It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Anyone who has experienced gallstones is familiar with the accompanying pain and discomfort. Gallstones are crystallized clumps of cholesterol that form in the gallbladder. After eating, one usually experiences symptoms such as indigestion, bloating... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
HI am 16 (almost 17) and am having a bit of a problem concerning food and my body. I'm not over weight (5 foot 6 and 55kg) although i would really like to lower my body fat and gain some muscle so that i feel happer with my body. However i don't havi... Read more
Your body may have gotten used to your routine. Make a change in your fitness or nutrition to create movement. Remember the scale is just 1 measure. Are you tracking your measurements and how are your clothes fitting? 306... Read more
I have a question about weight loss that maybe some of you could help me with. A little back story before the question...I use to be 160lbs and wanted to lose weight then but I never did, I actually ended up gaining weight. I ended... Read more
If you've always eaten a lot of sweets, your body is used to all the sugar. You could be in withdrawal from cutting back. Try eating some fruit, like berries, apples, or bananas, with a little protein like cheese, nuts, or nut butter.... Read more
To keep track of my measurements (for me I am only watching my waist measurement) I use a piece of pretty colored ribbon which I then hang somewhere that I see it everyday (mine is draped over my computer screen). I can easily grab it and wrap it ar... Read more
Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start.
Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can... Read more
I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
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