You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
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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
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
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
I'm sorry in advance if this post is a little redundant; I've seen similar threads pertaining to this topic but I haven't been able to find quite what I need. I'm looking for a mock-up menu of the Ideal Protein Phase 1 plan, using alternative items t... Read more
I lost a lot of weight over the course of 4 months and came to a stand still, "maintain" weight. I still carry a lot of fat around my mid section. It's been quite a few months since I tried losing weight so I'm back at it and the weight's coming off... Read more
Hi, i'm currently working off that freshman 15 I gained from 2 years ago. I'm currently 21 years old, male, and about 5'7. I currently weigh 158 lbs as of this morning. I just figured out yesterday that I have a small frame. I've seen charts say that... Read more
So you have met the potential love of your life. You have chatted on line, on the phone, and you have met for coffee. Seems like a nice person who you would like to get know better.
So you are now going out on first real date! Would you like to:... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou... Read more
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