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November Session 8-Week Challenge Winner!

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Congratulations to Leah Larson of the West Des Moines location – our Session 9 Winner! Below is her success story. Her club is so proud of her and is looking forward to her future success with Kosama. Leah is now competing for the Kosama Body Challenge against all the Des Moines area Kosama locations.   “My experience with Kosama started …

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Top 4 Diet Busters

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Just like people, food and diet plans may not be all that they appear to be! Read up! Here are 4 things to be cautious of: 1) 100 calorie snack packs: yes, it’s 100 calories. However, many people indulge in more than one and get carried away. Packing a healthier snack such as fruit or vegetables is more filling and …

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Foods to Make You Feel Good

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Ever wake up the morning after a huge meal and just feel generally bad? Same goes for a week of “holiday” eating or a vacation with much indulgence. What you eat obviously affects your health, weight, and energy. But did you know it can affect your mood too? Women’s Day magazine discusses this month, “7 Foods That Boost Every Type …

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Lean Law #6

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Lean Law #6: Lean People Move Around. If I were a betting man, I’d put money on the fact that you haven’t seen a lot of “fidgety” overweight individuals in your day. In general, people that move more, weigh less. And I’m not talking running a marathon every other month, or working out two hours a day. I mean simple …

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Lean Law #5

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LAW #5: Lean People Eat Protein “In a recent European study, people who ate moderately high levels of protein were twice as likely to lose weight and keep it off as those who didn’t eat much protein,” say the experts at Men’s Health. Protein not only burns more calories than other foods during digestion, it makes you feel full longer. …

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Hurts So Good…

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I found myself laying on the couch late one night watching TV thinking, “Ok…I need to make a change…no excuses this time!”  I had steadily gained weight for the last 3 years, was feeling tired and unmotivated all the time, and felt just plain unhealthy.  A Kosama radio ad I heard earlier in the week prompted me to ask a …

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Lean Law #4

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LAW #4: Lean People Know What They’re Going to Eat Next What do you snack on? When dieting, or just eating healthy in general, it’s a question that often times comes up. It can be difficult to find healthy “to-go” snacks and most of us lean towards heavily processed, vending food options in a pinch. Studies show, those who plan …

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Lean Law #3

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Law #3: Lean People Sit Down to Eat You’re taxiing kids around each evening, working late, or just plain in a hurry; all things that make sitting down to dinner very difficult. Researchers at Cornell University found that individuals that sit down to enjoy their meals family style naturally eat 35 % less than those eating on the run. Sitting …

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A Kosama Story

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Today we are lucky enough to feature a story by Davenport participant, Tabbatha Lancaster. We hope you all enjoy this as much as we did! August 11, 2007 was the worst day of my life.  I got a knock on my door and standing in front of me were two men dressed in full military uniform.  They proceeded to tell …

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Lean Law #2

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Lean Law #2…. Lean people don’t go fat free. Contrary to popular belief, fat does not make you fat. “Indeed, you need fat in your diet to help you process certain nutrients, like vitamins A, D, and E, for example. And many “fat-free” foods are loaded with sugar, and therefore have even more calories than their full-fat cousins. Even the …

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7 Laws Not to Break

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Are the tools to leanness really summed up in 7 simple steps? The experts at Men’s Health say so. David Zinczenko has spent the last two decades dedicating his professional life to learn what? “That what separates the fit from the fat, the slim from the sloppy, the toned from the torpid, is a set of rules,” he says. So …

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