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Here come the Holidays! How not to Gain Weight …

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By Lorrie Karn, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Educator It happens every year…. You blink twice and the holiday season is on your doorstep. Along with that comes holiday parties, get-togethers, shopping outings, and the stress of navigating busy schedules. When our time is in high demand, it’s easy to succumb to behaviors that can […]

How Do You Know if You’re Working Out Hard Enough?

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From the Patient’s View by Giselle Aguiar with Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Educator, Lorrie Karn When I first started working out regularly — besides walking the neighborhood — I wondered if I was working out hard enough. Or how fast or long did I have to workout on the treadmill to start burning fat? Yes, […]

The Curse of Mindless Eating & How to Overcome it for Weight Loss

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By Giselle Aguiar with contribution by Lorrie Karn As a recap of my weight loss journey, I started the Whole Life 180 program in March of 2018. I lost 40 pounds! Yay! And I kept it off all through the holidays! I was doing OK. I’d gain 4 and lose 4. Dr. Matt said that’s […]

Bad or Good? A look at Weight Watchers’ latest Program for Teens

Bad or Good? A look at Weight Watchers' latest program for teens

Weight Watchers recently announced a new, free 6-week program for teens 13-years-old and up. In an article in the Washington Post, health professional and mother, Rebecca Scritchfield was “appalled”.  “With celebrity names such as Oprah Winfrey, who is on the board of directors, and DJ Khaled, the latest spokesperson for Weight Watchers, the company is […]

Revealing the Best Way to Lose Weight, Look and Feel Better!

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Have you made ever a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? How about to eat healthier? Exercise more? How’d it work out for you?  More than likely you started gung ho with a gym membership (or actually bought a piece of exercise equipment). Furthermore, you got the latest diet book and did pretty well for […]

Detox or Cleanse? There’s a Difference that You Need to Know

Detox or Cleanse? There's a Difference that You Need to Know

By Lorrie Karn, Certified Nutritionist and Lifestyle Educator With the holidays on our doorstep, buzzwords like ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ start to circle in conversations. It’s important to first understand the difference between the two… What is a cleanse? A cleanse is a purging of the colon which can rid the body of congested waste matter […]

10 Weight Loss Tricks to Help You Detox and Lose Weight Fast

10 Weight Loss Tricks to Help You Detox and Lose Weight Fast

40 pounds lost in 4 months! I NEVER want to see the 150s again! (Related: The Start of my Weight Loss Journey) Weight loss is not easy. Think about it. It took some years of bad food, exercise and lifestyle choices to get you as unhealthy as you are today. It’s going to take some […]

What is a BIA and Why do You Need One for Weight Loss?

What is a BIA and Why do You Need One to Measure Weight Loss?

BIA – Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis or Bioimpedance Analysis is a sophisticated way to measure and assess your body’s composition. It measures, among other things, the amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Based on this analysis, your healthcare professional can choose the proper meal plan for you and monitor your progress every month […]

Revealing Truths: Why We Have a Weight Problem and How to Fix

Revealing Truths: Why We Have a Weight Problem and How to Fix it

Mom, it’s not your fault that I have a weight problem. You didn’t know better. As a Baby Boomer, I’m looking back at my lifestyle as a kid. Yes, I wasn’t very athletic, but I did get exercise. I had a bike, in the winter we played in the snow (Upstate New York) and in […]

Truth: When You are Stressed You Gain Weight

Here are 4 Strategies to Minimize Weight Gain When Stressed

It’s no secret that stress can wreak havoc on your metabolism. When your body is under stress, it releases the hormone cortisol, which causes an increase in appetite and cravings for “comfort foods”. In addition, it makes it much easier to accumulate belly fat. To make matters worse, excess belly fat releases chemicals triggering inflammation, […]

 
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