Losing Weight

There's A Point To Exercise, But Weight Loss Isn't It

Leigh Vanderloo, PhD | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Living
Leigh Vanderloo, PhD

Being physically active needs to stop being treated as a means to an end. Our bodies were made to move and that's just what they should do - not to fit into a pair of jeans, or to look good for beach season, and certainly not for more Instagram likes - but because much like eating, breathing and sleeping, it's a vital part of life.

Lose 10 Pounds In 10 Weeks Without Fearing Your Food

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you've ever set out to lose 10 pounds, I've got an idea for you to actually do it. Be careful, though, this will change your life, and it's pretty simple. All you need to do is cut 35,000 calories from your life, and we will get there.

How This 43-Year-Old Woman Lost 30 Pounds In Just 12 Weeks

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

You can be fit at any age!

How This Woman Lost One Pound A Week, And Kept It Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

She went from a size 14 to a size 10.

How This Woman Got Lean Without Going To The Gym

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

"I never counted my calories, dieted, or deprived myself of anything."

I Inherited My Anorexic Mom's Obsession With Food

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Growing up, food was always a challenging subject in my house. My mother was hospitalized in her 20s with anorexia. As a result of this influence, my diet history - especially in my teenage years - included a variety of low-fat, low-calorie and fad diet plans.

How To Do A Science-Based Holiday Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As we soak up the festive spirit, most of us find that our self-control and restraints become lax. Intoxicated by excessive holiday eating and drinking, we may begin to plan for an improved version of ourselves in the New Year. To set out a science based plan, we first must define what is meant by the term "Detoxification."

'I Wanted To Love Me:' How One Mom Dropped 92 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

"I wanted to see my kids grow up."

Top 3 Things To Look For When Hiring An Online Trainer

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

So you've decided to search the Internet for an online coach. You're ready. You want to make a change and you realize you need help from a trusted expert. So what should you be looking for? How do you know if you're investing in the right person and product? And what research do you need to do before making your decision?

After Accepting Her Body, This Saskatchewan Mom Dropped 72 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

"I spent a lot of time hating my body."

Here's How One Fit Mama Sets An Example For Her Active Family

Alison Tedford | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

Get active as a family. Working out together is a great way to squeeze your workouts in without squeezing out family time. Even if you're doing a workout you don't particularly love, it's more enjoyable when you're in the company of the people you do love.

Jillian Michael's Top Tip For Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Exercise)

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

You've likely seen celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels putting people through rigorous workouts to lose weight, but when it comes to shedding pounds, Michaels says diet is more important than exercise. In fact, she says it's critical.

Scientists Believe This Is The Best Exercise For Losing Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living

FYI, it's not walking.

This Woman's 124-Pound Weight Loss Time-Lapse Video Is Mesmerizing

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living

"Do the work. Suffer the setbacks, push past the pain and excuses."

Can You Burn Off Your Belly Fat With Food?

Abby Langer | Posted 05.10.2017 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I was stunned by the avalanche of information out there on the subject, and how many sites and products offer to cure your belly fat problem 'with one easy step!' The more I delved into these sites, the more I saw that they weren't offering any actual solutions that were exclusive to targeting belly fat. And some claims I saw were just idiotic.

The Right Mindset Is The Key To A Healthy Lifestyle

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Virtually everyone knows that adopting a healthier lifestyle is important, and most of us even really want (in theory) to be active and make more ideal nutrition choices. The problem is, wanting and doing are two very different things.

Weight Loss Tips From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living

England serves up food in smaller portion sizes.

I Took A Sledgehammer To The Scale In My Fitness Studio

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Last week I took a sledgehammer to our scale at my fitness studio and smashed into tiny little pieces. Why? Because I hate it. I really, passionately hate it and I don't believe it is best practice for health and fitness professionals to use the scale with clients and patients. I just don't.

This Word Game Is Better Than Any New Year's Resolution

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

Instead of thinking about what physical goals you want to reach (lose 20 pounds, make six figures, buy a house), you think about the why of these things. How do you think they're going to make you feel (maybe sexy, wealthy, secure)? You'll discover a whole bunch of other ways to achieve those feelings.

What I Learned From Working Out Like A Fitness Model

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What are we doing to ourselves? When it comes to health promotion, why do we insist on beating ourselves up about appearance? It has nothing to do with health, and we make it the foundation of everything we do that is health related.

To Lose Weight, Stop Counting Calories And Count This Instead

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living

New research suggests that counting bites, not calories, could help with weight loss. For the study, researchers from Brigham Young University in U...

It's Harder To Lose Weight Now Than It Was 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living

The reasons why will surprise you.

5 Lifestyle Factors That Determine Your Weight Loss Potential

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Everyone has a different potential or ability to change their weight. Of the many aspects of weight management, those that can be modified are exercise, food (portions, type, timing of meals, etc.), relationship with food, stress levels and sleep. Many people forget that all of these influence weight and lifestyle choices -- it is NOT just about food and exercise.

After Losing His Job, This Man Was Determined To Drop 85 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living

"Today I feel 20 years younger."

This Determined Teen Lost 40 Pounds In 7 Months, But She Isn't Done Yet

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Living

"I tried to pass off that I was proud of myself and what I looked like, but I truly wasn’t."