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Browsing All Posts filed under »Losing Weight«

Are we really that inactive?

April 13, 2018

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In my post about why portion control shouldn’t be your first concern when attempting to lose weight, but eating less often should, I mentioned I was going to delve into some other topics talked about in the paper Why have Americans become more obese? The next topic of that paper I wanted to look at […]

Why I nearly always recommend losing fat before gaining muscle

April 9, 2018

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What’s likely to occur to begin with This mainly applies to males. Females aren’t as likely to say “I want to build some muscle.” It’s much more “I want to look toned.” Males should have more of this mindset, but they’re more often along the lines of “I want to lose 26 lbs of fat and gain […]

Hate breakfast? Who cares?

April 6, 2018

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One common perception amongst people embarking on a new kind of eating plan is they have to eat breakfast. That is, if they don’t eat breakfast, they will die. Ok, maybe it’s not that extreme, but new dieters seem to have had, “You must eat breakfast in order to lose fat” beaten in to them […]

Being obese and pregnant is worse than you think

April 2, 2018

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The CDC recently came out with, –Prevalence and Trends in Prepregnancy Normal Weight In the last ~five years, we’ve continued to increase the proportion of women who begin pregnancy at an unhealthy weight. 55% now start their pregnancy in a disadvantaged position. -> The point of this post is not to pick on women. Men are no […]

Avoid the snowball effect

March 30, 2018

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Sometimes we want the snowball effect. Warren Buffet is notorious for looking at investments as potential snowballs, using compound interest to his advantage. Many times people looking to lose weight just need to see any progress. Then once they see progress, this reaffirms what they are doing is working, so they continue doing it, thus […]

It’s all about portion control, right?

March 30, 2018

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You hear this all the time. “How do I lose weight?” “Just cut back on your portions.” And this works, oh, about one out of never times. Portion control is one of those things that sounds great but when put into practice consistently fails. But portion control works for you, you say. You lost X […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Exercise does not need to be enjoyable

February 9, 2018

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“When people start viewing exercise as a duty or obligation, then that’s not a formula for sustained activity.” –Love or hate exercise? It may be in your genes. One idea for getting people to exercise is to make it something people like. This is where many will go “I won’t go for a run, but […]