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BMI Isn't the Best Measure of Obesity or Health: So Why Are We Still Using It?

Wonder why you're getting on the scale at every single doctor's office visit? Whether for a routine medical exam or a general sick visit, your body weight is almost always one of the first things measured. This measurement is sure to be followed…

Simple Ways to Enjoy Alcohol Without Gaining a Pound

Occasional drinking has clear health benefits. And, I'll be the first to admit that I enjoy my fair share of whiskey, beer, and wine. Problem is, drinking too much, too often can make it especially difficult to manage your weight (amongst…

Holiday Weight Gain: Eating Too Much, Doing Too Little or Stressed Out?

The holiday season is a popular time for binge eating and drinking, which oftentimes leads to unwanted weight gain. No surprise there. But, overeating and over-drinking aren't always the culprits, as numerous other factors like physical inactivity…

Five Tips For Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

With all the freshly baked cookies, cakes, and pies surrounding you during the holiday season it's probably not the best time of the year to start a rigorous weight loss program. But, there's absolutely no reason why you have to pack on any…

Why I Preach Moderation as Opposed to Elimination for Good Health

Nowadays, so many foods have been dismissed and put on the hypothetical 'Do Not Eat List' list—Almost to the point that many people feel as though there's nothing left to eat. And, I'm not talking about the laundry list of stereotypically…

How to Work Out Without Losing Weight

Many years ago I exercised for the sole purpose of losing weight and ultimately maintaining a killer physique. Sure, doing so also made me feel strong, energized and completely unstoppable, but in the end, it was all about the build. You see,…

How Malnutrition Drives Food Cravings and Fuels Weight Gain

There's a very fine line between maintaining a healthy body weight and being malnourished. Truth is, in this day in age when thin is in, a lot of people are simply starving themselves. They are cutting calories too much, eating too little, and,…

What to Look for in a Fitness Tracking Device

With the widespread promotion of physical activity and exercise, new breeds of fitness tracking devices are hitting the mainstream market every day. Most of these devices can be beneficial for tracking some level of daily activity. Whether or…

Estimating Your Metabolic Rate and Daily Calorie Needs

Metabolism (also known as metabolic rate) is the rate at which your body inherently burns calories to fuel vital functions like breathing, blood pressure regulation, heart function, and brain activity. These calories are obtained from…

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 weight loss plans on the market, losing weight doesn't require a significant financial investment. Take it from someone who successfully…

Establishing a Weekly Workout Plan

People often ask me for advice and tips on starting a workout routine for weight loss, physical fitness or general good health. I always emphasize that such goals are best achieved through a program that combines cardiovascular (cardio) exercise…

Understanding the Process of Weight Management

Have you achieved a significant weight loss goal through dieting? If so, congratulations! Now, how do you intend on keeping the weight off? After working with hundreds of clients over the years and 2500+ pounds of fat lost, I've concluded that…

Fat-Shaming: Are Legitimately Unhealthy 'Fat' People Hiding Behind the Term?

The Urban Dictionary has defined "fat-shaming" as "a term made by obese people to avoid the responsibility to actually take proper care of their body..." As an exercise scientist, nutritionist, and advanced trainer with expertise in obesity,…
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Stop Calling Me Skinny!

Have you recently experienced a dramatic weight loss and now sense that people are treating you differently? Are you suddenly hearing things like you're "getting too skinny" or you "look sick"? If the answer to either of these questions is…