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We know the science behind weight loss.

Every Life Time Weight Loss program is built specifically for you. That’s because every program at Life Time begins with a myMetabolicProfileSM assessment. This profile identifies areas of concern that may get in the way of your weight loss. After this assessment you’ll choose a plan based on your specific needs and lifestyle. One size doesn’t fit all, particularly when it comes to weight loss plans. That’s why we get results that are more than just short-term; we put you on the path toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight for a lifetime.

We offer programs ranging from pre-packaged to completely custom. Or you can choose weekly Healthy Living Challenges. These informal gatherings allow small groups to meet with a Nutrition Coach and discuss various topics or concerns for the week in a casual setting. Talk to a trainer for help determining which program is right for you.

With your unique metabolic profile, our experts will create your own personal plan to lose weight. See How It Works


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Thursday
Nov202014

Which Comes First - Diet or Exercise?

It’s a chicken-egg kind of question for many people. Diet or exercise: which is the bigger priority to initially tackle? Will one be a logical gateway to the other?

Some people imagine their unhealthy eating habits stand in the way of having enough energy to exercise. Maybe if they could “diet” to lose weight first, workouts would be easier.

On the other hand, some people believe the mental and physical “boost” offered by exercise is the easier “sell” and will encourage them over time to invest in healthier eating.

In the midst of the inner debate, what does real world experience suggest? To boot, what does research actually have to say about the question?

 

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Tuesday
Nov182014

5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

For so many of us, the smell of a warm kitchen on Thanksgiving Day elicits happy memories with close family and friends. It also promises the richness and comfort of our favorite traditional foods. 

Every year my clients ask, “How can I enjoy the holiday but manage to avoid the weight gain?" 

See my tips for a fulfilling holiday below as well as recipes for healthier side dishes that will ensure you get to enjoy the best of the traditional tastes - all while maintaining your good intentions.

 

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Sunday
Nov162014

Change of Pace: Why Switching Your Exercise Speed Matters

The human body will always choose the path of least resistance, meaning it will only adapt enough to perform the task at hand – and nothing more.

We can apply this understanding to our daily exercise routine and thereby anticipate essential principles for our fitness success. For one, if we don’t change up our exercise variables, we’ll inevitably undercut our fitness progress.

One key variable that garners little to no attention is the pace at which we perform our exercise. Our rest periods, our running pace, and the speed at which we lift and lower weights all create different physiological responses. These speed related factors are powerful enough to improve our performance or render us stagnant.

 

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Thursday
Nov132014

Overcoming Excuses: Why to Pay Yourself First

“I just lost my job and my health insurance, but long ago I lost my health itself. I’m here to get my health back.”

This member’s statement shocked me. Even now it jolts me with the reminder that health really is so fundamental - even when other protections and cornerstones of life fall away.

Now when I hear people share similar messages about being fed up with “life” taking priority over their health, I get excited. These people mean business. They’re serious about taking control of their destinies, and nothing will stop them.

Something has pushed them into new motivational territory, and they resolve to pay themselves first. No matter how crazy “life” is, where there’s a will, there’s a way for these folks. It seems to me there’s something we should be learning here. 

 

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Tuesday
Nov112014

How to Lose a Sweet Tooth

Most of us have been there at some point.

You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of Skittles. And, by the way, is that whole sleeve of cookies really gone?

How is it, despite our most valiant efforts, a sugar craving can so easily break our healthy way of life stride? For some of us, a seemingly minor speed bump turns into a snowball of uncontrollable cravings that may last for days - or even weeks. Too often, what we tell ourselves will be an occasional indulgence becomes, in fact, a daily habit.

 

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Sunday
Nov092014

7 Critical Steps to Re-Establish Gut Health

Ask yourself the following questions (even if you feel fine overall).

Do I take medications – including oral birth control pills? Have I used antibiotics in heavy doses or in the recent past? Do I notice fatigue or “foggy” thinking on a frequent basis?  Do I have skin problems? Am I depressed? Do I get frequent infections (e.g. colds)? Do I experience uncontrolled hunger, heartburn, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation? Have I been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition?

Your answers can beg the further question: what’s the state of your gut?

 

 

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Thursday
Nov062014

8 Ways Nutrition Deficits Are Hurting Your Health (and Weight Loss)

Are you getting your full measure of all the critical nutrients each day?

The fact is, coming up short nutritionally can have serious consequences over time for both overall health and metabolism. Each system or process in our bodies is fed by the nutrients we give them, and we all need a certain amount of these nutrients to function optimally. Anything less than our individual body's true requirement, and we'll experience the consequences even if the effects aren't obvious. 

Let's look at 8 common ways nutrition deficits hurt our health and what deficiencies are most common.  

 

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