Frank P wartenberg
Going to the gym was a chore to me and became a routine I just couldn't settle into.
There is a lot of shame in the world of food and exercise habit change.
There are definitely positives, but you should be aware of the negatives too.
'It made me realize very quickly just how bad it had gotten.'
And all without counting a single calorie!
"I wanted to lose weight and I was tired of waiting around for a hero to come and save the day."
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This summer, capitalize on the beautiful weather by taking your workouts outside! Who needs to waste valuable time getting to and from the gym -- or lose fitness ground by slacking on vacation -- when...
"I had to stay focused, develop discipline, and to be honest with myself."
You don't gain weight from vegetables!
"I just ate in moderation."
"I wanted to run with my kids and not just stand on the sidelines any longer."
"It will require sacrifices, but in the end it will be worth it."
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"If you mess up, accept it, move on, and try to get right back on track."
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"Determination and willpower play a very big role in your path to success."
Health food shelves are stocked with weight loss supplements promising to help you shed stubbourn pounds. While you would be wise to be weary of ones making wild claims, there are supplements available that have been proven to be both effective and safe. Just head to the spice aisle.
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You can be fit at any age!
It is easy to get off track with your good eating habits, workouts or any other new habit that you have started. How do you stay motivated on those days when the couch looks better than the StairMaste...
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A little positivity can go a long way.
In my practice, I meet people who have tried many things to lose weight: from juice fasts to protein loading. Many of these people, in spite of stubborn fat, are well-versed in what it takes to shed the pounds: and they come to me feeling exasperated because their well-meaning efforts -- sticking to whole foods and exercising regularly -- have amounted to barely a budge on the scale. What gives?
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"At 17-years-old I weighed 407 pounds."
You can still have popcorn, just skip the butter.
She went from a size 14 to a size 10.
I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.
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"I never counted my calories, dieted, or deprived myself of anything."
I love sampling different fun fitness classes -- both at home (in Toronto) and when traveling. Trying something new helps me stay motivated, plus booking my workouts before I fly ensures that I always work out. I would never forfeit my money by not showing up.
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"I wanted to see my kids grow up."
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Cravings seem to be a normal part of life for many people. And yet, in my work as a naturopath, cravings often signal an imbalance in the body. The body is literally craving what it most needs. The best scenario for both peaceful living and healthy weight management is that your body seeks only healthy foods.
Are you gaining weight despite "doing all the right things?" When it comes to fat loss, more exercise and less food is not always the answer. Although this approach makes sense in a vacuum, the human metabolism is far more complex. Here is your guide to cracking the code on sustainable weight loss.
"I spent a lot of time hating my body."
"I wasn’t looking for a quick fix, so I took my time."