Is it a given that as you age, you will gain fat and lose muscle? Not necessarily. “It’s true that after age 40, you naturally lose muscle mass--up to eight percent per decade” says Vonda Wright, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon and author of Fitness After 40. “The good news is that although muscles can deteriorate with time, studies show muscle atrophy is reversible at any age.” So how can you avoid a muscle midlife crisis? The answer is simple: use it or lose it.Continue reading...
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Everyone heads home for their “reveals.” Let me tell you, it is so weird to sit in that car and wait to reveal your new self to your family and friends. I am sure it is much different when you are going home as a final four than when you go home “eliminated,” but I think no matter how you get home it’s completely nerve-wrecking!
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According to an NBC report by Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell, there are 220,000 weight loss surgeries conducted each year in America. Of that, half are attributed to Lap-Band surgery (the other half are gastric bypasses.) A recent report by Reuters says, “Allergan, Inc., the maker of Lap-Bands, Botox, breast implants, and other cosmetic products, wants approval to promote the surgically implanted Lap-Band device to people with lower body mass indexes who are still considered obese.”Continue reading...
Inspired by the popular T.V. series “The Biggest Loser” and staying accountable to her Facebook friends has helped Dana1956 lose 40lbs. With ten pounds to go, she doesn’t plan on stopping what she’s doing anytime soonContinue reading...
Some methods that people use to avoid snacking during food prep (and clean-up!) are to chew gum, sip on a low calorie beverage, have a snack before starting ifContinue reading...
As we’ve talked about in the past, enormous serving sizes and the deeply-ingrained mentality we have to “clean” our larger-than-average plates are some of the subconscious factors responsible for our overeating habits. New research shows that there are additional visual cues which affect our sense of hunger and likelihood to gorge. These subtle visual “tricks” used by restaurants and food manufacturers are leading us to buy (and eat) more and more without even realizing it. Have you fallen into these traps?Continue reading...
A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, by New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson, is probably the only book you need to help you lose weight permanently. This brilliant book boldly speaks to the fundamental truth about weight loss: to release excess weight from your body you must release the toxic weight from your spirit. And Williamson, whose works are based on the concepts explained in A Course in Miracles, shows you how.Continue reading...
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I keep some frozen food products on hand for the days when I cannot seem to juggle everything. I do try to find products with a decent ingredients list as well as good nutritional value. I decided to turn my attention to frozen burritos to see if it was possible to get good taste, good ingredients and a decent nutritional profile.Continue reading...
Long term Calorie Count Member Elfkittie22 has lost 87lbs and is thrilled with her new figure. She tells us that the key to her success was changing her attitude, removing unhealthy foods from her diet such as alcohol and incorporating exerciseContinue reading...
Home gyms can save you lots of time and money. You need equipment to meet your requirements for both cardiovascular and strength-training exercise. Start with these basic pieces:Continue reading...
When Thanksgiving or Christmas is done and you still have lots of turkey left, you may wonder what you can do with it all. Actually, quite a lot. First, chop, dice or shred your leftovers and store them in resealable plastic bags in the refrigerator. That way, you can reach for a bag or two as you need them. Then you’ll be ready to try one or more of my 10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey.Continue reading...
Ever had a Thanksgiving dinner that tasted like sawdust? If we were living in one of the many futures predicted in the pages of Popular Mechanics in the first half of this century, you might be looking forward to a Thanksgiving dinner made of sawdust. This and many other hilarious and often prescient predictions are collected in The Wonderful Future That Never Was, a gloriously illustrated book just published by Hearst.Continue reading...
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