We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Think you’re the only one who has trouble keeping off those pesky pounds? Well do we have some great news for you! Janet Jackson, who is known for her six-pack abs and sweat-inducing dance routines, is a self-proclaimed “yo-yo... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
Who didn't like "Ratatouille," the animated feature film produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures? It tells the story of Remy, a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. Now if your child is like my inquisitive 11-ye... Read more
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I'm a newbie as of today, I'm pretty sure I'm like most of you who have been in a rot. Last several years I've been a chubby girl trying her best to fit back into my teenager body again and have been... Read more
It's been two months, but I am kicking my butt back into shape if it's the last thing I do! Sunday and Monday I did pretty intense cardio - Zumba Sunday and Jillian Michael's 'Blast Fat Boost Metabolism - and today I am ridiculously tired. Question... Read more
Every day I read the health news, recipes, and often blogs. I have read at least 8 this morn and it sticks at 6 pts. It has been much worse other times, but I did not know where to go to mention this. It does take time to read these articles and thou... Read more
I have been off the rails for two weeks. Not meeting my nutritional goals- going way over every single day. Hit or miss exercising. It's been a mess. BUT - today all company is gone back home, kids and Hubs are back in school and at work and I am too... Read more
My whole life, my blood pressure has been relatively low (110/70) and that was when I got NO exercise at all. Now, for the past 5 months I have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week, doing cardio and strength training, and my blood pressure is always... Read more
_Always_ pack 'road food'-- keep a little cooler in the car. Use a freeze pack. Pack homemade juice boxes, small bags of fresh veggies, sandwiches (never ones with mayo) and anything else your family will eat. Even with dollar menus, one visit to McD... Read more
This is the time of year when well-intentioned New Year's resolutions start to get tough, and many of us begin falling back into old habits. One reason for this could be unrealistic expectations. You've been working out and eating right for over a... Read more
From rice cakes to cupcakes, crackers to chips, and everything in between, 100 calorie packs are the hottest trend on the snack shelves. So what's the latest product to come in a 100 calorie pack? The Twinkie. Yes, your favorite sponge cake with crea... Read more
Ok. I obviously need extra motivation, push, kick, whatever to gain momentum and take my goal seriously.
My weight is Ok, I work out intensively 4-5 days a week, I plan my meals and keep my nutrition diary every day, but it's soooo hard for me t... Read more
OMGoodness, I don't know what happened, a very nice angle of light or what, but this morning when I went to the bathroom I saw 1 piece of a sixpack! My first! I'm not still convinced it is a muscle maybe it was just a optical illiusion, but even my f... Read more
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