Nutrition

Case study: The Biggest Loser. Is it impossible to sustain weight loss in the long term?

“Will decades of dieting mean a broken metabolism?” It’s a common anxiety. Case in point: The Biggest Loser, whose contestants are famous for dramatic weight loss — and for the devastating regain that sometimes follows. In this article, we break down a study examining exactly what happened to their metabolisms — and what this means for everyone else who wants to lose weight and keep it off. ++++ “I lost a bunch of weight, and then I regained it… ..Did I screw up my metabolism? Will I ever be lean again?”…

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Nutrition

Can you gain weight from eating too little? No, but here’s why it’s easy to think you can.

You’re tracking your eating and exercise meticulously but not seeing results. Has your metabolism slowed to a crawl? Are your hormones off? Is it really possible to GAIN weight from eating too LITTLE? Here’s what’s really going on — and how to solve it. ++++ “How can I be eating so little, and still gaining weight?” Have you ever felt this way? (Or had a client who has?) In my years as a coach, it’s a question that’s come up time and time again — from both clients and fellow…

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Nutrition

Precision Nutrition’s Weight Loss Calculator: Eat less? Move more? Here’s what it really takes to reach your goals.

Based on data collected at the NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) and the NIH (National Institutes of Health), this weight loss calculator factors in how your metabolism really works to predict how long it’ll take to reach a particular weight loss goal. ++++ It’s a question that comes up from new Precision Nutrition Coaching clients all the time: I’m tracking my calories in and calories out religiously… but I’m not losing as much weight as I should. Why isn’t my diet working?!? Yes, conventional wisdom…

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Nutrition

How I quit weekend overeating. 5 surprising strategies that helped me ditch the bingeing, the guilt, and the extra weight.

In my world, weekend overeating (and over-boozing) was ‘just what people did’. It felt good to let loose…until I got sick of the regret, guilt, bloating, and extra pounds. That’s when I discovered the surprising *real* reason behind my Friday-to-Sunday gorging. Here are the 5 strategies I used to ditch the habit (and the weight) for good. +++ I used to overeat like a boss. True story. Sure, I was “good” all week. But weekend overeating? That was my jam. Every Friday around 5pm, as I waited for the bus…

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Exercise & Fitness

Can Acupuncture Really Help You Lose Weight? Here’s What You Should Know

Image by Getty The ancient practice can help relieve pain, but its ability to help you shed pounds isn’t quite as clear Unless you’re freaked out by needles, you might have considered acupuncture as an alternative pain relief treatment. This traditional form of Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years and is based on targeting specific trigger points in your body using small, thin needles. Research finds that it may help alleviate some health issues, like back pain, sports injuries, or even anxiety. Modern acupuncture is mostly used to stimulate…

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