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Posts found under "Weight Management" within Fit Life

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.

Dine Out Like a Registered Dietitian

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eating out is always a challenge, whether your goal is to lose weight or maintain the progress you've made. Check out some advice from our registered dietitians on how you can enjoy your favorite restaurant – or fast-food joint – and still stay on track.

What strategies can I follow to plan healthy meals and snacks?

By Gina Crome on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Time constraints from work and family life may make it difficult to plan healthy meals and snacks. Instead of heading to a drive-thru restaurant, follow these simple steps to achieve eating healthy, balanced meals.

What's in a registered dietitian's pantry?

By Gina Crome on Wednesday, February 8, 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.

Is it true that metabolism decreases with age?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The scenario plays out time and again: last year’s clothes fit more snugly and the number on the scale reads higher. Is it true that as you age, weight gain along with a decreased metabolism is inevitable? Get the facts and learn how you can stay fit throughout the years.

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!

Can you bust four common fitness myths? (Part 1)

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's so easy to believe those fitness myths, but they're just that — myths! ACE Fitness Expert & Exercise Physiologist, Jessica Matthews, busts four common fitness myths in this two-part series. Ready to see those pesky myths get busted and also learn how you can incorporate the truth into your fitness routine?

Can I Eat Healthy on $7 a Day?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One of the most commonly cited reasons people give for not eating healthy is that healthy food “costs too much.” With a little bit of planning, a family of four can get by on about $28 per day ($7 each) including a wholesome breakfast, lunch and dinner and even a few snacks along the way.

Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Work?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sometimes a healthy diet and exercise alone are not enough to fight obesity. For people who are severely obese, gastric bypass may be the answer to help drop significant amounts of weight which in turn leads to decreased health risk and increased quality of life. But does gastric bypass really work? That is, do people really lose all that weight and more importantly keep it off?

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.

Fat Burning: Fact vs. Fiction

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, December 1, 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.

Why do I seem to gain weight when I start to train for an endurance race like a half marathon?

By Patricia Schwartz on Friday, November 5, 2010

Gaining weight is troublesome for most people, but especially for athletes who engage in a substantial amount of exercise to improve their sports performance or fitness enthusiasts who are using exercise as a strategy for losing weight. Let's discuss several possible explanations for this seemingly paradoxical situation.

How can I avoid Halloween weight gain without missing out on the fun?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It’s hard for even the most disciplined “dieter” to avoid Halloween weight gain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow our 10 steps below, you might just make it through the month without budging the bathroom scale.

After gastric bypass surgery, are there specific exercise precautions I should take?

By Cedric Bryant on Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Without question, exercise can play a critical role helping gastric bypass patients achieve long-term success in their efforts to fully recover from surgery and engage in a “normal” routine of activities. However, certain exercise training considerations and precautions exist for these individuals.

Are All Fats Bad? What Kinds of Fats Are Good to Include In My Diet?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The dietary teaching of the 1990s warned Americans to avoid fats at all costs, but is there any truth to that recommendation? Are all fats created equal?

Do negative calorie foods really exist?

By Natalie Digate Muth on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Forever in search of the perfect calorie-burning, fat-melting, do-it-in-two-weeks diet – “health gurus” seem to have come up with a million different concoctions of how to get thin quickly and easily.

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 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 2, 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 2, 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.

I can easily start an exercise program, but lose motivation long-term. What can help?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Are you searching for long-term motivational strategies? Then look no further!

Why is the concept of spot reduction considered a myth?

By Jessica Matthews on Friday, September 4, 2009

Let’s shed some light on this common fitness misconception.