Too Much Exercise can make you Fatter

 

one-full-hourI had a revelation a few years ago. I figured out that I was exercising way too much. Let’s say a little obsessively.

I spent a couple of hours a day exercising and I wasn’t getting any thinner. I took a look around my health club and saw that there were other overweight people doing the exact same thing.

I started thinking about it. Why am I spending so much time and effort exercising and not losing weight? And why am I surrounded by other overweight people doing the exact same thing?

Well, one day I was on the elliptical and my back went out. I had a pinched nerve. I could not exercise or do much of anything else for about two weeks. And an amazing thing happened. Continue reading

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Using Your Brain Is the Best Bet To Lose Weight

a brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar by Emily B Sher

a brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar by Emily B Sher

A  brain, a heart, and a mouth walk into a bar

Each one of them thought that they were the king of weight loss.  They decided to make a bet about who could lose 100 pounds the fastest, and keep it off the longest.  Each was boasting about why they would win the bet. Continue reading

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Increase Your Chances at Losing Weight With This Five Second Weight Loss Tip

5Think about all of the routine things you do every single day that take you about five seconds to complete:  there are hundreds of them. Things like putting on a shoe, starting your car, taking a bite of food, opening a door, flushing a toilet, zipping up your zipper, turning on a faucet…

These simple tasks require minimal effort, and you can do many of them without even thinking.  Here is a simple but powerful five second weight loss tip.  I will even give you a hint… Have you ever listened to the NPR program called “Weight, Weight, Don’t tell me?” Continue reading

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Appetite or Hunger? and a corny joke

We could lose a ton of weight if we took just one or two less bites of food at every meal.

So why do we continue to stuff ourselves?

We don’t have to any more.  Starting today, we can learn and practice the critical skill of stopping our meal sooner.  Here are some tips. Continue reading

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Never Ever Say “I only lost 5 pounds!”

5 Pounds of Fat vs 5 Pounds of Muscle

If you lost 5 pounds, you are a total success at weight loss.  Anyone who needs to lose 10, 20, 50, or 100 pounds all have the same thing in common.  We all have to lose the first 5 pounds.

And losing just the first 5 pounds has a ton of benefits. We all know what they are, because if you are overweight you have thought about them a lot, or have read 10 diet books that have repeated them ad nauseam. Continue reading

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100 Calorie Slow Sloppy Spickle Sticks will make you Thin

Sketch of my snack by my daughter, Emily

Sketch of my snack by my daughter, Emily

Do you come home starved at night like me?  I work out at my health club every afternoon, and I am ready to eat something as soon as I walk in the door.

In less than 90 seconds, I create my personal bowl of fully-loaded “Slow Sloppy Spickle Sticks.” They are delicious, satisfying, crunchy, salty, creamy, and put a major kibosh on my out of control appetite.

I eat them before dinner.  They are healthy, nutritious, and fun to eat.  And here is the best part: Continue reading

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How Not to Gain 10 Pounds During Football Season

Football In the South, we love college football.  Just the word “football” evokes a stream of emotions. The problem is that people tend to overeat when they are emotional.

Some of the emotions that football fans might feel when watching their favorite teams on Saturday afternoon include fear, excitement, dread, ecstasy, horror, extreme sadness, jubilation, anger, indignation, total despair and depression.

Do you know what happens when you mix strong emotions with potato chips, peanuts, ribs, sausage, potato salad and beer?   Continue reading

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Einstein Reveals His Secret to Permanent Weight Loss

E=mc2I was just 4 years old when Albert Einstein died, so we did not actually have an adult conversation about weight loss.  However, we did have a few things in common.  Einstein was not actually a rocket scientist.  I am not either.  Einstein was a very fat baby with a big head.  So was I. Einstein loved numbers and believed the truth resided in those numbers.  Yep, me too. So, what was Einstein’s secret to permanent weight loss? Continue reading

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PRESTO…YOU’RE THIN

I just found a magic wand. I raised it high in the air and waved it all around. I chanted some magic words.  Then, I made five heartfelt wishes for you that can make you thin. Here they are: Continue reading

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A Three-Second Test that Might Make You Skinny

skinny testTake no more than three seconds, and decide which shape best describes you…Is it a triangle, square or circle?

The shape you select will give you tremendous insight into yourself and your chances at significant weight loss.  So, take three seconds and pick your shape right now.

If you picked the triangle, you have the highest chance of being thin because you are strong and determined.  Unfortunately, very few people pick the triangle. People who choose the square are planners and hard workers, and even fewer people pick the square.

The vast majority of people relate mostly with the circle. So, chances are you picked the circle. The results are disturbing and may shock you. If you are under 21 do not continue reading. Continue reading

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