What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

What? Metabolism Doesn’t Slow with Age?

WARNING!  This blog is a LITTLE snarky at times!  Many of us have noticed that our bodies seem to go slower as we get older. And it seems more difficult to keep extra weight off.  But now there is some shocking new research.   Perhaps you have seen the headlines.  Something…

Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less
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Finding the Self-Control to Eat Less

Often when someone decides it is time to lose weight, they are focused on wondering if they have the motivation and willpower to finally stick with it.  “I just need to find my motivation” is the oft-expressed refrain. The assumption is that to lose weight, one has to restrict eating,…

Fast or Slow Exercise?
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Fast or Slow Exercise?

For those of us who are just starting out or getting back into doing some exercise, the question of whether to go fast or slow may seem moot.  Just getting going can be a challenge.  Likewise, even for regular exercisers, “go big or go home” may seem out of the…

How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting
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How to Eliminate the Stress of Dieting

Anyone on a diet can tell you it isn’t fun.  It’s ironic.  Following a diet is supposed to take the guesswork out of what to eat.  Simple and easy, right? But, easier said than done.  The whole experience can end up being a litany of deprivation, too much change at…

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Studies show again and again that we humans have a great tendency to underestimate what we have eaten during the day.  We even like to play down the probable calories we are eating in our foods, especially when it comes to snacking.  Is this just human nature, are we lying…

Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?
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Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?

Just looking at the question here, your automatic response could be “of course!”  After all, exercise burns calories, and calorie burn helps a person lose weight.  But there are many other things going on with walking and weight loss.  For example: Perhaps some of you have decided to get going…

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings.  We all get them.  It’s one of those near-universal (at least in the US) entities that can lead to frustration, over-consumption, and even hopelessness.  Cravings can lead to such questions as: Why do these happen?What can I do to stop them?Am I a bad person because I can’t…

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

All too often when people lose weight, it creeps back on.  Then the process may start all over again.  This can lead to endless frustration, fluctuating weight patterns, and even poor self-esteem (aka, feeling like a failure).  Sometimes, people succeed at getting off the roller coaster.  Who are these people…

Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It
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Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It

Usually when we read about how to get better sleep, or the importance of sleep, we get the same advice.  If you want better sleep, go to bed and rise at roughly the same time every night/day, reserve the bed only for sleep or sex, stay away from screens at…

Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be
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Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be

During the past year of the pandemic, many of us have been eschewing our usual haunts where we were able to take part in some exercise.  Now that things are slowly opening up again, let’s take a moment to re-appreciate what swimming can do for us.  Swimming and COVID FIRST,…