When looking for a way to lose weight and get into shape, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the exercise, nutrition and weight loss programs available.
There are literally thousands of programs to choose from. Most programs advertise that they are the newest, quickest, best and only way to lose weight.
These programs advertise that they use scientifically proven ways to lose weight. Some claim to specifically target hard to lose areas such as the stomach and thighs. The problem is that there is very little about them that is scientifically proven. There is no way to target specific parts of the body for weight loss. Continue reading Getting Rid Of Fat Through Diet And Exercise
For many years I have felt that weight is not a determining factor of overall health.
People can be fat and fit, just like they can be thin and unhealthy. Your overall health and well being will be influenced more by whether you exercise, eat right and take care of yourself, rather than if you are thin or heavy. Continue reading Skinny Fat
It is everywhere. We are bombarded by it all of the time. It affects our views of what health is and how we should exercise, eat and take care of ourselves. It is society’s view of what is beautiful.
We are bombarded constantly by images of celebrities and models who are paid to look good, be thin and in good shape. These people have a staff of people who they pay to keep them looking good.
If most of us had our own personal trainer, personal chef, personal assistant, and others, it would be much easier to stay in shape, and to look good. Continue reading Exercise To Feel Better, Not To Get Skinny
I have worked in the health care industry going on 14 years now. There are many myths floating around concerning health.
As many myths as there are surrounding health care, there are even more that surround the weight loss, diet and physical fitness industries.
A major myth associated with the dietary industry is that you can lose a lot of weight quickly through a few major changes to your diet, and it will stay off. Continue reading Thin Does Not Equal Healthy
The New York Times recently ran an article saying that a new study came out concluding that healthy obesity does not exist.
For years I have read studies on this subject. For years I have treated patients who would fit into this “fictional category” of healthy obesity.
In nature there are variances. Some of us are tall and some are short, some are thick while some are thin. Some of us will be fat and some will be skinny. We can control some aspects of our weight, but we can’t change our body type. If you are big boned and of a large frame, you are always going to have a large frame. Continue reading You Can Be Fat And Fit (Despite What The Study In The New York Times Said)
In order to write his new book “Salt, Sugar, Fat” investigative reporter Michael Moss looked into the one trillion dollar food industry. What he found was not appetizing.
The average American eats 33 pounds of cheese, along with 70 pounds of sugar, per year. That is a staggering amount of salt and fat that we consume on an annual basis. It is driving our obesity epidemic, and is being pushed on us, as consumers, from all sides.
Michael Moss found that the food industry is very strategic and plans everything out from the exact taste of the foods, to the responses it causes in our bodies and brains, to the marketing, commercials and to even where the products are placed in the grocery stores. Continue reading Salt, Sugar, Fat
Excess belly fat, or abdominal fat, is unsightly and has been linked to many health risks. But how bad is it really?
Excess belly fat is associated with Syndrome X. Syndrome X is an effect of abusing your body for years and not taking care of yourself. If you have Syndrome X, you will be showing signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other issues, but you won’t have all of the signs and symptoms to be fully diagnosed with these health issues. But if you don’t do anything to change your lifestyle, eating habits and exercise, then it is only a matter of time before Syndrome X progresses into these health issues.
No matter how much belly fat you have, or how far along your Syndrome X has progressed, it is never to late to do something about it. You are not going to reverse 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of abusing your body and not taking care of yourself. But, if you start exercising and eating healthy, you will be able to positively affect and even reverse some of the effects of a lifetime of not taking care of yourself. Continue reading Belly Fat
A study was recently released reinforcing the idea that it is more important to be healthy, exercise and eat right, than it is to be thin.
Someone who is a little heavy and who exercises will be healthier, and feel better, than someone who is thin and not exercising. Continue reading Thin Is In, But Fat May Be Where It’s At