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5 Fitness Cheats That Keep You Fat

You exercise faithfully, putting in your time at the gym. But you’re not seeing the results you want.

It’s a common complaint, one that probably makes you want to give up.

But don’t throw in the (gym) towel just yet.

The problem may be that although you’re logging hours at the gym, you’re not necessarily making the proper effort.

You may be committing what I call some “fitness cheats.” And you don’t even realize it.

One of these cheats, I’d say, is committed by almost EVERY person I see working out at the gym.… Read More…

The Most Fattening Words on a Menu

Careful what you order. Healthy words on the menu does not necessarily equate to a healthy meal.

One of the finer pleasures in life is dining out. Letting someone else do the cooking and serving, not to mention the cleaning, can be a welcome treat after a busy day.

And Americans are taking advantage! There are almost a million restaurants in the United States, and on average, this country eats out about five times in a week according to the National Restaurant Association.

But there’s a downside to all this dining out. It can be dangerous for your diet.… Read More…

Metabolism: What Is it and Can You Make it Over?

We all have questions about metabolism. Among our most burning… what is it, why some people’s seem faster than others and how we can speed up our own?

So I decided to interview a legend in the field, David Katz, MD, MPH. Dr. Katz is not only the author of Disease Proof, The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well, he’s also the director of the Yale University Prevention Center. And he’s the editor in chief of the journal Childhood Obesity and the author of nearly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters.Read More…

Steady-State Cardio vs. High-Intensity Intervals… Which is Better?

Steady Cardio exercise are great for beginners.

A question that comes up over and over from our customers is: Which is better for overall fat burning, steady state cardio or high intensity interval training (or HIIT)?

I decided in order to get the best answer to this question, I’d ask nationally-recognized fitness expert, Leslie Sansone. For 25 years, Leslie has been teaching folks of all ages how to get fit, stay fit and feel better about life with her Walk at Home program. Here’s my conversation with her:

Dr.Read More…

Your Favorite Meal Made Over

Today I want to introduce you to Lori Grisham, one of our Healthy Life Coaches. Lori is going to show you a substitution trick that has helped one of our customers and his wife lose a combined total of 40 pounds.


Steven Sisskind, M.D.

Hello,

One of my coaching secrets is helping customers understand that just about any favorite recipe can be transformed into a healthier choice.

My three rules for recipe makeovers?

Swap ingredients to:

  • Banish the empty calories
  • Boost the nutrition
  • Let the flavors shine through

Swapping out unhealthy ingredients for healthier ones can sometimes seem overwhelming.… Read More…

Three Things You Shouldn’t Say to Yourself When Dieting

Self control plays a vital role in dieting.

You’re out to dinner with friends. You got through the meal eating well. You order a bowl of berries for dessert. The rest of the table orders a brownie sundae to share. The ice cream lands on the table. Everyone digs in.

Eh, it’s a special occasion, I can splurge this once, you think.

And suddenly, you’re at the bottom of the bowl and you’re 400 calories in.

It’s easy to rationalize that slice of pizza or that hot fudge sundae, telling yourself that one little piece won’t hurt you.… Read More…

How Doing Good Makes You Healthier

The other day my friend told me the most heartwarming story. She took her daughter out for breakfast, and when she asked for the bill, the waitress came back with a note:

Life is short. Enjoy your time together. This one’s on me.

The note wasn’t signed and when she looked around the diner, nobody seemed to even look twice at her.

Quite a story, right? Since she told it to me I’ve been thinking a lot about random acts of kindness.… Read More…

Can This Bacteria Help You Lose Weight?

Probiotics are good bacteria that promotes proper digestion and could contribute to weight loss.

You’ve probably heard loads about the pros of probiotics already. If you haven’t, or if you don’t know what probiotics are, they’re microorganisms (science speak for bacteria) that help promote a balanced environment in the intestinal tract.

These friendly bacteria are commonly found in fermented foods – milk, yogurt, cabbage, fruit, and soybeans – and are available as nutritional supplements. Probiotics can breeze past the harsh stomach acid undigested, and take residence in the small intestine and colon.

The result is an intestinal microflora that’s not only in balance, but delivers some mighty impressive health benefits.… Read More…

7 (Easy!) Ways to Fool Yourself Into Exercising

A day of laziness can turn into weeks then eventually into a month of laziness.Ever have one of those days where you just can’t motor yourself to work out? The alarm clock rings, and you just want five more minutes of sleep… then five minutes turns to 10 and suddenly…

No time for your morning walk, if you don’t get dressed RIGHT NOW you’ll be late for work?

Or, at the end of the day, you know you should stop by the gym on your way home from the office, but heck, you’re just too exhausted.… Read More…

What To Do When Willpower is Weak

Time to learn how to control yourself over these tasty irresistible and tempting cupcakes.The other day we had friends over for dinner. As a gift for their hosts, our friends brought us a tremendous box of cupcakes… Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet… drowning in icing and oh, so delicious.

Although my wife, Melanie, served the cupcakes for dessert, there were still at least a dozen remaining after everyone left our home.

And so, for the next week, I simply could NOT resist those cupcakes.

As hard as I tried, every time I went into the kitchen, those cupcakes called my name.… Read More…

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