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These easy-to-read articles help you clear the clutter when it comes to weight loss. expand_more
You may surprised by the fact that losing weight is not the main challenge for most people. Keeping it off is much more of a struggle. In fact, only a small percentage of those who lose at least 10 percent of their initial body weight manage to sustain their results. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 16, 2008
Controlling your weight comes down to one thing - managing calories. More...
By dotFIT experts
on April 08, 2010
If you know what to do, then why CAN’T you control your weight? The simple answer to the question is motivation, because everyone knows how to lower their weight – everyone. More...
By dotFIT experts
on August 11, 2010
To reiterate, nowhere in Part 1 did we tell you what to eat or do to lose weight. All we have said is “know how many calories you burn, what you want to weigh and when, and then you’ll know how many calories you get to eat.” And by now you know that the more you move, the more you can eat. More...
By dotFIT experts
on April 08, 2010
Believe it or not, you can start the New Year in BETTER shape than you are now while still enjoying parties and seasonal foods during the holidays. More...
By Gay Riley, MS, RD, CCN
on March 16, 2010
Cleanses have recently become popular as a means to improve health and energy, rejuvenate the body, lose weight and slow aging. Unfortunately, scientific evidence showing any health benefits of cleansing has yet to be investigated, therefore the use of cleanses to treat illness is not totally embraced by the medical community. More...
By dotFIT experts
on February 02, 2010
It’s possible. Depending on what you categorize as supplements, they can be the difference between success and failure for many people. Just look at the success statistics of people using meal replacement bars and shakes to assist in weight loss compared to non-users, especially in long-term weight control. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 26, 2008
Years of misjudging your intake by just a few calories at a time will end up sabotaging your weight. For example, if you gain the average amount of one pound per year, this means you’re off by only 10 calories a day. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 17, 2008
Although many people succeed at losing weight, few manage to keep the weight off for the long haul. Those who have are referred to as “successful losers” and research studies on these individuals reveal the keys to permanent weight loss. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on September 26, 2008
On any given day, the scale can lie and your true progress won’t be accurately reflected by your weight. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 17, 2008
There are many things that trigger us to eat. Maybe you were taught to clean your plate, or maybe everyone in your family always ate second helpings. Sights, sounds, smells, situations, locations, emotions- all may trigger appetite, which is the desire to eat. It is important to understand what drives appetite so as to minimize the negative impact of an appetite gone awry. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 03, 2008
If you had gone to the gym only ten times each year for approximately half an hour, engaging in a light workout, you would be 20 pounds lighter. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 07, 2008
Dieting to lose weight is difficult at best, and generally ends in frustration for the average person. The majority of people gain most of the weight back within the first year. However, there are three strategies that have consistently proven to be effective in losing weight and maintaining the loss. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
Things have changed over the years in how scientists and nutrition professionals view dieting and what is truly considered “high protein.” More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
All legitimate science agrees that the causes of continuous weight gain in developed nations consists of a variety of environmental, psychological and physiological factors, not sugar and sweeteners. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Humans, as periodic eaters, need insulin to survive. Insulin helps the body store energy to fuel the body’s continuous needs and activities. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Weight gain is a result of eating more calories than you burn on a regular basis, not when you eat those calories. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
Much controversy and misinformation surround this food additive. It has been accused of causing obesity, diabetes, cancer and liver failure. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 03, 2008
We now know that a fit person does not have a faster metabolism than an unfit person. Why is that? More...
By Wendy Batts, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES
on October 04, 2008
With our busy lifestyles, how do we find the time to make it to the gym? During the course of a day, you can add resistance training to your daily agenda. Below are some helpful exercising tips that can get to your goals without going to they gym or buying expensive machines. More...
By Gay Riley, MS, RD, CCN
on October 06, 2008
“Eating style” refers to our attitudes, emotions, environment, behaviors, and the influences associated with the foods we eat. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 04, 2008
Should you eat in the morning? And what if your goal is weight loss? How does breakfast affect your ability to burn fat at the gym? More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 06, 2008
What's the connection, if any, between oral contraceptives and weight gain? This article will clarify what research shows. More...
By dotFIT experts
on September 29, 2008
As if the task of improving one’s health or fitness level isn’t challenging enough, fitness myths can cause confusion and frustration, and often result in wasted time. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 04, 2008
The goal of incorporating a supplement or drug into a weight loss program is to assist the participant in complying with the necessary eating and moving guidelines that lead to weight reduction. More...
By doFIT experts
on October 06, 2008
Is losing weight after menopause harder than it would be before menopause? The purpose of this article is to explore these questions and discuss the key times in a woman’s life when weight gain seems inevitable. More...
By Dr. Stephen Kraus, Ph.D.
on October 07, 2008
Visualization, which is also called “imagery rehearsal” and “mental practice,” offers many benefits. Thinking about an event can make success seem more possible as you begin to construct mental scenarios of how it might occur and how you might make it happen. More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 24, 2008
While it is true that the majority of wild claims and promises are ridiculous and in many cases simply false, there are ways that supplementation can make fat/weight loss easier or quicker. More...
Unfortunately many people, especially young people, are not hungry when they first rise in the morning. AND when they finally do eat something, because of the long wait from yesterday’s last meal, often the food choices are not exactly what you would consider ideal. There are good reasons why no one should miss breakfast, but even more reasons for athletes. More...
Overview: This weight loss challenge provides a reduced calorie diet by incorporating two meal replacement shakes a day containing 200-250 calories, More...
Yes, as long as you make it up if you are striving to arrive at a weight loss goal by a certain date. Otherwise put your diet on hold and just maintain your weight More...