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How to Lose Weight and Maintain – A Success Story

In the same way that the best exercise is the kind you do, the best diet is one you stick with. That said, there are only 3 ways to lose weight: You can limit the amount you eat. Pro: the world and its products are set up to help you track calories. Con: a calorie is not just a calorie so this choice sounds logical but doesn’t account for hormonal effects of different macronutrients You can limit what you eat. Pro: removing processed foods has all the good research behind it Con: politics drowns out the science by virtue signalling for...

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Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The big soft sweats kept me pleasantly oblivious in a way that summer spandex couldn’t. I felt my belly more as I moved to jeans and shorts. Ugh. But don’t despair. Making progress from fat to fit is as close as the next step. It’s as close as the next thing...

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Why Keto? Why Progress from Paleo to Low Carb

I just received Mark Sisson’s new book. As happens to many on Paleo or Primal diets, he progressed to a Ketogenic diet. (I have, too.) When Mark does something, he brings plenty of research along with it to share. This book has so much information and straight-forward steps to guide you, not to mention recipes. The summary below is the WHY of keto. From Mark Sisson’s new book The Keto Reset Diet: Ketogenic eating allows you to benefit from the extraordinary (and long scientifically validated) metabolic efficiency , general health, and longevity benefits of fasting, but without having to actually...

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What You Don’t Know About Low Carb – It’s the Calories OUT

I received an email from yet another trainer telling me the “truth” about weight loss and his special program. He tells me the only way to lose weight is through calorie deficit, either directly (limiting calories) or indirectly (limiting macronutrients which in effect limits calories). He tells me I can cut out fats or proteins or carbs and get the same results. My trainer tells me when the low-carb diet works, the “reduction in carb intake — in and of itself — had nothing to do with it” because “fat loss ALWAYS comes down to calories in vs calories out.”...