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BM(Freaking)I – How accurate is the Body Mass Index?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) chart is used to gauge a healthy weight for people and used by a lot of doctor’s offices, personal trainers, dieticians, and other health professionals, but is the BMI flawed? How accurate is the BMI chart, and should you use it to determine your level of health?   What is

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Hey Glen: I Need to Gain Weight!

“I don’t need to lose weight, I need to gain weight. How can I do that? I need advice!” In my writings I talk a lot about weight loss because, well, a lot of people want and need to lose weight. But there are those among us that struggle with putting weight on. I feel

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Start Your Day Right With a High Fat Meal. Seriously.

Published on June 5, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

  Something doesn’t add up with the rate of obesity and the way most Americans eat, or so it would seem. Would you believe that some experts say that we are not getting enough fat in our diets? As a nation, how could we be so overweight and yet be missing fat from our diets? The answer

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Have You Been Lifting Weights? Should You?

Published on April 30, 2013 by in Fitness

What comes to mind when you think of strength workouts? Dudes clanging around weights in the Hulk section of the gym? Well, it certainly could be that type of workout, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways we can work on strengthening our bodies.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends

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3 Ways to Overcome Being Overweight

There are several factors involved that leads to a person gaining weight. I outlined 3 possible reasons in my last post here. In this article we will touch a little on how to overcome struggles with being overweight. 1. Controlling YOUR supply of food. In the previous post I wrote about the food supply in

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Is it Your Fault? 3 Reasons Why You Might be Overweight

I met this young woman the other day and she told me about how her plan to gain 50 pounds after high school had finally paid its dividends. She was actually surprised at the little amount of effort that it took to reach her dream. YEAH, RIGHT! I have yet to meet anyone – male,

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Avoid these Foods to Lose Weight: #2 Artificial Sweeteners

Published on April 5, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

In the previous post I wrote about sugar and why you should avoid it if you like things like burning fat (which I determined, through an act of clairvoyance, is the type of weight you wish to lose). So you’re ditching sugar. Good job. The easy assumption would be to go for “sugar free” items.

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Avoid these Foods to Lose Weight: #1 Sugar

Published on April 5, 2013 by in Healthy Eating

If losing weight is your goal with your fitness routine, my guess is the weight you want to lose is fat. How did I know that? I’m psychic. In order to shed fat pounds you will want to scale way back on sugar consumption. What: Sugar. Including cane sugar, sucrose, evaporated cane juice, high-fructose corn

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The 21 Day Habit Myth and Fitness

Have you ever heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? If you haven’t, search the Internet and you will find all these sites claiming that they can help you form a habit in 21 days. While in some cases that might hold true, it is certainly not the rule. There is actually

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Is Weight Gain Normal with Exercise?

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Fitness

One question that I get asked often is: Is it normal to gain weight while doing P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, or (insert workout program here)? Weight loss is never a perfect journey and you may see some ups and downs along the way. Often what we expect is not what happens – that’s not to

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