0 Have your say As I often cover the topics of health, fitness and lifestyle in my column, I’m frequently asked questions by people who are considering making changes to their daily routine, joining a gym or starting a fitness class. More often than not, those same people feel nervous at the prospect of hitting the fitness scene and have inaccurate perceptions about what personal trainers and those working in the fitness industry are really like and what will be expected of them.So this week I’m going to bust a few fitness industry myths, in the hope that it will remove the fear and set a few things straight. To kick things off, a trainer’s job isn’t to get you the biggest results in the quickest time. Although the industry seems to have swayed massively towards quick fixes and overnight transformations, the reality is that the biggest success comes from creating sustainability with lifestyle changes not fads. Baby steps and steady progress yield … [Read more...] about Katie Bulmer-Cook: Why losing weight doesn’t have to be your number one goal
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Sally Donnelly spent years missing out on family memories, and she just felt “horrible.” But now that she has lost 68 pounds over the last year, that will all change in July.“I have a 14-year-old grandson and he lives in Texas. When he would come up in the summer, I was too heavy to really enjoy going out, swimming, fishing and doing all the things that I know I was capable of doing, but couldn’t in my body. So, he hasn’t seen me since last summer. I won’t show him a picture of me, I won’t FaceTime with him. I won’t do anything because he is just going to be so shocked when he arrives in July. And I will be able to do the things I couldn’t do with him before,” said the 63-year-old Somers Point woman.Not being able to interact with family devastated Donnelly.“I would sit. I would stay home. Everybody went to the beach. I wouldn’t go to the beach. My boys would say, ‘Mom, everybody goes, it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Seeing grandson keeps grandmother motivated to lose weight
"Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian" trainers are known for helping contestants achieve dramatic transformations.These trainers say most of their clients make at least one of seven common mistakes that prevent weight loss. Jumping into too many healthy habits too quickly, cutting too many calories, and getting discouraged by the number on the scale can all sabotage results. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below You don't need to be getting over a douche-y ex to be obsessed with E!'s "Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian"—the transformations on the show are "holy shit"-worthy, regardless of your relationship status. If a stint on reality TV isn't in your future, you can still get a little help from "Revenge Body" trainers—WomensHealthMag.com pumped Latreal Mitchell, Nicole Winhoffer, and Ashley Borden for the major missteps that keep people from seeing results. Avoid these pitfalls, and you'll be well on your way to scoring your own "revenge body."Mistake #1: Going From Zero … [Read more...] about ‘Revenge Body’ Trainers: Going Too Low-Cal Can Actually Keep You From Losing Weight
Time-restricted eating (TRE) is a form of intermittent fastingResearch is limited as to whether it will help you lose weightNutritionists say if it curbs unhealthy nighttime snacking, it could be a good thingIf the idea of counting calories to lose weight sounds like the absolute worst, a buzzy concept called time-restricted eating (TRE) might be more up your alley.Time-restricted eating is basically a form of intermittent fasting, which has gained traction thanks to diet books such as The 5:2 Diet and The 8-Hour Diet. Based on the theory that most of us spend way too many of our waking hours munching away, this diet method is as simple as shortening the number of hours during the day that you eat. That could mean eating only between noon and 7 p.m. or 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (it's up to you to decide how many hours you want to eat or fast per day). But the greatest benefits of time-restricted eating seem to occur when you stop eating earlier in the day.For example, in one new … [Read more...] about What Is Time-Restricted Eating, And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
There are many risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, but the highest predictor tends to be carrying excess weight, according to The Obesity Society, which notes that almost 90% of people living with the disease are overweight or obese.If you're over 40, you must do these 6 things to lose weight: That may be one of the reasons that many people who are at average weight or lower may believe they’re not likely to develop diabetes, according to Kathleen Wyne, specialist in endocrinology and diabetes at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.“It’s a common misconception that only overweight people become diabetic,” Wyne says. “That might lead some people with high risk factors to have prediabetes and not know it. And that’s unfortunate, because getting diagnosed at that early stage means you can make meaningful lifestyle changes that can delay diabetes development.” (Fight diabetes and lower your cholesterol with the affordable, … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Might Have Prediabetes Even If You’re Thin