Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Winning Percentage for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight fast without compromising muscle, you may be tempted to slash your calories, but reducing your calories too much may send your body warning signs that you are starving. A small study of 24 athletes showed that slow weight loss that reduced calories by 19% was effective, but if they […]

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better ways to lose belly fat

At the gym, the other day I saw a woman running ridiculously fast on the treadmill, her arms and legs stick-skinny with hardly any muscle. Yet, she had a fair amount of belly fat. From the ribs up, and the legs down, she looked anorexic.  If you only saw her stomach, you would have thought […]

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why you can’t lose weight or build muscle

I’ve heard people brag that they sleep only five hours each night. If I don’t sleep at least seven hours, I just don’t feel well, which makes sense because “…sleep is when your body is fully recovering and rebuilding” (1). My gym workouts are intense so I need all the recovery I can get before […]

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Don’t hate the muscle man at the gym

That muscle man in the gym who lifts ridiculous weight, don’t envy him. Some of those guys are obsessed with their image. Their whole world revolves around training and eating. Even though they look like Hercules, a lot of those men have eating disorders, take uppers, have low self-esteem, are depressed, and are never satisfied, […]

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A commonality among gym rats

Usually when I tell someone I don’t drink alcohol, they ask why, or tell me I’m boring. When the topic of drinking comes up with a frequent gym-goer, and I tell her I don’t drink at all, the response is typically “me too!” It’s nice to know I’m not alone. While I love lemon drop […]

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that difficult weight-loss plan…chuck it

You’ll find trainers who are considered experts, who compete, and have figures and trophies to admire, but many of these “experts” have no training or certifications in nutrition. They charge for diet plans that are extremely restrictive and energy depleting. These diets have so little nutrients and variety, which is why supplements and vitamins are […]

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Great News for Insulin-Dependent Diabetics

We’ve all been bombarded with articles stating that insulin makes us fat and to cut back on carbs because carbohydrates cause the pancreas to create insulin. It doesn’t matter if the insulin is created in your body or is synthetic because either type causes weight gain. For years I believed this nonsense and thought that since I have […]

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You’re eating enough protein but wasting it

I’ve heard stories from male bodybuilders who get too busy training clients to eat all their meals at designated times, so they eat several of those carefully portioned meals at the end of their work day. That’s no big deal when it comes to carbs and fats, but the human body can only utilize so […]

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