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Night shift weight gain

A common question that gets asked is: I recently switched to working night shift and I am gaining weight…why? On average a third shift worker will gain an extra 10 pounds solely from working nights. The main reason for the weight gain is loss of sleep. Many people switching to a night shift position are [...]

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Changing your attitude to loose that spare tire

Are you carrying around a few extra pounds and not sure how to get rid of it? Have you tried every fad diet, bizarre food combination or late night TV gadget that promises weight loss? Well, you must face this fact – no matter what late night TV fitness guru preaches – gimmicks do not [...]

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Realistic versus reality to be a big loser…

Have you seen the biggest loser or are you a fan of the show? Well, I am not a fan…why you ask? It is reality TV, not real life and most people reality. Think about it…the contestants are taken to a ranch and have nothing to do but work out and eat the healthy food [...]

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What breast feeding moms should know about weight loss

While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeeding, one of the most common concerns relates to frustration at not losing all their pregnancy weight. Not eating enough calories is the biggest barrier to weight loss success during breastfeeding. Many times moms incorrectly believe that cutting calories is the key to weight [...]

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Changing your attitude to loose that spare tire

Are you carrying around a few extra pounds and not sure how to get rid of it? Have you tried every fad diet, bizarre food combination or late night TV gadget that promises weight loss? Well, you must face this fact – no matter what late night TV fitness guru preaches – gimmicks do not [...]

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How many calories should I be eating?

For a simple way to calculate the number of calories you should be eating, take your body weight and multiply it by 10. This amount will maintain your current weight. If you are not happy with that weight or need to lose a few pounds, read on.  These guidelines are approved by Heather Schmidt, DO, [...]

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What is in a pound?

Many people wonder why they don’t lose weight. The biggest reason is a lack of calorie deficit in there day. It’s simple math, calories in must equal exercise calories out to maintain, lose or gain. Here’s a what if …a pound of weight loss equals the need for a deficit of 3,500 calories. Doing this [...]

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Getting back on track after the holidays…

If you need a kick in the pants after the holidays, here’s 10 pieces of advice on how to do that. I started with the don’ts…and then gave you some do’s. For example, don’t wing it and expect to lose 10 pounds…don’t starve yourself and then give in to binge eating. Be smart about it, [...]

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A Review of 26 Healthy Habits Part One: Food and Eating

I was recently asked to review an article by Laura Schwecherl about 26 healthy habits that really aren’t so healthy.  I’d like to pass on some of the truth that health conscious people engage in. I’ll break up the 26 in a few articles, so that is easier to digest, and perhaps easier to inventory [...]

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Tips to get through the holidays …and stay on track with your health and fitness goals

Plan Ahead!  Eat a good meal before you go to a party so that you can pass up high calorie snacks. Nobody will notice that you don’t have a plate that you refill 10 times. The holidays are about spending time with people, right?  SO do it!  Less focus on food, more on the ones [...]

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