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Weight Loss & Body Image

When you go on a fad diet to lose weight, you are setting yourself up for failure. Approximately 70% of the weight lost through fad diets is from muscle tissue.  So for every 10 pounds you lose, 7 pounds comes muscle loss! Muscle loss = slow metabolism Maybe you think muscle loss is the price […]

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Hazelnut turns 1 year old this month! This year has been a tremendous growth experience for me as a woman while my body slowly lost the baby weight. I gained 42 pounds during my pregnancy a year ago. Losing weight after pregnancy is hard, especially with all the new mom responsibilities and lack of sleep […]

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I will be joining the millions of people making the New Year resolution to lose weight. Actually I want to improve my strength and flexibility, but weight loss would be a bonus for me. Even though I’ve already returned to my pre-pregnancy weight, shaving a few additional pounds would be nice. Because I want to […]

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How much are you willing to pay for an effective weight loss program? Would you be willing to pay $25 to lose 1 pound? What about $100? People enrolled in a structured weight loss program such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig often end up losing more weight than people try to lose weight on […]

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I love casual Friday. Not only is it the day before the weekend, but a day for me to wear jeans and tennis shoes instead of business casual at work. If every day is casual Friday, then all of us would have a slimmer waistline. On average, your typical office worker will walk an additional […]

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The days and nights are starting to become less of a blur as Hazelnut and I establish somewhat of a routine. Since I am slightly less sleep deprived (though I still could use more sleep), my thoughts are starting to drift to my weight. I gained 42 pounds of baby weight during my pregnancy. I […]

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The one thing I learn from my pregnancy is that you are never at the ideal body weight. Ever. There will always be someone who thinks you are too big and someone else who thinks you are too small. I am not just talking about pregnancy weight gain, but just body weight in general. I’ve […]

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I have a relatively healthy relationship with food and my weight.  I am neither underweight nor overweight prior to getting pregnancy.  But when for some reason as I viewed my partially nude body when I was getting ready for bed last night, I started worrying about my weight gain during pregnancy. I talk about exercise […]

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A while ago I talked about using your measurements to find your body shape. In this post, I want to talk about the type of exercises to avoid for your body shape. Exercise for weight loss vs maintenance mode In most cases the exercise you do for weight loss and for weight maintenance can be […]

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Your body shape is pre-determined genetically and does not change whether you are taller, skinner, or fatter. Your body shape depends on how your weight is distributed on your frame. You can be overweight and still considered a ruler.

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