Category Archives: Weight Loss

Darn you, Ben & Jerry’s! Why did you create the perfect ice cream now?

This morning during my leg workout visions of ice cream lumbered through my head. Not any old ice cream, though, but the brand-new “core” ice creams being advertised by Ben & Jerry’s. Sigh. Ask anyone I know and talk to on a regular basis: I’ve been thinking about these danged ice creams ever since I […]

Small steps led to big changes for Orrington man

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A year ago, Kyle Killip bravely showed up for my high-intensity sports training class. He’d decided to take part in a “Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Months” challenge I was holding to celebrate the publication of my book. Kyle’s life took a turn for the different after that class, which tended to cater to the […]

Two years ago, she had a stroke; two months from now, she’s taking the bikini stage

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One of the things I do as a fitness professional is help people get ready to compete in physique competitions. You know, like bodybuilders and figure and bikini athletes. I gotta tell you, every one of my clients betrays the stereotype society tends to hold of people who get involved in such things. They’re focused […]

Beliefs about diet and exercise might dictate weight

Quick! What’s the cause of obesity — a lack of exercise or overeating? Your answer might be a reflection of your current body shape. Researchers from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology found that people who believe diet is most implicated in obesity have […]

Weight loss: It’s not just what you eat, but when

Eating your biggest meal early in the day can help speed weight loss — and maybe even stave off insulin resistance, a predictor of diabetes, according to a study published Jan. 29 in the International Journal of Obesity. Researchers from three collaborating universities conducted the study, which involved 420 overweight participants who followed a 20-week […]

Lift weights! Build muscle! Burn tons more calories! (right?)

A picture circulating on Pinterest and Facebook drew me out of my blogging hibernation. The picture shows a mound of fat next to a pile of muscle, claiming that 1 pound of fat burns 5 calories a day, while 1 pound of muscle burns 50 calories a day (and, by extrapolation, 5 pounds of fat […]