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ProSource: Weight Loss Special Issue

ProSource: Weight Loss Special Issue

5 Weight-loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

Despite decades of research and incredible scientific discoveries about how the human body works, weight-loss myths continue to persist. Perhaps it is Americans’ obsessive quest for a quick fix, but the time has come to let go of many of these weight-loss lies and start moving toward a healthier, more realistic view of what it takes to lose weight and live a healthy life. Here are five common weight-loss lies and the scientific evidence that debunks them once and for all.

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The Truth About Exercise and Appetite

By Jim Gerard

While some continue to believe that exercise is the key to weight loss, most experts now agree that exercise alone just isn’t going to cut it and, in some cases, may even make some people eat more. However, two recent studies hint that exercise of a certain form and duration could change the way our bodies interact with food in complex ways that give our appetites the stop sign.

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Study: A Calorie is Just a Calorie, But When You Eat it is Important, Too

In life, they say, timing is everything. The same may be true for losing weight as well. New research suggests that, while calories are important, when you consume them may have a significant effect on how much weight you lose.

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Could Moderate Exercise Be the Key to Losing Weight After All?

By Jim Gerard

A new study from Denmark suggests that moderate-intensity exercise could be a more effective weight-loss tool than high-intensity training. But what do the country’s top exercise science experts have to say about it?

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Is Breakfast as a Weight-loss Strategy Off the Table?

By Karen Asp

Could Mom be wrong in saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it comes to your waistline? Here’s what you need to know about the morning meal and its effect on both weight and overall health.

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Can Clients “Cheat” Their Way to Weight Loss?

By Daniel J. Green

Even the most dedicated dieters “cheat” on their programs every once in a while. But what about those who regularly allow themselves a pre-planned day off from the program as opposed to a spur-of-the-moment slip-up? Are they setting themselves up for success, or creating a form of self-sabotage?

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Dieting for Dollars: A Win for Both Trainers and Clients

By Karen Asp

Weight-loss betting sites are the latest weapon in the fight against obesity, but do they really help people shed pounds? Here’s the scoop behind these sites—and how you and your clients can get involved.

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Does Social Media Help or Hinder Your Clients' Weight-loss Efforts?

By Daniel J. Green

Ranging from proud declarations of reaching weight-loss goals to daily “gym time!” announcements, it seems like everyone is using social media to tout their accomplishments. But is there a downside to forging a quest to lose weight in so public a forum? Here’s what the experts have to say.

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ACE Specialty Series: Become a Weight Management Expert

By Carrie Myers

Do you get frustrated with clients who say they want to lose weight, but don’t seem to stick to “the program”? What about the athletes you work with? Do they need to learn healthy methods for reducing body fat and building muscle? ACE offers a specialty certification that gives you the tools to help your clients achieve their goals.

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