One of my favorite books is Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success from People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off by Anne Fletcher, RD. The author interviewed hundreds ofContinue reading...
Cellulite occurs when fat cells protrude around the connective tissue that attaches skin to muscle. Weight loss can reduce some of the fat and exercise can make the muscle compact, but creams and dietsContinue reading...
Think of a mini-meal as about one half of a normal meal for a particular individual. Like a major meal, it contains several food groups, or least the nutrients they provide. A mini-meal may consist ofContinue reading...
To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn regardless of the time of day. The body is in a constant state of building up and breaking down fat stores and we burn caloriesContinue reading...
In theory, you need 1850 calories a day to maintain 171 lbs at a sedentary activity level. The book you read, Dieting for Dummies, uses a standard equation to find your Basal Metabolic Rate and then multiplies the answerContinue reading...
Research shows that most people plateau after losing about 10% of their weight. That’s when adaptive mechanisms kick in to protect the body against starvation. And so, you need toContinue reading...
To develop your abs, you need to work all of the abdominal muscles: the rectus abdominis, the external obliques, the internal obliques, and five others. Standard crunches do not work them all. See the full set of ab exercisesContinue reading...
Consult a BMI (Body Mass Index) chart to find your ideal weight. Your healthy weight range spans from BMI 19 to BMI 25. For 172 cm (5’7.5”), an acceptable weight is betweenContinue reading...
The time it takes to get in shape depends on many factors, including the type of cardio and weight-training you do, your training schedule, how much you eat, your genetic propensity to build muscle, andContinue reading...
As long as you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. It’s easy to lose without exercise initially, but difficult to maintain without it. And so, since you’ll need to exercise for maintenanceContinue reading...
After a binge, you need figure out why you binged to reduce the occurrence of binging in the future. Binges are triggered by anxiety created by negative feelings. Dieting itselfContinue reading...
You can weigh yourself as often as once a day, or at any other interval, including not at all. But to monitor a trend, it makes sense to weigh yourselfContinue reading...
To burn more fat, you should exercise for a longer time at a lower intensity. Beginners should aim for a target heart rate between 60 and 65% of their personalContinue reading...
There are many reasons why weight loss stops. People frequently lose weight in steps rather than in a clean downward slant. Perhaps your body is just taking a little break. Still, it's bestContinue reading...
Don’t count on it. The producers of acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry products claim they help with weight loss, but the claims have not been verified. Even so, acai berryContinue reading...
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