Muscle Loss and Aging

Aging and muscle loss is but one of the reasons senior citizens spend their retirement years in nursing homes. Yet, it does not have to be this way. The key is to begin the work of preventing muscle loss at a young age – it is a shorter distance between young and old than we…

Smoking Cessation & Weight Gain

The fear of weight gain that often accompanies smoking cessation is enough to keep some people from stopping this destructive habit. Yes, many people gain weight when they quit smoking. On average, people will gain about five to ten pounds when they stop. You may put off quitting if you are worried about adding extra…

The Truth About Fitness

I was listening to some great music on You Tube today when all of a sudden, an ad telling us that the only thing that’s keeping us fat is the WAY we poop. I’m serious. Since my head all but exploded, and it was necessary to click on some mysterious link that didn’t readily appear,…

Instant Gratification Versus Deprivation

Two good reasons you cannot lose weight are instant gratification and deprivation. Often is the case that people who are prone to need instant gratification with food fail their diets simply because they deprive themselves. Food deprivation is not the best course of action to take when trying to lose weight. In fact, it is…

Carb Addiction and Insulin Resistance

If you are one who raids the refrigerator for sweet treats in the middle of the night you may be well on your way to a carb addiction and insulin resistance – if you are not already there. If you are carb addicted, you cannot change your body’s predisposition to release too much insulin. You…

I’m a Fat Man In A Fit Body

Yes, I said it and I meant it by declaring myself a fat man in a fit body. Despite my level of fitness, there is always that chubby fellow looking to resurface at some point – therefore I must be vigilant for the remainder of my life to never let that happen. Being a fitness…

So, Counting Calories Doesn’t Work For You?

Have you tried and failed with calorie counting and believe that calories in vs calories out (CICO) does not work for you? The bad news is, you either did not know how, or were not fully committed. The good news is, it may not be entirely your fault that you failed at counting calories. Although…

Orthorexia, An Eating Disorder?

Brenda Sue and I were recently discussing eating disorders when we came across the term Orthorexia Nervosa. This term was a new one to both of us, even though it was coined in 1996 by Dr. Steven Bratman What is Orthorexia Nervosa? Well, if I put it in layman’s terms, orthorexia is a meaningless term…

Curb Cravings!

Equal Opportunity Tormentor Most people think that only women have food cravings. While men and women do tend to crave different foods, both fight this battle. Men tend to crave more savory foods and women tend to crave high fat, sugary desserts. An excess of calories is equally detrimental to both since it results in…

Why You Can’t Lose Weight!

Why can’t you lose weight! You have tried everything under the sun to do so, yet have never found success. If this describes you, then you need to know that there is a good reason why you cannot get rid of that unhealthy body fat. And most of that reason can be found within yourself….