LifeTime WeightLoss Logo



Articles

Thursday
Jul022015

Are Hormones to Blame for Weight Regain?

While we most often talk about weight loss, weight loss maintenance can be just as significant a challenge in many circumstances.

The prospect of long-term weight management can feel like a continual, intimidating and emotional struggle for many of us.

How many times have we reached a weight goal, only to return to where we started - or a few steps back - only a few months later? How many times have we resolved that this time would be the last time?

Is it just our willpower and our choices, or does our physiology figure into the picture as well? When we talk about weight maintenance (or regain), do hormones play a part? What does that mean for our ongoing efforts?

 

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jun302015

Drink This, Not That 

When it comes to nutrition for weight loss or general health, food often serves as our focal point. However, how you fill your glass can likewise make or break your best nutritional intentions.

We’re learning this as the "Big Gulp" generation now grows into adulthood with much different health profiles than those of their grandparents or even parents.

More than ever before, drinks figure into the sugar and calorie content of our overall diets. Unhealthy beverages undoubtedly compromise our health and weight loss efforts every day. That said, you can make a different choice - a better choice - each time you reach for a drink. How about these healthier options?

 

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Jun282015

Upgrade Your Walking Workout

Of all of the weight loss means out there, walking is one of the most effective ways to shed pounds.

Many people assume that in order to decrease body fat they have to log considerable miles running, spend numerous hours lifting at the gym or cut calories until their stomachs talk back. Not only are those tactics unnecessary, but they’re generally ineffective!

In addition to appropriately personalized workout sessions, daily movement like walking offers countless benefits. You can even “up” the physical (and mental) advantages by adding these variations.

 

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jun252015

What core supplements should I be taking?

Clients ask me frequently, "I know Life Time offers a lot of high quality supplements. But out of all the ones you offer, are there any specific supplements you think most people should be taking? 

People take supplements for a number of different reasons, including help with exercise performance, weight loss, stress relief or even sleep.

However, there are certain supplements that registered dietitians generally identify as essential products for most individuals. We call them core or foundational supplements because they contain nutrients often lacking in the standard American diet - nutrients that are absolutely necessary to maintain optimal health.

Below are the top five core supplements you should be taking every day - and why. Each one plays its own unique role in your body's functioning and overall well-being. See how your supplement protocol compares!

 

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jun252015

Fit Talk - Juicing and Raw Milk Debate

 

Tuesday
Jun232015

Healthy Eating on the Road

It's the prime time of year for hitting the road in search of great vacation vistas and much needed R&R. As vital as vacations are for our mental well-being, however, many of us find ourselves compromising on nutrition when we travel.

Being away from our routines (and our own kitchens!) can throw our weight loss efforts for a loop. Eating on the road - with its limited time and restaurant choices - is often the hardest part of keeping the commitment to a healthy diet.

The good news is, however, you don't have to lose your healthy habits at the next exit. Let's look at some ways to maintain a healthy way of eating when you head out on your next trip.

 

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Jun212015

Belly Fat Deconstructed

There’s certainly not a shortage of attention devoted to our midsection weight gain. Have you ever Googled the term “belly fat”? The search gets forty-five million hits in under three tenths of a second!

What exactly is belly fat? Is it the same as fat in the rest of the body, my clients ask, or is it different? Why does it seem easier to gain and harder to lose?

Read on to learn the truth and the risks of abdominal fat - as well as the best strategies for midsection fat loss.

 

Click to read more ...