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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 in 'belly fat boot-camp'…

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…

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…

Women and Weight Loss: Act Like a Man and Lose More Weight

Are you exercising regularly and eating sensibly but still finding it difficult to shake the weight? You’re certainly not alone. In fact, over the years I’ve found that a large percentage of individuals with whom I consult are constantly…

How to Lose the Gut and Not the Butt

Are you one of many women who are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much weight will reduce the size of your butt? You might even be one of the "lucky" ones who are naturally thin yet still carrying a gut or a muffin top with…

3 Ways To Rid Your Body of Stubborn Back Fat

Not satisfied with the overall appearance of your back? Do you have excess 'flab' lingering around your lower back and sides that you simply can’t get rid of? What about your upper back? Are you tired of turning around in the mirror only to…

Research Confirms Long-Term Weight Loss is Almost Impossible, Please Stop It!

A while back, I reviewed a press release of sorts shared by a member from my Facebook page suggesting that "It’s nearly impossible to permanently lose weight." What a silly notion! The fallacy in this bogus argument that permanent weight…

The Freshmen 15: Six Simple Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight

With every passing year, a new pool of incoming college freshmen are faced with the sudden risk of double digit weight gain commonly known as the "freshmen 15". While some folks call it fiction, the fact of the matter is that many students do…

Natural Ways to Suppress Hunger and Appetite for Weight Loss

Constant hunger and increased appetite can sabotage weight loss and possibly even lead to weight gain. This holds especially true when you regularly give in to overeating. Now, it's important to understand that hunger and appetite are…

Simple and Natural Ways to Detox Your Body

I can't begin to tell you how often people ask me for advice and tips on "detox" diets or detoxification in general. But interestingly enough, to many the concept itself has no real meaning. Basic physiology teaches us that the body has…

Losing Weight Without Losing The Boobs

Many women are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much will reduce the size of their breasts. Since a large majority of breast tissue is comprised of fat (adipose tissue), this is an understandable concern. During the initial…

The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days

Time and time again I’ve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called "cheat days". You too may have ascribed to occasional…

How to Lose Weight Without Cutting Carbs

Low-carbohydrate (low-carb) diets have been around for decades and continue to gain mainstream popularity as most people who go on these diets tend to experience rapid and substantial weight loss. If you’ve ever dieted before, at some point…

The Important Role of Protein During Dieting

Protein is one of three essential macronutrients and a key component of a healthy, balanced diet. It's mainly responsible for building, repairing and maintaining all the body's tissues and serves as a chief structural component of lean body…

Appearances Can Be Deceiving: Why Being Thin Doesn’t Equate to Being Healthy

Months back, former supermodel Cheryl Tiegs caused a major stir when she criticized Sports Illustrated for selecting plus-size model Ashley Graham for one of three covers of its 2016 Swimsuit Issue. Tiegs specifically claimed that the magazine…

Why the Master Cleanse Won’t End Your Weight Loss Battle

The "Master Cleanse" is a liquid-based dieting program that has experienced widespread popularity for decades. Not surprisingly so, as it typically results in dramatic amounts of weight loss in a relatively short period of time. Also known…

How the hCG Diet Exploits the "Placebo" Effect

"What are your thoughts on the hCG diet?" Gosh, I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been asked about this one. Unsurprisingly so, as "hCG" is of course another one of those "miracle" drugs claimed to have helped millions of people…

Effective or Overhyped: The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia

I’m sure you’ve either seen or heard of Garcinia Cambogia pills and extracts, which have been so widely endorsed by physician-turned-television-personality Dr. Oz and numerous other celebrities and self-proclaimed "experts". In fact, among…

How Hula Hooping Can Help You Burn Fat Fast

Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise is by far one of the best ways to burn body fat and lose weight. There’s no doubt about that! But, performing this type of exercise doesn’t require expensive, monotonous equipment and, above all, it doesn’t…

The Best Weight Loss Plan for "Big-Boned" Women

Many overweight women tend to misconstrue the term "big-boned" in order to justify their size. However, some do have naturally larger frames due to a relatively larger bone structure. Interestingly enough, although women with big bones tend…