing the Challenge Fat Loss video, then do so and … Continued

Q n A June 7th, 2012

  Question: Do you EVER cook anything edible? (Smart ass reader, quite possibly one of my own children) Answer: YES! I recently bragged about a cooking victory on Facebook and promised to put up the recipe… Edible Gluten Free Protein Pancakes Ingredients: 3/4 c egg whites

Q and A Friday, May 31st

  I’m so happy to have my blog again! For those of you that didn’t know, I had a server crash (hackers be damned!) and it took some time to get things up and running again. Here’s how this works….I write, you comment and ask questions, then I write more relevant stuff. Got it? I … Continued

Q n A Friday, April 26, 2013

Question: I feel like I’m getting an exercise groove on. Between running/walking with a friend,yoga and your program, I’m fitting in time most nights to get some form of exercise. I am also doing great on the diet side of things at work. I struggle with the snacks and bad habits once I get home. … Continued

Q and A April 19, 2013

  Question: Should I have a protein shake right after I exercise? Do I add carbs to it?   Answer: You always hear about carb and fat “timing” …and people always preach about getting a protein shake directly after exercise, but this advice can be a little misleading. And even though the post workout window … Continued

Q and A April 12, 2013

Question: What’s the best food to eat before bed? Or is it best not to eat anything? Answer: You may have heard that eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. In fact, you’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight…even … Continued

Q and A April 5th, 2013

Question: I have been doing your pull up program with great success. But I have come down with tendonitis in my elbows. I was wondering if you have thoughts on this. I have been to the doctor and am doing the pt and taking a break from training my arms. Let me know if you … Continued

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