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on May 11, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Celebrities’ weights are constantly under surveillance, but many of them do a great job at hiding how many pounds their small frames hold.  Calorie Count offers what their weights would be if they fell into the normal Body Mass Index range for their reported (or best guess) heights.

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on May 06, 2011 06:00 PM in Dieting & You

 

Small goals make a big difference.  You need diet and exercise goals that encourage you to succeed—not ones that set you up to fail.

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on May 05, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Do you ever wonder why it's so hard to lose weight when you've tried everything to make it happen?  You really, really want it, yet success eludes you.  If it's difficult to stay on track, even when you know what to do, dig deeper and discover what's really holding you back.

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on Apr 21, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Diets are filled with rules about when, what, and how much to eat. While “the rules” may make sense on the surface, unless you understand why you do certain things, you’ll break the rules as soon as the temptation is greater than your motivation.  Let’s examine some of these myths, where they come from, and how to make long term changes that work for you.

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on Apr 19, 2011 07:06 PM in Dieting & You

 

Everyone was still visibly shaken by Courtney’s departure, but Alison actually had some good news for a change! Guess where the cast got to go for their travel episode? Were they going to pile in a van and drive two hours south like my season? Not happening. They were going to New Zealand!

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on Apr 14, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

My mother has always described herself as a ‘food addict.’ Although she has successfully lost and kept off more than 100 pounds, she still considers food her nemesis. Before I became a registered dietitian, I often rolled my eyes whenever my mother spoke of feeling powerless.  I, too, lost weight (more than 30 pounds) and have kept it off for years, but unlike my mother, I have learned to eat and enjoy appropriate portions, and never feel guilt when I eat.

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on Apr 12, 2011 04:40 PM in Dieting & You

 

What Mark Pinhasovich said....

Last week’s episode starts off with Courtney’s reflections of the prior week.  She only lost two pounds while Jen lost nothing, causing her to be a team of one. She admitted there were mistakes made by both of them relaxing too much, causing a disastrous weigh in. Then it was up to her to save herself - as well as Brett because who would he train if she went home?

Listen to the rest.                             

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on Apr 07, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Many diet plans miss the mark on the emotional needs of dieters. If you struggle with keeping weight off, you probably know that punishing self-criticism can trigger emotional eating. When you make a slip, you may scold yourself, believing you need more self-discipline.  You then slide into a guilt-ridden binge. To stop that cycle, retire from diet boot camp and add some self-compassion to your weight loss plan.

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on Mar 31, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Black women can carry more weight than white women and still be considered health. That was the finding, reported by Reuters Health, of a 2011 study conducted by Peter T. Katzmarzyk associate executive director for Population Science and his colleagues at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  Katzmarzyk's group calculated the Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) and measured the waist circumferences of over 6,000 men and women of all races to look for the threshold at which weight becomes significantly associated with disease.

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on Mar 24, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

The one-hour lunch is a thing of the past. In fact, more than half of Americans take 30 minutes or less for lunch.  But just as it takes time to do anything successfully, when trying to eat healthy food in reasonable portions, you have to make the time.  If you take lunch as a separate time away from the world, then you may find that you eat less.

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on Mar 23, 2011 08:08 PM in Dieting & You

 

What Mark Pinhasovich said....

As this episode opens, the contestants are not found in the elimination room, but instead in the gym with the trainers. Be it as it may, Alison is also in the gym so you know something is going on. The collective blue team is now being broken up into four teams, one for each trainer.

Listen to the rest.                               

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on Mar 23, 2011 06:00 PM in Dieting & You

 

Yesterday we gave you 13, and today we offer 12 more surprisingly salty processed foods.  This list is a reminder to keep reading nutrition labels at the grocery store to keep your sodium intake under control.

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on Mar 23, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Whether you are pregnant, have been, or plan to be, you should know that your baby weight can stay with you for life.  Many mothers gain 50, 60 and even 80 pounds as if “eating is for two” is a reason to throw caution to the weight gain wind.  But gaining excess weight during pregnancy can have negative short-term and long-term effects. But not to worry because women can prevent weight problems by getting 'Fit for Delivery'.

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on Mar 22, 2011 06:00 PM in Dieting & You

 

The average person in the U.S. consumes 3,500 milligrams of sodium a day.  That’s equivalent to almost 9 grams of salt, or nearly 2 teaspoonfuls—way more than the 2,300 milligrams per day suggested by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  But the majority of excess salt, or 77%, isn’t spooned into your food—it comes from processed foods.

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on Mar 18, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You

 

Last week, Heather and I donned large backpacks filled with everything we needed to survive five days hiking through the Patagonian wilderness of Southern Chile. It was the first time either of us had attempted a trek hauling all of our own equipment – camping gear, food, clothes, and other supplies – and our packs weighed between 35 and 40 pounds each. By the end of the first day, our backs, shoulders, and hips were struggling from this extra weight. We thought back to a couple of years ago, when we were carrying this weight not on backpacks, but on our bodies as fat.  How did we handle it?

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