All posts by Karen Katzenbach

The Best Offal Burger for Beginners

The Best Offal Burger for Beginners

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Offal, or organ meats, is harder to find in stores and less popular to eat than in the past. But offal can provide us with vital nutrients like zinc, iron, and the B vitamins, and potentially CoQ10, folate, and vitamin A, as well.

But even though eating organ meats is good for us, it’s hard for a lot of people to get over the hump of that first try.…

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6 Ways an Introvert Can Learn to Love the Holidays

6 Ways an Introvert Can Learn to Love the Holidays

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The holidays are a time of celebration and fun. Parties and events fill our calendars. But if, like me, you are a raging introvert, the holidays can also be one of the most challenging times of the year.

The constant push to be social, to be busy, to buy, and to share can be overwhelming. It can push you to be even more of a hermit than normal.…

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How to Know If the Latest Health News Is Bunk

How to Know If the Latest Health News Is Bunk

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Once you’ve gone through the Whole Life Challenge, you know how important it is to pay attention to what you eat, how you exercise, and how you take care of yourself. This greater awareness is awesome because it means you have taken control of your future and are seeking solid ways to optimize your life.

But then you come across a health news story that blows your new world apart.…

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Sugar-Free Paleo Beet Slaw

Sugar-Free Paleo Beet Slaw

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I’m seriously obsessed with beets right now. Which is kind of funny, because as I kid I wouldn’t touch them. Of course, my only experience with beets back then was the mushy ones that came out of a can.

As a grown up, I’ve discovered beets can be so much more. I love fresh beets, nicely grilled with salt and pepper — they’re simple, easy, and delicious.…

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Wil Wheaton, Future You, and How to Play Big in the World

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We all know how important self-care is. And yet, as a health and fitness coach, I talk with people all the time who say that they put everyone else first and suffer for it. Of course, from time to time, we all have too much on our proverbial plates and literally run out of time in a day to do something nice for good ol’ number one.…

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How to Create Change in Your Life When It Feels Impossible

How to Create Change in Your Life When It Feels Impossible

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Making a change in your life can seem a daunting task. The more important something is, the more worried we get about doing it “right,” and ironically, the more likely we become to put it off.

But making those healthier, happier changes is what the Whole Life Challenge is here to help you with, and it’s literally what we do. The WLC is about creating a set of habits that guide you to becoming better and better.…

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How to Take the Routine Out of Your Running and Enjoy It Again

How to Take the Routine Out of Your Running and Enjoy It Again

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is warm and it’s time to take our fitness routine outside. If you are like most people, that means strapping on your running shoes and going out for a jog.

Two miles, three miles, five miles. Repeat the next day. And the next. Same speed. Pretty close to the same distance — over and over.…

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How to Build Strong, Healthy Feet with a Barefoot Workout

How to Build Strong, Healthy Feet with a Barefoot Workout

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There are so many things I love about living at the beach: sunny weather, a laid-back lifestyle, fresh seafood every day, nice people (just try to be grumpy here). It’s all so good.

For me, maybe the best part of beach life is being able to go barefoot most of the time. Most stores and restaurants allow ’flops and sandals, and the closer you get to the water the more liberal the “no shirt, no shoes” policy becomes.…

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Have You Fallen Into the Smart Coach Trap?

Have You Fallen Into the Smart Coach Trap?

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I’ve always considered myself a smart person. I did well in school, was on the honor roll, took advanced classes. I still spend a lot of time working on getting smarter: taking courses, reading scientific studies, learning from other professionals. I want to be the smartest coach around — except when I’m actually coaching someone.

I’ve learned over the years that I’m the most effective for my clients when I’m not the smart coach but the good coach.…

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3 Steps to Overcome Resistance and Reach Your Goals

3 Steps to Overcome Resistance and Reach Your Goals

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Steven Pressfield wrote about “the Resistance” in his 2002 book The War of Art. It’s a short (and, for me, transformational) book about overcoming all those thoughts, feelings, ideas and distractions that keep us from doing the things we want to do. You know, things like learning to play guitar, writing the next great American novel, or designing new technology to keep slow drivers from even getting in the left lane to begin with.…

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How to Succeed in the WLC: Focus on Consistency, Not Results

How to Succeed in the WLC: Focus on Consistency, Not Results

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A few weeks into the Whole Life Challenge, you will likely see some significant changes. Focusing on quality food choices, smart exercise choices, and even smarter recovery choices will, without a doubt, impact your health, fitness, and well-being.

It’s very cool to see the number on the scale going down, to feel the waistband of your jeans getting looser, or to know that your two-mile jog is getting easier.…

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