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Stop Obsessing Over Calories and Start Eating Better

I have very fond childhood memories of cracking and eating walnuts, pecans, and pistachio nuts with my father. This simple yet delightful food experience followed me into young adulthood. That is, until the day I started counting calories. …

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The Skinny on Being Fat

Think having a “normal” body weight equates to being healthy? If your answer is yes, you’re sadly mistaken. Unfortunately, when it comes to measuring health, many rely solely on the scale. While the scale reading generally provides a quick…

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Is It Possible to Be Fit and Fat?

During my latter years as a private personal trainer, I developed a keen interest in sculpting the bodies of full-figured women who weren’t necessarily seeking to lose weight. One of my most memorable clients was a curvy plus-size model…

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A Better Weigh: Measuring Success Beyond the Scale

I’m always amazed by the powerful psychological effects of the old bathroom scale, especially among women. All too often, unfavorable numbers negatively influence self-esteem, body image, and overall perceptions of beauty.…

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Are Diet Soft Drinks a Healthy Choice?

I was recently asked my opinion on drinking diet soft drinks. The person specifically wanted to know if there’s anything wrong with enjoying a diet soda in the morning for a quick caffeine boost. Initially, this question was somewhat difficult…

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Worth Trying?

If you’re a fitness enthusiast, weight loss seeker or general health information consumer, you’ve likely heard of the ketogenic (keto) diet. You’ve probably also heard some amazing success stories where people have lost in excess of 1-2 pounds a…

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Why You Need to Regularly Change Your Exercise Routine

Ever think to yourself, “I’ve been eating right and exercising regularly but I still haven’t lost the weight?” You’re certainly not alone! Many people are fighting their own personal battles to lose weight in spite of their healthy diets and…

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3 Ways To Achieve Successful Weight Loss For Free

In spite of what you might have assumed from claims made in mainstream advertisements and the thousands of diet and exercise plans on the market, losing weight doesn’t require a significant financial investment. Take it from someone who experienced successful weight loss and…

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How to Get More Out of Your Walk for Weight Loss

Walking is by far one of the most common types of cardiovascular (cardio) exercise, as it is easy to perform, requires little or no equipment, and can conveniently be incorporated into your everyday routine. Through its beneficial effects on…

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5 Highly Effective Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

Are you bothered by the appearance of cellulite? You’re certainly not alone, as cellulite is a very widespread skin problem that affects countless women, both young and old. Cellulite itself manifests primarily as small to large sized bulges, dimples and dents on the hips, buttocks and thighs. While it’s painless and harmless,…

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Belly Fat: Five Ways to Lose the Pooch

These days belly fat is indeed one of the most widely targeted areas of the body among men and women alike. Walk into any gym and you’ll find countless people spending a large majority of their workout time engaging…

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The Secret to Great Abs

Seems like everyone these days complains about their midsection. In fact, one of the most common questions I am asked by clients, friends, and family is: “How do I get rid of this?”—Of course, referring to the infamous belly protrusion. Interestingly enough, regardless…

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Circuit Training: Efficient and Research Proven Effective

If you’re looking for an enjoyable, convenient, and effective way to exercise, circuit training is something you might want to consider. Whether you’re new to working out or well-trained and just trying to overcome a plateau in your weight loss or fitness…