Author Archives: Laura M.

Trans fat ban? How about just labeling GMOs?

Indeed, trans fats are not good for us. If you want to get healthy and lose weight, avoid trans fats. And, the good news is that we have labels that enable us to identify those foods that contain trans fats … Continue reading

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How to never lose weight

When you want to lose weight and get healthy, convenience stores are evil. Never enter them. Period. The proliferation of processed junk food has led to the expanding waistline and these types of “food” should not be eaten. Ever. For … Continue reading

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No sugar coating: it’s the sugar, stupid

In the 1700s, the average person consumed roughly seven pounds of sugar per year. Today the average person consumes 150 pounds of sugar each year and obesity rates are skyrocketing. If you want to lose weight and get healthy, you … Continue reading

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Avocados and olive oil

I once overheard an overweight woman in the produce aisle comment that she doesn’t eat avocados because they are too high in fat. Clearly, this is someone who jumped on the low fat bandwagon of eating low fat, high sugar, … Continue reading

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What are you doing when you’re not at the gym?

When people talk about how they’re trying to lose weight, they’ll often puzzle over the fact that they go to the gym and put in a good workout, yet are not losing weight. Food intake aside, the other variable in … Continue reading

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Here come the weight loss ads

New Year’s celebrations have passed, the scale registers a little higher, weight loss resolutions have been made, and the weight loss ads have hit the airwaves. Most of the television ads are for weight loss programs that include their own … Continue reading

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Go ahead and eat the holiday cookie, but…

Two parties this week, people bringing baked goods into the office, the school holiday party, and a kitchen full of flour, sugar, chocolate, and sprinkles. That’s enough to ruin any attempt to not gain weight during the holidays. Here’s the … Continue reading

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It’s all in the math

Munch, munch. Nibble, nibble. Chomp, chomp. Gulp, gulp. We are eating too much and too often, and not moving enough. Today, the average American is consuming nearly one-third more calories than he did in the late 1970s, and we are less … Continue reading

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Don’t get a Facebook fanny

Facebook is great for staying in touch with family and friends, but it may not be so great for your fanny. Regardless of whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, emails, or a work project, the average person does a lot of sitting. … Continue reading

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It’s never too late to start…meet Ann

Regardless of your age, how much you have to lose, or how out of shape you think you are, it is never too late to begin to exercise and eat smart. I’d like you to meet Ann to make my point. … Continue reading

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