Articles by LAQ Fitness

It’s the end of week 1 for our GRIT 8-week Challenge team at my gym, and that means one thing: Total panic and dread en masse about the start of the Les Mills 21-Day Nutrition Challenge, a strict Paleo nutrition plan that accompanies the GRIT program. No dairy, no grains,…

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Chicken Tamale Pie

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I found this recipe on Food52’s Instagram feed – a great place for food inspiration, but NOT a great place to find fat loss-friendly eats. Good thing I never let that stop me.   I made a few changes to this recipe: Reduced fat – I reduced the amount of…

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I saw the image below on Instagram tonight and jumped on it immediately. First off, I love lists.  To-do lists, Best-Of Lists, Worst-Of Lists, doesn’t matter.  If it’s a list – I’m gonna read it! This was short enough and had good enough questions to make me want to play,…

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Shortbread

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Adapted from Bon Appetit Makes 16 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1 c. Pamela’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix 1/4 c. coconut sugar or Sucanat 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1 stick of chilled, unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes For the filling:  10 oz. fresh cranberries 1/2 c. coconut sugar or…

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This is a new concept to me, but I’m learning that many families “pre-game” before the big dinner on Thanksgiving Day. They have appetizers and drinks before the big meal later in the day. From a former client and email subscriber: “I don’t know how other families do it, but…

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