The ranch is still reeling from the twins’ 9-pound gain from last week’s weigh-in. As much as Don says he did not throw the weigh-in, no one seems to believe him, myself included. It is EXTREMELY difficult to put a number like that up and have it be “accidental.” There is another one of those famous twists going on this week, as per the usual. We have a temptation!Continue reading...
Toni Raiten-D’Antonio, author of Ugly as Sin, The Truth About How We Look and Finding Freedom from Self-Hatred sets some sobering evidence of American women’s problems with eating. She says, “Experts at the University of North Carolina have found that three-quarters of women have disordered feelings, thoughts and behaviors related to eating.”Continue reading...
Week three of Biggest Loser is when people on the show really start to “get it.” Everyone starts to figure out their workouts, their diets, and generally what is working for them. But we still don’t know what the deal is with these new trainers. They are finally revealed!Continue reading...
On January 1st, millions of people resolved to lose weight. I hope you weren’t one of them.
Let’s face it. Even if you are counting calories because you have a lot of weight to lose, at some point, as you get closer to your maintenance weight, you have to wing it and learn to eat like an intuitive eater. Healthy Weight Week is about eating like you are not “on a diet.” January 16 – 22, 2011 is the 18th Annual Healthy Weight Week founded by Frances Berg, RD. As her website says, “It’s a time to celebrate healthy living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems, rather than intensifying them, as diets do. “ The premise is to create a lifestyle that promotes a healthy weight by using techniques that prevent eating and weight problems.Continue reading...
Season 11 of The Biggest Loser is sure to bring a great bunch of contestants, new inspiring stories, and crazy twists and changes in the game. Brand new to the ranch are 22 contestants, which consists of 11 teams of family members. We meet a former Olympian, Rulon Gardner, a 21-year-old girl who has lost over 100 pounds already and still has a lot more to go, Courtney Crozier, and the biggest contestant ever, Arthur Wornum, weighing in at over 500 pounds and standing only 5’8″.Continue reading...
If you’re like most dieters you’re very conscientious about the foods you eat, and, of course, that’s important. But equally important are the thoughts you choose to feed your mind. Here are some tips for empowered thinking that will strengthen and support you through your weight loss journey!Continue reading...
As the Golden Globe Awards approach, it is time to give credit, where credit is due. The beginning of the year will be full of new diet commercials, but before they pave the way for new jokes and water cooler conversations, let’s recall the stupidest diet commercials of the year. From a male leotard to bikini clad socialites, get ready to celebrate.Continue reading...
A sign once hanging in Albert Einstein’s Princeton University office read, “Not everything that counts can be counted; not everything that can be counted counts.” As Calorie Counters, we know that calories do indeed count as one of the most important metrics for managing body weight and overall health. But what other types of data can we track about our bodies and daily lives to better improve our health, productivity, and happiness? And is it possible to go too far?Continue reading...
Recipe for Overeating
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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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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