Self-weighing a Proven Strategy for Weight-management Success

by David Greenwalt Self-weighing is likely to be a useful weight management intervention to help people prevent weight gain or facilitate weight loss. Self-weighing empowers an individual to monitor his/her own weight and subsequently to make a necessary lifestyle adjustment to meet a target goal. Self-weighing increases a person’s self-awareness of current weight and weight patterns. Increased self-weighing frequency can help an individual prevent weight gain. Effective weight ...

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You’re Weight Loss is Stalled Because You’re Not Eating Enough? – Setting the Record Straight

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by David Greenwalt Should you eat more to lose weight? You hear it all the time now. "The reason you're not losing weight is you aren't eating enough." Is it true? If your weight loss has stalled is it because you're not eating enough? No, it's not true. There are many other factors, scientifically based, which accurately explain stalls in weight loss including but in no way limited to: - decreases in resting energy expenditure, - exercise expenditure, - non-exercise energy ...

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Meal Replacements: Are They a Good Option for Losing Weight?

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by David Greenwalt The weight-loss market is loaded with diet shakes and bars that promise to make you drop pounds without any effort. Advertisements for products like Slimfast make the idea of replacing your normal meals with a pre-packaged alternative look pretty tempting if you are looking to shed some extra weight, get more fit, and save some time. But do these kinds of meal replacement products (MRPs) really help you lose weight? And even if they do, are they a smart and healthy option? ...

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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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13 Wholes Punched Into a Popular Elimination Diet

13 Wholes Punched Into Popular Elimination Diet

by David Greenwalt Diets that tell you to completely exclude certain foods or food groups rarely have any scientific basis. An exception to this could be elimination diets, which can help people with food allergies or intolerances figure out which foods they have reactions to. More likely, however, medically unsupervised exclusionary diets are an attempt by their authors to get you to purchase their latest diet book and/or "official" supplements "approved" by them. Be sure and take the ...

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