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Weight Loss Myths, Presumptions and Facts Exposed

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 13, 2013


With more than half of U.S. adults on a diet at any given time, it is no surprise that myriad weight-loss tips, plans and gimmicks pervade the Internet, bookstores and dinner conversations. ACE Senior Health Strategist Natalie Digate Muth gives a recap of a paper that was recently published in the The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about these myths, presumptions and facts.




When it comes to losing weight, which is more effective—aerobic or resistance training?

By ACE FITNESS on Thursday, January 03, 2013


For those who spend countless hours in the gym each week trying to tone up and shed pounds, it’s important to know that their efforts have been worthwhile. Many wonder which type of workout is most effective for fat and weight loss. See ACE’s response to a recent study that compared aerobic training to resistance training.




Is There Psychology Behind Weight Loss?

By Michael Mantell on Wednesday, September 26, 2012


The mind is the central tool to healthy, sustainable weight loss, and your thoughts can either sabotage or strengthen your progress. Learn from ACE Senior Fitness Consultant Dr. Michael Mantell as he shares how to make lasting lifestyle changes by monitoring and understanding our own thoughts and behaviors.




Settlement Concludes Ab Circle Pro Claims "Deceptive"

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, September 05, 2012


As part of its ongoing efforts to put an end to exaggerated health claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently filed deceptive advertising claims against Ab Circle Pro marketers, who have agreed to pay as much as $25 million for stating that use of the device will result in unrealistic weight loss. Learn what ACE recommends for healthy weight loss.




FDA Approves First Weight-Loss Pill in 13 Years

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, July 02, 2012


Last Wednesday, the drug lorcaserin became the first weight-loss medication to earn FDA approval in 13 years. The drug, which will be sold as Belviq, has received equal amounts of praise and criticism at a time when the obesity epidemic has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. See how ACE weighs in.




Eat Chocolate to Get Slimmer, Study Suggests

By ACE FITNESS on Monday, March 26, 2012


A new study suggests that chocolate eaters tend to be slimmer than non-chocolate eaters. Before you start celebrating, get the details.




Do men and women have different nutritional needs?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, March 21, 2012


The essentials of a healthy diet are similar for men and women. Eat when hungry, stop when full. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and dairy sources that are low in saturated fat. Avoid trans fat, excessive sodium, and added sugar. While these general recommendations apply to everyone, a more detailed nutrition and exercise plan to carry out the recommendations do vary by gender.




What's in a registered dietitian's pantry?

By Gina Crome on Wednesday, February 08, 2012


If you’ve ever wondered what foods you might find in a registered dietitian’s pantry, now’s your chance to find out. Gina Crome, R.D., shares how she stocks her pantry — from breakfast foods all the way to desserts — to maintain her 172-pound weight loss! By stocking your pantry like a registered dietitian, you too can learn how to eat healthier and maintain your weight — all without losing flavor.




How Alec Baldwin Lost 30 Pounds in Four Months

By ACE FITNESS on Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Find out why and how Alec Baldwin recently shed 30 pounds.




What’s the best way to reach my weight loss goal this year?

By Gina Crome on Wednesday, January 18, 2012


When it comes to weight loss and maintenance, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a journey, not a destination. Set yourself up for long-term success and lead a lighter, healthier, fitter life with these helpful tips from Registered Dietitian and ACE-certified Personal Trainer Gina Crome, who herself has lost (and kept off) nearly 200 pounds!




Fat Joe Inspires Fans to Lose Weight, Joins Fight Against Childhood Obesity

By ACE FITNESS on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Fat Joe is a living weight loss success story, and is using his platform to inspire fans and youth to get healthy, too. Watch what he has to say about weight loss and getting healthy.




Do detox diets work?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, January 11, 2012


If your holiday diet consisted of eating too many heavily processed and artificial foods, you may be thinking about adopting a “detox” diet this new year. But does it really work? Do these regimens safely help the body rid toxins better than the normal metabolic processes of the liver, kidney, skin, lymph nodes, and other bodily systems?




Can you bust four common fitness myths? (Part 2)

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, December 14, 2011


ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, is back to bust four more common fitness myths! The second in a two-part series, Matthews not only sheds truth on the myths, she also shows how you can incorporate the truth into your fitness routine, so you can live a healthier, fitter life!




Why is it so hard to lose the last 10 pounds?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Weight loss is tricky in that multiple factors play into how much weight is lost, how quickly it comes off and for how long the weight loss is maintained. To successfully lose a sizeable amount of weight, a person needs to be committed to significant long-term lifestyle changes.




How can I boost my willpower to achieve my weight loss goals?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, January 12, 2011


With the New Year underway, discover ways in which you can increase your willpower and experience weight loss success.




How do I keep a food log?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, January 04, 2011


For anyone on a mission to lose some weight, or even just to adopt a healthier diet, assessing your current nutrition habits is essential. Here we describe five steps to keeping the type of food log that give you maximum benefit.




Fat Burning: Fact vs. Fiction

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, December 01, 2010


When it comes to losing weight, many people find themselves wondering which method is best? From popular workouts to fad diets and fitness products, we often hear of different "fat burning" strategies, but how do you separate fact from fiction? Let's explore this topic and discuss what you need to know to help you reach your weight loss goals.




What popular diets do you recommend for weight loss, and which is right for me?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Thursday, November 18, 2010


Holiday season is just gearing up. Maybe you haven’t yet thought about your January strategy to drop off the holiday weight gain and any of those other extra pounds that seem to accumulate over the years. Let us help you make smart choices to successfully adopt a healthier lifestyle and drop a few pounds that you will permanently keep off.




Is it true that eating after 8pm can make you gain weight?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The idea that eating late at night leads to greater weight gain has long been a source of interest and debate. Most nutrition experts have felt that this is not necessarily true...




How can I get rid of belly fat?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Feel like your fighting the battle of the bulge without much success? Discover a well-rounded approach to help banish belly fat once and for all.




How many calories should I eat and how often should I exercise for optimal weight loss?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Do calories have you confused? Find out how to estimate your caloric needs and learn more about how exercise factors into the equation.




Why do some people have a more difficult time losing weight than others?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Ever wonder why weight loss seems so easy for some people yet so difficult for others? Learn what factors contribute to weight loss as well as steps you can take to help you reach your weight loss goals.




How can I lose weight and keep it off?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Tuesday, December 22, 2009


The most practical way to learn what works in losing weight and, more importantly, keeping it off, is to ask the people who have overcome the odds and successfully lost and kept off large amounts of weight.




What are the guidelines for percentage of body fat loss?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, December 02, 2009


With the New Year upon us, millions of people are thinking hard about their New Year’s resolutions, many of which will likely include ambitious nutrition and fitness goals. Given the increasing ease of measuring body composition and the known benefits of decreasing body fat percentage, it is no surprise that fitness professionals and consumers alike want to know how much body fat they should expect to lose.




When it comes to weight loss, how important is sleep?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Let’s examine how getting enough zzz’s can play a role in warding off unwanted lbs.




When it comes to weight loss, how important is sleep?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Let’s examine how getting enough zzz’s can play a role in warding off unwanted lbs.




What can you tell me about the FDA approved over-the-counter diet pill "Alli"?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Take a pill and lose weight - is that it?




What is cross training and why is it important?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Find out what cross training can do for you.