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Activity vs. Genetics in Reducing Body Weight

February 29th, 2012

Have your members ever complained of having a predisposition to being overweight? Tell them to get back on the treadmill because a new study has shown that while genetics plays a role, activity level is the main predictor in body weight and fat.

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The Need for Further Research

January 11th, 2012

In the United States, between 300,000 and 400,000 deaths per year and millions of cases of illness are attributable to obesity. Treatment of obesity, regardless of the method of treatment used, requires some degree of semi-starvation. Read more…

The Why

October 4th, 2011

So, when considering weight management, you have to come up with a big “why” or you’ll never stick with it long enough to find the “how.”

As mentioned in a recent article, my friend at the Y, Joanne, who was plodding along in the comfortable land of denial, until her son cried because he was afraid he’d lose her to obesity. Read more…

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For Weight Control, Try the Forklifting Diet

July 25th, 2011

If you reduce the number of times you lift your fork to your mouth, you will either lose weight or choke on too big a forkful. Eating with your hands is not allowed on this diet. If you think we are being facetious, we are. But much truth is said in jest and that is no joke.

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Does Your Teen Have a Weight Problem

May 24th, 2011

Has your teen-ager announced that she will only eat fruit for a week because she is “too fat?” Is your teen-age son using video games instead of basketball games for his entertainment? Are you puzzled about how to help your teen-ager look and feel her best weight without pushing her into an eating disorder? Read more…

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Can We Help These Teens?!

June 23rd, 2010

“I am a teenage girl and I go to a lot of these lose weight sites, but there is nothing there for a teenager to use to lose weight. I am 5’5 and weigh about 140 pds. I would like to lose weight before I start high school next year. If you could help me out in any way I would really appreciate it. Thanks!”
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Use Hoodia Gordonii to Lose Weight

April 19th, 2010

A plant found in South Africa, Hoodia Gordonii has become quite popular as a weight loss supplement. For many generations, African hunters found that if they chewed Hoodia on the day of the hunt, they did not feel hungry. Hoodia can only be cultivated in this environment in the desert, where it helped to combat daytime hunger. How can Hoodia assist with weight loss? It acts as a hunger suppressant. But how does it do this?
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Feeling ‘souped up’? 5 dorm meals to satisfy

March 5th, 2010

It’s that time of the year when the novelty of greasy campus cafeterias wears off, and you long for food you can actually swallow without a dare. Okay, so it’s not that bad, but dorm food during flu season gets boring, less than optimally nutritious and unsatisfying at the worse possible time.

Nothing warms up a biting professor’s reading assignment in a more satisfying way than a steaming bowl or mug of soup. Of course, if you feel like using your king-size cappucino mug in place of a bowl, I guess that’s fine too. Where could you possibly get soup when youl live in a dorm? From your very own slow cooker, of course! Come home to, no, not the fresh scent of photocopier ink, but the scent of classic chicken noodle soupy slurp, full of germ-fighting goodness. Read more…

7 Day Shopping List and Menu for Singles

February 22nd, 2010

Well, actually, this will last you a week plus a couple of days. Just in case you don’t have time to go to the grocery store when the seven days run out.

By popular demand, we’ve whipped up the list, the menu (snacks included) and the recipes. Of course, you don’t have to buy a tiny little package of, say, whole or slivered almonds. Get yours in bulk foods and you won’t have to go waste time and money buying a little at a time every time you go to the grocery store. Feel free to substitute low-fat, skim, non-fat, low-sodium and low cholesterol wherever you like, and when we say “bottle” or “jar”, we mean small since this is for one person, and for about one week. And yes, you should go about getting your groceries in this order; all around the perimeter of the store first, that is.
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Tips to Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

January 15th, 2010

Getting motivated to lose weight can be a sensitive topic. A lot of weight loss participants report having a breakthrough moment which provided motivation to shed extra pounds. I’ve devised a number of techniques to boost your weight loss inspiration.
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