Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Don’t Just Sit There, Move!

 Weight control is possible without traditional exercise (though there’s no substitute for true exercise). Somehow during the last few decades, somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age, you’ve gained about 20 pounds. This didn’t have to happen–if you had walked an average of 150 more steps daily (which takes about three minutes) during a […]

Introduction To Basic Nutrition

Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as well as peak athletic performance. Major causes of death and disease are intimately linked to poor diet and a lack of physical activity, and an inadequate diet is associated […]

Guidelines for Portion Sizes

The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Here are a few guidelines to help you control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. You are What you Eat – […]

How You May Be Sabotaging Your Weight

Weight Control Basics You may recall from Weight Control 101 that your weight is determined by the calories you take in and the calories you burn on a daily basis. If you’re like most adults, you’ve been taking in more calories than you burn and you have excess body fat that you’d like to get rid […]

Weight Control 101

One factor determines your weight …calories. Controlling your weight comes down to one thing – managing calories. Your body is a complex machine that requires fuel to run your metabolism and perform all movement. Calories from the food and beverages you consume provide this fuel. If you burn all the fuel you take in, your […]

Why Food Logging is Critical for Weight Control

Food Logging – A Powerful Weight Loss Tool You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to […]

You’re Not Losing Weight

If your weight loss grinds to a halt, you might think that slashing more calories is the solution. It’s probably not. Though it sounds counterintuitive, your low-calorie diet could be the reason you’ve stopped shedding pounds in the first place. “Whenever you limit calories to lose weight, your metabolism can go through a process called […]

Walking

Not only is walking a convenient way to lose weight since you don’t need to belong to a gym or invest in special equipment, it’s also an ideal exercise for older adults since it’s gentle on your joints and will help keep your heart and bones strong. A 155-pound person burns 149 calories when walking […]

Yoga

Not only does yoga strengthen your muscles but it also increases your flexibility. Another perk: Stretching and breathing deeply during yoga helps to reduce stress hormones that contribute to belly fat, since yoga reduces stress levels, it also has the potential to improve your overall eating habits (less stress eating!), encouraging weight loss. Indeed, a […]

Do You Drink a Pumped-Up Smoothie Every Day?

A smoothie — typically, a blend of fruit, veggies, milk (dairy or nondairy), nut butters, seeds and even oats — can be an incredibly healthy addition to your diet. But also, sometimes, not. “Smoothies can be great, balanced meals — or they can be half a day’s worth of calories in a glass.” The fix: […]

WEIGHT LOSS

If your goal is to lose weight, it’s easy to get lost in all the buzz about what to eat and avoid and even when to eat and not. No wonder, then, that you might end up adopting seemingly “healthy” habits that actually undermine your success. The good news is that it only takes a […]

Why Eat More Fiber?

Hunger, energy levels and digestion are all directly affected by how much fiber you eat. Fiber is the zero-calorie part of plant-based food that the body’s enzymes can’t completely break down and, therefore, it passes through the body undigested. “If soluble fiber is a sponge, insoluble fiber is a broom that sweeps everything out.” “Fiber […]

The Best Diet and Exercise Advice for Leaner, Toned Legs

Stems. Gams. Stumps. Whatever you call them, the legs are where a lot of women tend to store extra padding. And while it’s not possible to target weight loss to just one area of the body, there are diet and exercise tweaks you can make to help slim down your legs fast. Forget leg lifts […]

How to Burn More Calories and Actually Lose Weight Walking

Here’s what you need to know about walking in the name of weight loss. You don’t need a gym to score a quality workout — just head out the front door for a brisk walk. Walking is a legit form of exercise and accessible to almost everybody. Walking for exercise can even help you lose […]

Food Portion Control

Portion Sizes The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. So control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. I’m here to help you reach your health and fitness goals, […]

Weight Loss Tips

Tip Burn more calories during the day by taking the stairs, standing instead of sitting and making other small changes to your movement habits. Because every little bit goes towards your weight loss goals 👍🏿. If you’re needing help contact me!!! Make it a great day!!! Make it a great day!!!!Philip “FitGuy46”

Stick With Your Weight-Loss Goals When You’re Stuck at Home

Whether you’re nursing a nagging cold, snowed in during a Nor’easter or practicing social distancing, odds are being stuck at home is disrupting your daily diet and gym routines. But just because you’re temporarily cooped up doesn’t mean all your efforts to drop unwanted pounds are doomed to fail. Contact me if you’re ready to […]

Do What Works For You

Do what works for YOU Weight loss can be achieved in many different ways as long as you consistently burn more calories than you consume. However, to achieve and sustain results, follow the example of successful losers who selected behaviors they could maintain for life. Keep in mind that you can start by making small […]

Why do most people gain the weight back?

