As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
1. What is the most common misconception about calories?
I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
As a society, we spend a lot of time stressing out over our stomachs. We inspect them in the mirror, crunch them into oblivion, wrap them in constrictive undergarments and gauge their size with measuring tape—all with the goal of whittling away... Read more
If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have... Read more
#firstpost Time for a new portion of my life! I've always been the skinny kid but now my metabolism is slowing. I put on 35 lbs in 2 years. :S Going to nip this in the bud and start eating healthy! Wish me luck!... Read more
So I recently read an article based on research from the contestants of the Biggest Loser showing that their metabolism slowed way down after they lost a bunch of weight. It slowed down so much it was far below what it should be at their healthier we... Read more
Forgot to clarify: BMR is Basal Metabolic Rate and is that amount of calories I mentioned before that your body needs to perform basic autonomous functions like breathing and keeping your heart beating.... Read more
If your weight loss has slowed or stalled, try looking at the Calorie Differential Over Time report. It may show that your daily calories have crept up, or that you've let the amount or intensity of exercise drop. Look at the Calorie Differential R... Read more
As summer approaches outdoor activities increase and so do sunburns. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and can be diagnosed and treated easily. By using sunscreen and visiting your dermatologist you can help decrease the r... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeedin... Read more
I appreciate the positive responses and “club” name ideas shared by readers of my earlier blog, But What if I Can’t Lose Weight. I am starting a new series to provide ideas, topics and suggestions that may help you move forward in your quest for weig... Read more
Well, after the first amazing week, the weight is flat-lining in the 168-167 range even though I'm still in full diet/exercise compliance.
I guess the body needs to "catch up" sometimes. Mathematically I'm doing everything right, so not gonna c... Read more
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