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Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are thousands of fitness products and diets to help you achieve your ... Read More
 

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based eating plan called the Miller Method named after ... Read More
 

Why Low Fat/Low Cal Foods Don’t Promote Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight.  You buy all the “right” foods.  The label says it’s low fat, so it must be healthy.  You eat low fat snacks and have low calorie lunches right out of the microwave and haven’t lost a single pound.  Sound familiar? These marketing messages screaming “Low Fat” are messing with our ... Read More
 

Eat This, Don’t Eat That

“Drink 8 glasses of water a day.”  “Don’t eat foods high in fat.”  “Eat breakfast.”  “Don’t eat foods with gluten.”  There are enough food recommendations out there to really overwhelm a person!  Trying to follow every recommendation you hear is impossible.  And frankly, we’re missing the point.  In an effort to make healthy eating choices, ... Read More
 

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Often times, when we start changing the way we eat in order to lose weight, we eat more salads.? In fact, this week’s nutrition challenge in the Wintervention program is eating more fruits and vegetables.? This blog was inspired by a participant who asked about healthy salad dressings.? ? The majority of low-fat salad dressings ... Read More
 

New Year, Same Resolution

January is rapidly approaching and exercise is now a conscious thought for many.? It’s funny how we suddenly have time to exercise in January.? We’re far too busy in the other months of the year to work on our fitness and health.? (Not!)? Here’s the thing:? you MAKE time to exercise when the new year ... Read More