In a nutshell, people return to their original weight (and more) when they stop doing what made them successful in the first place. Participants of the NWCR who regained more than five pounds reported exercising less, eating more fatty foods and allowing themselves to overeat more frequently. It makes perfect sense why the majority of […]

Weight loss Tip

Weight loss Tip To succeed you only have to pay attention to a number, but you need to know what that number is.You WON’T manage what you CAN’T see and you CAN’T manage what you DON’T knowTo successfully achieve your goal weight YOUR way, you need to know how many calories you use every day […]

Why Food Logging is Critical for Weight Control

Food Logging – A Powerful Weight Loss Tool You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to […]

Trying to Lose Weight? Eat More of These 3 Things

By Kelly Plowe, MS, RDN Updated February 8, 2020 The focus of weight loss typically is to eat less, but what if you focused on eating more? A major concern with the way we eat today is that we’re filling up on a lot of foods that don’t serve us well (i.e. fast-food, ultra-processed foods, […]

4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym

By Kaitlin Condon Updated December 30, 2019 Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, is that you don’t need a ton of time for these workouts. Even 30 […]

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By Philip “FitGuy46” I’m dedicated to getting results. I specialize in fitness assessments, program design, weight loss, muscle tone, and supplements. So if you are in need of a personal trainer that can get you results and help you reach your health and fitness goals contact me. Make it a great day!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

Want to Lose Weight? Here’s How Much Water You Should Be Drinking

By Bojana Galic Updated June 28, 2019 While water won’t burn any extra calories, drinking lots of good old H2O may be beneficial on your weight-loss journey because it can help you better identify when you’re full and provide the hydration you need to power through fat-burning exercise. Maybe you’ve heard that 3 liters a […]

Want to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle? Here’s How to Get Lean

By Nick Tumminello Updated March 4, 2020 Looking to get lean and show off your hard work? To make those muscles pop, you need a lower body fat percentage while preserving that hard-earned muscle mass. But here’s the hard part: Muscle is high-maintenance and requires a specific type of diet, training and recovery plan to […]

9 Weight-Lifting Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing

By Jaime Osnato Updated January 24, 2020 Do you avoid the weight rack for fear of getting too bulky? Skip strength training because you think cardio is the best way to drop pounds? If you answered yes to either question, you’re probably acting on faulty assumptions. Whether your aim is look better in the buff, […]

Want to Lose 15 Pounds? Here’s Your Kickstart Plan

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes Updated February 5, 2020 Fact Checked Losing 15 pounds is a worthy goal if you’re overweight, but doing it too quickly can backfire. Instead of trying to hit that number in, say, six weeks, health experts agree that a slow (but sure!) 1- or 2-pound weekly goal is your best bet. […]

Trying to Lose Belly Fat? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes

By Lauren Del Turco November 12, 2019 Belly fat gets an extra bad rap — and for good reason. In particular, the fat that accumulates around the organs of your midsection (technically called visceral fat) is linked with increased risk of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to Harvard Health Publishing. But that […]

4 Types of Diets to Avoid if Long-Term Weight Loss Is Your Goal

By Jaime Osnato October 9, 2019 When you’re looking to shed a few pounds, you might be focused on quick results. And though many diets might help you drop a pants size super fast, you should be asking whether the same eating plan can help you keep off the weight in the long run. The […]

How to Shed Belly Fat and Define Your Abs (Zero Crunches Required)

You’ve been hitting the gym, working your core and lifting weights — but you’re still not getting those flat, defined abs that you’ve always wanted. What gives? Many people want a tight core, but achieving that can be difficult. If you’re looking to shed the layer of fat over your abs, the process actually involves […]

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The One Food Scientifically Proven to Boost Metabolism By Leah GrothUpdated May 16, 2018 There’s no shortage of things we’re willing to do to keep our metabolism revving, from increased exercise to ditching refined grains. But did you know you could actually boost your metabolism and burn more calories just by eating one amazingly healthy food? Yup! […]

