Jump Off the Vicious Diet Cycle

Here’s the really great news . . . Did you know muscle weighs more than fat, BUT fat takes up more room than muscle? Your goal is to save the muscle and lose the fat! You’ll notice the inches falling off, so stop concentrating on the scale. Remember you want to keep the heavier muscle, increase…

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The Diet Cycle

     Diet, lose weight, eat again, gain weight, diet again!!  It’s a vicious cycle! Healthy weight loss is not just about what the scale says. It’s about what your body fat percent is (see yesterday’s post).  That’s the only stuff you want to target and get rid of.  That’s what’s causing the problems.  To accomplish…

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The Fat Cell Story

Fat Cells A picture is worth a thousand words.  Picture the following.  They can be very enlightening and persuasive.  (These are very simplified explanations.)      A new balloon, small and flat.  It doesn’t take up much room and it’s hard to blow up.  What happens when you blow it up?  It’s full and takes up…

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BMR, BMI and Percent Body Fat

     Update on my weight loss journey:  My goal is to lose 80 pounds and then reevaluate.  So far I have lost 20.2 pounds!  Yay!  60 to go!  BMI is 33.9. So, maintaining a healthy weight is about more than just what the scale says.  It’s about body composition.  And it’s something you need to…

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What Can We Do?

   Yesterday we talked about how we are getting fatter and unhealthier at younger ages.  Today we’ll talk about what we can do about it. *Relax, everything is okay right now, this moment.  Find contentment, joy and gratitude with what you have. *Reconnect with and enjoy Mother Nature, her wisdom and her healing energy.  Do your…

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Weight Management

Hi! Welcome to our weight management blog! Glad to have you joining us! People are getting fatter and unhealthier at younger and younger ages! What is going on?  Despite: *New diet plans constantly being developed and marketed as “the answer” *People avoiding fat, choosing more low-fat, fat-free, reduced-fat foods/drinks *Record numbers of gyms, fitness centers, personal…

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