Is Setpoint the Reason Your Body is Stuck?

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by David Greenwalt Many people who have tried to lose weight are familiar with the dreaded “plateau” of dieting – the point at which they just can’t seem to lose any more weight, despite their continued efforts to eat less and exercise more. Worse yet, some people who have fought hard to lose weight end up regaining it over time, or even ending up at a weight higher than they were when they started. See my review of what happened to 'Biggest Loser' contestants after they lost a ton of ...

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Got Plantar Fasciitis? Real-Life Sufferers Share Solutions

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Got plantar fasciitis? There are a bazillion websites that'll tell you what it is. I'll start with what the Mayo Clinic says it is and then I'll give you real-world suggestions from clients and friends who suffer from it and have found what works for them. According to the Mayo Clinic Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of ...

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Have ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Ruined Their Metabolisms?

Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition

by David Greenwalt "Biggest Loser" contestants have screwed their metabolisms for good and they, like anyone who loses a lot of weight quickly, are doomed to regain all their weight lost and be morbidly obese forever, a new study published in the respected journal "Obesity" didn't say, at all. If you read the headlines about this across a number of popular news and entertainment outlets you'll be convinced we're all screwed if we want to lose a lot of weight--absolutely screwed. Is it ...

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The Hype Behind the One-Minute Workout

Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment

We in the industry saw the actual research weeks ago but this one has really made the rounds on the news that's for sure. Some news agencies report on it decently - some are ignorant bafoons who just keep repeating 1 minute beats 45 minutes. Uh, no. Idiots. Liars. So the "1 minute" sedentary men (see that? sedentary MEN) started with 2 min warmup, then 20 secs ALL OUT on spin bike, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs ALL OUT, then 2 mins of moderate, then 20 secs of ALL OUT, then 3 mins ...

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Lifestyle 180 12-Week Progress Report 04-20-2016

Top weight loss 12 weeks

You might not be aware that we have a class of more than 100 students enrolled in our 18-week long course called Lifestyle 180. We only offer it twice a year. The current class started January 27th, 2016 so the students are now 12 weeks in. Our top male student (Chris A.) has lost 50 pounds on the nose thus far and our top female student (Bionerd) has lost 36.7 pounds in just 12 weeks! What's with the nicknames? We allow our students to provide a nickname to preserve their privacy but still ...

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