There is no doubt that many people struggle to reach and maintain a healthy weight. There are many real and challenging reasons for this. However, unless one basic fact about weight management is fully embraced these real and modifiable reasons
Social Support Predicts Weight Loss
Think back to the last five comments you received regarding your health habits. Who were they from? Family? Friends? Were they positive or negative? Support or sabotage? In 2011 Kiernan et al studied how social support predicted weight loss in
Can You Lose Weight After 4 Children? Yes!
I first met with a female client back in December, at which time she assured me she has been eating healthily but cannot lose weight. She explained her diets consists of a protein shake in the morning and differing lunches
Raspberry Ketone for Weight Loss: A Review
Dr. Oz recently gave some air time to a supplement called Raspberry Ketone (RK), promoting it as an effective agent for aiding weight loss. The segment of the show was titled “Miracle Fat-Burner in a Bottle“. Search around the internet
I Wish I Had Your Metabolism
A friend of mine brought up a good topic on Facebook the other day, something I’ve had to deal with quite a bit over the years. I guess it’s mostly been because I haven’t reached a ripe old age yet,
Weight Loss is NOT Simple!!
Weight management is often presented in the following way; Intake of calories – energy expenditure = X (maintain, gain, or lose weight) Based on this equation, to lose weight you need to decrease intake and/or increase expenditure. Let me illustrate
Think Rationally – Lose More Weight
While watching a video of 1%er Peter Schiff at the Occupy Wall Street movement, I was reminded how few people seem to possess the skills necessary to have a calm, rational thought process about many topics. Politics is one of
How Often Should I Check My Weight?
Checking your weight is one type of self-monitoring, which falls under the umbrella of Self-Regulation theory of behavior (Bandura). Other common self-monitoring variables include tracking daily calorie intake, activity levels, blood pressure, and sleep patterns. The question at hand is
A Review of White Bean Extract for Weight Loss
These are the questions you should ask yourself when you want to know if a supplement is worth taking: Is it safe? Does it work? Do its effects justify its cost? (Modified for brevity from SPEED) I’ll first give you
The potential problems with the Biggest Loser and other weight loss competitions
The 12th season of the Biggest Loser show started a couple of weeks ago. There is no doubt that this “reality” show is popular and that most of the competitors have lost a lot of weight during the season. That’s