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Busy Homeschooling Moms Love Bike Trainers - Moms who home-school their children are some of the busiest women I know. If you mention finding time for their own weight loss or fitness program you might just get laughed out of the room.

Bike Trainers And Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand - A bike trainer is a great way to start cycling for weight loss, especially if you are big and just beginning. No embarrassing appearances on the street and no hills that you have to walk up. The weather is no longer a factor and your joints will thank you.

Getting Started on a Better Lifestyle Can Be the Hardest Part - I wrote this in response to a plea for help from Sue, who wrote into our forum not knowing what to do about her situation. I think she is in the same position as many. She's not happy with her weight and knows that bad habits have led to being heavy. Some of my suggestions, below, may help you too. Or you may have suggestions of you own. I'd love for you to contribute your ideas. Easy to do that in the forum.

Requirements For a Certified Nutritionist - The requirements for becoming a nutritionist vary greatly. Here are some general “rules of thumb” to help you understand the educational and professional requirements for certified nutritionists.

There Are No Bad Food Groups
To Sum It All Up...
Sleeping More Helps You Eat Less
Forbidden Foods Will Call Out to You
Exercising For The Fun Of It!
Treat Your Kids (and Yourself) to Healthful Foods
Fool Yourself with Portions
Bore Yourself and Lose Weight
Eating Slowly Makes You Feel Full
The Scale Is Your Friend
Eating Out May Be Dangerous
Excellent Picture I Want to Share
Watching TV Adds to Your Weight
Eating Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Low-Fat Labels Can Be Misleading
Keeping Track in a Book Can Help You Eat Less
Hypnosis Can Be A Great Way To Finally Overcome Your On-Again, Off-Again Motivation to Diet and Lose Weight - hypnosis for weight lossEvery day I hear ads on the radio for the use of hypnosis to help you lose weight. I never thought much about it, but the more I learn about hypnosis, the more I realize that it could help to overcome the biggest obstacle people face when thinking about losing weight...MOTIVATION!

People Will Eat Anything
What You See Is What You Eat and Don't Trust Your Stomach!
Does Hypnosis for Weight Loss Work? - Hypnosis for weight lossHypnosis for weight loss is not at all like the stage shows where people are made to cluck like chickens and do goofy stunts. With a 97 % success rate, hypnosis may provide the edge you need to lose unwanted pounds and better yet, keep them off for good.

Politically Incorrect Holiday Fat Loss Tips - holidayfatlosstipsHere are some holiday fat loss tips that you might not find to be politically correct.

I was at a big event last week and was reminded how important it is to have strategies for this season of high-calorie parties and busy schedules.

But I get ticked off by the tired old suggestions you find on the Internet or in magazines like Woman's World.

4 Top Fat Burning Tips for Beginners - fatburningtipsFat burning doesn't have to be complicated. Follow these basic tips to ensure a successful weight loss program that will lead to a lean and healthy lifestyle.

A Weight Loss Tip You May Never Heard Of - weight loss tipJust because a weight loss tip is unusual and seems a little wacky, doesn't mean it isn't effective. Here are 4 easy-to-do ideas that have been proven effective in studies.

Hypothyroidism And Weight Gain Can Be Prevented - hypothyroidismI have been working with a client recently who is in great physical condition but about 30 pounds heavier than she would like and it turns out the problem is due to hypothyroidism.

Medifast Weight Loss System Review
There Can Be Enormous Calories in What We Drink - liquidcaloriesThough I knew, of course, that there are calories in some of the things I drink, and alot of calories in some of the sweetened drinks, I hadn't thought of the fact that these calories don't register in the brain when it comes to feeling 'full'. In other words, you can consume alot of calories in liquid form without slowing down your hunger.

Faster Weight Loss With Interval Training - weightlossJust a short article on fast weight loss for those who don't have alot of time to waste on workouts at the gym.

Turbulence Training - What is It? A Review of This Fat Loss Program - turbulencetrainingCraig Ballentynes' 'Turbulence Training'. I had heard alot about this fat loss program so I bought the ebook to have a look for myself. I wanted to determine if his claims had substance or were just another run-of-the-mill rehash of material already in print.

Fish Oil May Help You Burn Fat... But Not THAT Much Fat! - fishoilIt looks like you can add fat-loss to the other benefits of taking fish oil supplements. This is along side of other benefits like heart, blood (cholesterol/triglycerides), brain, skin and joint health (and the rest of the list, which is too long to print here).