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Best Fiber Supplements for Weight Loss By Amy Furay Fiber in the diet is essential for preventing constipation and helping a person to feel full. Fiber may also aid in weight loss. A recent article in the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” studied the effects of a high fiber diet on weight loss and cholesterol in […]

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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Lower Back Fat for Good By Bojana GalicUpdated January 7, 2020 Fact Checked Losing fat from certain areas of the body, like the lower back and waist, can seem trickier than others and — unfortunately — spot reduction (aka targeted weight loss) is a myth. Strength training can help promote fat loss, […]

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Transform Belly Fat into a Toned Core Take it from me. You’re definitely not the only person out there who’s concerned about losing belly fat. And while belly fat can seem extra stubborn, just like all fat in the body, it will come off with some tweaks to your nutrition and exercise. While you can’t […]

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Why Portion Control Works — and How to Get It Right By Kaitlin AhernUpdated July 8, 2019 Fact Checked If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve likely been told to “watch your portions!” by at least one well-meaning soul. This isn’t bad advice, actually — as long as you know what the heck it means. Here’s a […]

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4 Carb Mistakes You’re Probably Making — and How to Fix Them By Lauren O’Connor, MS, RDN, RYTUpdated January 1, 2020 Fact Checked You either embrace them as part of every meal or wish or you could cut them out entirely. But while you should be mindful of how many grams of carbs you’re packing on your […]

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4 Types of Workouts That Help Women Burn More Fat at the Gym By Kaitlin CondonUpdated December 30, 2019Reviewed by Aubrey Bailey, PT, DPT, CHT Your time is valuable — especially at the gym. So if your goal is to burn body fat, you’ll need to be strategic about the kinds of workouts you do. The goods news, though, […]

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Your Guide to Body Fat: What It Is, What’s Healthy and How to Lose It By Kaitlin AhernNovember 25, 2019Reviewed by Emily Weber, MDView Related Topics A healthy body fat percentage looks different for everyone.Credit: Tinpixels/E+/GettyImages Body fat is one of those surprisingly complex topics. The idea of it is simple enough — it’s the fat stored […]

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Does Sweating Mean That You Are Losing Weight? By Marygrace TaylorUpdated December 19, 2019 Fact Checked Being drenched with sweat at the end of an exercise session can make you feel like you’ve worked pretty hard. And when you hop on the scale — hey! — it might even read a few pounds lighter. But does that actually mean […]

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Weight Loss Tip Tip If you’re actively losing weight, aim to eat about 1.3 grams of lean proteinper kilogram of body weight each day. Keep in mind that a kilogram equals about 2.2 pounds. So, for example, a 250-pound person should aim to eat about 148 grams of protein daily (for reference, a 3-ounce serving of […]

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Food And Weight Loss 5 Reasons You’re Still Not Losing Weight After Cutting Junk Food By Hallie LevineUpdated December 26, 2019 Fact Checked You’ve said sayonara to cookies, chips and virtually anything that comes in a bag or a box, so why haven’t the pounds magically flown off your tummy, butt and hips? Alas, cutting out — […]

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Weight Loss Strategy Strategy A weight loss plan emphasizing whole foods that are minimally processed is the best weight loss strategy, says the American Heart Association, Harvard School of Public Health and the CDC. Instead of cutting food out altogether, seek to create calorie deficit of between 500 and 1,000 calories. Utilize physical activity along […]

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Does Starving Yourself Help You Lose Weight? Warning You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood, says MedlinePlus. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for […]

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Weight Loss Tips How to Lose Weight Fast — the Healthy Way By Christine MugnoloUpdated October 17, 2019Reviewed by Claudia Thompson, PhD, RD Building muscle can help you lose weight fast, since muscle burns more calories than fat.Credit: kali9/E+/GettyImages If you Google the words “how to lose weight fast,” dozens of crash diets, detox teas and diet pills […]

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Weight Loss I posted some tips on weight loss below. The Best Tips for Every Stage of Your Weight-Loss Journey By Kaitlin AhernUpdated September 12, 2019 Weight loss ultimately comes down to burning more calories than you take in. But if you’ve ever tried losing weight, you also know that this seemingly simple formula isn’t always easy […]