Sometimes it's not you. Sometimes it's the way you set up your New Year's resolutions. Go here
to find out how recreating your resolutions can start you on the road to success.
Added by Bobbi Johnson on January 18, 2010 at 7:18pm —
In a previous post I touched on how protein affects weight loss. If you haven't read the post, here's a link - How does protein affect weight loss?
Standard recommendations for protein each day is 0.8 grams per kilogram body weight (0.8 g/kg). To calculate your protein needs multiply your weight in pounds x 0.37.
Here’s an example of how to do the calculations for someone weighing 140… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 26, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Fat, protein, and carbohydrates are all essential to your overall health. When you are working to lose weight it’s important that you do not cut any one nutrient too low. Let’s focus on your protein intake.
Types of Protein
Protein is made up of 20 building blocks called amino acids. Eleven of these amino acids are nonessential and nine are essential. This means the body is unable to create nine of these amino acids on its own and must receive them from food… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 17, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The holidays are fast approaching. Only about 2 weeks until Thanksgiving.
This time of year I bet you don't have a lot of time to workout.
But it is vital right now to do just that. With all the cookies, cakes, parties, and social gatherings...
With one simple method, you can get better, faster results from your workout routine.
Tony Horton includes it in his P90X Program. (But no, he didn't invent this exercise principle. It has actually been around… Continue
Added by Bobbi Johnson on November 13, 2009 at 6:32am —
The holidays can be a big hurdle in a weight loss/health plan. Holidays don't mean you can't enjoy the good food and desserts. Here are 5 tips for a healthier holiday:
1. Plan Ahead
- It will help if you have a plan in place ahead of time. Decide if you are going to have seconds in advance and what you are going to have seconds of. For example, mashed potatoes and gravy can be loaded with calories and fat, so opt for seconds of a healthier salad or other side… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 5, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Can you really enjoy the holidays without gaining weight?
Join Dietitians Lisa Nelson and Ursula Ridens for this FREE Teleclass
"10 Secrets to Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining Weight!"
Call in from anywhere Thursday, November 12th 7-8 pm MT.
Losing and maintaining a healthy weight depends on you making the right choices to achieve your goals and stop the weight loss… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on October 30, 2009 at 8:00am —
If you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight restaurants can be a challenge due to the calorie rich menu items. Here are 5 tips to help you:
1. Stop a bad cycle.
Just because you dine out on night does not mean you’re healthy intentions are permanently ruined. Start the next day fresh with a heart healthy breakfast.
2. Maintain your social schedule, but actually eat out less.
You can still attend social events, but eat a healthy meal at home first… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on October 27, 2009 at 9:00pm —
It gets very old day after day having to worry about what you’re going to eat for three meals each day and snacks. Throw in changed plans and crazy schedules and the fast food lane is suddenly looking more and more appetizing.
A simple way to make the burden of meal preparation much easier is to plan ahead. Planning a menu does not have to be complicated, it simply requires investing a little time each week to plan ahead.
There are many benefits to planning your… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on October 15, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Here are five strategies you can start using today to promote long term weight loss:
1. Don't cut calories
too low - Drastic calorie restriction can slow your metabolism.
2. Eat a well balanced breakfast
3. Strength train to build muscle mass and… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on September 17, 2009 at 3:30pm —
If you've been following along, here is the fourth and final member of your weight loss team. We've already covered:
3. Personal Trainer
Successfully losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires several different factors all working together. Get a team of experts… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Like I mentioned in the previous post, losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires several different factors all working together. To increase your success you need a team of experts behind. We already covered consulting your physician as team member #1. Let's move on to weight loss team member #2.
There is so much information available on weight loss
and what foods to… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Successfully losing weight and maintaining the weight loss requires several different factors all working together. Get a team of experts behind you to successfully to achieve the long-term weight loss you desire.
So, who do you need on your weight loss team?
1. Doctor – A step many skip!
2. Nutritionist – I'm happy to work with you:)
3. Personal Trainer – I’ll share a few options.
4. Support Group – If you’re a member of… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on August 11, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Not too long ago I posted on weight loss supplements
and the fraudulent (and potentially dangerous) claims being made. I came across more information I’d like to share with you.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) analyzed over 50 dietary supplements and found approximately half contained the caffeine equivalent of 2 cups of coffee. Dietary supplements are not required to list caffeine content unless pure caffeine… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
When it's time to lose weight, many of us are trained to think "cut back on fat". In a previous post - What's the right amount of fat?
- I discussed fat soluble vitamins, how much fat you should include in your daily diet, and some healthy fat sources. Now I want to cover one other important contribution fat makes when it comes to losing weight.
One of the beauties of fat is that it helps us to feel… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 22, 2009 at 3:30pm —
There is a general perception that snacking is bad and you need to cut out snacking if you want to lose weight. Well, the opposite is actually true.
It is important to eat regularly, every 3-4 hours to maintain your metabolic rate, promote stable blood sugar levels, and prevent insulin spikes. By maintaining a high metabolism you boost the calories you burn throughout the day, which helps you lose weight. By maintaining stable blood sugar levels and preventing insulin spikes you will… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 16, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight is a key step towards heart health. Later this month I'm hosting a free teleclass with fellow dietitian Ursula Ridens if you want to know how to lose we1ght and keep it off - permanently!
You are invited to the FREE teleclass on Tuesday, June 23, called "5 Biggest Dieting Myths Revealed
On this call, we're revealing EXACTLY which dieting strategies will help you shed the pounds once and for all, so you can look good,… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 11, 2009 at 2:49pm —
Have you ever been frustrated by not losing weight even when you feel like you've done everything possible to cut down on calories?
So is less really best when it comes to how many calories we eat? One might think that reducing calories is the most direct way to manage weight. However, this can backfire, especially with eating less than 1200 calories per day (or higher in some individuals). When one cuts their calories down too low the body's metabolism (the rate at which we burn… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on June 9, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Here are four additional tips to decrease the impact of stress and elevated cortisol levels on your weight.
1. Don’t fight the cravings.
If you need something sweet it’s okay to satisfy your sweet tooth – in moderation. It’ll cut off your cortisol response before things get out of control.
2. Limit caffeine.
The combination of caffeine and stress raises cortisol levels.
3. As always, don’t skip… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 14, 2009 at 9:00am —
Stress is linked to weight gain in that it stimulates the release of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that breaks down muscle to provide the body with needed glucose for energy needs. Cortisol also relocates fat cell deposits into the visceral cavities of the abdomen. Increased abdominal fat increases your heart disease risk.
Here are three tips to decrease stress related weight gain.
Effective, instant stress reliever that tricks the body into… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on May 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
The numbers don’t lie, the statistics are staggering, and the repercussions deadly. What am I talking about? In the United States alone:
nearly 70% of Americans are overweight
almost 4 out of 10 are considered obese
14% of children… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on April 24, 2009 at 11:51am —