Cut It Out! - Avoiding Insulin Crashes...Some Benefits of the Glycemic Index Diet - While low glycemic index foods alone won't necessarily offset fatigue from raising children and the rigors of a busy lifestyle, they can absolutely improve your overall energy.
Interval Training and Strength Training is Better than Cardio for Fat Loss - Craig Ballantyne, well known fitness author, insists that cardio exercise, by itself, is almost useless for fat loss and that interval training will do a much better job.
The Secret to Permanent Weight Loss. - How will you know if a diet will lead to permanent weight loss? There are some general guidelines, rules of thumb, and ways of viewing a diet program that will allow you to decide, once and for all, if it’s the right diet for you.
Weight Loss After Pregnancy - I gained alot of weight with my first pregnancy. Weight loss after pregnancy was very important to me because I have a small frame and the extra weight looked awful!
Weight Loss for Men - Diet and weight loss for men becomes more of a concern particularly with the onset of middle age. The weight-gain problems begin when activity levels and BMR decrease but calorie intake remains the same.
What is Basal Metabolic Rate? - Have you noticed that every year, it becomes harder to eat whatever you want and stay slim? Did you also know that your basal metabolic rate (BMR) decreases as you age. Likewise, depriving yourself of food in hopes of losing weight also decreases your BMR. BMR is the rate at which your body consumes calories when at rest and it is not hard to increase your BMR.
What Exactly Is the Body Mass Index? - The body mass index is important because it provides an objective, non-emotional measurement of your weight. It doesn't cover all the variables, but it will give a good indication of where you stand on the obesity scale.
Spot Reducing Truth - I've had clients ask if spot reducing is possible because they like their bodies except for their fat thighs or their fat butt.
Choose the Right Weight Loss Program - So you have decided that it's time to do something about the size of your butt or your thighs or your tummy...whatever...and you begin to wonder whether you should try that weight loss program you heard about from a friend. Here are a number of important questions you will want the answers to.
Weight Loss In Women Is Different than In Men - Sorry to state the obvious but women are biologically different from men. Duh! So it follows that weight loss in women is also going to be somewhat different than in men.
Weight Loss Tips for Busy Women - Busy women need practical, do-able weight loss tips that fit in with their lifestyles.
Weight Loss Surgery...An Acceptable Risk? - Surgical techniques have evolved over the past few decades, and most are effective to a degree, in the sense that they can lead to substantial weight loss. That loss comes about usually as the result of restricted caloric intake by eating less or by absorbing less of the food that is eaten.
Steer Clear of Fad Diets - Fad diets are weight loss plans or aids that promise dramatic results. These diets don't offer long-term success, and they are usually not very healthy. Some of them can actually be dangerous to your health.
Obesity and Your Health - It is becoming common knowledge that as a people, North Americans are getting fatter and fatter. Perhaps the rise in obesity is most evident in our children.
The Importance of Fiber In Your Diet - Judging by the commercials on TV, food companies have finally realized that fiber is a healthy addition to a good diet. It is about time. While fiber is no miracle food, failure to get enough fiber in your food can lead to a number of health problems.
Choose the Right Weight Loss Diet for You - People get in such a panic to lose unwanted fat that they embark on a fad weight loss diet forgetting that they need the four traditional food groups, in proper balance, on a daily basis to maintain a healthy body.
How Using the Glycemic Index Can Affect Your Weight - Perhaps the biggest challenge to losing weight (and staying on a diet) is constantly feeling hungry. Foods with low glycemic index values are among the most filling of all foods and delay hunger pangs for longer.
Brain Science And New Year's Resolutions - A Study in Goal Setting - Goal setting is so important, that I always teach goal setting and mind dynamics first, and only THEN, do I teach nutrition and training second. You change your body by creating new habitual patterns of thinking and visualizing.
A review of the Nutrisystem Weight Loss Program - What NutriSystem calls its 'Nourish program' is all about convenience for the dieter. Their heat-and-eat meals are ordered from their website and shipped to your door.
What is the Mediterranean diet? - The low incidence of chronic diseases and high life-expectancy rates of the Mediterrranean people eating traditional Mediterranean diet foods has caused a lot of interest in this way of eating.
What are the Health Benefits of Wine? - It's nice to know that I don't have to feel guilty about liking a glass of red wine with my dinner. Consumed in moderation, wine does have some properties that can benefit your health.
Hypnosis For Weight Loss: Ways to Stop the Weight Gains - Using hypnosis for weight loss is becoming more popular among a population that is feeling age related changes in the bodies metabolism.
Rapid Weight Loss Techniques - Learn a few tips about rapid weight loss that could change your life.
More 'Power of the Mind' to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals
More Power of the Mind to Achieve your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals
The Four Characteristics of a Successful Weight Loss Plan: Part 4
The Four Characteristics of a Successful Weight Loss Plan: Part 3
The 4 Characteristics of a Successful Weight Loss Plan: Part 2
The Four Characteristics of a Successful Weight Loss Plan
Sleep and Lose Weight...Sounds Like a Dream!
Adopt the Best Habits of Thin People
More on shrinking those fat cells
We interupt this seriousness for a little humour.
How to shrink those fat cells
Getting rid of cellulite
A few more dieting mistakes to avoid
Avoid these weight loss mistakes
Some more dieting mistakes to avoid
Avoid these dieting mistakes to be successful
Lose weight and keep it off
More tips from a body builder
Tips from a Body Builder
10 Fat-Burning Foods!
More Fat Loss Points
Fat Loss Points to Remember
Diet Supplements Review
Weight Loss Diet Review
Basics of Dieting for Weight loss
Q. How do I lose this beer belly?
Dieting for weight loss
The real causes of Obesity
More on diets.
Let's talk about diets
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 8
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 7
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 6
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 5
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 4
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 3
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Part 2
"Crash Weight Loss Primer" Mini Series
Weight Loss Mini-series
Q. What is the best exercise for weight loss?
Weight Loss, Menopause and Metabolism
How to Fix that Slow Metabolism for Effective Weight Loss
Further factors affect your metabolism.
What other factors affect your metabolism?

Top Factors Affecting Your Metabolism And How to Speed It Up.
Q. How do I speed up my slow metabolism for better weight loss?
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