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The Biggest Mistake You’re Probably Making When It Comes to Weight Loss

April 7, 2015 2 Comments
The Biggest Mistake You’re Probably Making When It Comes to Weight Loss

The universal advice to lose weight has always been to eat less and move more. In general, it’s simple, straight forward advice based on the first law of thermodynamics. To lose weight, one simply needs to consume fewer calories than they expend. It’s the advice that has sold millions on weight loss plans, programs diets, […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 7 – How Many Holiday Calories Are You Burning?

December 16, 2014 1 Comment
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 7 – How Many Holiday Calories Are You Burning?

(This is Part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) I’ve never been able to find evidence that substantiates this, but in my opinion I truly believe that the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s represent the lowest attrition to exercise of […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 1 – Weight Loss Myths That Kill Your Progress

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day  1 –  Weight Loss Myths That Kill Your Progress

(This is Part 1 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Losing weight is no easy task. Let’s face it, if it were easy everyone would have success that put forth the effort.  Add to it the constant bombardment of conflicting advice, and […]

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The Caloric Price Tag of The Thanksgiving Meal

November 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Caloric Price Tag of The Thanksgiving Meal

Today’s post is not meant to dampen your holiday spirits. I enjoy Thanksgiving as much as anyone (as an adult it has become more my favorite holiday) and I do not intend to allow one day of enjoyable, perhaps gluttoness eating ruin my holiday spirit or waistline. It’s more to just shed some light and […]

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7 Common Weight Loss Mistakes

September 11, 2013 3 Comments
7 Common Weight Loss Mistakes

While summer is just about to be over, it won’t be too much longer when the yearly sojourn to better health and fitness begins at the turn of the New Year. Beginning an exercise program and/or losing weight generally top the list to which I always say, why wait for another four months to begin […]

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Why Have Your Weight Loss Efforts Backfired?

August 12, 2013 0 Comments
Why Have Your Weight Loss Efforts Backfired?

Seems like an easy question with an even easier answer. Confessions such as “I eat too many things I’m not supposed to”, and “I don’t exercise enough” are usually the excuses (ahem, answers) to that question. But what about the chronic dieter or the individual who really does pay attention to what they eat and […]

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Turkey Day Myths and Facts

November 17, 2012 0 Comments
Turkey Day Myths and Facts

One of my greatest memories as a kid was waking up to the smell of the Thanksgiving Day turkey beginning its hours of roasting.  The smell would permeate the house and by the time it was finally time to eat, I had already devoured it in my mind.  Certainly a lot less calories that way!  […]

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The Importance of Reading Food Labels

November 19, 2011 0 Comments
The Importance of Reading Food Labels

In my experience, there are few things more confusing than understanding nutrition.  What does nutrition really mean?  What does it mean to eat healthy? What’s considered poor nutrition? Sure, most people could come up with answers to those questions that some would defend to the death, but then there would be another group to come […]

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Fat Burning Zone – Myth or Truth?

October 20, 2011 0 Comments
Fat Burning Zone – Myth or Truth?

There are several urban legends when it comes to health, fitness, and exercise, and while it’s hard for me to say which one is my favorite, the infamous fat burning zone is real close to the top of the list for me.  So without delaying the suspense of what my take on the issue is, […]

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Your Fourth of July Picnic Survival Guide

July 3, 2011 0 Comments
Your Fourth of July Picnic Survival Guide

Few things are more synonymous with summer than swimming pools, trips to the beaches/mountains, longer daylight hours, warmer temps, and picnics. And not just any picnic, but the Fourth of July picnic with family, friends, and fireworks.  In my family, the Fourth of July picnic has been a tradition at my parents’ house for almost […]

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