Weight: Only One Marker of Fitness Results
Image Courtesy of Microsoft Images The one instrument that most people use to measure health and fitness progress – the scale – is the one that we have the least amount of control over. Lots of other things influence weight (i.e. time of day, recent meals, what you’re wearing, the scale you use, the time of the month, maybe you’ve gained muscle, etc.), and it’s usually the last to respond to the progress we make compared to many oth
Berry Delicious, Berry Tempting?
Photo Courtesy of dusky, FreeDigitalPhotos.net *Download a complimentary copy of the Death of the Diet Indulgence Journal here to determine your triggers and start fighting food cravings today. Want to discuss your triggers further? Comment below.* You’re minding your own business at work, watching TV, being stressed out, or lounging around after dinner and BAM you find yourself craving something sweet. Or salty. The craving may general, o
Do you spell spaghetti with one “t” or two?!?
Image Courtesy of Microsoft Images Keeping a food record, independent of other factors, can lead to better weight loss across a wide range of people. Click on the link and check out figure #4 a little more than halfway down the page – the more food records kept, the more weight lost. Why does food journaling work? Because it gives you a moment to pause and consider what you’ll be eating…and why you’re eating it. Journaling also
“Monday came. Alright, Monday came and I started. And I’m going to go back and I’m going to tell everybody that Monday came and I’m getting it done. How many times, it might be 1,000. But on 1,001 I started.” -Neil Perota Yesterday I watched a movie that struck a strong chord within me: Lbs., directed by Matthew Bonifacio and starring Carmine Famiglietti. Maybe it’s because I saw a little bit of myself played out in the main character. Granted I was neve
Image: graur razvan ionut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I’ve been in Florida on vacation the past few days and I came across an article in a local newspaper describing a “dark chocolate” diet run by a psychotherapist that involves: Drinking shakes, eating high-quality dark chocolate as snacks and a “reasonable” dinner resulting in around 1500 calories a day for men, and 1200 calories for women. A series of behavior modification sessions with the psychotherapist designed to have you
The NY Times article, “Why Even Resolute Dieters Often Fail” is an excellent example of why small, sustainable changes are the key to long-lasting weight loss. Going on a “diet” implies something to be done for a period of time and then stopped. Sure we may lose weight during a period of restriction/control, but have we fundamentally changed our relationship with the food that we eat? If we haven’t, then odds are we will regain that lost weight once our diet is over. While
A recent study out of Cornell University (Go Big Red!), looked at the impact of low-calorie meals on overall daily calorie intake. People were given access to all-you-can-eat buffets for all meals. However, part of the time they were asked to eat a small, 200 calorie lunch (i.e. Lean Pocket, Granola Bar) instead of their usual “lunch buffet”. One those low-calorie lunch days, they ate 245 less calories in total, despite consuming about the same number of calories at breakfa