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How Insulin Impacts Fat Burning and Weight Loss

If you or someone you know has diabetes you’re probably all too familiar with the term "insulin". However, what you might not know is that this powerful hormone can dramatically affect the body’s natural fat-burning mechanisms and ultimately…

Why Exercise Alone Won’t Get Rid of Belly Fat

Are you seriously struggling with belly fat and looking for a real solution? Are you finding it especially difficult to flatten your tummy in spite of all your exercise efforts? While I’ll be the first to tell you that regular exercise is…

The 6 Worst Weight Loss Methods Ever

One out of every 3 adults is trying to lose weight yet nearly 70 percent are still overweight. Of those folks who are lucky enough to experience weight loss, over 90 percent subsequently experience weight regain within a 3-5 year period (or…

How the Thermogenic Process Can Help You Lose Weight

Fat burners are becoming increasingly popular among people who are seeking to lose weight fast. I’ll admit that these weight loss supplements may enhance the loss of body fat, particularly when combined with a sensible eating plan and a proper…

Are You Overestimating Your Daily Calorie Expenditure?

Those of you who regularly follow my blog, know that I often post images of my daily calorie expenditure as depicted on activity tracking devices. But, what you may not know is that I actually have a love-hate relationship with these devices.…

How to Lose Weight Without Getting Flabby Skin

Has your dramatic weight loss resulted in an unsightly appearance of loose, flabby skin? You're certainly not alone! This is actually a very common issue after a large amount of weight is lost through calorie restriction (dieting) and/or excessive…

What You Need to Know About Being "Big-Boned"

Ever heard the statement: "I’m not fat, I’m just big boned?" Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. Unfortunately, the "big-boned" theory is one that’s all too commonly misconstrued by people as justification for being overweight or obese…

Infographic: Shop Smart & Fill Up Your Cart: Your Healthy Grocery Shopping List

If you're trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management and overall good health, it's important to eat a wide variety of food sources…

Three Easy and Convenient Ways to Stay Fit When Traveling

If you regularly engage in exercise training, traveling can really interrupt your routine, especially if your lodging spot is devoid of fitness equipment. I recall a four-day visit to Tupelo, Mississippi during which I stayed at a family member’s…

Infographic: The Rates, Costs and Perceptions of Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines obesity as a medical condition that "results when body fat accumulates over time as a result of a chronic energy imbalance (calories consumed exceed calories expended)." Obesity itself is the second…

The Important Role of Metabolism in Weight Loss

Metabolism (or the metabolic rate) is the amount of calories your body uses to fuel all vital functions (breathing, blood pressure, and brain activity). These calories are obtained from macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein) housed…

Infographic: Uncovering the Exact Moment Your Diet Will Fail

Research shows that 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States is trying to lose weight yet nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese suggesting that the popularized dieting and exercise programs aren’t working. In fact,…

Infographic: Are You Losing the Dieting Game?

Research shows that 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States is trying to lose weight yet nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese suggesting that the popularized dieting and exercise programs aren’t working. Why aren’t…

Intermittent Fasting: How I Control My Weight By Eating One Meal a Day

"How many meals a day should I eat to lose weight?" This is by far the most common question asked by dieters and weightwatchers yet many just won’t accept the all too simple answer – It doesn’t matter. Everyone has different preferences,…

African-American Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight? Give Me a Break!

Years back, I reviewed a press release of sorts on the Huffington Post suggesting "African-American women who follow the same diet as white women and exercise just as much tend to lose less weight because they burn fewer calories". The information…

Six Effective Ways to Lose Weight after Having a Baby

When it comes to pregnancy, there's one common question asked by new moms, veteran moms, and moms-to-be: "How do I get my body back after having a baby?" While there's no single formula that works for all women, I can definitely provide some…

How The Biggest Loser Resort Changed The Way This Expert Views The Brand

Since its launch in 2004, millions of people have been tuning in to the weight loss-centered reality TV show "The Biggest Loser". The show depicts numerous obese people undergoing prolonged, strenuous exercise for the purpose of losing large…

Three Totally Nontraditional Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

As you probably already know, your metabolic rate (metabolism) is the amount of calories you need to sustain vital bodily functions. The higher your metabolism, the more calories you'll burn at rest and during everyday physical activities. You…

The Gluten-Free Lifestyle: Is It Really a Fad?

For over a decade, gluten-free eating has been widely popular amongst health enthusiasts and weight loss seekers. When visiting your local grocery store, you’ve likely noticed that many shelves are packed full of foods labeled "gluten-free".…

Two-Day Fasting: A Viable Option for Healthy Eating

Two-day fasting is a type of intermittent fasting regimen that’s been followed by many in recent years. This type of fasting is quite beneficial in that it promotes substantial reductions in body weight, body fat percentage, and visceral…