Squeeze more exercise into half the time

March 26, 2013
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Quick—what’s the No. 1 reason you either don’t exercise or don’t log as many workouts as you’d like? Most women I know will say “not enough time!” I say it too. We’re all overscheduled, with so many more commitments than our calendars can hold. But here’s yet another study (among many) suggesting that brief, intense […]

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How to turn ‘diet failure’ into weight-loss success

March 25, 2013
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“Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” That’s the boilerplate we see when we buy a mutual fund or other potentially risky investment. It serves as a warning, lest we think success is a sure thing. But what if we flipped things around and used those words to encourage ourselves? What if we used […]

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Low-carb diet? Why your week 1 weight loss is meaningless

March 21, 2013
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Diet gurus love low-carb diets—and dieters love them—because going on one usually causes a dramatic loss of weight the first week. Notice that I didn’t say loss of fat. People get all excited about that first week’s weight loss of four, five, or six pounds or more. Well, there’s an easy explanation for what’s going […]

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Do potatoes make you fat?

March 20, 2013
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Do potatoes make you fat? Well, they certainly can . . . the same way any food can: if you eat too much of it, you get fat. It’s true of potatoes just as it’s true of cupcakes, pizza, and any other food—healthy or unhealthy—that you could name. OK, I admit this article’s headline is […]

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Are you giving your scale too much power?

March 19, 2013
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How do you feel about the numbers you see on your bathroom scale? This is a loaded question, of course: I’m asking what emotional response you have to an objective fact, the amount you weigh at any given moment. I started thinking about this question after reading a fitness columnist’s exhortation not to focus “solely” […]

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Kick metabolic syndrome to the curb with strength training

March 11, 2013
strength training protects against metabolic syndrome

Color me shocked: A recently published study, conducted with data gathered between 1999 and 2004, found that only about 6.3 percent of U.S. women over 20 reported lifting weights regularly. I don’t have any illusions about the prevalence of couch-potatoism. But because I’m talking about fitness all the time and hanging out in gyms, I […]

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Are you up for my free fat loss and fitness challenge?

March 11, 2013
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One-sixth of 2013 is already gone. Hard to believe, isn’t it? Now, I don’t know whether you’re feeling pleased or frustrated (or both) with the first two months of the year. But I have a challenge for you if you want to make the next six weeks truly memorable. On Dec. 2 I published a […]

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The truth about menopause and weight gain

February 26, 2013
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Would you believe me if I said menopause is not responsible for weight gain? If you’re skeptical, keep reading . . . because it’s true. (And if you want some scientific validation for my claim, check out this link.) Yes, I know that somewhere around age 45 to 50, most women notice that they’re gaining […]

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Defeat hunger with protein

February 20, 2013
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For me, the toughest part of caloric reduction is hunger. I simply can’t stand being hungry. I can turn away from French fries or Cheez-its (mmmmmm) or ice cream; I have no problem eating salad instead of cheeseburgers. But experience hunger? Like when I’m dying for something and it’s 4 p.m. and I’ve only got […]

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27 hot weight loss secrets, tips, and strategies

February 16, 2013

Are you sick and tired of disappointing diets and ready for a weight loss quick start? Prepared to give up on “miracle” cures and instant fixes (that never work)? If the answer is yes, my brand new program, Take Off 20 Pounds, was created with you in mind! In it, I deliver 27 of the most effective […]

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