Developing a Healthy Relationship With Eating and Exercise

Understanding calories and energy expenditure is important to overall health, but obsessing over the two won’t do you any favors. Though it can be hard to reframe these obsessive thoughts, start by focusing less on quantity and more on quality, as well as how both food and exercise can benefit your body outside of your […]

Cardio Can Do Amazing Things For Your Brain and Body

Want a way to burn calories, boost your mood, reduce your risk of heart disease, get a better night’s sleep and keep your brain running on top speed as you age? Then lace up your shoes and get moving, because cardiovascular exercise is the key to improving both your physical and mental health. Need help […]

Weight Control: The Facts Make It Easy – Part I

If you know what to do, then why CAN’T you control your weight? The simple answer to the question is motivation, because everyone knows how to lower their weight – everyone. Yes, ALL adults know (albeit many are in denial) that their undesirable or oversized fat stores are a result of eating or drinking more […]

The Facts About Eating A 1200-Calorie Diet

Eating just 1,200 calories a day may help you drop those last few pesky pounds. But even when cutting calories, weight loss success depends on the individual. So, it’s not easy to predict, for example, how long it will take to lose 5 pounds on a 1,200-calorie diet. “Genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental differences between people can […]

A 1,200-Calorie Sample Menu

While you can easily incorporate many of your favorite foods into a low-calorie diet, sample menus can help add variety or reinforce the concepts of balance and moderation. Below, you’ll find a weeklong sample menu for a balanced 1,200-calorie plan. At any meal and snack, add water, unsweetened hot or iced tea or sparkling water […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 3: Shop and Plan Whether you are simply improving food choices or following a low-calorie meal plan, planning ahead is important for success. The Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticsrecommends that you start with a thoughtful grocery list. Make this list after planning meals for the week, and take note of what you already have on […]

Steps To A Healthy 1,200-Calorie Diet Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Step 1: Seek Expert Advice A 1,200-calorie diet is not inherently risky and may work well if this energy intake helps you achieve gradual, safe weight loss. But if following this plan makes you hungry or weak, you probably need to adjust your diet. Also, if this low-calorie plan causes rapid weight loss — greater […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

How to Eat the Right Number of Calories

First, determine the number of calories you should be eating each day to maintain your weight by using the chart in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which breaks it down by age, sex and physical activity level. For healthy weight loss (about 1 pound per week), you should aim to cut about 500 calories a day from that […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Getting Sick Catching colds regularly? Your low-calorie diet may be to blame. “Eating too little can negatively affect the immune system and stress out the body,” Moskovitz says. When this happens, your body produces fewer lymphocytes, aka infection-fighting white blood cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Consequently, with lower lymphocyte levels, you run a greater risk of getting […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

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 […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

A diet that’s too low in calories can leave you backed up. “Not eating enough means there is nothing to push through your digestive tract, which can lead to bowel movement irregularities such as constipation,” Moskovitz says. Plus, a lot of trendy diets ditch (or significantly cut) carbs — including healthy whole grains, veggies and fruits — […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

Your Workouts Are Suffering Wiped out during workouts? Poor performance in the gym is a hallmark of consuming too little food, Moskovitz says. Here’s why: Calories equal energy, so if you’re not ingesting an adequate amount, your body must use all its strength to support basic functions and it won’t have much oomph left over […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You Feel Woozy Lightheadedness is another indication that you’re not eating enough. “Your blood sugars may be too low and thus causing you to feel weak or woozy,” Moskovitz explains. That’s because when your blood sugar dips below what your body needs to function properly, your systems go into conservation mode to use less energy, […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

You’re Hungry All the Time When you begin a weight-loss plan, your body might need time to adjust to eating fewer calories, so a hunger pang here or there is common. But if you’re constantly craving your next meal or snack after a few days, something might be up. “Thinking about food all the time […]

Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Calories on Your Weight-Loss Diet

Weight loss relies on a fairly straightforward equation: To drop the number on the scale, you must consume fewer calories than your body burns. With this in mind, it seems logical that cutting as many calories as possible can help you shed pounds faster. Makes sense, right? Hate to break it to you, but this […]

Add Intervals to Your Walks

High-intensity interval training might seem like it’s only for high-impact workouts, but you can incorporate it into any form of exercise. It’s the perfect way to reap the benefits of longer, steady-state walks in a fraction of the time. You won’t even have to go full speed ahead if you don’t want to. You can add […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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The One Protein Dietitians Want You to Eat More Often

“Food first” is a mantra most dietitians preach: Do your best to get your nutrients from the actual foods you’re eating and if you’re coming up short, then turn to supplements. When it comes to getting our omega-3s, however, we could all use a little help in practicing what experts advise since fish oil is […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]