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Sunday
Sep072014

How Dietary Fat Helps You Lose Body Fat

Are you eating enough healthy fat? Losing body fat is a tricky dance that involves creating a slight but consistent energy deficit while achieving more adequate intake of nutrients to maintain or increase metabolic rate – all while controlling hunger and willpower in an unfriendly food world. It’s a choreography that many try but few truly master. If only they used more butter… Does it sound too good to be true? Let’s take apart what really happens when we incorporate more healthy fats into our diets and why it becomes easier to shed the body fat we want to lose.

 

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Sunday
Aug172014

Debunked: 8 Products and Activities That DON’T Aid Fat Loss 

Who wouldn't want an "easy, instant" way to lose weight? There are unfortunately countless companies willing to tap into our desire and offer empty promises in the way of bogus products and activities. Our genuine, long-term fat loss, however, relies on optimally nourishing and moving our bodies, not on "tricking" them. The road to effective fat loss can be simple when we base our journeys on the tried-and-true principles of the healthy way of living - principles that run counter to the "miracle" mindset of these 8 bogus weight loss ideas.

 

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Saturday
Jul192014

Must-Have Motivation: 7 Coaches Share Their Top Insights

As key as nutrition and fitness are to weight loss, the process itself is continually fueled by our mental commitment. Motivation is a critical resource for every step of the journey. How do we initiate our process or jumpstart our beginning efforts? How do we maintain a positive mindset in the face of plateaus or other difficulties? How do we build our motivation and momentum over time? Check out 7 perspectives below care of our Flourish experts and their professional weight loss coaching and training experience! See which mantras speak to your process, and add the concepts that have motivated you along the way of your weight loss or transformation progress!

 

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Saturday
Mar222014

5 Lifestyle Factors That Keep You Fat

Now that I have your attention... No, it’s not the kind of title you’re used to seeing on our blog. (Let me get to that point in a minute actually.) As a weight loss division, we talk (and write) a lot about what it takes to lose fat. We very much want you and every one of our clients to succeed in that enterprise. In the midst of all the nutrition and fitness education, however, we as dietitians, trainers and weight loss coaches often find ourselves seeing interesting “lifestyle” themes in our clients’ stories that appear to play a significant role in their weight related journeys. They’re the practices, inclinations and assumptions that figure into the first part of any success story. What got us here? What happened along the road of life that led us to gain weight we never wanted? What did we somehow (often unconsciously) learn to accept in our lives that gradually eroded our health and wellbeing? Next, of course, in any success story comes the reckoning – and the resulting turn around. What shook us awake? What recognitions opened us to see our lifestyles in a new way and helped us become willing to embrace new changes and attitudes? What did we learn to revise in our lifestyles that allowed us to lose the weight and gain a more energetic, healthier life?

 

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Saturday
Mar012014

Gender and Weight Loss: Does it Make a Difference?

It’s one of those eternal questions for which experience seems to suggest anecdotal “truth.” Ask a group of men and women who they think loses fat the most easily, and what you might not get in consensus you’ll get in vehemence. (What’s your guess?) Whatever our experience implies, what does science say? Does metabolism operate differently in the genders? What’s the story with varying body composition? Finally, are there behavioral or mindset related patterns in the weight loss experience that appear to differ – as a whole – between men and women? While our individual distinctions may well trump gender patterns, understanding the common physiology and social tendencies can be one more tool to bring to our journeys as we explore what strategies work best for us and what attitudes or approaches we might better apply for success.

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Monday
Oct082012

Can too much cardio slow fat loss?


Exercise is often recommended as a way to increase the rate of fat loss in a weight management program. Strength training is important for maintaining the lean mass, or muscle tissue that’s often lost by those who use only diet to lose weight. Endurance training, or cardiovascular training, is often encouraged as a way to increase the amount of fat energy used during the day, train the body to burn fat more efficiently, and help to increase the rate of fat loss.

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Saturday
Mar172012

6 Reasons You're Not Losing Body Fat

Are you frustrated with your attempts at dropping body fat? Do you feel like you’re doing all the right things without seeing results? Don’t give up. Weight management is not a calorie-counting equation. Weight won’t fall off just from dripping puddles of sweat on the stepmill.  The following are six common reasons people fail to see the weight loss they’d expect.

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