Monthly Archives: February 2016

What nobody explains about carbs

It seems like every weight loss article says that, in order to lose weight, one needs to reduce carbohydrates. Carbs don’t make you fat; extra calories do. Carbs do contain a lot of calories, regardless of whether they are healthy or not. Just ½ cup of oats is 150 calories, while 17 grams of protein […]

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more exercise doesn’t mean more fat loss

A one-week study of 300 men and women, published in Current Biology states “….that people who exercise a lot don’t burn extra calories for their efforts beyond a certain point.” Those who are classified as having a moderate activity level, like someone walking two-to three miles a day or biking to and from work, burned […]

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The reason you will fail to get fit

Lots of people whose resolution is to work out usually drag themselves to the gym by the third week in January. They start hard, lift heavy, and by March, they end up injured, or in pain, and in the doctor’s office. The doctor asks what you’re doing differently. You went to the gym.  So, the […]

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combat bloated belly

You’re at the gym at least three days a week and work out hard. You eat protein bars, and take your supplements, yet you have a bloated belly even though the rest of your muscles pop. Try omitting the bars, supplements and protein powders as these are hard to digest and contribute to belly bloat. […]

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Is your protein bar a Hersey bar in disguise?

I saw an obese couple trying to decide which protein bars they wanted. Maybe they were trying to lose weight and thought a protein bar would be a better option than a chocolate bar, but a lot of those supposedly healthy bars have the same amount of calories, or more, than a candy bar. A […]

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Want to be vegan, but need a push?

If your New Year’s resolution is to become a full-time vegan but you haven’t done so yet, the movie Vegucated is sure to motivate you. Some people want to become a vegan to lose weight, to be healthier, to help the environment, because they don’t like the taste of meat, and/or because they love all […]

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