GLUTEN FREE DOES NOT MEAN CALORIE FREE: WEIGHT GAIN ON A GLUTEN FREE DIET

I see several people, proudly posting pictures of massive portions of food and dessert on Instagram. There’s a general misconception that it’s fine to consume larger portions of food because it’s Gluten free. When it comes down to it, in order to lose weight on any diet, one must technically consume less calories than expended in order to… [Continue Reading]

LOSE WEIGHT WITH HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING

Push your muscles harder: Using heavier weights, in reducing the amount rest between sets,  may help you blast more fat, according to new research in the Journal of Translational Medicine. In the study, scientists had two groups of trained lifters do different workouts. One group performed four sets of 8 to 12 reps of these 8… [Continue Reading]

QSYMIA, NEW DIET DRUG APPROVED BY THE FDA

A new diet drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July is now available for obese and at-risk overweight patients. The oral medication Qsymia can only be obtained with a doctor’s prescription. Qsymia (pronounced kyoo-SIM-ee-uh) is the second diet drug approved this year. The FDA approved a weight-loss pill called Belviq on… [Continue Reading]

HOW EXERCISE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

Want to protect your ticker? Keep up those gym sessions. Danish researchers recently found that almost half the people who suffer a heart attack while working out survive, compared to only 15 percent of people who have a heart attack under other circumstances. Why? Simple: If you’re exercising, people are more likely to be around… [Continue Reading]

BEST TIME TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Certainly, what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status.  But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at  the appropriate times throughout the day will help to maximize fat burning and  keep hunger at bay. Aim to eat every 3 to 4… [Continue Reading]

THE BEST DIET FOR KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF

You’ve lost weight, but will you keep it off? A low-glycemic-index diet may work better than others at burning calories and helping people ward off those pesky Lbs, reports a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In the study, researchers had 21 people who’d lost 10 to 15 percent of their… [Continue Reading]

DOUBLE STANDARD: WOMEN MUST WORK HARDER TO LOSE WEIGHT

On The Biggest Loser, more than 60% of the winners have been men. Outside of the show, I’ve heard a lot of women complain that even when they aren’t really “trying,” men seem to have an easier time losing weight. Why? The answer lies in body composition. Even when obese, men tend to have more muscle mass than women…. [Continue Reading]

7 TIPS FOR LASTING WEIGHT LOSS

One of the keys, is to “really fall in love with this thing called fitness. It’s really the kindest thing we can do is to take care of ourselves like it really matters, to live that feeling and that lifestyle.” Here are some quick, simple tips for your own personal transformation. Make the Commitment “You… [Continue Reading]

PICTURES OF TRAINER WHO GAINS AND LOSES 70 LBS IN ONE YEAR

I had written about this topic last week, but had not seen these pictures. These are crazy. I give Drew Manning a lot of credit for deciding to do this and then following through with it. It must have taken a lot of discipline to complete the task. Read more…. When Drew Manning stepped out… [Continue Reading]

FITNESS TRAINER DELIBERATELY GAINS AND LOSES NEARLY 100 POUNDS (45.5Kg)

A fitness trainer went from fit to fat and then back to fit — deliberately gaining and losing nearly 100 lbs. On Monday’s show, Paul “PJ” James tells Anderson and his Monday Co-Host Carrie Ann Inaba that he wanted to understand his overweight clients better, but never expected the emotional and physical toll his experiment… [Continue Reading]

LADIES, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE SCALE….IT IS YOUR FRIEND!

DON’T BE AFRAID OF IT….EMBRACE IT!!! As the temperatures begin heating up, it seems that everywhere you turn you are face-to-face with bikini-clad models and celebrities gracing the covers of magazines with their svelte, toned bodies.  Even the most self assured woman may experience a tinge of jealousy, guilt, motivation or any number of different… [Continue Reading]

PUT DOWN THE CHIPS AND PIZZA, PICK UP A VEGETABLE. SECRETS TO LOSING WEIGHT!

Is losing weight challenging?  YES!!! But then, anything in life that is worth attaining takes hard work and dedication. I’m a big believer in tough love. That is how I was raised. It works. Losing weight does not have to be difficult. It does not have to hard. Losing weight is a lot like mathematics; it’s… [Continue Reading]

DO YOU HAVE AN EATING DISORDER

The weekend is over and I have to say that it was a good one. I didn’t go too crazy. No hangover, no headache, no overeating. My weekends usually end with at least one of these signs of a great time! I’ve been meaning to write a blog about eating disorders because I feel that… [Continue Reading]

THE WEEKEND IS HERE…DON’T LET IT ALL GO

Woohoo!! Finally, the weekend is here! It was a long week. Very busy…busy is very good though. Weekends are great for rest and recovery. At the same time, weekends are great for preparing for the next week. I’m definitely going to enjoy myself, but I will try not to go too crazy. All the hard… [Continue Reading]