Understanding metabolism and resting metabolic rate can improve the results of any weight loss program. When you think about doing activities that burn calories, you might think about running, jumping, and lifting weights. What you may not realize is that your body burns a significant amount of calories just performing basic functions, such as breathing and circulating blood. In
Most people don’t need to be told that it can be difficult to keep weight off no matter how hard they try, but they may not know exactly why this is. When a certain popular weight-loss reality show had people dropping dozens upon dozens of pounds over the course of just a few weeks, it was hailed by many people
You know what they say about New Year’s Weight Loss resolutions: most are broken by Valentine’s Day. There are a lot of reasons that happens, but really, it often comes down to timing. Simply put, the timing stinks. Think about it: You’re at the end of what may be the most stressful six weeks of the year. Holidays, families, travel,
By now it’s common knowledge that the key to good health is a diet rich in nutrients and low in empty calories.(1) One of the biggest challenges to people living on the standard American diet is the fact that we are inundated with high calorie, low nutrient foods. This is a recipe for weight gain. Unfortunately, it’s become so much
As one year comes to a close and another one begins, it’s a time for reflecting on the year past and making goals for the future. Weight loss continues to be the most popular type of New Year’s resolution made by Americans. Unfortunately, setting a New Year’s resolution is not the same thing as keeping a New Year’s resolution. In
Once Halloween has passed, all thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season. While many of us joyfully look forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays, they can also be sources of stress when you are trying to stick to a weight loss program. Learn how to avoid a dietary setback and tackle the holidays with confidence.
Risks of yo-yo dieting and how a weight loss clinic can help you keep the weight off Dieting is the most common way for people to try to lose weight. Unfortunately, conventional diets are one of the least effective methods of achieving long-term weight loss. A 2007 dieting study from the University of California Los Angeles found that although people