I often hear the complaint: “I’m working out almost every day, but my weight won’t budge.” What many people don’t realize is that exercise is the easy part. Learning to eat right–and sticking with a healthy-eating plan–is a much bigger challenge when it comes to shedding extra pounds and changing the shape of your body. You can kill yourself in the gym, sweating through an hour or more of cardio daily and lifting weights until you drop. But the results aren’t going to show if there’s a layer of fat sticking around due to a poor diet.
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2013 will go down in diet history as the year when we stopped counting calories and started counting carbohydrates. Low-carb diets reigned, thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian publicizing her use of the Atkins diet for restoring her pre-baby body.
Every January brings the promise and hope of vibrant opportunities in all areas of our lives. Unfortunately, for many, this New Year’s transition brings up regrets over the vast amounts of food ingested during recent holiday celebrations. Literally, overnight, millions of people start strategizing their weight-loss programs to rid themselves of the extra pounds they now see popping up on the scale.
Fact: exercising longer at a lower heart rate burns more calories from fat. You’ve read of this fat-burning zone in every fitness magazine, but you’re only getting a half-truth. When it comes to losing weight, slow and steady does not win the race. Read more →
I love fall weather. Just stepping outside and feeling the cool, crisp air instead of the humid stickiness of summer instantly energizes me. Now is a great time to switch up your workout routine and take advantage of the nice weather before the chill of winter sets in. There are plenty of exercises you can take outdoors, and some creative activities you can do for a good workout and some fall fun. Here are a few of my favorites:
When you’re trying to lose weight, it can feel like there’s always something getting in the way. From a busy schedule that keeps you from preparing healthy meals to a lack of low-calorie food options everywhere you go, obstacles seem to pop up constantly, making what’s already a big enough challenge even harder. With battling cravings, cutting down portion sizes and exercising as much as your week allows—why should you have to struggle with something as simple as finding decent-tasting food that works with your diet plan?
Getting ready for my last competition, I would make my daily trek to the supermarket and head straight for the fish counter once inside. Unfortunately, to get there, I had to pass through the bakery with its aroma of fresh breads and desserts, the overflowing cheese cases and all sorts of other food displays that called to me as I hustled by. As much as I tried to stay focused, there were days I couldn’t resist browsing and making mental notes of what I would splurge on once my dieting phase came to an end.
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