Posts Tagged ‘ weight management ’


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Effective Cardio Using Just Your Upper Body

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Equipment, Exercises & Workouts, Wellness

One of the biggest mistakes humans make when thinking about exercise is that is that all good cardiovascular exercise has to be done with the legs. Not true! I’ve had clients in wheelchairs and those who couldn’t walk due to diabetic neuropathies. You know what they could do, though? Pull. Get yourself a set of […]

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Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness »

Worst Meal Plan Ever

December 15, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

This meal diary from a nutrition “expert” might be one of the worst I have ever seen. 5.3 oz Oikos = 120 cal Banana  = 100 cal Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern Salad, 8oz   = 310 cal Dark Chocolate Caramel Wedge  = 30 cal Whole Wheat Sandwich Think (probably Oroweat)  =  100 cal Laughing Cow […]

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How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one […]

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Weight Doesn’t Matter

February 27, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

We hear it every day, “Americans are getting fatter.” All one has to do is look around the office to see that this is true. Americans consume more food than they ever have and we eat the least variety of food among developed nations. Is it all our fault? Are we a nation lacking willpower? […]

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No-Excuses Workout

January 4, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Exercises & Workouts

Warm-up Jumping jacks, jog in place, light jump rope…what ever makes you happy. The idea is to get your heart rate up a little. Body-weight Squats * Standing, arms straight out in front, feet shoulder width apart and straight ahead * Initiate movement from the hips, sit back and down until the thighs are parallel […]

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The Vegetarian Athlete

December 17, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

A position paper by the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine, states that up to  4.8 million Americans follow some kind of vegetarian diet (ADA, DC & ACSM 2000).  Other sources put that number even higher.  Are all of theses people muscle-free, granola types?  No, they aren’t*.  Can […]

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Motivation, Science, Wellness »

Weight Doesn’t Matter

September 3, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Motivation, Science, Wellness

We hear it every day, “Americans are getting fatter.” All one has to do is look around the office to see that this is true. Americans consume more food than they ever have and we eat the least variety of food among developed nations. Is it all our fault? Are we a nation lacking willpower? […]

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