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The pro athletes we see playing in the Super Bowl are capable of pushing their bodies to the limit. Clearly these guys are “in shape.” They train year round to endure the rigors of a pro season.
Perhaps we can be fooled into thinking their level of fitness – or any pro athlete in the sport of your choice – is what we need to aspire to when we start adding exercise into our daily routine. Not so! We simply need to get moving. CalorieKing Fitness Expert Jonathan Ross will break it down for us.
Super Bowl celebrations don’t have to be scary for dieters! Even though there are tasty treats around you, if you are prepared with a plan for smarter choices you can come out of it a winner. Here are our Best Choice suggestions: Appetizers: Most Super Bowl parties will have a lot of appetizers on offer. [...]
The weight loss plateau is one of the toughest challenges facing those on a weight loss journey. It is so disheartening to feel like you have been doing everything right – eating healthy, staying fit and avoiding temptation – and yet the scale has stopped moving. What is going on here?? As Allan Borushek explains, [...]
Or the 15-Day Cleanse? Every year we hear about a new fad diet claiming to detox you or help you drop the weight fast. And every year we consider one of them. Why do we do that? It’s simple. The fad diet tells us that with a simple pill or liquid or plan that we’ll lose the weight without the hard work. It promises to “reset” our system and that we might look like the incredibly thin, perky person that peddles it. The fact is while you may indeed drop some weight, there is nothing in a fad diet that will help sustain your weight loss goals. We'll tell you why they fail us.
Mindless overeating is a huge stumbling block to sticking to our weight loss resolutions because it’s habitual. We do it over and over. Food is the last thing on our mind and by the time we do take notice, the overeating has taken its toll in added weight and loss of confidence in our ability to achieve our goals. We'll give you advice on how to stop it.
It is often so much easier at the beginning: there's the rush of enthusiasm, and many of your responsibilities are not yet ramped back up to full speed from the holidays. But, a few weeks later, the spark of enthusiasm is gone, routines return, job and family responsibilities rise to normal levels...and consistency can waver. If you’re in a fitness routine in the new year, congratulations. You should be settling into a routine that allows you to live your life while making it better through fitness. It may be a nice realization that you can live healthier and not have to clear everything else off of your calendar to do it! If you’re in a fitness rut, know this: It will happen to all of us at some point. (Yes, even me!) There have been (and will be) times when for one reason or another, I don't get all my workouts in. It will happen to you, too (whether you’ve had a perfect first three weeks or a bumpy ride.) The important thing to focus on is not WHAT HAPPENED, but what your response will be to what has happened.
So you’ve made a commitment to changing your diet and fitness this year and hope to take off some weight. Well done! Time to set some short term goals to help you achieve your resolution. Consult with your medical professional and get to know your health numbers and what they mean. Together you can determine [...]
Why Breakfast is So Important When you take the time to literally “break the fast” in the morning it affects your eating for the rest of the day. As Allan Borushek says, “Starting the day with a well-balanced meal that supplies adequate protein, carbohydrate and fiber helps keep hunger at bay and allows you to [...]
Many of us find winter to be a challenging time to stay on top of healthy habits. Between holiday festivities and warm, comforting food it is more important than ever to stay focused – especially with your exercise. Remember,though it’s colder and darker, getting outside can be a really great way to keep things fresh after feeling cooped up inside. If you are finding it hard to adjust to the season, let’s talk about finding the motivation to get out the door. Once you are there, let’s remember to stay safe!
or those focusing on a healthy lifestyle, the holidays can seem packed with pitfalls. The parties, the rushed schedules, the festive food, and cold weather seem to hit us all at once, and the spectre of weight gain looms as an unwanted gift. The truth is the holidays don’t have to send you spiraling out of control. Life is meant for living and you can enjoy the best of what the holidays bring. To get through the large celebratory meals, just prepare in advance with a special strategy.